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G.O.R.E. Score: Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Re-Animator

Original Release Date: October 18, 1985
Run Time: 95 minutes

Straight out of the 1980s came “Re-Animator,” an amazing film that somehow took zombies, gore, comedy, and an unknown cast, threw it all together, and created a one-of-a-kind experience for zombie and horror lovers everywhere.

H.P. Lovecraft wrote the serialized story “Herbert West: Re-Animator” back in the early 1920s, proving to be stunningly ahead of his time in his descriptions and depictions of re-animating the dead. Even though the 1985 movie I am reviewing here shares the same name and a few characters and locations, make no mistake: this movie is its own entity, brought to life by the writing team and the performances of its cast, most notably the over-the-top personification of the titular Dr. West played to perfection by Jeffrey Combs. “Re-Animator” is, quite simply, a unique movie-watching experience, not likely to be reproduced any time soon, if ever.

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2 comments on “G.O.R.E. Score: Re-Animator

  1. […] that made no sense whatsoever, and “Wake the Dead” is nothing more than the movie “Re-Animator” told in comic book style with a few attempts at minimal plot differences. That having been said, […]

  2. It really doesn’t get much better than this in my opinion! I am not an overt fan of Lovecraft but I did read the original (despite his constant recapping at each new chapter!!!) I remember this being one of the first fimls that, after watching it I rewound the video and watched it again! It had everything! Humour, scares, brilliant acting (Combs…Abbot was…a bit….wooden) twists and turns and lovely gore!!!! The screenplay was brilliant, the opening epic and, well what can one say about Herbert! What a character!!! Single minded, devious and egocentric! Loved it!!! Again, one of those films you know you will love after five minutes!!! ……” Are we having fun….yet?”

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