Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator (1985)

Country:  USA

Director:  Stuart Gordon

Main Stars:  Jeffery Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

Storyline:  A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in an experiment that involves bring the dead back to life.

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Review (Spoils):  Herbert West (Jeffery Combs) is a mad scientist who is working on a formula that can bring the dead back to life.  Unfortunately he has not mastered the glowing formula. He rents a room from another student named Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) and drags him into his madness. In this they re-animate a dead cat, multiple dead people during a testing result, zombie mania, zombie bodies holding talking heads and even moving body parts.  Oh and the dean’s daughter Barbara (Barbara Crampton) is involved as Dan is dating her in secret.

This movie is very entertaining and it is always fun to come back too. The gore is there, the comedy is there and the storyline is a zombie version of Frankenstein. Jeffery Combs is a great actor and becomes a memorable horror character of Herbert West and hats off to him for his skills in this film and thanks to Stuart Gordon for creating such a fun series.

Rating:  If you’re a horror fan and you like a side of comedy with it…this is a must see. I place this film right up there with Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive.  This is zombie fun at its best and this is beginning of the demented mind of Herbert West. Got to love the dead cat scene!!! Bring on the beers for this one and add some green glowing food colouring for more fun!

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8/10 Beers!

Yacker

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