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Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  18 October 1985 (USA)
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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

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A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The bald, bearded doctor at the foot of Megan's bed who gets shoved away as Dan tries to revive her is underground cartoonist Kim Deitch ("The Boulevard of Broken Dreams"), son of legendary Jazz-era cartoonist Gene Deitch ("The Cat"). See more »

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In the very first sequence two signs can be seen next to the locked door. The first one reads 'Dr. Gruber Ghirurg'. The word 'Ghirurg' doesn't exist in German. The correct spelling is 'Chirurg' ('surgeon'). The sign below shows the three lines 'GEHIRN FORSCHUNGSL LABOR' ('brain research laboratory'). The first 'L' doesn't belong there. And as 'Gehirnforschungslabor' is in fact one word in German it should be hyphenated when wrapped. See more »

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hilarious!
26 October 2000 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

when i first saw re-animator in 85, i hadn't been introduced to the likes of the evil dead series, dead alive, or any of that horror/comedy genre. i thought horror/comedy went together as well as military intelligence...

i was aghast and appalled. i just didn't get it. i was a classic horror fan; so when i heard the obvious rip from psycho's theme, it irritated me even more.

well, now i'm an older, wiser horror fan. i just saw it again for the first time since 85 and i laughed my bum off! homage, homage, homage! honouring everything from hitchcock to raimi, from day of the dead to frankenstein. this in-your-face send off is a great double feature with dead alive. jeffery combs' over the top performance is reminiscent of colin clive and cronenberg found his very own ash in bruce abbott. so sit back, relax (as much as you can...) and enjoy re-animator.


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