A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant, Dan Cain. While being led away, some re-agent ... See full summary »
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
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
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There was originally a subplot that revealed that Dr. Hill had the ability to control minds. It was cut from the film for timing reasons but evidence of it can still be seen in the story. He is seen performing this skill on both Megan and Herbert and is the reason he is able to control all of the zombies in the film's climax. See more »
The window in Dr. Hill's door is broken when Dan and Meg go snooping around in his office, but it is whole later on when Dr. Hill returns. See more »
Horror-comedy injects a healthy dose of irreverence
Stuart Gordon should be chided for allowing Richard Band to ape the great Bernard Herrmann's Psycho score in his music for Re-Animator, but don't let the similarity distract you: this is a wildly entertaining movie. Loosely based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, Re-Animator succeeds primarily because Gordon's affection for over-the-top situations is so obvious: you can just see how much fun he had putting this thing together. The now legendary scene where the severed head of Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale) licks with feverish audacity the unwilling flesh of the dazed and shackled Megan Halsey (Barbara Crampton) while her own lobotomized father stands watching is just one in a galaxy of great examples. Also of note: hilarious performance by the gifted Jeffrey Combs.
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