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Re-Animator -- 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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Director:
Writers:
H.P. Lovecraft (story)
Dennis Paoli (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
18 October 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A classic of the 80's-a rare thing See more (189 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Stuart Gordon 
 
Writing credits
H.P. Lovecraft (story "Herbert West, Re-Animator")

Dennis Paoli (screenplay) &
William Norris (screenplay) (as William J. Norris) &
Stuart Gordon (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Avery .... executive producer
Bruce William Curtis .... executive producer
Bob Greenberg .... associate producer
Charles Donald Storey .... associate producer
Brian Yuzna .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Band 
 
Cinematography by
Mac Ahlberg (director of photography)
Robert Ebinger (uncredited; replaced by Mac Ahlberg)
 
Film Editing by
Lee Percy 
 
Casting by
Anthony Barnao 
 
Art Direction by
Robert A. Burns 
 
Costume Design by
Robin Burton 
Robin Lewis West 
 
Makeup Department
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects artist
Anthony Doublin .... special makeup effects
John Naulin .... special makeup effects
Gerald Quist .... assistant makeup effects artist
John Carl Buechler .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Drex Reed .... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dennis Stuart Murphy .... executive in charge of production
Michael Muscal .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Minear .... assistant director
Robert Roda .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
James Bailey .... foley artist
Gordon L. Day .... sound re-recording mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... sound editor
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sollars .... boom operator
Don Summer .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bret Culpepper .... special effects
Richard N. McGuire .... special effects: EFX Lead
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Mike Filloon .... stunts
Ray Lykins .... stunt double: Dean Halsey/Dr. Hill
Ray Lykins .... stunts
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (as George Wilber)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Ebinger .... additional still photographer (as Robert Fredric Ebinger)
R. Michael Givens .... assistant camera
David Morton .... electrician
Tim Morton .... best boy
Philip Sloan .... dolly grip
Rick A. West .... electrician
 
Music Department
Richard Band .... conductor
Richard Band .... orchestrator
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Tom Villano .... music editor
 
Other crew
Barrie Bergman .... production associate
Rick Berman .... production assistant
Martin Bernholtz .... production associate
Misty Carey .... production coordinator
John Criswell .... effects assistant
Richard Davison .... effects assistant
Robert Dawson .... title designer: main titles
Dana Ginsberg .... effects assistant
Lisa S. Girolami .... set manager
Cleve Hall .... MMI crew
Bob Johnene .... double
Hans Jonnason .... body double: "Dr. Hill"
Paul Madoff .... production assistant
Julie Mauger .... effects assistant
Kenny Myers .... effects assistant (as Ken Myers)
Steve Patino .... effects assistant
Greg Rose .... body double: "Dr. Hill"
Jeffery Lyle Segal .... effects assistant (as Jeff Segal)
Therese Shirley .... effects assistant
Desiree Soto Vaughn .... MMI crew (as Desiree Vaughn-Soto)
Chris Witherspoon .... MMI crew
Cathy Yuzna .... production associate (as Cathy Cherry Yuzna)
 
Thanks
Albert Band .... special thanks
Charles Band .... special thanks
Ann Cline Bernholz .... special thanks
Sara Curtis .... special thanks
Daniel Del Boccio .... special thanks: Pathology Dept., Henrotin Hospital (as Dr. Daniel Del Boccio M.D.)
Debra Dion .... special thanks
Peter Manoogian .... special thanks
Sammy Martin .... special thanks
Robert Stein .... special thanks: Cook County Morgue (as Dr. Robert Stein M.D.)
Janice Storey .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Zombio" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
86 min (unrated version) | USA:95 min (R-rated version) | 104 min (Eextended Edition)
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (2007 re-rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (2007) | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Canada:R (Ontario) (R rated version) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (unrated version) (Re-Rated 2007) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:18 | Germany:18 (re-rating) (2013) (uncut) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2002) | Iceland:(Banned) | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 (Banned) | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (2007) (uncut) | USA:Unrated | USA:R (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18 (video premiere) (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
Stuart Gordon and Dennis Paoli originally intended to be faithful to H.P. Lovecraft's story, but the film ultimately has little in common with the story, which was intended to be a parody of "Frankenstein".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Herbert West:Hill! Hill took my serum, my notes, everything!
Dan Cain:Herbert you're insane! Now what happened here?
Herbert West:I had to kill him!
Dan Cain:What? He's dead?
Herbert West:[reluctantly] Not any more
Dan Cain:Herbert!
[grabbing Herbert and shaking him]
Dan Cain:this has got to stop!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Splatterhouse (1988) (VG)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated version and the Unrated version? What about the old BBFC 18 version?
What's the reagent West uses made of?
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31 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
A classic of the 80's-a rare thing, 10 October 2001
Author: joeyramone78 from United States

Considering the 70's was a decade of monumental proportions as far as films went, it was a shame the 80's had to produce such dreck, especially where horror films are concerned. In the 70's we had "The Exorcist", "Halloween", "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Phantasm"-just to name a few. The 80's did produce a small but stellar group of classics, however, including "Evil Dead" 1 & 2, "A Nightmare On Elm Street", "An American Werewolf In London" and, of course, "Re-Animator". Like "Werewolf" and the "Evil Dead" films, part of "Re-Animator"'s success and notoriety is the film's deliciously sinister blend of horror and humor. Wait let me correct that-perverse horror and sick humor. In accordance with the decade that birthed it, this film is typically over the top and totally gratuitous, pulling out all the stops at every turn. Jeffrey Combs heads a great cast as Herbert West, a strange and eccentric but brilliant young doctor/scientist who has perfected a syrum that can reanimate the dead. Circumstances get out of hand when a medical student and his fiance (Bruce Abbott & Barbara Crampton) get involved in West's work and a plagarist rival doctor (David Gale) plots to steal his idea. Horror and hilarity ensue from there on, thanks to imaginitive visual effects coupled with clever dialogue. For nitpickers like myself there are a few minor inconsistencies in the screenplay, but it does very little to hinder the film. Ironically, several scenes that wound up on the cutting room floor (included on the dvd) would have fleshed out those minor story flaws, but they were excised-and probably rightly so-in the name of pacing. Besides, any flaws in writing are easily forgotten about thanks to the terrific performances. Here is a cast that really brought the characters "to life" so to speak; Combs as the nerdy scientist and Gale's lecherous Dr. Hill are both standouts. And Stuart Gordon's strong direction holds the whole thing together even when the film threatens to be crushed by it's own outlandishness. For those interested, check out the sequel "Bride of Re-Animator" that followed 4 years later. It doesn't hold a candle to this one, but it's plenty of fun in it's own right.

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