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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 »
NewsDesk:
(612 articles)
User Reviews:
Horror-comedy injects a healthy dose of irreverence See more (191 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Band went over schedule by two days while composing the score in Rome, Italy. As a direct result of this, Band had to invest $1,500 dollars of his own money in order to finish the score.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The bone saw that Dr. Hill uses to dissect the cadaver in class never rotates.See more »
Quotes:
Herbert West:Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.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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14 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Horror-comedy injects a healthy dose of irreverence, 8 January 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

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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