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Re-Animator -- A 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.
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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H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror See more »
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 »
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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
Art Department
Charles Nixon III .... construction coordinator
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
Michael W. Moore .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
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)
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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86 min (unrated version) | USA:95 min (R-rated version) | 104 min (Eextended Edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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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?

A poster for the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense (1984) is visible above Dan's bed.See more »
Continuity: When Dr. Halsey is killed, two of the fingers on his right hand are bitten off by a re-animated corpse. Later in the film in the padded cell, Dr. Halsey places his right hand on a wall, and all his five fingers are showing.See more »
Dan Cain:He's dead?
Herbert West:Not anymore.
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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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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
hilarious!, 26 October 2000
Author: tripperM from earth

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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