Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
According to the site, the feature is titled “Re-Animator: Evolution” and is currently in development with Serge Levin directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with actor Johnathon Schaech.
“Our adaptation is a modern rendition of Herbert West – ‘Reanimator’ by H.P. Lovecraft,” Levin told Bloody Disgusting. “Moreover, we’re making sure that the spirit and the story elements are more loyal to the original written material of H.P. Lovecraft. It’s much darker, more thought provoking, and definitely more grounded in science than the first adaptation.
Saying it sticks closer to the original source material has become a popular slogan amongst genre directors attempting to resurrect any long buried franchise. Though, it is kind of a slap in the face to fans who have been waiting years for a true sequel. And does it really matter to those fans that this will be held closer to the works of H.P. Lovecraft? Probably not, as Re-Animator is considered an 80s horror classic for a reason.
With Lovecraft’s body of bleak work in mind, it’s curious that perhaps the most successful adaptation of one of his stories is also pretty damn funny as well. Stuart Gordon first set out to bring Lovecraft’s Herbert West–Reanimator to the stage with his
Before making his feature directorial debut with Frankenstein's Army, Richard Raaphorst started out as a title designer and a conceptual artist on films such as Beyond Re-Animator and Black Book. After directing a handful of shorts, the filmmaker brings his unique visual style to Frankenstein's Army, which follows a group of Russian soldiers who discover Viktor (Karel Roden) and his terrifying undead army at the tail end of World War II. I recently had the chance to speak with the director over the phone about this compelling genre mashup, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Here's what he had to say.
Can you talk about when you first had the idea for this story, and how long it took you to come up with the script?
Richard Raaphorst: I always had a big fascination with horror,
If you think you’ve seen every possible extrapolation of the found footage concept, think again.
Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army may do its best to adhere to a first-person camera perspective, but it’s crazed mixture of classic old-school Gothic horror, steam-punk monsters and extravagant gore effects ensure that it feels fresher than other recent forays in the genre. While there’s not exactly a good reason that Army need be a found footage film, the approach doesn’t inhibit what Raaphorst is up to, and on more than one occasion it allows him to have a certain degree of trashy fun with the concept. Whether this ends up being to the delight of the audience, or at their expense, will depend entirely on the squeamishness of the viewer.
It’s the waning days of WWII and we are behind German lines with a
This will be Richard Raaphorst’s first feature length film after a varied career which has included writing and directing a number of shorts, working as a storyboard artist on Jackie Chan’s Who Am I? and a concept artist on Beyond Re-animator. This will certainly be some B-movie fun to look forward to.
Frankenstein’S Army opens on 26th July and will star Karl Roden,
Featuring independent short films, indie and classic feature films, author readings, panel discussions, an art show, special live events, and shopping in the Mall of Cthulhu, it's the biggest and longest-running gathering of Lovecraft fans in the world. This year's feature films include:
- Clive Barker's Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut with a special Q&A with restoration director Russell Cherrington
- Prince of Darkness (35mm) with video intro by John Carpenter
- Beyond Re-Animator (35mm) with special Q&A with director Brian Yuzna
- Solomon Kane (35mm)
- La Herencia Valdemar and La Sombra Prohibida (Spanish with subtitles)
- Dunderland (Norwegian with subtitles)
The guest line-up includes: Sandy Petersen (creator of the Call
Los Angeles, CA (September 27, 2012)
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to Amphibious, a tongue-in-cheek creature feature directed by Brian Yuzna (“Beyond Re-Animator”). The film, which was produced by Yuzna and San Fu Maltha (“Iron Sky,” “Black Book”), and stars Michael Paré (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Janna Fassaert (“Couple’s Retreat”) and Verdi Solaiman (“The Raid: Redemption”), is slated for VOD and multiple platform release on October 9th with a DVD release to follow shortly after.
Amphibious: Creature Of The Deep tells the tale of a marine biologist, Skylar
The Collection Opens Screamfest: “Screamfest® kicks off its 12th annual festival on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. with the opening night horror The Collection, directed by Marcus Dunstan (writer of Saw IV, V, VI and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). Screamfest®, the preeminent horror festival in the country, and what the La Weekly calls “the best place to get a jump on tomorrow’s cult hits” presents the festival in Los Angeles on October 12 through October 21 at La Live Regal Cinemas (1000 West Olympic Blvd., La, CA).
From the writing-directing team Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (Saw IV, V and VI) comes The Collection,
The film, which was produced by Yuzna and San Fu Maltha (Iron Sky, Black Book), and stars Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer), Janna Fassaert (Couple’s Retreat) and Verdi Solaiman (The Raid: Redemption), is slated for VOD and multiple platform release on October 9th with a DVD release to follow shortly after.
The director of Bride of Re-Animator, Beyond Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III, and Society traveled to Indonesia to produce his newest creature feature starring the venerable Michael Pare and Dutch actress Janna Fassert.
Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expert charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition they meet a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea with a young orphan boy among them who begs Skylar to take him away. She is determined to help him, not
On September 4th, Image Entertainment resurrects one of the greatest horror films ever made with the Blu-ray debut of Stuart Gordon’s cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator. Presented in a brand-new 1080p HD transfer approved by producer Brian Yuzna, the 1985 shocker was ranked #32 of 50 on EW’s “Top 50 Cult Films,” inspired two sequels as well as an award-winning stage musical!
Featuring high-resolution DTS-hd audio and packed with bonus features, the Re-Animator Blu-ray hits retail with
Before we look forward, however, let's take a quick look back at Combs' career:
Through his seriously questionable research and macabre experiments in Re-Animator, Combs' Doctor West pioneers a serum that brings dead tissue back to life – often with disastrous consequences. Playing a man dangling so precariously on the edge of genius and lunacy -"I will not be shackled by the failures of your God!" - is no cakewalk for any actor, but Jeffrey relished the challenge, turning out one of the most entertaining madman performances
As ridiculous as this song and its accompanying music video are in the context of Re-Animator, even funnier is learning this song has gained cult notoriety amongst the furry community. As a matter of fact, if you type “Beyond Re-Animator” and “Move Your Dead Bones” into Google, the very first entry you’ll get is from a specialized wiki designed for the furry community explaining the origins of the song:
"Move Your Dead Bones" is a Eurodance song by Dr. Re-Animator. The song originates from a music video on the DVD to the horror/comedy film Beyond Re-Animator.
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