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“Re-Animator” is a 1985 comedy sci-fi film based on the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West, Re-Animator” and directed by Stuart Gordon. For those unfamiliar with the plot, the movie centered around a medical student (Jeffrey Combs) who brings his headless professor back from the dead with a special serum. Rumors of a sequel have been circulating the web and now, thanks to Bloody Disgusting, a new “Re-Animator” film has been confirmed.
“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. »
- Liz Calvario
Nothing is sacred. We learned that long ago, and you can expect most new horror movies to be a reboot or remake of some kind. Even the seemingly original looking The Woods turned out to be a Blair Witch sequel/reboot hybrid. So it should come as no shock to the system that the impending sequel Re-Animator: Evolution is actually a modern day remake. One that will stick closer to the original written works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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. »
2 items from 2016
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