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An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (2003)

 -  Short | Horror | Mystery  -  11 March 2003 (USA)
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In the year 1920 two Miskatonic University graduates are practicing medicine by day and trying to revive the dead by night. Herbert West is prepared to go to great lengths to see his ... See full summary »

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Bob Poirier ...
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Simon Helder (as Jason C. Waron)
Amanda Huotari ...
Mary Helder
James Noel Hoban ...
Robert Leavitt
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In the year 1920 two Miskatonic University graduates are practicing medicine by day and trying to revive the dead by night. Herbert West is prepared to go to great lengths to see his theories through to fruition, and when his fellow doctor is called away Herbert takes advantage of a golden opportunity. But with Dr. Helder's return we learn how imperfect Herbert's solution really is. Written by anonymous

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The head of the corpse has also been in two other films: The Yellow Sign (2001), and the spoof documentary "A Shoggoth on the Roof" (2001). See more »

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When Dr. Helder reads the telegram from his sister the state abbreviation for his address is "MA". In 1926, the two letter all caps abbreviations had not yet been introduced and the abbreviation for Massachusetts was "Mass.". See more »

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Finally, thanks to Duane Patricio for lending me his leg and Andrew Leman for lending me his head. See more »

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Version of Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Excellent Lovecraft adaptation
14 October 2003 | by (Centralia, WA) – See all my reviews

This short film is based on "The Scream of the Dead", a chapter in H.P. Lovecraft's story 'Herbert West-Reanimator'. Bob Poirier's performance as Herbert West is perfect. It's like the character walked off the page onto the screen.

I'd like to see Crawling Chaos Pictures try a full-length adaptation of 'Re-Animator'. The best thing about their vision of it is that they set it in the 1920's, around the time the original story was set, instead of 'updating' it like a lot of larger-budget filmmakers feel impelled to do.

I saw this at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. On the big screen, the graininess of the film takes a moment to get used to. This is, after all, an amateur production. But even that adds to the feel of watching a story set in the past. I give this 9/10 stars.


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