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Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 October 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Herbert West
... Dan Cain
... Megan Halsey
... Dr. Carl Hill
... Dean Halsey
Gerry Black ... Mace
... Dr. Harrod
... Melvin the Re-Animated
Barbara Pieters ... Nurse
... Swiss Professor
... Swiss Woman Doctor
... Dr. Gruber
Derek Pendleton ... Swiss Policeman #1
Gene Scherer ... Swiss Policeman #2
James Ellis ... Psycho Ward Guard #1
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Storyline

A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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18 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Der Re-Animator  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$543,728, 20 October 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,023,414
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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When Dan is in the morgue at the beginning of the movie, you can clearly see the bag over the cadaver rising as the actor is breathing. See more »

Quotes

Herbert West: [reading off toe tags in the morgue] Burn victim.
Herbert West: Here's your meatball.
Herbert West: Shotgun wound to the head
Dan Cain: Oh god he's rotten.
Herbert West: [amused] Malpractice.
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great if you like gore
17 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

The Re-animator is one of those movies that if you like gore and nudity your going to love it. Jeffery Combs is great as Dr Herbert West the crazy med student who can re-animate the dead. It is in really funny in dark humor sort of way. All the gore effects are top notch. Avoid the R rated version because you miss almost all the gore and some of the nudity. This is based on H.P. Lovecraft story which was also really good. This isn't the only adaptation of Lovecraft the Stuart Gordon has done, he also did from beyond (which I still need to see) And Dreams in witch house for the masters of horror show and that was really good too. The best part of all is that Gordon is doing another one and hopeful it will be as good as this one.


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