Re-Animator (1985) Poster



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Followed by 

Version of 

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Reanimator (2000) (TV Episode)
based on the same story
Corpse-O-Rama (2001) (Video)
based on the same story
An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (2003) (Short)
based on the same story

Remade as 

Corpse-O-Rama (2001) (Video)
adapts same story

Edited into 

5 Second Movies: Re-Animator (2012) (TV Episode)
movie edited into short comedic clip


Frankenstein (1931)
It is referenced.
Vertigo (1958)
Graphics in opening credits are similar
Psycho (1960)
The film's musical score is almost nothing but a remix of Psycho's.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
It is referenced.
Antropophagus (1980)
Guts exposed that looks like the guts of the character in this film.
...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)
Strikingly similar ending in a hospital full of zombies
The Evil Dead (1981)
Shovel decapitation scene is referenced.
Basket Case (1982)
Scene in which Sharon sleeps peacefully in her apartment.
Stop Making Sense (1984)
Poster in Dan's room.

Referenced in 

Splatter: Architects of Fear (1986) (Video)
Poster seen on wall.
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Video (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in Video store
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Opgeruimd staat netjes (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster visible at KoJo Video store
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Goudeerlijk (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster visible at KoJo Video store
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Op de groei (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster visible at KoJo Video store
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Opwindend (1988) (TV Episode)
Poster visible at KoJo Video store
Cellar Dweller (1988)
A poster for "Re-Animator" is visible on Whitney's bedroom wall.
Remote Control (1988)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Zeg 'ns Aaa: Eventjes dan (1988) (TV Episode)
Poster visible at KoJo Video store
The Phantom Empire (1988) (Video)
Jeff Comb's character attends the same university that his character did in the Re-Animator movies.
Rejuvenatrix (1988)
A "reagent" requiring illegally acquired "fresh" corpses to restore life has terrible side effects.
The Brain (1988)
Splatterhouse (1988) (Video Game)
Dr. West is largely believed to be Herbert West who was featured prominently in H.P. Lovecraft's story Herbert West : Reanimator, who was subsequently featured in the "Re-Animator" film series.
Brain Dead (1990)
reference to Miskatonic
Frankenhooker (1990)
It is referenced.
Syngenor (1990)
Actor David Gale injects bright green fluid into his neck in both films.
The Guyver (1991)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991) (Video)
A person is wearing a Re-Animator T-shirt at the Santa display in the mall.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "No, I was really dead, Tim. I'm the Re-Animator."
Braindead (1992)
Severed Ties (1992)
Fortress (1992)
Reanimator Academy (1992) (Video)
Besides the title, Reanimator Academy also borrows from Re-Animator: a Herbert West-looking scientist, a bright green reanimation fluid in syringes, and a talking severed head kept in a metal tray.
Body Melt (1993)
Similar syringe of serum injected into a person's neck as a test subject
Puppet Master 4 (1993) (Video)
green syringe of serum injected to bring life
Free Enterprise (1998)
T-shirt seen that references the film.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IX (1998) (TV Episode)
A persons onscreen halloween credit is "Jim 'Re-Animator' Reardon"
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
American Beauty (1999)
The characters talk about a scene of the movie.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Fear, Panic & Censorship (2000) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)
Animated Stacy head on table
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001) (TV Series)
Deadline (2002) (Short)
poster on the wall in office
Pinochestein 3d (2003) (Video Game)
Poster of the movie in several scenes
Angry and Moist: An Undead Chronicle (2004) (Short)
Corpses (2004) (Video)
Syringe of glowing green liquid to re-animate the dead
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Poster and photograph are shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
DVD case is shown.
The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006)
Contains dialogue referring to the film.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Serum (2006)
green syringe of serum injected into a dead person's neck to bring them back to life
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Re-Animator: 1942 (2008) (Short)
Re-Animator Fan Film
West (2008) (Short)
based on same source material
Beyond the Dunwich Horror (2008)
Herbert West and Carl Hill listed as memembers of the staff on the sign outside of the asylum.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)
Mentioned, poster shown.
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! (2008) (Video)
Just like in Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator, the zombie plague is unleashed via a neon green liquid that is supposed to be an experimental cure. Also, the responsible scientist is named "Dr. Stuart".
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008) (TV Episode)
"Re-Animator Raynis" opening credit.
Beautiful (2009)
Poster is on wall in teenager Daniel's bedroom.
Krovavyi zagovor Esstonskih shprot-ubiyts (2009) (Short)
A lot of shots and themes in the prologue with scientists directly emulate this movie, including syringe used to re-animate the dead and a close-up on a face with glasses, lit with a flashlight.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
"Re-Animator Raynis" is listed among the opening credits.
The Psycho Legacy (2010) (Video)
Mentioned in documentary
All in the Head: Brian Yuzna on the Re-Animator Chronicles (2011) (Video)
The original franchise film
Dream Cast (2011) (Video)
mentioned once
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
The Addams Family XXX (2011) (Video)
Gomez said, Wednesday and Pugsley were accepted in Miskatonic Unversity (a plays from a story by H.P. Lovecraft) for the next semester
Turbo Zombi - Tampons of the Dead (2011)
Jockel holds up a syringe to his face similar to Jeffrey Combs on the posters for that film
Zombies: A Living History (2011) (TV Movie)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Brows Held High: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen balks at the notion that this got a Criterion release
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXII (2011) (TV Episode)
Opening credits: "Re-Animator Raynis"
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The re-animated are among the facility's creatures.
Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer (2012)
Atom says "Your a dead head! and a nobody!" to a decapatated head in a car seat a line from Re-Animator.
Holliston: Laura's Little Twitter (2012) (TV Episode)
Oderus encourages Adam to make movies that are awesome, like Re-Animator.
Hagan Reviews: Chopping Mall (2012) (TV Episode)
"This movie better star someone from Re-Animator."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
Produced by: Re-Animator Raynis
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: From Beyond (2012) (TV Episode)
another horror flick from Stuart Gordon
Midnight Movie Review: Re-Animator (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Dropping Evil (2012)
poster in Mike's bedroom
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
An Empire Production with Charles Band (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
A Tortured Soul with Jeffrey Combs (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Paging Dr. McMichaels with Barbara Crampton (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
La mujer perfecta (2013) (Short)
The Kolisteina drug is an homage to this film
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Candy Candy (2013) (TV Episode)
blu-ray release
Top 40 Shitty Shark Movies (2013) (Video)
James mentions that Jeffrey Combs was in this movie.
A Blossoming Brilliance: An Interview with Scott Spiegel (2013) (Video)
mentioned once/poster shown
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013) (Video)
A poster for the film is shown.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) (TV Episode)
"Reanimator Raynis"
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
DVD is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Day of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
another living-dead movie from 1985
JonTron: Goosebumps: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen.
Trophy Heads (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Toys of Terror: The Making of 'Dolls' (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Comix Scrutinizer compares this comic to this film
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Darkness: Buio Omega (2015) (TV Episode)
"Apparently he just saw The Re-Animator, but doesn't know how the serum works."
Blood Puddle Reviews: Re-Animator (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed
Seven Dorms of Death (2015)
Credit sequence mimics the one in this movie.
42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street (2015)
Title appears on a theatre marquee on 42nd Street, New York City
Killer Rack (2015)
Nurse Herbie East named in tribute to Herbert West.
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: Castle Freak (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVI (2015) (TV Episode)
The Reanimation machine is a homage to the movie.
Terrordrome: Rise of the Boogeymen (2015) (Video Game)
Herbert West appears in the game
Comedian Richard Sandling and Ashens Explore Bride of Re-Animator (2016) (TV Movie)
Referenced a lot in the context of a sequel. Also posters are shown.
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (2016)
"Don't expect him to Tango" is a reference to similar dialogue in Re-Animator.
Patient Seven (2016)
One of the characters at the party is dressed like Herbert West
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) (TV Episode)
"Reanimator Raymis"
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
gets an honorable mention
Life (2017)
Rory mentions it.
Lost in Brainland (2017) (Video)
Fade Out (2017) (Short)
Poster on the wall
Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017)
Blade cuts off his hook and replaces it with a syringe and then gains the nickname 'Re-Animation Blade'.
Best of the Worst: Hologram Man, Faust, and Blood Street (2018) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Housewife Alien vs. Gay Zombie (2017)
Line "Who's going to believe a talking head?"

Featured in 

Stephen King's World of Horror (1986) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Cult Video (1987) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The World According to Smith & Jones: Medicine (1988) (TV Episode)
Film extracts featured.
Siskel & Ebert: Hidden Horror (1988) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
SexTV: Dark Desires: Sexuality in the Horror Film (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from movie used in episode.
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part II: 75-51 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 69 on the list
Durch die Nacht mit...: Pierre Woodman und Brian Yuzna (2007) (TV Episode)
some clips were shown
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
Brian Yuzna mentions it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Re-Animator (2009) (TV Episode)
movie reviewed
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Brain (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip of Dr. Carl Hill was shown when David Gale was mentioned as the leading character of The Brain.
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) (TV Movie)
One of the featured films.
Why Horror? (2014)
Clips are shown.
Hagan Reviews: Re-Animator (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.
Theater of Blood with Mark Nutter (2017) (Short)
Barbara Crampton in Conversation (2017) (Video)
re:View: Re-Animator and From Beyond (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Spoofed in 

Idle Hands (1999)
The Making of 'Evil Dead II' or The Gore the Merrier (2000) (Video)
Mimics re-animator towards end of documentary
Frankenström (2001) (Video)
Frankenström is brought back to life in the same way as in Re-Animator.
Re-Penetrator (2004) (Video)
This is a hardcore porn version/parody of Re-Animator (1985)
Faces of Schlock (2005) (Video)
Buttonhead Story
The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006)
Features a segment parodying the film.
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Zombie carries around his head at the dance scene
ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody (2017)
Both the original book and movie are parodied and referenced

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