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Re-Animator ()


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After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

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Herbert West
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Dan Cain
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Megan Halsey
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Dr. Carl Hill
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Dean Halsey
Gerry Black ...
Mace
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Dr. Harrod
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Melvin the Re-Animated
Barbara Pieters ...
Nurse
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Swiss Professor
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Swiss Woman Doctor
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Dr. Gruber
Derek Pendleton ...
Swiss Policeman #1
Gene Scherer ...
Swiss Policeman #2
James Ellis ...
Psycho Ward Guard #1
James Earl Cathay ...
Psycho Ward Guard #2
Annyce Holzman ...
E-R Patient Corpse
Velvet Debois ...
Slit Wrist Girl Corpse
Lawrence Lowe ...
Failed Operation Corpse
Robert Holcomb ...
Motorcycle Accident Corpse
Mike Filloon ...
Bullet Wound to Face Corpse
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One Arm Man Corpse
Jack Draheim ...
Tall Skinny Guy Corpse
Robert Pitzele ...
Bald O-R Corpse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Deitch ...
Bald Doctor (uncredited)
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Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
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Hospital Patient (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stuart Gordon

Written by

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H.P. Lovecraft ... (story "Herbert West, Re-Animator")
 
Dennis Paoli ... (screenplay) &
William Norris ... (screenplay) (as William J. Norris) &
Stuart Gordon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michael Avery ... executive producer
Bruce William Curtis ... executive producer
Bob Greenberg ... associate producer
Charles Donald Storey ... associate producer
Brian Yuzna ... producer

Music by

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Richard Band

Cinematography by

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Mac Ahlberg ... director of photography
Robert Ebinger ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Lee Percy

Casting By

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Anthony Barnao

Art Direction by

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Robert A. Burns

Costume Design by

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Robin Burton
Robin Lewis West

Makeup Department

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Everett Burrell ... special makeup effects artist
Anthony Doublin ... special makeup effects
John Naulin ... special makeup effects
Gerald Quist ... assistant makeup effects artist
John Carl Buechler ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Drex Reed ... special makeup effects crew (uncredited)

Production Management

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Dennis Stuart Murphy ... executive in charge of production
Michael Muscal ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tim Minear ... assistant director
Robert Roda ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Charles Nixon III ... construction coordinator

Sound Department

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James Bailey ... foley artist
Gordon L. Day ... re-recording mixer
Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist
Al Gomez ... foley mixer
John Kwiatkowski ... sound editor
Dean Okrand ... re-recording mixer
Tom Ruff ... adr mixer
Steve Sollars ... boom operator
Don Summer ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Bret Culpepper ... special effects
Richard N. McGuire ... special effects: EFX Lead
Michael W. Moore ... special effects makeup (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dan Bradley ... stunt coordinator
Scott Alan Cook ... stunts
Mike Filloon ... stunts
Ray Lykins ... stunt double: Dean Halsey/Dr. Hill / stunts
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (as George Wilber)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Ebinger ... additional still photographer (as Robert Fredric Ebinger)
R. Michael Givens ... assistant camera
Michael Listorti ... grip
David Morton ... electrician
Tim Morton ... best boy
Philip Sloan ... dolly grip
Rick A. West ... electrician

Music Department

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Richard Band ... conductor / orchestrator
Don Perry ... music supervisor
Tom Villano ... music editor

Other crew

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Barrie Bergman ... production associate
Rick Berman ... production assistant
Martin Bernholtz ... production associate
Misty Carey ... production coordinator
John Criswell ... effects assistant
Richard Davison ... effects assistant
Robert Dawson ... title designer: main titles
Dana Ginsberg ... effects assistant
Lisa S. Girolami ... set manager
Cleve Hall ... MMI crew
Bob Johnene ... double
Hans Jonnason ... body double: "Dr. Hill"
Paul Madoff ... production assistant
Julie Mauger ... effects assistant
Kenny Myers ... effects assistant (as Ken Myers)
Steve Patino ... effects assistant
Greg Rose ... body double: "Dr. Hill"
Jeffery Lyle Segal ... effects assistant (as Jeff Segal)
Therese Shirley ... effects assistant
Desiree Soto Vaughn ... MMI crew (as Desiree Vaughn-Soto)
Chris Witherspoon ... MMI crew
Cathy Yuzna ... production associate (as Cathy Cherry Yuzna)

Thanks

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Albert Band ... special thanks
Charles Band ... special thanks
Ann Cline Bernholz ... special thanks
Sara Curtis ... special thanks
Daniel Del Boccio ... special thanks: Pathology Dept., Henrotin Hospital (as Dr. Daniel Del Boccio M.D.)
Debra Dion ... special thanks
Peter Manoogian ... special thanks
Sammy Martin ... special thanks
Robert Stein ... special thanks: Cook County Morgue (as Dr. Robert Stein M.D.)
Janice Storey ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Obsessed with the idea of overcoming the obstacle of death and determined to vindicate himself by backing up his theory, the ambitious medical student, Herbert West, arrives in New England, after the horrific incident at the Institute of Medicine in Switzerland. Before long, Herbert will pick up where he left off--at first, experimenting with dead feline tissue, and then, with fresh human cadavers--talking his sceptic roommate, Dan Cain, into joining his audacious project. Inevitably, as the two young scientists burrow deeper and deeper into uncharted territories, the campus will start brimming with West's reanimated corpses, catching the eye of his arch-nemesis, Dr Hill, who yearns to take credit for this astounding discovery. The dead will rise again, even with a bit of help; however, can the young re-animator harness the power of his phosphorescent green reagent? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror See more »
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Also Known As
  • Zombio (Japan, English title)
  • Der Re-Animator (Germany)
  • Shiryo no shitatari (Japan)
  • Reanimator (Serbia)
  • Der Re-Animator (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $900,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $543,728, 20 Oct 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia The special effects department went through twenty-four gallons of fake blood during the shoot, Naulin said that Re-Animator was the bloodiest film he had ever worked on. In the past, he had never used more than two gallons of blood on a film. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Quotes Herbert West: Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.
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