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 ...
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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
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 »
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 »
'No rats, millipedes, or door-to-door salesmen were harmed in the making of this film.' See more »
I was heartily entertained by Christian Matzke's tale of the Re-Animator. The B&W photography really lends itself to any Lovecraft adaptation, and this flick doesn't skimp on the atmosphere. The music also helps a lot, which never once falls into the dodgy Casio-synth chasm that many a low budget movie does. The actors put in great performances all round too.
I saw this at a time when I had recently read the original stories for the first time (in preparation for my own Re-Animator short) and was impressed with the faithfulness of the adaptation. In terms of re-creating Lovecraft's sense of dread, Matzke has done a stellar job.
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