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

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 »

Director:

Christian Matzke

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (story "Herbert West: Re-Animator"), Christian Matzke
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bobby R. Poirier ... Herbert West (as Bob Poirier)
Jason Waron Jason Waron ... Simon Helder (as Jason C. Waron)
Amanda Huotari Amanda Huotari ... Mary Helder
James Noel Hoban James Noel Hoban ... Robert Leavitt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Harrod Dan Harrod ... Walter Sutton
Megan Holden Megan Holden ... Prostitute
Laree Love Laree Love ... Leather Apron
Christian Matzke Christian Matzke ... Cadaver
Morgan Maurer Morgan Maurer ... Miskatonic University Student
David Meiklejohn David Meiklejohn ... Man With Newspaper
Sherry Whitemore Sherry Whitemore ... Amputee
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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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Every problem has a solution. Even death. See more »


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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 »

Goofs

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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'No rats, millipedes, or door-to-door salesmen were harmed in the making of this film.' See more »

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References Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974) See more »

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6 December 2004 | by James RaynorSee all my reviews

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.

5/5


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry of the Cadaver: A Tale of the Re-Animator See more »

Filming Locations:

Brunswick, Maine, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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