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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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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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Trivia

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 »

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A roll of duct tape is visible beside the typewriter in the doctors' apartment. See more »

Crazy Credits

Finally, thanks to Duane Patricio for lending me his leg and Andrew Leman for lending me his head. See more »

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References Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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An almost perfect adaptation
16 April 2004 | by aaronjv-1See all my reviews

This short film, based on the "Re-Animator" stories by HP Lovecraft, is far more serious and dramatic than Stuart Gordon's version. "Solution" is not as gory (although there are a few shots to make you wince, plus a blood soaked corpse) and it lacks a severed head taking liberties with an immobilized co-ed. That's good. What Matzke does here is magnificently bring you to the time period of Lovecraft, with props and locations that are worthy of larger budget fare. More importantly, the film examines the real issues involved in re-animation...why would anyone even attempt it? This isn't a movie to make you laugh--it's a movie to make you think; a rarity these days.


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