Dr. Norbert Crest is a brilliant scientist undertaking controversial research to find a cure for mortality by experimenting on the recently deceased. Working out of his cellar, his life is consumed by his work. All at once, his experiments spiral out of control, brought on by a major breakthrough in his research, the appearance of a beautiful assistant and the persistence of some local Mormons. Soon, the question becomes not whether Norbert survives the day, but which part of him?
Re-Animation. It runs in the family.
Did You Know?
Dom Wynter actually has an afro hairstyle, but had to wear an afro-wig so it would match the hair on the severed head later in the film. This technique was used in Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator and Brian Yuzna's Bride of Re-Animator, where actor David Gale had to wear a somewhat more obvious hair piece for the exact same reason. See more
When Jordana re-enters the cellar with the shovel, a redhead light is visible in the bottom right of the screen. See more
The end titles include the credit "Special thanks to H.P. Lovecraft for being public domain." See more
References Evil Dead II