The movie Re-Animator (1985) is a horror-comedy film directed by Stuart Gordon and based on the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West – Reanimator.” The film follows Herbert West, a medical student who has developed a serum that can reanimate dead tissue. West enrolls at Miskatonic University and begins experimenting on corpses with his roommate Dan Cain. The experiments quickly spiral out of control as the reanimated corpses become violent and uncontrollable.
West and Cain’s experiments attract the attention of Dr. Carl Hill, a rival scientist who is determined to steal West’s serum. Hill becomes obsessed with the serum and begins to use it for his own twisted purposes. Meanwhile, West and Cain’s experiments continue to go awry, and they are forced to deal with the consequences of their actions.
The movie Re-Animator (1985) is known for its over-the-top gore and dark humor. It has become a cult classic and is considered one of the best horror-comedy films of all time.
- Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West
- Bruce Abbott as Dan Cain
- Barbara Crampton as Megan Halsey
- David Gale as Dr. Carl Hill
- The film was shot in 18 days on a budget of $900,000.
- The movie’s special effects were created by John Naulin, who went on to work on other horror films such as “From Beyond” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2″.
- The film was originally given an X rating by the MPAA due to its graphic violence and gore. The filmmakers had to make several cuts to the film to secure an R rating.
- The movie’s score was composed by Richard Band, who also composed the scores for other horror films such as “Ghoulies” and “Puppet Master”.
-  Movie review and film summary | Roger Ebert
-  Re-Animator (1985) – Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West – IMDb