Re-Animator (1985)

Mike Matei / October 22nd, 2009


  • April 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Looks very gory and entertaining at the same time!

    If they do remake Re-Animator, they’ll most likely take it place at the time the author wrote it which is the 1920s.

  • April 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    looks preaty good.

    the movie qualyti looks good from this video

  • nightbladehawkeye

    April 15, 2010 at 3:58 am

    One of the best Movies I’ve seen – and also one of the disgusting.

  • K6CTX

    April 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Re-Animator is one of my all time favorite movies, and my favorite of Brian Yuzna’s and Stuart Gordon’s films. However, I recommend that everyone read the H.P. Lovecraft story that it is based on, Herbert West – Reanimator. Not many people realize that there are so many movies based off of Lovecraft’s work that it is insane. Too bad there are no decent Cthulhu ones, but I remember the internet rumors that the Cloverfield monster was in fact Cthulhu.

  • IdealIdeas91

    April 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    ive seen all of them, Im a zombie nut case! In fact i think ive seen every zombie movie that came out in america! and some from the united kingdom

  • djdeluxe76

    May 7, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Hey that’s the actor from Star Trek Enterprise who plays this dude with the blue skin… awesome!

    It always goes back to Horror movies…

  • WatchmenFTW

    June 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Funny, Herbert West could be a mixture of James Herbert ( a horror novelist) and Fred West (an English serial killer). Coincedence?
    Anyway, this film looks wierd, it’s as if Frankenstein and Night of the Living Dead merged into one film.

    • Nathan Fred

      September 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Not likely. Lovecraft wrote the story in the early 20’s. James Herbert wasn’t even born until the 40’s, and Fred West did his killings in the ’60’s.

  • Nyleao

    June 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    HEAD GIVING HEAD. that must have been a “hey what if we did…” kinda idea that was ment to be a joke, but they took it seriously.

  • Crowbar

    July 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Looks pretty funny, though it seems to differ a lot from the original story. Nevertheless, there should definitely be more movies based on Lovecraft.

    (By the way, and to do a little promotion: Some folks here in Germany are currently making an independet movie based on “The colour from outer space”. They already did a Warhammer-Fanfilm im 2007 called “Damnatus”, which was pretty well done., if you are interested.)

  • July 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Beyond Re-animator was actually the first movie of this series that I saw and I thought it was fucking awesome. Thanks to that movie I started watching the classic horror movies from George A. Romero and everything that followed and actually started my own little collection.

  • Chie

    August 23, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I remember this being the first R rated movie my mom actually let me go to and even came with (I was going on 16), but mostly because she expected it to be classy like the H.P. Lovecraft story.

    What I thought was funny is she kept covering my eyes and asking me if it was too disgusting and if I wanted to walk out, and I found that I had to keep covering her eyes xD To this date I don’t think she’s seen the head giving head bit when I was around without me cupping my hands over her eyes. The thing is, I know she secretly loves this stuff but acts all motherly around me. If she was so disgusted why would she own the special editions of this? Besides my hubby says she’s got a lot of gory movies stacked on her shelf.

    I loved the sequels and I cannot wait for House of Re-Animator! It’s still in production so says IMDb. Bride of the Re-Animator and especially Beyond Re-Animator are two of the very few B-cult movie sequels that actually capture the spirit of the original and are just as fun to watch.

    The ONLY thing I dislike about this is this is the film that typecast H.P. Lovecraft movies to be really gory and licentious. Very few films, if any at all, have done his work true justice and has mostly focused on being gory slaughter fests. I can’t remember the name of it, but one of the worst someohow managed to turn a tale of incest causing mutation and insanity into a story about blood sucking rednecks that make fetus sandwiches.

  • BOBtheBarbarian

    August 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    this movie is worth watching for the scene with the cat

  • alex21

    September 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Re animator it seems a good movie from the video and the script is based of the novel of the H.P Lovecraft but it has very gruel scenes.

  • GialloHorror

    October 4, 2010 at 9:23 am

    H.P. Lovecraft made some great shit man. This film and “From Beyond” (1986) are two that really stick out.
    This film is gory anf funny at the same time, btu “From Beyond” was fucking gross man. I remember seeing that as a kid, and it grossed me out (which was tough to do)
    I also liked Lovecraft’s “The Unnamable” and “Castlefreak”

    I also love the fact that Jeffrey Combs is in almost all of his films, and Barbara Crampton was hot as shit!

    Of course, the part with the severed head, giving head, fucking cracked me up so hard. Christ, what a GREAT fucking scene man! What a great fucking film!

  • October 7, 2010 at 5:27 am

    This film is up there with Evil Dead in my top 5 gory B movies. It’s got suspense, shock, gore and creepy Dr. Hill’s love interest in Megan… that bit with the severed head giving head bit makes me cringe everytime!

  • October 19, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Jeffrey Combs kawaiii (^__^)

  • March 11, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    It’s kind of weird to me that James has no problem showing all those bloody sequences, but has to censor boobs…

  • Colest

    May 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

    While it was an enjoyable movie, it doesn’t the Lovecraft story justice in the least and I think that will forever be the movie’s curse.

  • werdman24

    July 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Must read more Lovecraft.

  • penpan

    September 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Never saw this one but it looks fun. Like Brain Dead/ Dead Alive on a platter!

  • Zombie Goat Fetish

    October 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    H.P Lovecraft is my fav author and this is the only movie that does any of his work justice.

  • MohawkLogan

    October 17, 2011 at 12:45 am

    i think i have seen a porn spoof of this movie i think its called re-fuckable or something similar to that its got green goo and a zombie chick that later eats the guy mid way thru having sex and just goes nutts with blood flying everywere both of them coverd in blood what a weird movie

  • JerrySanbox

    February 5, 2012 at 2:20 am

    isnt that the guy that is the guy that keeps trying to arrest michael j. fox in Frightners

  • Erwinator

    February 14, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Combs is also great in From beyond. ^_^

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Lovecraft gets boring at a times, but is an essential author. And this movie… i never could watch it full back then. So many nightmares…
    In fact, after watching all the Monster Madness Specials i’m wondering why didn’t i turn up to be a horror movie fan after all this sick shit happening?
    Guess passionate work gets you always wondering about yourself.
    Great reviews James!
    I promise to make some serious “The Giant Claw” Artwork for you whenever i get the time lol

  • Tekkenfan

    April 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    actually James your sort of right about a horror sequel becoming extinct there’s rarely a horror sequel in the 2000’s well in 2005 there was day of the dead 2 contagium and in 2011 there was quarantine 2 terminal and in 2007 28 weeks later came along and finally in 2009 cabin fever 2 spring fever so there’s still some horror sequels in the 2000s still out there.

  • jacko wacko

    July 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Who would win in a fight:Herbert West vs Ash from Evil Dead

  • September 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    If they remake Re-Animator, I will faint. No, DIE!

  • October 28, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I saw this one once on TV, my reaction was literally: WTF.

  • Jacob Lake

    September 30, 2014 at 12:33 am

    the main character plays many roles in star trek!

  • Don Skiver

    March 22, 2015 at 1:15 am

    What I like about this movie is the score. It really sets the tone for the movie in my opinion.

  • Roth Sothy

    October 19, 2015 at 1:10 am

    It’s the 30th anniversary of RE-ANIMATOR (1985), and I plan on rewatching this cool sci-fi horror really soon!

  • avgnfan370

    January 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Well James, sorry to disappoint but they are remaking Re-Animator entitled Re-Animator: Evolution which is going to star Brad Dourif, but not as Herbert West unfortunately.

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