A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student’s incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty. —IMDb
Stuart Gordon is a creative horror film director who started his directing career in 1985. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, Gordon worked as a commercial artist prior to enrolling at the University of Wisconsin as Madison as an Anthropology major. Unable to get in with the film teaching classes, he enrolled in the theater class. Gordon then pursued his own theater troupe called Screw Theater.
In 1969, he started a counter-culture adoption of Peter Pan as a political statement and form of protest. Gordon dropped out of the university and moved his theater group to Chicago where he organized the Organic Theater, which put on satire shows with comic and violent themes. The group performed in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and even in Europe. Gordon’s Organic Theater troupe performed in a play by David Mamet titled “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” which launched Mamet’s playwriting career. The improv-based comedy “Bleacher Bums” ran for seven years in Los Angeles… read more
Along with Mystics in Bali this is one of my favorite schlocky gore-fests. It's gloriously and deliriously over the top and delicious. The best part is that this doesn't take itself seriously and it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a really campy over the top bloodbath. While watching it I felt had a director like Cronenberg helmed this it could have been a great movie, but I'm almost glad it isn't like that. Also, I can't help but wonder if von Trier was inspired by this when he made The Kingdom.
I always feel underwhelmed when I watch this movie. It has inspired moments of loony gore and what not but I just feel it never really takes off. Its far from a bad movie I just prefer From Beyond's shriek eye-ball sucking to this.
Conan O'Brien's rousing open letter to the "People of Earth" is all the rage over the wires and in the ether at the moment, but there's another