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
Taboos? What are those? A perverse "mad doctor" tale. Creates a lot of humor out of making the audience uncomfortable. Even a crowd of inveterate horror fans squirms as some of their personal taboos are breached. Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West is delightfully focused and impervious to societal expectations and social conventions. A look at Sheldon Cooper if he'd pursued medicine rather than physics, perhaps?
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