another fav of mine.this is an amazing horror film.gordon truely is the best one for lavacraft's stories.and also its black comedy which has done quite well!
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.
I always loved this film with great visual effects and the zombie effect on the Frankenstein genre. As a horror film, it is still to this day a fine orginal. I don't think anyone could beat the plot and originality they put into this film. I would be pissed if they tried to remake this film
I watched this due to the brief reference in American Beauty. If only American Beauty had been more like Re-Animator.
Pure pulpy fun! Numerous, "Did I just see what I saw," moments that are able to shock and delight audiences even by today's jaded standards. This is thoroughly enjoyable and wildly entertaining - which is something that modern horror, with its sole intent to either disgust or brutalize audiences, has forgotten is essential.
That's what I call a brilliant adaptation of a myth. Take Frankenstein rewritten by Lovecraft and then adapted to the 1980's and you get some good gore/zombie-ish flick. With not so good actors, and make-up/special effects looking old now, it could deserve only 3/5 but this is a major movie !
one day i prayed to jesus that i would get to see a severed head attempt cunnilingus on a woman who posed for playboy and the next day i saw "re-animator" before jesus turned it into a fish which i then ate.
Few directors can claim such a perfect film as their debut. Stuart Gordon has made many solid genre films since Re-Animator (Dolls, Castle Freak and Stuck being my personal favourites) but none surpass that perfect blend of of humour and gore attained here. In a decade filled with horror classics, Re-Animator stands as one of the greats.