A hilarious, tongue-in cheek, gory and grotesque horror comedy that deliver memorable effects and dead-pan humor. It is inventive with sick ideas and fabulous one-liners and is a great extension of a H.P. Lovecraft short story. Jeffrey Combs is fantastic as mad scientist while the image of seeing David Gale's decapitated severed head giving oral sex to Barbara Crampton on a operation table is an unforgettable memory.
Classic 80's alternative horror film from director Stuart Gordon adapting (loosely) a story by H.P. Lovecraft. Jeffery Combs created a most excellent character in Herbert West and the other leads also elevate the material past its pulpy origins. Though made on a limited budget the effects work well in context. 'Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow'.
Darkly humorous and madhouse bonkers, Re-Animator is among the very best comedic-horror films of all time. Actually, in terms of being purely depth-less entertainment, it's rarely bettered. Combs creates one of the most memorable characters in horror, and Crampton is an endearing female during some of the most stand-out scenes of absurdity. Simply B-film genius, Re-Animator remains essential viewing for both genres.
Ce premier film de Stuart Gordon est à la limite du nanar mais 2 scènes sortent du lot: l'attaque du chat, aux lumières qui doivent tout à Tourneur, et bien sûr la fameuse scène du "viol lingual" de la jeune potiche par la tête coupée du professeur (ça vend du rêve pour les amateurs de films de genre!!!). Ces moments de bravoure, plus une ambiance globalement potache, rendent l'ensemble particulièrement sympathique.
Recycled "Psycho" theme helps to create paranoid mood appropriate for subject of mad scientists and living corpses. It starts as a horror that relies on small details that can make a dead cat enough scary, but towards the end it leans on splatter fest and comedy. Because of that, it's a fun watch that is not supposed to be taken seriously as its source material aspirated to do; nothing more and nothing less.
Exploitative B-level horror was dime a dozen throughout the 80s, but Re-Animator manages to elevate itself above the competition with a hilarious script, committed performances and ambitious practical effects that help bring some truly off-beat scenes to life. Stuart Gordan has created a supremely well crafted film here, displaying the kind of technical prowess that should only be attainable for far bigger budgets.
The script is an erudite, batty ouroboros of foreshadowing, smut, and innuendo -- it's brilliant. Nigh a thing in this film should be changed. You'll be crying from laughter and puking at the same time, which we know is the goal of all High Art. The unique combination of fluids leaves quite a refreshing taste in your mouth.