A classic 80s horror with one of the great performances of the time with Jeffrey Combs' Herbert West. Combining great performances with some top-notch gore and a nice tongue-in-cheek view, this movie is definitely set to become a Halloween staple at anyone's place.
Over the top gorefest is inventive and extremely entertaining. Jeffrey Combs performance is truly iconic, so relaxed yet full of nervous energy. Tempted to do a homoerotic reading of the relationship between Herbert and Dan, especially as the film has a kinky subtext to just about everything. The climax is disturbing then chaotically bonkers. Quite fun until you think back and realise how horrifying it really is.
Re-watch ~ Ridiculous and silly but in every good way imaginable. Herbert West is definitely one of the most memorable horror characters out there, and although Re-Animator isn't the most disturbing or absurd thing I've ever watched, I would say it's sufficiently so to guarantee a good night. Not only that, but the story is tight paced with no dull moments or pacing problems.
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.