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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Cast

  • Jeffrey Combs
  • Bruce Abbott
  • Barbara Crampton
  • David Gale
  • Robert Sampson
  • Gerry Black
  • Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
  • Peter Kent
  • Barbara Pieters
  • Ian Patrick Williams

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The opening theme borrows heavily from the Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) opening theme by Bernard Herrmann.
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Goofs

  • In the scene where Dean Halsey is re-animated, the "re-agent" can been seen reflected in Herbert's glasses off of the table's surface.
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Quotes

    • Herbert West: Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.
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Metacritic

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It is almost as though these filmmakers are afraid they’ll never get the chance to make another one, and Re-Animator doesn’t hesitate in being an almost operatic, larger than life comedy of splatter. While it paints with a big (red) brush, it is never boring.

Metacritic review by Jeremiah Kipp
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
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One of the pleasures of the movies, however, is to find a movie that chooses a disreputable genre and then tries with all its might to transcend the genre, to go over the top into some kind of artistic vision, however weird. Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is a pleasure like that, a frankly gory horror movie that finds a rhythm and a style that make it work in a cockeyed, offbeat sort of way.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times