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What can be called a great debut. Stuart Gordon, a theatre director
and author, decided to try the film route in 1985. He did so following
a suggestion from a friend who told him about "Herbert West,
Reanimator" a story by H.P. Lovecraft written between 1921 and 1922 for
a magazine. Not very famous. They talk about vampire films, which for
Gordon are too many, while there is a lack of films in the style of
Frankenstein. And here is precisely the suggestion.
Born, Wikipedia reports, as a play, it becomes a product for a TV
series, before a producer convinces Gordon to change format and leave
Chicago for Hollywood.
Lovecraft becomes an inspiration, more than anything else, in a film,
which by a brilliant insight introduces subtle elements of comedy,
making it a cult hit.
The main flaw of 'Re-Animator' is the number of versions in
circulation, but apart from that, the film still retains the right
amount of horror, morbidity that goes well with the aforementioned
Jeffrey Combs plays Herbert West, a skilled but sinister doctor who
moves from Switzerland to Massachusetts to pursue his studies on
bringing the dead back to life. In the United States he rents a room at
the home of Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott), turning his basement into a
laboratory. And this is where the trouble starts. West shows his friend
his experiments and in turn discusses them with the rector of the
university, who is not the least bit interested. And so the two of them
experiment on a corpse in the University morgue, causing a ruckus.
Zombies, basically, powerful, with one, a professor able to control the others.
A long trail of blood and dismembered bodies and notorious erotic
scene, with Dan's girlfriend to whom a head is about to perform a
Nothing is lacking in 'Re-Animator' and Gordon certainly isn't afraid
to show the worst using very simple but effective special effects.
Including Luminol acting as a reanimating serum.
Well received since the release of 'Re-Animator', it spawned two more
films: 1990's Bride of Re-Animator and 2003's Beyond Re-Animator.