Re-Animator / The Brain That Wouldn’t Die - Double Feature with the short film Make A Wish
“Calling RE-ANIMATOR a crucial gore movie is like saying that fire is hot.”
-- Zack Carlson, co-author of DESTROY ALL MOVIES
After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue. H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985. But thanks to RE-ANIMATOR, they didn't have to. Feeling like an amalgam of FRANKENSTEIN, THE BEYOND, and REVENGE OF THE NERDS, RE-ANIMATOR is where science meets chaos to produce an hyperactive overdose of gruesome insanity. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, RE-ANIMATOR isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre -- it’s a masterpiece of life.