Movie Night: Re-Animator (1985)

If you have yet to experience the epic, unparalleled awesome that is Re-Animator…I don’t even know how to end that sentence.

Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft about Herbert West, a medical student at fictional Miskatonic University, who discovers the secret to re-animating dead tissue, Re-Animator is an indisputable classic (yes it IS) and one should have no right (whatsoever) to call themselves a horror fan until they’ve experienced it at least 8 times (yes 8 bloody times). Besides being an incredibly entertaining, ludicrously fun flick, Re-Animator also boasts one of horror god Jeffrey Combs’ earliest and (in my opinion) best performances, and also showcases legendary horror actress Barbara Crampton in her divine prime.

It may be obvious by now that I absolutely love this movie.

And what’s not to love. Besides Combs and Crampton (two stellar legends who in my opinion should have married and made legendary babies…which would no doubt have had horns or something), Stuart Gordon’s first theatrical release also features an insanely pitch perfect performance by dearly departed character actor David Gale, the bulk of which is played as a severed head both in this and the subsequent sequel Bride of Re-Animator.

Trust me when I say that the combined awesomeness is UNfathomable! That’s two capitals and an exclamation point, I ain’t playin’ here.

Let me know what you think of the movie horror fans, and as always don’t forget to show a girl some love and click that Like button 😉

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