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In this H.P. Lovecraft tale, Herbert West is a Swiss scientist who has discovered a fluid which brings dead tissue back to life. After the suspicious death of his professor in Switzerland, West moves to Miskatonic University to continue his research. He involves fellow student Dan Cain and his fiancee Megan Halsey in his research by experimenting on their dead cat. Dan, fascinated by West's research, agrees to smuggle him into the hospital morgue with predictable results.
H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror
Release Date: October 18, 1985
Runtime: 86 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, German
IMDB Rating: 7.3
Buried.com Rating: 8.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R
MPAA Rating: R
Jeffrey Combs ...Herbert West
Bruce Abbott ...Daniel 'Dan' Cain
Barbara Crampton ...Megan Halsey
David Gale ...Dr. Carl Hill
Robert Sampson ...Dean Alan Halsey
Gerry Black ...Mace (Miskatonic security guard)
Carolyn Purdy Gordon ...Dr. Harrod
Peter Kent ...Melvin the Re-Animated
Barbara Pieters ...Nurse
Ian Patrick Williams ...Swiss professor
Bunny Summers ...Swiss doctor
Al Berry ...Dr. Gruber
Derek Pendleton ...Swiss policeman #1
Gene Scherer ...Swiss policeman #2
James Ellis ...Psycho Ward guard #1
James Earl Cathay ...Psycho Ward guard #2
Annyce Holzman ...E-R patient corpse
Velvet Debois ...Slit wrist girl corpse
Lawrence Lowe ...Failed operation corpse
Robert Holcomb ...Motorcycle accident corpse
Mike Filloon ...Facial bullet wound corpse
Greg Reid ...One-armed man corpse
Jack Draheim ...Tall skinny guy corpse
Robert Pitzele ...Bald O-R corpse
Kim Deitch ...Bald doctor
Bruce William Curtis
Charles Donald Storey
Re-Animator Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- H.P. Lovecraft's classic tale of horror
- Death Is Just The Beginning...
- Herbert West Has A Very Good Head On His Shoulders... And Another One In A Dish On His Desk
- It will scare you to pieces.
- Herbert West: Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.
[Visiting the morgue] Dan Cain: What if we get caught? Herbert West: What'll they do? Embalm us?
[Re-re-animating the dead cat in the basement] Herbert West: Don't expect it to tango; it has a broken back.
Herbert West: I must say, Dr. Hill, I'm VERY disappointed in you. You steal the secret of life and death, and here you are trysting with a bubble-headed coed. You're not even a second-rate scientist!
Swiss Woman Doctor: You killed him! Herbert West: No, I did not. I gave him life.
- Cameo: [James Cameron's father] The man sitting next to Meg with his jaw bandaged up is James Cameron's father.
The first man who is re-animated at the morgue (who goes on to kill the dean) is Arnold Schwarzenegger's body double.
Very loosely adapted from H.P. Lovecraft's "Herbert West - Re-Animator".
Stuart Gordon and Dennis Paoli originally intended to be faithful to H.P. Lovecraft's story, but the film ultimately has little in common with the story, which was intended to be a parody of "Frankenstein".
The special effects department went through 25 gallons of fake blood during the shoot.
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