Director: Stuart Gordon | USA | 1985 | 105 mins
Gory, hilarious and ludicrously entertaining from start to finish, Re-Animator tells the macabre tale of Herbert West, a decidedly peculiar and self righteous medical student (brilliantly played by Jeffrey Combs) who arrives at Miskatonic Medical School with the aim of continuing his highly dubious research into the reanimation of dead tissue. West soon befriends fellow student Dan Cain, who is unwittingly dragged into his twisted experiments, which soon spiral out of control.
When he penned Herbert West: Re-Animator in 1921, it’s highly improbable that H.P. Lovecraft could have foreseen the gory excesses that would dominate Stuart Gordon’s 1985 adaptation. Famously censored in the UK because of “that scene” (if you haven’t seen it, we won’t spoil the surprise!), we are delighted to bring this demented vision of science-gone-mad back to the big screen at Celluloid Screams in its full uncut version.
Screening from an original 35mm archive print.
Screening with HUSH + THEY WILL ALL DIE IN SPACE