Monday, April 7, 2008


Re-Animator (1985)

Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Written by: Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli & William J. Norris, based on the story Herbert West, Reanimator by H.P. Lovecraft
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Gerry Black, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon

I'm not feeling particularly inspired to write anything at the moment. I dunno. I've lost all my zest or something. I decided not to review a couple of things, purely out of 'meh' factor. I've pretty much lost my faith in the internet entirely, but whatever...

This movie is the one about the guy who brings people back to life with his special serum. Generally speaking, it's a zombie movie although, I would only call it that to get one of my zombie-loving associates to watch it. These are people who wouldn't bother with, like, Frankenstein, but they'll watch any zombie movie. Zombies are hot right now. It makes people like me very annoyed, but that's an entirely different essay.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. It was funny and disgusting. So disgusting it was funny? Kind of goofy. There's something very amusing about a guy carrying his own head around in a bag. I dunno. And Jeffrey Combs. Yeah... he's weird.

God, I'm really not in the mood to write this today. Ah well. Power through.

The soundtrack was the music from Psycho with an '80s drum beat added in, which was weirdly effective. I kind of wonder if Bernard Herrmann was credited at all for this (Herrman was the Psycho guy, right? If not, somebody please tell me).

I have read the Lovecraft story on which this was based. I guess the movie sort of sticks to it in theme, but I seem to remember the story being a little more serious. I do remember there being a head in a box though... well, whatever.

Eh. Yeah. I enjoyed myself. I laughed til I barfed and sprayed little bits of chocolate biscuit all over myself. Ew.



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