Re-Animator is a 1985 science fiction horror film based on the H. P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West: Reanimator.” Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animator series. The movie has become a cult film, driven by fans of Jeffrey Combs (who stars as Herbert West), extreme gore, and the successful combination of horror and comedy.
Herbert West is new at Misketonic University in the (fictional) town of Arkham MA. He rooms with nice guy Dan (Bruce Abbott) but Dan’s girlfriend Meg (Barbara Crampton) doesn’t trust him. And evil Dr. Hill (the late David Gale) hates him. It seems West has a glowing green/yellow potion that brings the dead back to life but they always come back in a foul mood. But he hasn’t tried it on humans…yet.
Re-Animator is a cult classic from the 80s! It has everything, lots of blood and gore, nudity, great atmosphere and crazy experiments. Another 80s classic that you must see if you’re a fan of the genre. The movie has also spawned several sequels.