Stuart Gordon’s loose and very funny Lovecraft adaptation is one of the most crowd-pleasing horror comedies of them all. Pauline Kael called it “pop-Buñuel.” Relentlessly inventive, full of first-rate gore effects, and blessed with an iconic performance from Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West, Re-animator.
“RE-ANIMATOR is splatter heaven. Based on the sci-fi novel by H.P. Lovecraft, RE-ANIMATOR‘s gore is exceeded only by its wit. Not since the heyday of Roger Corman, perhaps, have filmmakers had so much fun with an exploitation movie.” – Paul Attanasio, The Washington Post
“It’s simply the best, funniest Grand Guignol horror picture to come along in ages.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times