Friday, December 2 - Saturday, December 17, 2022
H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985. But thanks to RE-ANIMATOR, they didn’t have to. Feeling like an amalgam of Frankenstein, The Beyond, and Revenge of the Nerds, RE-ANIMATOR is where science meets chaos to produce an hyperactive overdose of gruesome insanity. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, RE-ANIMATOR isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre — it’s a masterpiece of life.
Screening as part of our series ‘Waverly Midnights: Midnights of the Living Dead’
Previously screened in our series ‘Waverly Midnights: Staff Picks Winter/Spring 2022.’ Staff Pick! Chosen by Asha who says: “Of all of the answers I could provide on why I selected this film and my reasons for enjoying it so much time and time again, the most significant qualifier is this: this film has a cat in it.”
- Year 1985
- Running Time 105 minutes
- Distributor AGFA
- Director Stuart Gordon
- Cast Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and DoesTheDogDie.com as well as through general internet searches.