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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Jeffrey Combs
Bruce Abbott
Directors
Stuart Gordon
Screenwriters
Dennis Paoli
Stuart Gordon
Running Time
83 minutes

Re-Animator
$1 million well spent


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Plot
A medical student returns from Austria after working in regenerative experiments with a well known scientist who died under mysterious circumstances. He enrolls at Miskatonic University where he begs to differ with his professor on issues of the time of death, and eventually enlists his roommate to help him continue experiments on re-animating the dead.


Verdict
Cited by Freudian analysts as a sort of masturbation fantasy (creating life without the help of women, apparently), the plot — two medical students revive corpses to disastrous effect — took a genre obsessed with masked killers, monsters et al, completely by storm.


Reviewed by Mark Dinning

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