Horror 101 – Episode 49: Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator

Episode 49: Re-Animator (1985) – December 23rd, 2015

Death is just the beginning…

Just in time for Christmas! Welcome back to the Horror 101 podcast! We always say that 1985 was the most entertaining year for horror. And Re-Animator is certainly NO exception. When you have Stuart Gordon directing a Brian Yuzna film starring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, you cannot do wrong. Based off a Lovecraft story of science run amok, Re-Animator is a pioneering zany gore flick which has something for everyone. The horror effects are stunning, the acting is excellent. The attention to detail by the crew that made this film was second to none. This was the movie that put Jeffrey Combs on the map. If you’ve never seen him as Herbert West then you’re missing out. We dare you to find another flick made for under a million dollars thats as good as Re-Animator. After a somber year of memorial Horror 101 shows we decided to push the camp and laughs this time around and we couldn’t find a better film to focus on to achieve that than Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator. Its a 37 minute Horror 101 treatment of another classic you shouldn’t miss! Join us!

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

01:00 Welcome back to 1985!
03:00 The biggest Whovian, ever…
04:30 The Horror 101 recording debacle…
07:00 The effective hook of Stuart Gordon…
09:10 The Psycho Rip-off Score (with Richard Band interview)…
11:55 Meeting Dan, Meg and Herbert West…
13:40 Enter Dr. Hill (“I suggest you get a pen!!”)…
15:30 The Cat Came back…
19:30 Human Experiment Goes Wrong…
23:50 The Rise and fall of Dr. Hill…
25:35 Shovel Death…
28:40 Decapitated Cunnilingus? Head for the mountains!!
29:45 You Dare Infiltrate the Fortress of Hill?
21:35 Final Thoughts and Scoring the film…
35:00 Conclusion and Merry Christmas!! See you next year!

Re-Animator (1985)

Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Produced by: Brian Yuzna
Based off a story by H.P. Lovecraft

Starring:

Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West
Bruce Abbott as Dan Cain
Barbara Crampton as Megan Halsey
David Gale as Dr. Carl Hill
Robert Sampson as Dean Halsey
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon as Dr. Harrod
Peter Kent as Melvin the Re-Animated

Music by: Richard Band

All video, pictures and audio used from Re-Animator is copyright © 1985 by Empire Pictures and Re-Animator Productions. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.

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