Story: This movie is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West: Re-Animator, with a Night of the Living Dead twist on the classic Frankenstein story.
The Film Itself: Herbert West (played by Jeffery Combs) plays a shady medical student whose experiments cause corpses and body parts to come back to life, to “re-animate”, almost. Herbert comes to America, to learn under the doctor at the Miskatonic Hospital, the best in the area. He moves into an apartment with Dan Cain, who is dating the Dean’s daughter. Herbert underminds Dan into helping out with the experiments, so he blackmails him into telling the Dean about there mystery relationship. Between oozing guts, and heads being severed, this movie was well made. Very rarely do I see a zombie movie with this much intensity in it nowadays. After watching this movie, I felt the need to start tearing the flesh off the closest person to myself. It’s a gory laugh-fest. This is one of those movies that you would watch over and over and over, and it gets more entertaining as the time passes.
Special Features: The version that I have on DVD is the Millennium Edition, which includes a range of special features such as on disc one, it includes the soundtrack, and a dual layer disc for high quality picture and sound, and on the second disk, there is New video interviews with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band, and with Fangoria editor, Tony Timpone. 16 extended scenes, a deleted scene, the theatrical trailer TV spots, and biographies and filmographies of cast and filmmakers are includuded. – Devin