My Week With Halloween Films in 2015 - Day 3


Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
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Re-Animator (1985)

After moving from a University in Switzerland to the Miskatonic University in the US, Dr West - played by Jeffrey Combs, which most will recognise as Weyoun from Star Trek: DS9 - moves into Dan Cain's basement so that he can further his research into animating the dead. Although, both Cain and his girlfriend (who happens to be the daughter of Miskatonic's Dean of the Medical School) have initial reservations about West, Dan winds up helping West in his experiments after witnessing West being able to bring Dan's dead cat from the dead.

Despite its campiness and fairly low budget production, this is an enjoyable film. Jeffery Combs really steals the limelight with his usual creepy acting.

Most funniest moment: After killing and decapitating Dr Hill with a shovel, Dr West decides to test reanimating the head and body separately. Once the head of Dr Hill awakens, Dr West begins asking the head questions. The response is very slow and zombie like and is “You Bastard”. Just as the head is finishing off the short and punchy sentence, the body of Dr Hill has sneaked up behind Dr West and proceeds to bounce West's head off the table to knock him out.

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