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C&L's Sat Nite Chiller Theater: 'Re-Animator' (1985)

Stuart Gordon's first movie is his best and should not be missed.

In honor of tonight's Super Saturday, Chiller Theater is proud to be playing Stuart Gordon's 1985 cult classic, Re-Animator. Its blend of camp, gore, ingenuity and genuine scares stamped it as a horror fans horror movie. Jeffrey Combs manic performance kept this party going!

With a Rotten Tomatoes grade of 94%, it's a highly rated film from any genre: Critics Consensus: Perfectly mixing humor and horror, the only thing more effective than Re-Animator's gory scares are its dry, deadpan jokes.

Dr. Cain: What are you researching?

Dr. West: Death.

Here's what some of the top movie critics of the day wrote about the film when it premiered.

Re-Animator is splatter heaven. Based on the sci-fi novel by H.P. Lovecraft, Re-Animator's gore is exceeded only by its wit.-- Paul Attanasio Washington Post

Oh, those crazy doctors, when will they ever learn to stop messing around with the natural order of life and death? - Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

It's simply the best, funniest Grand Guignol horror picture to come along in ages. - Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

All of this, ingenious as it may be and much as it will redound to Mr. Gordon's credit in hard-core horror circles, is absolutely to be avoided by anyone not in the mood for a major bloodbath. - Janet Maslin New York Times

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