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
The quality of the Youtube video is excellent, so enjoy!