Stuart Gordon's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West: Re-Animator puts a Night of the Living Dead spin on the classic Frankenstein story. Jeffrey Combs furrows his brow and bugs his eyes as the preternaturally intense Herbert West, a maverick medical student whose gory, gooey experiments cause bloody corpses and body parts to jerk to life. Bruce Abbot is the studious roommate drawn into his extracurricular experiments, which soon involve the dean's daughter (the frequently naked Barbara Crampton) and the college's cadaverous, calculating star professor (David Gale), who literally loses his head over a battle for West's discovery. In this world, that's only a minor setback. Charged with sick gallows humor and a ghoulish gallery of undead beasties, Re-Animator, like Evil Dead II, is one of the most inspired and inventive--and funniest--horror films of the 1980s. Combs, Abbott, and Gale reunite for the almost-as-entertaining sequel Bride of Re-Animator.
John Carpenter changed the course of cinematic horror with Halloween. Cigarette Burns is equally challenging and mysterious, and goes deeper into obsession as a young film fanatic tracks down a fabled film that drives its audience mad. to the point of murder. Dreams in the Witch-House reunites director Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) with the world of H.P. Lovecraft. There's something quite mythological about the mysterious house a young student takes up residency in, and Gordon takes us further into the dark madness than expected. Chocolate, based on a short story by writer/director Mick Garris (The Stand), takes an obsessive love story and turns it into a tale of horror. Perhaps true love is impossible. at least in a Masters of Horror story. Dance of the Dead, director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is the only film in the series to date to be set in an apocalyptic future. Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, Dance tells a tale of the dead being revived to entertain the bored hoards of the future. Don Coscarelli's Incident On and Off a Mountain Road breathes new life into Joe Lansdale's classic horror story. Coscarelli, who came to prominence with his Phantasm movies, presents a backwoods Chainsaw-like story, putting a strong female protagonist up against her right-wing, survivalist boyfriend, as well as a deformed killer in a shack in the woods. Clive Barker's short story Haeckel's Tale is the series' first historical costume drama. John McNaughton, who created the unforgettable Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, brings the dead to life in a story that owes a lot to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Hammer films. But McNaughton takes us far beyond where erotic and horrific elements combine to create a different kind of life after death.
Scientist Herbert West has discovered a fluid which brings living tissue back to life. After the death of his professor West moves to a new university to continue his research. He involves a fellow student and the student's fianc ©e in his research by experimenting on their dead cat. Dan fascinated by West's research agrees to smuggle him into the hospital morgue...Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: NR UPC: 013131502190 Manufacturer No: DV15021
Packed With Exclusive Bonus Features Including The All-New 70 Minute Documentary RE-ANIMATOR RESURRECTUS.Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders... and another one in a dish on his desk! Deep within the morgue at Miskatonic University, arrogant madman West (Jeffrey Combs) introduces fellow graduate student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) to his startling formula for the re-animation of fresh corpses. But the secret of life and death has some very messy consequences. Get ready to re-experience one of the most outrageously inventive horror films of all time, the over-the-top classic that The New York Times hails as “ingenious…it has as much originality as it has gore, and that’s really saying something!”