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Main Details

  • Released in 1985
  • Color
  • Running Time: 95 min | 86 min (unrated) | 95 min (R-rated)
  • Production Co: Empire Pictures | Re-Animator Productions
  • Distribution Co: Empire Pictures (1985) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Stuart Gordon
  • Written by Dennis Paoli, William Norris and Stuart Gordon, based on the story "Herbert West - Re-Animator" by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton
  • Produced by Michael Avery, Charles Band, Bruce William Curtis, Bob Greenberg, Charles Donald Storey, Brian Yuzna
  • Original Music by Richard Band
  • Cinematography by Mac Ahlberg, Robert Ebinger
  • Film Editing by Lee Percy

Plot Summary

  • After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Also Known As

  • (Brazil) (alternative title) A Hora dos Mortos Vivos
  • (Canada) (French title) Le réanimateur
  • (Greece) (DVD title) Zontanos-nekros
  • (Greece) Ζωντανός-Νεκρό
  • (Hungary) Reanimátor
  • (Portugal) O Soro Maléfico
  • (Serbia) Reanimator
  • (Germany) Der Re-Animator


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