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« on: April 09, 2013, 02:31:13 PM »

I saw Re-Animator for the first time over the weekend. It may be "bad", but most of the time it's not really bad.

It did overstretch our suspension of disbelief when a severed head started talking. The larynx has been destroyed with a shovel and it has no lungs to push air through it, so how is it talking? The plot device serum can justify it being alive, but there was no attempt to justify the talking. Come on, writer, work with me.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 02:53:18 PM »

I saw Re-Animator for the first time over the weekend. It may be "bad", but most of the time it's not really bad.

It did overstretch our suspension of disbelieve when a severed head started talking. The larynx has been destroyed with a shovel and it has no lungs to push air through it, so how is it talking? The plot device serum can justify it being alive, but there was no attempt to justify the talking. Come on, writer, work with me.

I love this movie.  I may be sick, but I actually enjoy all 3 of them.  I've been hearing/reading rumors for years about a 4th, and I'm hoping it'll happen.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 03:17:59 PM »

I saw Re-Animator for the first time over the weekend. It may be "bad", but most of the time it's not really bad.

It did overstretch our suspension of disbelieve when a severed head started talking. The larynx has been destroyed with a shovel and it has no lungs to push air through it, so how is it talking? The plot device serum can justify it being alive, but there was no attempt to justify the talking. Come on, writer, work with me.

Although the head could talk, I have to admit that if I were a self-respecting talking severed head, I would want to eat Babrbara Crampton too!  BounceGiggle  What a great body she had in that scene.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 03:29:38 PM »

Anyhow, for a serious reply..I remember seeing this one at the Strand Theatre for just $1.50 back in the day of the mid 80's. Try getting prices like THAT again. 

Also, I liked the fact that aside from the part with the talking head,  thatr the rest of the dead were treated accordingly. For example, the dead cat..when re-animated, he was unable to movie because his back was broken.  Point being, that there were lmitations to the movements of creatures with nervous system impediments, instead of the serum being some sor tof cure-all that defied the physical limitations of nueral impairment. The dead were treated somewhat seriously.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 04:06:06 PM »

The larynx has been destroyed with a shovel and it has no lungs to push air through it, so how is it talking?
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never seen this movie despite first hearing of it when I was about 12... should watch it really..
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 05:31:35 PM »

I love it! Herbert West is a classic mad scientist-its all for SCIENCE! Love the guts coming alive too!
I think I liked the sequel,BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATER ,even more! The head returns-with bat wings! The dog shakes hands-with his human hand!  Theses a walking eyeball! And the gruesome self destruction of the Bride is f**kin'cool sick!
I believe BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR is on this weekend sometime-need ta see it!
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 07:00:54 PM »

Who is this Herbert West of whom you speak?
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 11:24:06 PM »

I liked this movie a lot.  I would recommend this to anyone.  A must see.  The talking head was cool too.

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 02:14:41 PM »

I saw Re-Animator for the first time over the weekend. It may be "bad", but most of the time it's not really bad.

It did overstretch our suspension of disbelieve when a severed head started talking. The larynx has been destroyed with a shovel and it has no lungs to push air through it, so how is it talking? The plot device serum can justify it being alive, but there was no attempt to justify the talking. Come on, writer, work with me.

Who's gonna believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 09:14:16 PM »

Who is this Herbert West of whom you speak?


The character originates in an H.P. Lovecraft Story called Herbert West: Reanimator.  Kind of like Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes mythos, the character seems to have a much greater life outside of the one story he appears in, surviving in adaptations and other interpretations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_West
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 09:30:16 PM »


The character originates in an H.P. Lovecraft Story called Herbert West: Reanimator.  Kind of like Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes mythos, the character seems to have a much greater life outside of the one story he appears in, surviving in adaptations and other interpretations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_West



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For the record, we've had RE-ANIMATOR threads on here before, going back years.  This is not the first time this film has been discussed.

And, to add to the Lovecraft trivia, "Herbert West: Reanimator" was originally a serial in a magazine publication.  It was not initially published as single short story.
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 08:23:17 AM »

And, to add to the Lovecraft trivia, "Herbert West: Reanimator" was originally a serial in a magazine publication.  It was not initially published as single short story.

I used to have an audiobook my wife got me a few years ago "Jeffrey Combs Reads H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West - Re-Animator".  It was awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 08:26:04 AM »


I used to have an audiobook my wife got me a few years ago "Jeffrey Combs Reads H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West - Re-Animator".  It was awesome!


Okay, I've got to find this...
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 08:28:23 AM »


I used to have an audiobook my wife got me a few years ago "Jeffrey Combs Reads H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West - Re-Animator".  It was awesome!



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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 03:02:36 PM »


That should link you to the rest of them as well.


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