Re-Animator

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The many wonders of mountain dew.

West: who's going to believe a talking head.

Me: You have no idea about 2022.... πŸ’‹πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’‰


Re-animator, is the movie that made me consider the possibility of injecting myself with coffee to stay up for days, all because of the legendary runt Herbert West. An edgy outspoken pain-in-the-ass medical student who wants not just to push but break the boundaries of human existence no matter the cost.

It's a straightforward plot but what makes it interesting is the approach. And you can't ask for anything better than this from someone who is making a directorial debut with his first feature film, Stuart Gordon literally masters the art of filmmaking while learning multiple things for the first time directing and you can see how impeccable he is in a number of scenes especially the final sequence with the decapitated head of Dr Carl. I was straight-up blown away by how beautifully those close-up shots were filmed.

It's a movie that has no limits the moment one would think that now this is its high point it will hit you with something even more ridiculous. And after knowing the fact that the first cut was over 2 and half hours long I kept thinking what could have been there, frankly speaking, I'm up for 3 hours if things go this crazy.

The genre specification of this movie is by far the most humble thing one could witness. It clearly states as comedy along with horror and sci-fi but the thing is even though there are a few scenes that are funny but when you look at the entire movie as a whole I wouldn't consider it a comedy because it was scary, jaw-dropping and creepy.

Even after over three decades, I can say one thing this has aged very well and always makes me happy when I keep revisiting it every now and then.

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