History Film / ReAnimator

7th Feb '16 1:08:21 PM erforce
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''Re-Animator'' was not the first [[LovecraftOnFilm film adaptation of Lovecraft]]; there were waves of them in the mid-1960s (''The Haunted Palace'' by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Die, Monster, Die!'' by frequent Corman collaborator Dan Haller) and the early 1970s (''The Dunwich Horror'' -- Haller again -- and several episodes of ''NightGallery''). But Gordon's film is probably the most famous such adaptation. It spawned a wave of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] and {{Spiritual Successor}}s including ''Film/FromBeyond'', ''Lurking Fear'', and ''Castle Freak'' (all starring Combs, with ''From Beyond'' and ''Castle Freak'' also being directed by Gordon) and 2001's ''Film/{{Dagon}}'' (directed by Gordon).
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''Re-Animator'' was not the first [[LovecraftOnFilm film adaptation of Lovecraft]]; there were waves of them in the mid-1960s (''The Haunted Palace'' by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Die, Monster, Die!'' ''Film/DieMonsterDie'' by frequent Corman collaborator Dan Haller) and the early 1970s (''The Dunwich Horror'' -- Haller again -- and several episodes of ''NightGallery''). But Gordon's film is probably the most famous such adaptation. It spawned a wave of [[FollowTheLeader imitators]] and {{Spiritual Successor}}s including ''Film/FromBeyond'', ''Lurking Fear'', and ''Castle Freak'' (all starring Combs, with ''From Beyond'' and ''Castle Freak'' also being directed by Gordon) and 2001's ''Film/{{Dagon}}'' (directed by Gordon).
11th Oct '15 9:04:46 PM MisterCPC
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Dan's Music/TalkingHeads poster in the first film.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}: ** Dan's Music/TalkingHeads poster in the first film.film. ** Also in the first film, the opening scene where Dan fails to resuscitate a dead patient and is told by one of his peers that he needs to know when to when to quit. [[spoiler: He's faced with the the same scenario at the very end- this time the dead person his own girlfriend, making it much more personal- and becomes so desperate not to lose her that it drives him to use West's reagent on her.]]
11th Oct '15 12:52:45 AM MisterCPC
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* HeelFaceTurn: The re-animated Alan Halsey regains some semblance of recognition and turns against Dr. Hill in order to save his daughter.
10th Oct '15 11:42:40 PM MisterCPC
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* BookEnds: The first film begins with Dan failing to resuscitate a dead woman despite all his efforts. [[spoiler: It tragically ends the same way when he is unable to revive Megan no matter what he does, which makes him use the Re-Agent on her corpse out of desperation...]]
25th Sep '15 10:14:08 PM Sharlee
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* AHeadAtEachEnd: One of the cobbled-together undead from the sealed tunnel in ''Bride'' consists of two upper torsos fused at the waist, with a head and arms on each end.
6th Sep '15 5:14:40 AM Doc_Loki
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Dan's Music/TalkingHeads poster in the first film.
23rd Aug '15 8:12:15 AM RaiderDuck
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* Happy Ending: A RealLife example. David Gale had grown tired of acting and had been [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the paycheck]] for years when he was cast in the first film. Much to his surprise, he realized that he ''loved'' hamming it up and actually wrote director Stuart Gordon a note thanking him for "''re-animating [his] love of acting.''" Gale's agent put the word out that he would be interested in more sci-fi and horror films; because of Gale's awesome work as the loathsome Dr. Hill, he had his pick of roles until his death years later.
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* Happy Ending: HappyEnding: A RealLife example. David Gale had grown tired of acting and had been [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the paycheck]] for years when he was cast in the first film. Much to his surprise, he realized that he ''loved'' hamming it up and actually wrote director Stuart Gordon a note thanking him for "''re-animating [his] love of acting.''" Gale's agent put the word out that he would be interested in more sci-fi and horror films; because of Gale's awesome work as the loathsome Dr. Hill, he had his pick of roles until his death years later.
23rd Aug '15 8:11:52 AM RaiderDuck
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* Happy Ending: A [[RealLife]] example. David Gale had grown tired of acting and had been [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the paycheck]] for years when he was cast in the first film. Much to his surprise, he realized that he ''loved'' hamming it up and actually wrote director Stuart Gordon a note thanking him for "''re-animating [his] love of acting.''" Gale's agent put the word out that he would be interested in more sci-fi and horror films; because of Gale's awesome work as the loathsome Dr. Hill, he had his pick of roles until his death years later.
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* Happy Ending: A [[RealLife]] RealLife example. David Gale had grown tired of acting and had been [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the paycheck]] for years when he was cast in the first film. Much to his surprise, he realized that he ''loved'' hamming it up and actually wrote director Stuart Gordon a note thanking him for "''re-animating [his] love of acting.''" Gale's agent put the word out that he would be interested in more sci-fi and horror films; because of Gale's awesome work as the loathsome Dr. Hill, he had his pick of roles until his death years later.
23rd Aug '15 8:11:14 AM RaiderDuck
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* Happy Ending: A [[RealLife]] example. David Gale had grown tired of acting and had been [[MoneyDearBoy doing it for the paycheck]] for years when he was cast in the first film. Much to his surprise, he realized that he ''loved'' hamming it up and actually wrote director Stuart Gordon a note thanking him for "''re-animating [his] love of acting.''" Gale's agent put the word out that he would be interested in more sci-fi and horror films; because of Gale's awesome work as the loathsome Dr. Hill, he had his pick of roles until his death years later.
10th Aug '15 1:22:37 PM Kooshmeister
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Mace at the end of the first movie.
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