Nightmare Fuel: Re-Animator

  • While most of the violence is quite over-the-top, the appearance of the morgue zombies was painstakingly based on actual corpses of accident victims, and as such is disturbingly realistic and extremely scary.
  • The movie heavily implies that being brought back to life leaves the test subjects in unbearable pain (physically and mentally - the longer the body has been dead the worse), which may very well be part of the reason that they are more like feral beasts than humans. They die and, after West's chemical restarts the body, literally wake up in a living hell where pain is all they know.
  • Dr. Hill. Just Dr. Hill. His ability to manipulate people in life is already unnerving (implied in the original screenplay to be actual hypnotic powers - which explains why West temporarily cowers and gives into him after Hill tells him he'll do as he's told) and once he's dead and re-animated ... oh boy. The creepy post-death voice doesn't help.

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