Based on some writings by H.P. Lovecraft, the 1985 Re-Animator is a blood-soaked little cult film, with kitsch. It’s Frankenstein’s-monster stuff via the animation of dead tissue. Kudos to a menacing Jeffrey Combs as a unsavory med student. Actress Barbara Crampton plainly has no unsavory looks, and captivates us with some sublime nudity.

There is a ton of un-sublime gore, filmed by director Stuart Gordon. On the whole I don’t find his sensationalism pleasing.