Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft, this campy send-up follows a medical student who develops a serum that miraculously revives the dead. With his roommate and his girlfriend, he reanimates a corpse -- but he doesn't factor in certain complications.
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Lovecraft's young scientist brings dead back to life. Morbid sense of humor required. Read the review
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It's this kind of flat-footed stuff that gives garbage a bad name.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader  full review
Pic has a grisly sense of humor, and sometimes is so gross and over the top the film tips over into a bizarre comedy.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
All of this, ingenious as it may be and much as it will redound to Mr. Gordon's credit in hard-core horror circles, is absolutely to be avoided by anyone not in the mood for a major bloodbath.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
We have been assaulted by a lurid imagination, amazed by unspeakable sights, blind-sided by the movie's curiously dry sense of humor. I guess that's our money's worth.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1985
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Available From: Nov 16, 2012
  • Queued by: 1354 people
Directed By
Stuart Gordon
Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson