Re-Animator (1985)

Since I’ve started my foray into the world of horror and exploitation cinema, Herbert West the Re-Animator’s imagery has cropped up constantly. Before that, it was in the many reams of goregrind and death metal I listened to. I recently read the Lovecraft story on which this movie is based, which is actually a hundred thousand leagues away in tone and content.

On the face of it, Re-Animator is a decent exploitation / B-movie flick, with suitably terrible acting and hilarious SFX work. The plot would surely send HP himself spinning in his grave, but if blood, tits and bad acting are your favourite bits about movies, then surely you need look no further.