In 1985 Re-Animator, a loose adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's short story, breathed new life into the trash movie genre. A low budget collision of black comedy and gruesome horror marked this debut feature of director Stuart Gordon and it's well balanced mix of old fashioned horror atmospherics and boundary pushing gore secured it a firm place in film history. A demented medical student Herbert West, played with quirky intensity by Jeffrey Combs, develops a serum that can bring human corpses back to life, but the re-animated carcasses turn spastically violent. Determined to succeed, West continues in his experiments. Re-Animator is a brilliant tour-de-farce of gut-busting laughs and plain old gut-busting. An unquestionable classic!