Whenever I think of Stuart Gordon's "Re-animator," I think of severed heads. Dr. Hill and his noggin made a distinct impression on me the very first time I watched the film. There are so many things to love about this story that revolves around a mad Dr.Frankenstein-esque scientist named Herbert West, but one of my absolute favorite things is the way Gordon manages to inject the goofiest, crassest humor into an already bizarre film. Hill and his head provide some of the best examples of the kind of humor and perversity that animate (pun only slightly intended) the entire movie. "Re-animator" is not a film for everyone, but for much of the horror community, it is a classic that simply cannot be missed.
From January 30 through April 24, UW Cinematheque at the Chazen presents a one-Sunday-per-month 35mm retrospective of the offbeat and imaginative playwright, screenwriter, and director. Header Image: A collage of the four Stuart Gordon films in the retrospective. Clockwise from top left: John Brennick (Christopher Lambert) and his cellmates Nino...
Dr. Stuart Gordon, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University and Director of the Division of Hepatology and GI Research at Henry Ford Health System discusses World Hepatitis Day, why July 28th was selected for this awareness day, as well as all things preventing and treating Hepatitis. Stay up...
I was happy to see Popcorn Frights is screening Re-Animator at Silverspot Cinema in Coconut Creek, Saturday, July 17, at 9 pm. The 1985 horror flick is a fun B-movie classic that deserves to be seen in a group setting. But I was especially glad to learn about the screening because it gave me an excuse to pay tribute to the movie’s director, Stuart Gordon, who passed away last year when we were all consumed by the beginning of the COVID shutdown.