TV & Film
🧪RE-ANIMATOR (1985) became a cult classic as a result of creative special effects geniuses and intellectual horror hounds. This truly wild H.P. Lovecraft adaptation went on to further expand the horror horizon of the mid-1980s’.🧪
▶️ Herbert West is an extremely promising medical student who has unlocked the secret to bringing the dead back to life. However, such a thing requires experimentation, and also causes a creepy, dominating professor to want to claim West’s research as his own.
⏩⏩ Discussions include: An appreciation for RE-ANIMATOR as a whole, how this low-budget, well-researched, cross-genre film fits into horror cinema, the controversy behind the film’s musical score, how realism, absurdism, science-fiction, zombification, and the grotesque all work together as one, clinical bloodiness vs. exploitative gore, the overall evolution of the story and characters, and also how the film differs from the 1922 Lovecraft story, Herbert West — Reanimator. **Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale. Directed by Stuart Gordon.**
▶️ **PICKS OF THE WEEK**
🎥Lindsay’s Pick — HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS (1989): When a scientist father’s experimental shrinking ray accidentally works, his children and two neighbors are shrunken down to size of insects and faced with traversing the dangers of the backyard. An action adventure flick for any age. **Starring Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland, Amy O’Neill. Directed by Joe Johnston.**
🎥Justin’s Pick — THE STUFF (1985): This film takes a bite out of American consumerism when all of the country is obsessed with a suspiciously addictive, delicious dessert. And one investigator is on the case to figure out the sinister reason behind America’s communal craving. **Starring Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Scott Bloom, Andrea Marcovicci, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello. Directed by Larry Cohen.**
▶️ MURRAYMOMENT: When the Marshmallow Man explodes in GHOSTBUSTERS (1984), its gooey goodness covers every outdoor surface and person, our ghostbustin’ heroes included. Except for one — Billy Murray. Find out why right here!
▶️ FINAL THOUGHTS: A few mentions of how Lovecraft’s 6-part serialized short story differs from the RE-ANIMATOR film. And Justin and Lindsay discuss Barbara Crampton’s awesomeness, as well as her most controversial scene in the film.
▶️ NEXT UP: MAGNOLIA (1999)!!
Episode 47 : Misery
Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 31 : But I'm A Cheerleader
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 29 : Ghostbusters (1984)
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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