Terrific piece of pulp horror that is an amazing treat for fans of this sort of film ("Re-Animator," "Night of the Creeps," "Dagon," etc.), gonzo over-the-top horror that's also smartly made. The team behind the cult classic "Re-Animator" followed that film up with one that I would are is even better. As with that film, this one is VERY loosely based on an H.P. Lovecraft story and made essentially a completely new story. What is true to Lovecraft's story is the basic premiss of a scientist making a machine that makes resonant vibrations that stimulate the peoples' pineal gland, activating dormant senses that allow them to see and experience a world that is all around us all the time, but imperceptible to our limited six senses. It's a pretty cool basic premiss and the story that gets aded around that premiss is that Crawford Tillinghast, the assistant of the scientist behind the resonator, is the only survivor of the machine's first use. After telling police what he's seen, he's placed into an insane asylum, but is soon release when gorgeous psychiasrist Barbara Crampton wants Tillinghast , played by the always great Jeffrey Combs, to return to the scene of his menotors death and to resume his experiments. They're also accompanied by Ken Foree, who I don't think I've ever seen in anything outside of George Romero and Rob Zombie films. To reveal much more would spoil the film, but the filmmakers go absolutely over-the-top, just as they did with "Re-Animator," though I don't think this film is quite as tongue-in-cheek as it's predacessor, which I also think works to it's benefit. I will say that the monsters created in this film are wildly creative and entertaining. Sure, they're kind of corny by today's special effects standards, but there really is something to be said for drippy, gooey, practical special effects being better than CGI. Lovecreaft famousely described his monsters and creatures as indescribables, but I'll have to give director Gordon some bigtime credit for coming up with some wildly outrageous creatures. Top this all off with underrated film composer Richard Band's best score and you have a 1980s horror classic. And one interesting bit of trivia, the resonator sound effects were sampled in the The Beastie Boys song "Intergalactic."