From Beyond Reviews

  • Sep 29, 2019

    Solid horror film that while doesn't reach the brilliance of "Re-Animator", still provides plenty of chills. The cast is solid across the board, with Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton almost playing the opposite roles from "Re-Animator" (Combs's Crawford wants to end the experiment while Crampton's McMichaels keeps pushing the limits). The addition of the great Ken Foree is always a plus as well. Behind the camera, Stuart Gordon makes a solid adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft, despite the lack of material from the source (by his own admission, the film's prologue covers the original short story). However, it doesn't quite have the fun and originality of "Re-Animator", while some of the optical effects haven't aged as well (the practical and make-up effects are still brilliant). Overall, a solid horror movie and still one of the better Lovecraft adaptations, but not the classic like their previous work.

    Solid horror film that while doesn't reach the brilliance of "Re-Animator", still provides plenty of chills. The cast is solid across the board, with Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton almost playing the opposite roles from "Re-Animator" (Combs's Crawford wants to end the experiment while Crampton's McMichaels keeps pushing the limits). The addition of the great Ken Foree is always a plus as well. Behind the camera, Stuart Gordon makes a solid adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft, despite the lack of material from the source (by his own admission, the film's prologue covers the original short story). However, it doesn't quite have the fun and originality of "Re-Animator", while some of the optical effects haven't aged as well (the practical and make-up effects are still brilliant). Overall, a solid horror movie and still one of the better Lovecraft adaptations, but not the classic like their previous work.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Insane, gooey, and amazing.

    Insane, gooey, and amazing.

  • Aug 21, 2019

    Like the gloriously grotesque special effects, this deliriously disgusting hybrid is less slick than it is sloppy in how it fuses body horror, sadomasochism, and metaphysical/theological satire—the monstrous Dr. Pretorious asking to be prodded like the risen Christ to doubting Thomas; the enlarged pineal gland, the Cartesian seat of the soul, protruding like a phallic clitoris—though the result is nonetheless equal parts hilarious, exhilarating, and revolting. Happy birthday to that inveterate racist yet ingenious writer, HP Lovecraft.

    Like the gloriously grotesque special effects, this deliriously disgusting hybrid is less slick than it is sloppy in how it fuses body horror, sadomasochism, and metaphysical/theological satire—the monstrous Dr. Pretorious asking to be prodded like the risen Christ to doubting Thomas; the enlarged pineal gland, the Cartesian seat of the soul, protruding like a phallic clitoris—though the result is nonetheless equal parts hilarious, exhilarating, and revolting. Happy birthday to that inveterate racist yet ingenious writer, HP Lovecraft.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Kinky sex and brain sucking. Whats not to like about Stuart Gordon's brilliant follow up to Re-Animator.

    Kinky sex and brain sucking. Whats not to like about Stuart Gordon's brilliant follow up to Re-Animator.

  • Nov 01, 2018

    Memorable kills and a unique plot makes this film stand out

    Memorable kills and a unique plot makes this film stand out

  • Sep 11, 2018

    Great pacing, acting and amazing effects. Everything you'd want from an 80s scifi horror.

    Great pacing, acting and amazing effects. Everything you'd want from an 80s scifi horror.

  • Feb 19, 2018

    Gooey and graphic, like “The Fly” on acid with some mildly pornographic overtones. A must see for aficionados of 1980s practical special effects.

    Gooey and graphic, like “The Fly” on acid with some mildly pornographic overtones. A must see for aficionados of 1980s practical special effects.

  • Dec 23, 2017

    One of my favorite adaptations. Great short story!

    One of my favorite adaptations. Great short story!

  • May 07, 2017

    It was interesting seeing Jeffrey Combs as the hero, feels like a spiritual sequel to Re-Animator.

    It was interesting seeing Jeffrey Combs as the hero, feels like a spiritual sequel to Re-Animator.

  • Apr 26, 2017

    great movie almost as good as reanimator

    great movie almost as good as reanimator