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Nite Owl 50th Anniversary: Re-Animator (1985)

Opens on April 19

Director: Stuart Gordon Run Time: 106 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 1985

Starring: Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, David Gale, Jeffrey Combs, Robert Sampson

Country: United States
Language: English, German

Columbus late-night legend, Fritz The Nite Owl will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 10tv show by hosting the 1985 classic, Re-Animator. The film will screen, breaking every 20 minutes or so for Fritz’s on screen host segments providing trivia about the making of the film and other fun anecdotes. All tickets are $15. Learn more about Nite Owl Theatre here.

About the film:

Herbert West is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, Re-Animator (1985) isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre – it’s a masterpiece of life.

“This is the same blood that flows through the Hammer horror movies; it’s theatre-of-the-absurd blood, slapstick blood.”

—Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

About the filmmaker:

Stuart Gordon was a genre film legend thanks to his contributions on cult classic films like Re-Animator (1985), From Beyond (1986), Dolls (1987), and Fortress (1992). Over the course of his career, Gordon directed 22 films and wrote the screenplays for more, including Body Snatchers (1993), directed by Abel Ferrara. Re-Animator (1995) was Gordon’s directorial debut.

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