|09.27.10||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2010|
So, Re-Animator was a pretty seminal movie for me. My neighbor Cameron turned me on to it. I'd always been into horror movies (i remember trying to get my parents to take me to a drive-in double feature so I could see Friday the 13th part 7.. maybe playing with License to Drive? anyway) but Cameron was the guy who got me into the hardcore stuff like Faces of Death and Frankenhooker. We shared a love for fangoria gore, the movie Hardware, comics, and making crappy home-video renditions of our favorite movies. Re-Animator was one of our favs (hopefully the tape with us throwing glow-in-the-dark glop around in my basement is lost forever). I must've rented that movie a half-dozen times throughout middle and high school. Then watched it a few more times through college, then bought it on DVD and watched it a hand-full more times with the commentary and whatnot. So it has a personal spot in my film history.
So when Fantastic Fest announced that it was bringing Jeffrey Combs and Stuart Gordon in and showing this theatrically, it was the first film added to my schedule (they also showed From Beyond which didn't have as much personal history with me but I still like a great deal, but it was programmed up against a secret screening so I didn't see it).
I'm not sure there's much else to say. Great movie. I loved getting the chance to see it in a theater, much less to have the actor and director in house to talk about it. It was all just great and a real treasure of a memory for me.
|11.19.05||DVD||this was second. Love It!|