When it comes to 1985’s Re-Animator I can say humbly that I am a fanatic. Not only did it plant the seed that would make me a lifelong fan of H.P. Lovecraft. But it also happened to be one of my first two video rentals back in the day. Furthermore Re-Animator is easily one of my favorite horror films of all time.
There is a lot to love about Re-Animator. From Stuart Gordon’s excellent directing to the gruesome practical gore effects that abound. I would have to say though in addition to all of that what truly elevates this film to classic status is the cast. From the likes of Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, David Gale, and Robert Sampson. Each and every one shine brightly in their role but it is however Jeffrey Combs as the disturbed Herbert West that steals the show.
Re-Animator certainly earned it’s cult movie status and has through the years managed to grow beyond that. So much so that Stuart Gordon in 2011 was able to stage the very well received Re-Animator: The Musical.
One thing that was lacking for us fans of Re-Animator back in 1985 was merchandise. While there was of course many magazines like Fangoria placing the movie on their covers – the offerings were slim. Thankfully there are more than a few companies over the past years that have decided to fix that mistake.
Fright-Rags is another prime example. Having already offered fans of Re-Animator clothing items like socks and T-Shirts – they are now releasing trading cards and stickers!
Not only that, friends. But beyond the the 60 base card, there will be an additional 23 chase cards. As well as an autographed card by none other than Barbara Crampton plus sketch cards by:
- Brent Engstrom
- Casey Booth
- Christopher Franchi
- Dan Curto
- Jeff Zornow
- Matt Tobin
- Matthew Skiff
- Nathan Milliner
So hop on over to Fright-Rags and pre-order yourself these amazing cards. Heck, if you are feeling generous you might even remember your friends in the Retroist Vault when ordering.