Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day… Yoooouuu baasssstttaaarrrdddd…
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
We’ve had a couple of days of classy Universal style monsters. Now it’s time to camp things up a little bit around here!
Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator is a film that feels very homemade. The sets are kinda cheap, the supporting cast aren’t really good at… um… acting… But the flick makes up for all that in a few key ways. Firstly, Jeffrey Combs is a God as Herbert West. If I had to pick, I’d say his Agent Dammers from THE FRIGHTENERS is my favorite performance of Combs’, but Herbert West is undoubtably his most iconic.
So, he’s great. David Gale plays a good heavy, even when he spends most of the movie acting as a pissed off severed head. Funny story, a good buddy of mine threw his vote away in 2004 by voting Third Party because he hated Bush and said Kerry reminded him too much of Gale as Dr. Hill from Re-Animator. True story.
Most importantly Re-Animator has an over-abundance of fun. It’s a cup runneth over with entertainment. This movie is just so goddamn easy to watch just thinking back on it now makes me want to pop in the DVD.
Here’s the pic for today, featuring three versions of Mr. David Gale playing Dr. Carl Hill. Enjoy!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is having a fit. Which one? Why the one that bit the cow, of course.
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- Big Trouble In Little China
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- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
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Oct. 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST
Combs is the man.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
anyway that's a cool movie too.but you should have a bts pic from the chopped-head-licking-pussy scene.heh.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:38 p.m. CST
Not voting for a major party candidate is NOT throwing away your vote. Voting for whoever you believe is the best candidate is what matters; that is the American way. Granted, your friend's reason for voting 3rd party is stupid, but seeing the phrase "throw away your vote" in response to voting for the unlikely candidate always pisses me off. God Bless America. *Salutes, exits stage right.*
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST
by A G
LITERALLY, only in America. Most African people would give their right arm to have that kind of privilege.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Voting for Coke & Pepsi and expecting a better government is truly throwing your vote away.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST
"Re-Animator" is perhaps my favorite 80's horror film. I love the dark humor and the over the top gore. Plus, it's one of those rare horror films where the performances are the highlights of the film. Jeffrey Combs and David Gale's wonderful performances make the film even more enjoyable than it already is.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST
The friend didn't like Kerry's viewpoints, has always been an independent, but couldn't vote for Bush. And yes, Kerry gave him the willies because he always saw Kerry as the dude from Re-Animator. If he agreed with him politically then he would have voted for Kerry.<BR><BR>As for a multiple party system, I'm in total agreement. If there was a party that had the compassion of the democrats, the drive of the Republicans and a whole lot more common sense than in either party I'd be all for it.<BR><BR>Ultimately, I brought it up only because it's funny and you can't deny that John Kerry shares quite a resemblance with Dr. Hill.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST
"Get a job in a sideshow."
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST
Sorry for that rant. I'm just revved up because my Falcons won a shootout.
Oct. 24, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST
I actually didn't care much for Re-Animator when it came out - I thought it was too slow during the non-effects scenes. I later thought that From Beyond was a big improvement in terms of just being interesting and professional. But I watched them both again just recently and was surprised to enjoy Re-Animator much more now - I just found the tone to be more unique, and, as has been stated, more character-driven. I still like From Beyond, though. And I agree that Comb's best role was in The Frighteners, which is saying a lot considering he's memorable in pretty much everything.
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST
Another class HP Lovecraft adaptation (used loosely), the late '80's gave birth to some truly brilliant horrors!! Does anyone know, if the truly pukefully nasty film that is Street Trash is available on DVD?
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST
Never seen the movie but recently read H.P. Lovecrafts great Reanimator short, is it in anyway similar?
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST
Yes. Synapse Films released "Street Trash" on DVD a couple of years ago. Also, "From Beyond" is an underrated classic. *Spoilers* The scene where Combs' character sucks Stuart Gordon's wife's brains through her eye socket is wonderfully fucked up.
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST
by Det. John Kimble
So lifelike Gale can't even tell which is his real head!
Oct. 24, 2010, 5:42 p.m. CST
One of those films that my friends thought was "sick"<p> This made me view "From Beyond", another fucked up freaky film. <p> I have memories of that one with people with a protruding gland on their foreheads.
Oct. 24, 2010, 6 p.m. CST
When I rented it I watched it NINE TIMES before giving it back the next day.<p>Yes I was young and not much else to do that day but boy, was this fun!
Oct. 24, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST
but apparently the mere mention of politicians, even in a non-political discussion, will ruin the TB by bringing out the self-righteous whackjobs who think they are some sort of authority on the subject <p>even in jest it's just better to leave it out of the discussion <p>AWESOME PIC from an awesome flick, by the way!
Oct. 24, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST
You Bastards, you blew it up!
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST
what the frak kind of a point are you trying to make? that kerry and obama are no better than bush an cheney? well fuck you we finally have a health care system that works thanks to obama and new credit card laws that reverse what bush did AND a finanial reform bill thats not beholden to big corporations but i guess you listen too much fixed noise i.e. fox news to hear any truths like that
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST
...though I was gutted to see Ken Foree devoured. There was a time, albeit a short one, when Stuart Gordon was the King of Horror. Re-Animator still hits all the right notes for me.
Oct. 24, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST
Might as well.
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST
Does anybody else remember "The Brain"? It was that weird horror film where he played a Dr. Phil type, who used this mutant/alien brain to mind control his audience.
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST
look in the mirror and see who the douchebag is. please tell me one thing fox ever got right you right wingers pretend to care about the welfare of the country yet the people you elect do everything in their power to stop any progress in this country. stop listening to the sarah palins and rand pauls of the world and maybe just maybe youll actually learn something. the presiddent and secretary clinton both made viral videos in support of gay youth and condemning homophobes everywhere. i'd love to see your friends sarah palin or john mccain or DUBYAH do that!!! put your money where your mouth is bitch
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
What? What I say?
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST
Kerry looked too much like him too... I knew I couldn't have been the only one but everyone I asked about it had no idea what Re-aminator was....
Oct. 24, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST
Tell me the new healthcare system works in 5 years. Sucker. Get ready for socialized medicine and 20 hour waits in the ER for stroke patients. Hope you don't get sick.
Oct. 24, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST
Re-Animator is one of my favorite movies of all time. Went so over the top yet maintained a wink wink attitude and kept it all in check as well. Awesome movie that is always fun.
Oct. 24, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST
And a lot have, but that's because of other murderous, barbaric Africans and their lust for power and money.
Oct. 24, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
with love for BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR? politics - for those who still believe in santa claus...
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Oct. 24, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST
Oh and the perfect pizza. What are "Things People Will Never Agree On?" "YES!" "Potent Potables for 1600, Alex!"
Oct. 24, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST
would have to be his very first turn as Weyoun, the vorta overseer of the group of stranded Jem-Hadar rescued by the Defiant on DS9. They end up teaming up together in an operation to stop a group of renegade Jem-Hadar. Love the episode. Combs would return as clones of Weyoun later, but that initial performance was always the best to me. Love his subtle facial expressions and the bottled emotion.
Oct. 24, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
...from Barbara Crampton's introductory "Hi!" to the lightning-fast climax of a sex scene with her in it always gets howls of laughter every time I see it in a group (or even when I just think about it, it makes me chuckle).
Oct. 25, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST
...but Re-Animator is one of my all-time favorite movies. Every thing about this film is perfect. The horror, the comedy and all just mesh together. I showed this movie to my girlfriend a couple weeks ago and she thought it was disgusting because of the..."head" scene. This movie basically set me out on a personal journey to view all of Comb's films and I have been witness to a few of his faults (Re-Animator 3, which was a terrible film no matter what anyone says) and many of his good roles. I love this movie. Hope to see many more BOTS pics of it! :)
Oct. 25, 2010, 12:52 a.m. CST
Oh, and also, I expected this to be a BOTS pic of Tommy Boy.
Oct. 25, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST
Just so you know. I hate politics. I dont vote but some one always wins, and things never truely better. Waste of time really. I will vote when a salf aware and logical computer runs for office. I wonder why no one outsed john about his ties with the COS when he ran.... so strange.
Oct. 25, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST
by Rocco Curioso
Skynet for President in 2012! HELLS yeah, bud!... I'm up for that.
Oct. 25, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST
by Darth Mulder
While it was an ok movie, at best, I would not ever consider it one of Combs' faults. His performance as West was perfect, and it was awesome seeing him in that role again after so many years away from it.
Oct. 25, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST
Didn't this move receive an X rating because of the gore? I remembers something like that. Maybe there was a disclaimer in the advertisement?
Oct. 25, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST
Anyone ever see it? It is mostly crap but it has a re-animated severed penis fighting a rat. That alone makes it worth seeing. Also whatever happened to the proposed 4th film HOUSE OF RE-ANIMATOR? It was going to star William H Macy has the President of the U.S. Who dies in office and is re-animated by Dr. West in exchange for a pardon. Sounds like DAVE but with gore.
Oct. 25, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST
Wish I had seen it in the theater. Or better yet at the drive-in.
Oct. 25, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST
by S-Mart shopper
Oct. 25, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST
'It's monkeyshines like these that raise this horror-genre parody to the top of its class', she wrote of the famous "giving head" scene.
Oct. 25, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
I do every year. Been a favorite of mine since I first saw it on cinemax in 86.
Oct. 25, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
Three Stooges, y'all! :)
Oct. 25, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST
adaptation. Del Toro, you better fuck my eyeballs and scare the beejeebus out of me, otherwise I will hate you forever.
Oct. 26, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST
Oct. 26, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST
Nobody I know can understand why let alone like it all that much, so it's really nice to feel the love for it here! I spent $50 getting the Millennium Edition DVD in Australia many years ago just to see the 'head giving head' scene and extras, since the VHS was always cut to shit in Irish stores. Worth every penny for the amount of times i've watched it since. Then I shelled out again when it was repackaged with artwork and a syringe highlighter. Yes I am a nerd. What'll they do? Embalm me?
Oct. 26, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST
I wouldn't be surprised. Every other horror film from the 70's and 80's has or is getting an update.
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