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Director: Stuart Gordon Run Time: 104 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1985

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

H.P. Lovecraft’s writings can be difficult to adapt to the big screen but this 1985 horror-comedy film, based on the story “Herbert West – Reanimator”, is by far one of the best…and the most entertaining. Brilliant but strange medical student Herbert West starts some trouble when he brings his professor (Hans Gruber, not from Die Hard) back from the dead. This, naturally, complicates things for everybody but particularly for one fellow med student and his girlfriend. Sure this is a comedy in this cult favorite but there’s gore a-plenty!

This screening is a partnership between the Tribeca Festival’s ESCAPE FROM TRIBECA and the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival