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The novelization of the cult horror film Re-Animator, H.P. Lovecraft’s wildly outrageous tale of grisly horror that has become a modern cult-classic overnight, comes to audiobook to haunt, thrill, and delight the mad scientist in us all.

Reanimation, the science of bringing dead creatures back to life, is Herbert West’s dream. West tests his secret life-rejuvenating potion on some cooperative corpses at a local morgue. It’s a success! But only a temporary one - as the dead spring to life, reacting violently to their reanimation.

Zombies are loose, and now, West cannot control the very beasts he has recreated. The born-again dead are unstoppable, and even severed body parts take on life like so many split worms! Herbert West has a serious problem. Will he become the first in a new breed of headhunters, or are all of his woes coming to a head?

Re-Animator - an intense book of macabre humor.

©1987 Brian Yuzna (P)2020 Mark Alan Miller

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Took me right back to my childhood

I love all stories with a Lovecraftian theme. Movies as well. The Re-Animator movie was one of my absolute favorites. The portrayal of Herbert west was amazing. So finally being able to add the audio to my library is so awesome! The performance was spot on. I could visualize all of it as it was being read. A must for all horror fans and lovecraft fans. A true modern classic. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Fun take for a fan of the movie

Like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, another novelization that's probably closer to 3 1/2 stars than a full 4 and are probably more interesting to fans of the movie than to a new reader.

In this case, this likes to give us a lot of perspective on really minor characters in the movie, which is an odd way in, but is actually kind of fun for me as a fan of the movie.

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good

a bit difficult to get into but I eventually did and quite enjoyed it xxxxxxxx

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  • Norma Miles
  • 12-12-20

" Oh, i have a plan."

A novel based on a 1985 film which was, itself, based on a short story by H.P.Lovecraft, neither of which has been seen or read by this reader. The film, apparently, became a cult classic, labeled 'platter heaven' and given 5 stars by Rotten Tomatoes, and of which the Washington Post wrote, 'A movie with guts: the horror genre itself has been re-animated'. The film went on to spawn two sequels: Bride of Re-Animator in 1990, and Beyond Re-Animator in 2003.

This version of Re-Animator, by Jeff Rovin, is presumably true to the original film, filled with God's and reanimated bodies and body parts, all blundering around with barely controlled blood lust, and mad medical students trying to perform the unthinkab!e. Oh, and of course, there is The necessary love interest. Pretty standard stuff, really, and on laler, not in the least scary. But it is tinny, at times, very funny, and for that it gets three stars from me.

The writing was OK, at least for this type of old fashioned horror genre, and narration by Christian Francis was also fine, although some of his character voices were rather extreme. I was fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of Re-Animator, at my request, by the rights holder via Audible Unleashed. Thank you. This version of Re-Animator, by Jeff Robin seems somewhat redundant, however. I think I need to go back to the original Lovecraft version to see how, if at all, it differs from this one.