Spawned the sequel Bride of Re-Animator, which saw the original's producer Brian Yuzna taking over directing duties from Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs reprising his role as Dr. Herbert West. A third film, "Beyond Re-Animator", also directed by Yuzna was released in 2003.
The team that brought us Re-Animator has also adapted numerous other stories from classic occult writer Lovecraft, including "From Beyond" and "Dagon".
Miskatonic University, the name of the medical school in the film, is an oft referenced school in Lovecraft writing.
Kirk Hammett, guitarist for Metallica, owns the Dr. Hill severed head prop used in this film.
There is a poster above Dan's bed for the Talking Heads classic concert film "Stop Making Sense"; the term "Talking Heads" is obviously used with pun intended.
What follows are trivia items we now believe
are bogus. Some of them will have explanations, some will not. We just leave 'em
in for interest, really.
Jeffrey Combs daughter, Holly-Marie Combs, stars as Piper in popular tv series "Charmed".
It's not his daughter. Check the imdb profile for holly-marie combs, it says her father is David Combs.