H.P. Lovecraft, a Rhode Island native and recluse, wrote a large number of short stories, most of which were published only in lurid pulp magazines like Weird Tales
. He has since been acclaimed as the most important and influential writer of horror and fantasy to appear post-Poe and
pre-King. Several attempts to film Lovecraft's eerie tales of monsters and madness have been made, ranging from DIE, MONSTER, DIE to THE DUNWICH HORROR. While RE-ANIMATOR fails as a faithful adaptation of Lovecraft, it is an incredibly demented movie in its own right that combines a plethora of
downright disgusting grand guignol with disturbing black humor. Herbert West (Jeffrey ...