Revealing mistake: In the scene where Herbert and Dan re-animate the dead corpse, watch closely when Herbert rams the little buzz saw into the corpse's chest. At the bottom of the screen, you can see where the fake chest ends.
1 revealing mistake
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Abbott, David Gale
Continuity mistake: When Cain and West are in the morgue trying to re-animate the cadaver, a phone rings outside at the security desk and when we see it, the buttons are facing outward, but when Megan goes down to the security desk, we see the phone is now turned completely around.
Dan Cain: He's dead?
Herbert West: Not anymore.
Trivia: The theme music of "Re-Animator" is a deliberate adaptation of the theme music from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 movie, "Psycho," originally composed by Bernard Hermann. In the Millennium edition DVD of "Re-Animator," composer Richard Band said that his "Re-Animator" score is a tribute or homage to Bernard Hermann's "Psycho" score; this fact was supposed to be noted in the "Re-Animator" credits, but was accidentally omitted, leading to more than a little confusion and controversy among fans for decades.
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