In between bouts of school bullying and drooling over a picture of the only girl in school that has talked to him, he puts things in motion that will blow them away at the next and up and coming local science fair. Using his household pc, scanning the pages of ‘4 Stroke’ (engines that is), and stealing a dead kittie from the pet cemetery around the front, we get some open head surgery and some Herbert West pussy fighting. Lets just say the poor little thing is not too happy with its reanimated state.
But success is success ! So it is time to refine his “reverse impulse bypass manipulation” theory and move on to better and bigger things !
This is fun on a shoestring. Some of the effects show their budgetary problems and are pretty basic, the lighting is also too dark in some sections, but there is still plenty fun to be had, and with laughs too. Although this goes nowhere near the gore or perversity of Stuart Gordon’s wonderfully camp ‘Re-Animator’, the cast give there all, especially Rich Cowden as the titular character, and we have a great homage to ‘Frankenstein’ at the end to round things off.
The extras that are on the disc are the same as on the other Scream House release, the wonderfully titled ‘Monsturd’, and contain the short film ‘Cut’ as well as other Scream House trailers. ‘Cut’ is a twenty minute short by Jeff Cooper about an eager film student, Mary Wilson (Lisa Dean Ryan), who gets too close to director Alfred Carpenter (Jack Betts), whom she admires. When she is asked out to his place for an audition, she gets more than what she bargains for. Quite well shot and decent acting coming in from the leads makes this a nice little extra.