4. 'Re-Animator' (1985)
Director Stuart Gordon, adapting H.P. Lovecraft's story, Herbert West: Re-Animator, puts a zowie zombie spin on the Frankenstein myth. The result is a bloody Z-fest that earns its cult status. The wonderfully beady-eyed Jeffrey Combs stars as creepy med student Herbert West, who experiments with bringing body parts to herky-jerky life before moving on to his dead prof, Dr. Hans Gruber (Al Berry). You only think you get the picture. Re-Animator springs surprises that puke all over your preconceptions.