By Stefano Piselli, Riccardo Morrocchi, Federico de Zigno

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DON'T LEAVE! I'M SORRY I SHOUTED, BARTONf STAY f IT IS SO RARE THAT I TA L K TO ANYONE f NO THANK YOU, SIR( I'M NOT A FRESH· AIR Fl END LIKE YOU ARE! I PREFER MY OWN APARTMENT IN THE BASEMENT, WHERE IT'S NICE AND WARM! r. I MUST GO! I ' VE GOT SOME ... WORK TO DO( 53 BAH{ WHAT IS A LITTLE COLD? IT WILL INVIGORATE YOUf WE CANTALKf AND SO THE WINTER DAYS WENT BY! BARTON GORDON STEERED CLEAR OF THE STRANGE MARCUS KINGSLEY WHO LIVED IN THE COLD ON THE TOP FLOOR! HE DID HIS WORK ... DID IT WELL! THE OTHER TENANTS WERE KEPT WARM AND COZY!

We must credit Stuart Gordon for bringing up-to-date HPL's themes; in Re-Animator (1985) he shows a cool and cynical scientist perpetrating Frankenstein ian and necrophilic atrocities playing the part of Herbert West in a Miskatonic Uni versity o f today. Re-Animator with its macabre sense of humour and scenes of abnormal sex,among which we remember that featuring a headless body holding its own head in his hands and trying to touch a naked and trembling Barbara Crampton lying on an examination couch, ranks among the masterpieces o f the horror cinema.

Atmosphere, meuent Re-Animator parmi les chefsd'reuvre du cinema de l'horreur. Avec le mcme impact v isuel, Gordon crec dans From Beyond (1986) un personnage extraordinaire de savant fou, Pretorius l e sadien, qui, avec son apparei l rcvclant lcs entitcs entre les differentes dimensions, cherche ce que Lovecm ft n'osa pas reveler: le plaisir supreme donne par Ia fusion avec les etrcs de Ia quatrieme dimension. Lcs images transgressi ves, Ia scene inoubliable dans laquclle Barbara Crampton porte le corset en cuir et le porte-jarretelles des ma1tresses-victimes du savan t, caressant les courroies et lcs chaines dans Ia chambre des plaisirs de Pretorius, lcs effets speciaux gore et les vi sual isations des monstruositcs cvoquecs par l'appareil ainsi que des citations liuerales du rec it d'HPL, font de ce film un authentique cult movie qui honorc Lovecraftjustement au moment ou il en dcveloppe les themes caract6ristiques etles depasse.

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