Okay, let’s face the facts. Bride of Re-Animator and Beyond Re-Animator were passable at best. But it wasn’t directed by Stuart Gordon, the man behind the original and fantastic film. But did you know that there may be a fourth Re-Animator film in the works, with writer-director Stuart Gordon returning to the helm? The film, House of Re-Animator, has the following plot outline:
When there’s a death in the White House, “re-animator” Herbert West is brought in to bring the corpse back to life.
As if this isn’t an enticing enough premise, it appears that William H. Macy is playing the President of the United States and George Wendt is playing the Vice President of the United States. Which is the best casting I’ve seen in a horror film since Bruce Campbell playing Elvis in Bubba Ho-Tep.
So is Stuart Gordon moving more towards Romero-style political allegory? More importantly, is this film actually happening? Reports vary. Producer Brian Yuzna says yes, but claims that Stuart Gordon may not be on board as director. I’m going to make some calls tomorrow to see if I can find out if this is actually happening or a cruel Internet rumor designed to spoil the dreams of hapless geeks.