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Lorinz has some inspired moments of self-absorbed craziness as Jeffrey, and Mullen reveals a fine talent for physical comedy when Elizabeth returns as the lumbering, mind-blown Frankenhooker.
Variety Staff, Variety
It's the sort of film that would probably be most fun to see around midnight.
Vincent Canby, New York Times
Surprisingly smart, hip, and funny!
Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
A medical school dropout loses his fiancée in a tragic lawnmower incident, and decides to bring her back. Unfortunately, he was only able to save her head, so he goes to the red light district in the city and lures prostitutes into a hotel room so he can get parts for his girlfriend.
Sometimes a movie hits the rarest of heights, in fact, some may refer to it as a low. A film that's so utterly bad it's actually good.
Chris Stuckmann, ChrisStuckmann.com
When The Wicker Man offers more laughs than Talladega Nights, it might be a sign for the auteur to switch brands to comedy
Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
In the final act of The Wicker Man, when Nicolas Cage has donned a bear suit, you have to wonder just what it is you're watching.
Brian Tallerico, UGO
A reclusive lawman (Nicolas Cage) travels to a secluded island to search for a girl who has gone missing. Once there, he discovers sinister forces at work among the island's secretive residents, including strange sexual rituals, a harvest festival and possible human sacrifice.
Oh, those crazy doctors, when will they ever learn to stop messing around with the natural order of life and death?
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
It's simply the best, funniest Grand Guignol horror picture to come along in ages.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Re-Animator is splatter heaven. Based on the sci-fi novel by H.P. Lovecraft, Re-Animator's gore is exceeded only by its wit.
Paul Attanasio, Washington Post
After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
While it's not especially easy viewing, and unquestionably not for all tastes, Santa Sangre is exhilarating, challenging, enigmatic and distressing, but entirely rewarding and entertaining.
Martin Unsworth, Starburst
The love child of Luis Buñuel and Federico Fellini (with a [****] by David Lynch for good measure).
Matt Brunson, Film Frenzy
Drawing on his training in mime and his fascination with Gnosticism, Jodorowsky converted a story about a bizarre murderer into a grand work of art, full of symbols and imagery that reach beyond language to something primal and original.
Noel Murray, AV Club
A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".
Any film which features a dead, bald and very hungry punk lurching towards the camera screaming 'More Brains!' gets my vote.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out
It's a mammoth amount of fun, with a sharp trashy punk/new wave soundtrack and a trio of perfect performances by middle-aged actors in the midst of posturing, attitudinizing youth.
Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
Essential, enormous fun.
Chris Hewitt (UK), Empire Magazine
When foreman Frank (James Karen) shows new employee Freddy (Thom Mathews) a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout Louisville, Ky., and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss (Clu Gulager) and a mysterious mortician (Don Calfa).
"Videodrome" is a radical look at the deep-web, YouTube, screen addiction and the increasingly violent state of movies at a time when such subjects weren't up for cultural debate.
Asher Luberto, culturevulture.net
It's hard to overstate how premonitory David Cronenberg's masterpiece turned out to be.
Sean Fennessey, The Ringer
Videodrome shows us a world of our making should we continue a dangerous relationship with media, its various mediums, the images it puts into our brains.
C.H. Newell, Father Son Holy Gore
As the president of a trashy TV channel, Max Renn (James Woods) is desperate for new programming to attract viewers. When he happens upon "Videodrome," a TV show dedicated to gratuitous torture and punishment, Max sees a potential hit and broadcasts the show on his channel. However, after his girlfriend (Deborah Harry) auditions for the show and never returns, Max investigates the truth behind Videodrome and discovers that the graphic violence may not be as fake as he thought.