R | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.
One of the original plots for the film involved Dan Cain being recruited to Washington, DC to bring the deceased President of the United States back to life, with the help of Herbert West. This later was carried over to the unmade House of Re-Animator.
Dr. Herbert West:
You're a dead... head!... and a no... body!
The word "cemetery" is misspelled "cemetary" on the outside entrance wall.
Among others the credits thank Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of the original Frankenstein novel.
DVD version includes both the R-Rated theatrical release and a slightly longer and more explicit Unrated version. Both versions are included in full-frame (open matte) and widescreen (matted) format on the disc.