There’s quite the void of exploding eyeball death scenes in horror movies nowadays. It’s a sad state of affairs indeed. The pure joy of watching eyeballs explode out of someone’s head for horror effect produces a permagrin on my face for sure. So this week on Sunday Bloody Sunday, I jumped into my horror time machine all the way back to 1985. And I stop off at the memorable opening scene from the undisputed cult classic, Re-Animator.
Poor Hans Gruber. Not the German terrorist in Die Hard. But that doctor whose eyes just exploded. This is the scene that introduced me to a whole other world of horror cinema. I remember that my Dad had recorded Re-Animator off HBO for me and I was blown away when I watched it the first time as an impressionable 10-year-old. So many memorable moments and memorable breasts in this movie, but the opening scene where Dr. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) resurrects Dr. Hans Gruber is a big highlight for me. Those glorious exploding eyeballs and great opening credits with that Psycho rip off music. Soak it in ladies and gentlemen.