“Herbert West: Reanimator” is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was written between October and June It was first. “Herbert West—Reanimator” is a short story by American horror fiction writer H. P. Lovecraft. It was written between October and June It was first. Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get Today we’re looking at “Herbert West—Reanimator,” written.

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I think the climax came lpvecraft he had proved his point that rational life can be restored, and had sought new worlds to conquer by experimenting on the reanimation of detached parts reanimaator bodies. After the scientific slaughter of uncounted small animals the freakish work had ostensibly stopped by order of our sceptical dean, Dr.

Lovecraft 13 going on the other side of the field, wholly out of the factory district. But I might not be mad if those accursed tomb-legions had not been so silent. In the small hours of the morning a body of silent men had entered the grounds, and their leader had aroused the attendants.

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Nor did any sound come from the box, after all. Return to Book Page.

I wonder even now if it could have been other than a daemoniac dream of delirium. These films transplant the character into the modern day ss rather than the Prohibition era and changes his hair from Lovecraft’s specified blond to brown, but otherwise the character remains unchanged.

That and the chapter cliffhangers make this story a bit a Herbert West: It might mean the end of all our local work-and perhaps prison for both West and me.

Published October 16th by Dodo Press first published To the vanished Herbert West and to me the disgust and horror were supreme. I had always been exceptionally tolerant of West’s pursuits, and we frequently discussed his theories, whose ramifications and corollaries were almost infinite. But after reading the stories, I actually feel that a schlocky, campy adaptation is appropriate to the source material.


After the entombment we were all somewhat depressed, and spent the afternoon at the bar of the Commercial House; where West, though shaken by the death of his chief opponent, chilled the rest of us with references to his notorious theories.

Halsey in particular had distinguished himself in sacrificing service, applying his extreme skill with whole-hearted energy to cases which many others shunned because of danger or apparent hopelessness.

The next night devils danced on the roofs of Arkham, and unnatural madness howled in the wind. Once a student of reanimation, this silent trunk was now gruesomely called upon to exemplify it.

“Herbert West—Reanimator” by H. P. Lovecraft

Halsey and his erudite colleagues; and nursed an increasing resentment, coupled with a desire to prove his theories to these obtuse worthies in some striking and dramatic fashion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Besides, the body would not be even approximately fresh the next night.

That time we were almost caught before we incinerated the thing, and West doubted the advisability of repeating his daring misuse of the college laboratory.

Herbert West–Reanimator

Definitely one of Lovecraft’s best in terms of tone and creativity. Now he has disappeared. Among these sounds were frequent revolver- shots— surely not uncommon on a battlefield, but distinctly uncommon in an hospital. Frankenstein was an earnest experimenter, Dr.

But I do know that I didn’t much care for Herbert West: There were reasons why I could have been glad to let the war separate us; reasons why I found the practice of medicine and the companionship of West more and more irritating; but when he had gone to Ottawa and through a colleague’s influence secured a medical commission as Major, I could not resist the imperious persuasion of one determined that I should accompany him in my usual capacity.


Wikipedia articleWikidata item. And then had come the scourge, grinning and lethal, from the nightmare caverns of Tartarus. Dreamer on the Nightside Lovecraft: To hear him discussing ways and means was rather ghastly, for at the college we had never procured anatomical specimens ourselves. Still more shocking were the products of some of the experiments—grisly masses of flesh that had been dead, but that West waked to a blind, brainless, nauseous animation.

The process of unearthing was slow and sordid— it might have been gruesomely poetical if we had been artists instead of scientists-and we were glad when our spades struck wood.

I believe that it allows him not matter if herbrrt wanted or not to greatly plot a very dark, way grim and quite morbid tale, easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to enjoy, without any metaphysical ambiguous elements. Realizing that his own death is imminent, West allows the zombies to disembowel him.

Easily my second favorite H. This circumstance was not without effect on West, who thought often of the irony of the situation—so many fresh specimens, yet none for his persecuted researches!

Herbert West: Reanimator

View all 4 comments. We found that the college had first choice in every case, so that it might be necessary to remain in Arkham during the summer, when only the limited summer-school classes were held.

All the servants were asleep in the attic, so I answered the bell. West said it was not fresh enough—the hot summer air does not favour corpses.