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HP Lovecraft’s Re-Animator story to be reborn in upcoming short film

The writings of HP Lovecraft have terrified and fascinated readers since his first short stories were published. In 2019, nearly one hundred years since it was first written, the story of Herbert West – Reanimator returns to the screens. By revisiting the source material, Reanimated takes different direction to any other interpretation, exploring the horrifying first few nights of term at the infamous Miskatonic University. Combining high production values with the shocking and offbeat narratives Lovecraft’s work is sought out for, Reanimated is the latest adaptation of the mythos that formed the original shared storytelling universe.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to complete the budget. Exciting rewards are on offer, including the opportunity to attend a screening event with the cast and crew in Portsmouth. The campaign can be reached at www.kickstarter.com/projects/tombyrne/reanimated-a-short-film-based-on-the-works-of-hp-l.
More information can be obtained from the production team. The director, Tom Byrne, can be reached at 07917 107020 (mobile number) or via email to tom@familiarstrangerfilms.com. The producer, Sophie Boston, can be contacted through contact@familiarstrangerfilms.com. The social media platforms can be found on www.reanimatedmovie.com. Other formats of he poster and graphics are available here.
Reanimated focuses on the growing friendship between Charlie Hill (casting to be announced) and his flatmate Herbert West (casting TBA) over the first few nights of a new year at Miskatonic University. Charlie is a first year student who’s ready to party and make life-long friends. Herbert is a mad scientist with other ideas, fixated on resurrecting the dead. As things get freaky, Charlie tries to adjust and despite it all, he’s determined to make friends and enjoy the university experience. But when Herbert’s experimentation leads to the full reanimation of a cadaver (Gareth Henry) which awakens with a predisposition to killing, Herbert and Charlie are forced to work together to survive the Dead Man’s rampage across the student town. 
The film will be shot in Portsmouth, transforming the historic waterfront city streets into the gothic surroundings of the Miskatonic University campus. The production is set to collaborate with a number of local businesses in Hampshire to bring the full twisted vision of Reanimated to life. This film is made possible due to the Startup Development Funding supported by Santander Universities and the University of Portsmouth.
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Familiar Stranger Films is a production company based in the south of England trying to find and tell the stories that help us understand each other a little better. The company has worked on a range of projects; from short films to music videos and recently wrapped work on an instructional film for The University of Portsmouth Ivory Project in conjunction with their research partners at The University of Kent and the Metropolitan Police Service.

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