Herbert West Quotes in Re-Animator (1985)


Herbert West Quotes:

  • Herbert West: Who's going to believe a talking head? Get a job in a sideshow.

  • Swiss Woman Doctor: You killed him!

    Herbert West: No, I did not. I gave him life.

  • Herbert West: I must say, Dr. Hill, I'm VERY disappointed in you. You steal the secret of life and death, and here you are trysting with a bubble-headed coed. You're not even a second-rate scientist!

  • Dan Cain: [Dan's cat has died and been found in Herbert's refrigerator] You can call, or write a note.

    Herbert West: I was busy pushing bodies around as you well know and what would a note say, Dan? "Cat dead, details later"?

  • [Visiting the morgue]

    Dan Cain: What if we get caught?

    Herbert West: What'll they do? Embalm us?

  • [Re-re-animating the dead cat in the basement]

    Herbert West: Don't expect it to tango; it has a broken back.

  • Dan Cain: He's dead?

    Herbert West: Not anymore.

  • Dr. Carl Hill: [Dr. Hill's head has just *awakened*] Wesssssssssst...

    Herbert West: Yes, Doctor, it's Herbert West. What are you thinking? How do you feel?

    Dr. Carl Hill: [wheezing] Youuuuuuuuuu...

    Herbert West: [eagerly taking notes] "You..."

    Dr. Carl Hill: Bassssstaaaaaarrrrrd!

  • Dan Cain: [meeting for the first time] So West, what kind of medicine are you involved in?

    Herbert West: Death.

  • Herbert West: Meatball?

    Dan Cain: Just put your shoes on.

  • Herbert West: I know your work, Dr. Hill. Quite well. Your theory on the location of the will in the brain is... interesting. Though derivative of Dr. Gruber's research in the early 70s. So derivative in fact in Europe it's considered plagiarized.

  • Dan Cain: [about the cat] He couldn't have been dead!

    Herbert West: Do you agree that he's dead now?

    [Picks up cat's body and drops it onto table]

    Herbert West: Do you agree that he's dead now?

  • Herbert West: [reading off toe tags in the morgue] Burn victim.

    Herbert West: Here's your meatball.

    Herbert West: Shotgun wound to the head

    Dan Cain: Oh god he's rotten.

    Herbert West: [amused] Malpractice.

  • Herbert West: Hill! Hill took my serum, my notes, everything!

    Dan Cain: Herbert you're insane! Now what happened here?

    Herbert West: I had to kill him!

    Dan Cain: What? He's dead?

    Herbert West: [reluctantly] Not anymore.

    Dan Cain: Herbert!

    [grabbing Herbert and shaking him]

    Dan Cain: This has got to stop!

  • Howard Phillips: God damn you!

    Herbert West: Religion has nothing to do with this.

  • Sgt. Moncho: West! What do you have there? Is that some kind of animal?

    Herbert West: Why Moncho? Are you hungry?

    Sgt. Moncho: Is that a rat?

  • Herbert West: She's not getting any fresher.

  • Howard Phillips: I want to help people, not create mindless... freaks!

    Herbert West: Having second thoughts, Doctor?

  • Speedball: [to West after being turned into a skeleton after injecting himself with the serum many times] Hey! Got anymore?

    Herbert West: I'd say you've had enough.

    [Walks off]

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