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Also known as The Rejuvenator, it's a 1988 horror film, inspired partly by The Wasp Woman (1959), and has a nod towards Re-animator (1985), a sprinkling of Sunset Boulevard (1950) and a cheeky bit of Cronenberg, thrown in for good measure. All making for classic horror of the low-budget straight-to-video era of the 80s.
In a variation on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, an ageing actress funds a scientist to develop a serum for eternal youth. The serum is extracted from the brains of dead bodies, and when injected with it, the side-effect is that the actress turns into a monster with a taste for brains. She becomes more and more monstrous, leading to a brilliant final transformation scene at the end of the film.
There's plenty of over-the-top gore, to keep fans happy, in what is an above-average horror flick. But has all the right elements that anyone who loves 80s horror would expect. Cheesy, a bit tacky, big hair and shoulder pads, and the all female rock band Poison Dolly's.
The film was the main actress Vivian Lanko's début movie. She would go on to have minor roles in only two other movies. The cheesy horror flick Refrigerator (1991) and the drama Simple Men (1992). Lead actor of Rejuvenatrix, John MacKay, also appeared in the movie Simple Men.
*** Spoiler Alert *** The YouTube clip is of the final scene of the movie. But well worth watching, if you can't be bothered to dig out the whole movie.