Physical Description & AttributesEdit
The Reanimated are depicted as living corpses, similar to zombies, but with their extremities, head and torso rearranged in twisted ways, and have the ability to adhere to surfaces, allowing them crawl on walls and ceilings like spiders. They appear to be made out of bodies that have been chopped up and then crudely put back together, the main disfigurement being their heads placed upside down. It is possible that they were created by an attempt to mix spider genes with humans.
The Reanimated can be seen during the Purge; the one in the foreground crawling up to one of the cameras and curiously looking at it.
It is possible that a serum summons them.
Their name is a clear tribute to H. P. Lovecraft horror story and its subsequent film adaptation The Re-Animator and its sequels. Their appearance and behavior, on the other hand, is almost identical to the Spider Shibito from Siren and the possessed Regan Mcneil and Emily Rose, down to their seeming lack of eyesight. The game drew on other Lovecraft stories, mainly Shadow Over Innsmouth.
This creature is also reminiscent of the strange visions that appear in the nightmare sequence in the film "Jacob's Ladder" when Tim Robbins' character is having hallucinations as he is being wheeled through the corridors of the mental hospital.