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RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

Old 03-25-20, 08:53 AM
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RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

Stuart Gordon, best known as the filmmaker behind such cult classics as “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond,” has died, his family confirmed to Variety Tuesday night. He was 72.

Although best known for his seminal work in independent horror, Gordon had a varied career that included founding the Organic Theater Company with his wife, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. The Organic premiered such prominent works as David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and “Bleacher Bums,” which starred Dennis Franz and Joe Mantegna. He was a co-creator of the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” franchise, for which he shared a story credit, and produced the film’s sequel and directed an episode of the TV spin-off. In 2005, he directed a film adaptation of Mamet’s “Edmond,” starring William H. Macy. Other films include “Fortress,” “Castle Freak” and “King of the Ants.”

In recent years, Gordon was active in L.A. theater, finding success directing the solo show “Nevermore…An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe” starring his “Re-Animator” star Jeffrey Combs. He also directed and co-wrote the book for “Re-Animator: The Musical,” which won several awards and was praised by a Variety critic, who wrote, “not since ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced seriousness and camp.”

Gordon also won a Stage Raw Award for directing “Taste,” a two-person drama that premiered in 2014, based on a true story where one man agrees to be eaten by another.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, daughters Suzanna, Jillian and Margaret Gordon, four grandchildren and his brother, David George Gordon
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Re: RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

That's a shame. I really enjoyed his movies. I even got to see that Nevermore play. Jeffrey Combs was outstanding, you'd honestly never imagine his career was in B-rated horror movies with the way he commanded a stage all by himself for 90 minutes. He even recited the entire story The Tell-Tale Heart (along with many poems, concluding with The Raven) all from memory.
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Re: RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

Seems like we've lost an entire generation of horror directors these last few years: Craven, Hooper, Romero.

Still have Carpenter and Dante.
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^ Don't forget that Larry Cohen (Q, It's Alive, God Told Me To, The Stuff) died last year too.

And as far as "still alive", Dario Argento is still around...
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Re: RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Seems like we've lost an entire generation of horror directors these last few years: Craven, Hooper, Romero.

Still have Carpenter and Dante.
And Cronenberg.
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Joe Dante, Barbara Crampton, Richard Stanley and more honor the late, great Re-Animator director and frequent Talkhouse contributor.

https://www.talkhouse.com/talkhouse-...stuart-gordon/
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Re: RIP - Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond) - Dead at 72

Very much enjoy his work.

RIP
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RIP

Until RedLetterMedia did a look at his 2 best movies, I didn't think about Stuart Gordon's work for decades. But looking back now, his best films were like the gold standard of how to make good movies on a low budget.


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Love this work.

RIP

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