We've lost another great one...
...Horror fam, this one hurts. Late last night, a rumor began spreading that legendary horror director Stuart Gordon had passed away, after a Facebook post was put up, and then quickly taken down. We didn't want to believe it, but then the official news came out late in the night. At age 72, Stuart Gordon has died.
Stuart was a favorite here at KHC. Director of so many horror classics, including Re-Animator, From Beyond, The Dolls, Castle Freak, the underrated flick Dagon, and others, he was known as the best at adapting H.P. Lovecraft stories, even bringing Re-Animator to the stage as a musical, which I had the pleasure of witnessing here in Los Angeles during its early run. And I should note, I met Stuart that night, and found him to be one of the warmest director's I've ever met. He came onto the stage that night and asked the audience for their opinions on the show and what could be different, and he seemed to take delight in hearing what we all thought.
Beyond directing, Stuart was also a brilliant writer. Aside from the aforementioned, he also had a hand in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Dentist, and Space Truckers (which is hilarious).
Most recently, Stuart directed episodes for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror series on Showtime, adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat and Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House, as well as the film Stuck.
Thank you to Stuart for everything he's given his fans, and the world around him. We've lost a truly great one.
By Matt Konopka