Wednesday, March 25, 2020

RIP STUART GORDON...


You were legendary and yet never in my estimation, respected enough.


In truth, as a writer, director and producer, you held your own with such greats as George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg and even James Whale, Tod Browning and Terence Fisher: a king among classic horror and the fantastic. 


The proof is in the pudding: "Re-Animator"; "From Beyond"; "Dagon": "Castle Freak"; "The Pit and the Pendulum '91"; "Robot Jox"; "Robo Warriors"; "Body Snatchers '93"; "Progeny"; "Dolls"; "Fortress"; "Daughter of Darkness"; "Deathbed"; "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"; "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid"; "The Dentist"; "Space Truckers"; "Edmund"; "Stuck";  "King of the Ants"; "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"; "Fear Itself: the Eater"; and two excellent "Masters of Horrors" episodes "Dreams of the Witch House" and "The Black Cat". 


Each of these examples stands as a testament to your unique style and ability to transform the strangest into the most beautiful and sublime.


There was only ever one Stuart Gordon. In this respect, it's safe to say, there will never be another to rival your visionary grace.

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