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Stuart Gordon, director of the cult of horror, dies

The filmmaker debuted in 1986 with “Re-animator”, a combination of ‘gore’, with blood on the spits, and wild humour made it a cult work.

In 2011 Stuart Gordon turned “Re-animator” into a hit musical.Taken from Imdb.com

Stuart Gordon He died Tuesday in his native Chicago at the age of 72, according to Variety magazine.

He is remembered for directing the films of the cult of terror from the 80s like “Re-animation “o” From beyond“Both based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft, although he was also a writer and producer.

He came from the theatre; he founded his first company in 1968, Screw Theater, with which he made an anti-war adaptation of Peter Pan that led to his arrest for obscenity, along with his wife, Carolyn Purdy. Later they formed Organic Theater that they kept active for 16 years and with which, among other things, they boosted David Mamet’s career when he released his “Sexual Perversions” in Chicago in 1974.

Re-animator“(1986) was his film directorial debut. At first, it was going to be a play, then a television series and finally a movie. Her combination of ‘gore’, with blood on the spits, and wild humour made her a cult work.

“From Beyond” and “Dolls” followed, with less success, but it was a rudder that made him succeed again, the comedy “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (“Honey, I’ve shrunk the children” ). He was one of its writers and later produced the sequel and directed a “spin-off” for television.

However, he did not abandon his passion for the genre. He continued to release titles such as “Robot Jox” (1990), “Fortress” (“Infernal Fortress”) (1992), with Christopher Lambert, or the comedy “Space Truckers” (1996) presented at the Sitges Festival and starring Dennis Hopper.

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