Terrible news to wake up to this morning, as all major outlets are reporting that film-maker Stuart Gordon passed away late last night at the age of 72. Although no cause of death has been released, the tragic news has been confirmed by his family and his representatives.
His agent told Deadline: “Stuart was a lovely man, a dear friend, a client for nearly a decade, and he will be greatly missed. He was an icon in the horror genre, a loved mentor and bright light that inspired and encouraged aspiring genre film makers to excel at their craft. He left his finger prints on the film industry for generations to come to enjoy.”
A founder of The Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Stuart is most known for directing horror hits like Re-Animator and From Beyond, as well as having written Body Snatchers and The Dentist. He also worked on lesser known titles including Daughter of Darkness, Deathbed, The Dolls, Castle Freak, The Pit and the Pendulum and Progeny.
All of us here at HorrorSociety.com send our condolences to his family, friends and fans, and we thank him for his many contributions to the genre that we love.
RIP Stuart Gordon
08/11/47 – 03/24/2020