Stuart Gordon

An American director, writer, producer Gordon burst on to the horror scene with RE-ANIMATOR, a farcially gory adaptation of Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West – Re-Animator’ (1922). He has an extensive and controversial background in theatre dating back to obscenity charges levelled against a university Peter Pan in which Tinker Bell was gay, Peter Pan a flower child and the voyage to Never-Never Land an LSD trip. Gordon was co-founder and longtime artistic director of Chicago’s famous Organic Theatre, where his directing credits included the world premier of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago (1974). Gordon makes mostly low budget horror and s-f movies, mostly in association with producers Charles Band and/or Brian Yuzna: none quite match his debut, though all have demented performances or the odd idea to recommend them.

In high school Gordon majored in commercial art and apprenticed with a company for 6 months illustrating coke bottles! Realising this was not his career of choice he left and enrolled at the University of Wisconsin where he took some theatre and acting classes. Finding theatre more realistic than first thought, he formed the Organic Thetare, an ensemble that performed original works, many based on science fiction and horror concepts. The directors film career fell into place when he was introduced to Brian Yuzna by a mutual friend. Brian Yuzna wanted to become an independent producer and Gordon was developing a horror movie script – RE-ANIMATOR was the outcome. Amazingly RE-ANIMATOR was shot on a 20 day schedule witha first time director and camerman Robert Ebinger.

Director:
2008 – Fear Itself (TV series)

– Eater (2008)
2007 – Stuck

2005 – Masters of Horror (TV series)

– The Black Cat (2007)
– Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)
2005 – Edmond

2003 – King of the Ants

2001 – Dagon

1998 – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV series)

– Honey, Let’s Trick-or-Treat (1998)
1998 – The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

1996 – Space Truckers

1995 – Castle Freak

1992 – Fortress

1991 – The Pit and the Pendulum

1990 – Robot Jox

1990 – Daughter of Darkness (TV movie)

1988 – Kid Safe: The Video (video documentary)

1987 – Dolls

1986 – From Beyond

1985 – Re-Animator

1979 – Bleacher Bums (TV movie)