A pioneer of experimental theater in the late 1960’s, Stuart Gordon will best be remembered for his contributions to our beloved horror genre. Gordon rose to prominence in 1985 when he partnered with his friend/producer Brian Yuzna on an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 novelette Herbert West-Reanimator. What was originally meant to be a theatrical production, where Gordon’s comfort-zone was, was turned into a feature-length script and a legendary film was born.
From there, Stuart went on to direct such horror gems as From Beyond and Dolls before showing his chops elsewhere by writing the hit film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids starring Rick Moranis. It wasn’t long before Stuart returned to the world of bizarre with films like Castle Freak and Space Truckers.