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Filmmaker Stuart Gordon Passes at Age 72

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. read more

Tales of Halloween – Review

Tales of Halloween – Review

By Lynn Sorel

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and ax murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Our Thoughts: Tales of Halloween offers a variety of gory, comedic stories in an inventive anthology collection that is sure to become a Halloween tradition for many.

Much like 2007’s Trick ‘r Treat, the stories are interlocking and center around one town on Halloween night. However, it doesn’t feel quite as solidly connected as Michael Dougherty’s film was. In Tales, Characters from other stories briefly cross paths with each other, rather than having meaningful interactions. Despite the similar idea and format, the comparisons end there. Both are unique and entertaining in their own ways. Fans of either film are likely to enjoy the other. read more