Stuart Gordon Wiki
Stuart Gordon (August 11, 1947 – March 24, 2020) was an American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright. Initially recognized for his provocative and frequently controversial work in experimental theatre, Gordon is perhaps more widely known for work in film. Most of Gordon’s cinematic work is in the horror genre, though he has also ventured into science fiction and film noir.
Like his friend and fellow filmmaker Brian Yuzna, Gordon was a fan of H. P. Lovecraft and adapted several of the author’s stories for the screen, including Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dagon, as well as the Masters of Horror episode Dreams in the Witch-House. He turned to the work of Edgar Allan Poe on two occasions, directing The Pit and the Pendulum in 1991 and The Black Cat for Masters of Horror Showtime series in 2007. Several of his films have gone onto becoming cult classics.
Stuart Gordon Age
He was 72 years old.
Stuart Gordon Ealy Life & Education
Gordon was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Lane Technical High School, Gordon worked as a commercial artist apprentice prior to enrolling at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Unable to get into the film classes, he enrolled in an acting class and ended up majoring in theater. During this time, he founded his first theatre company; the Screw Theater.
Stuart Gordon Wife Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
Gordon was married to Carolyn Purdy-Gordon at the time of his death, whom he frequently cast, and often murdered, in his movies. He was the father of three daughters- Suzanna, Jillian, and Margaret. He died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 72.
Stuart Gordon Career
He began his career with the cult film Re-Animator in 1985, with which he had a major influence on the splash movie genre. The film was based on an HP Lovecraft story, and Gordon later filmed a few more Lovecraft templates that earned him a reputation as a “Lovecraft specialist.” In addition to this, he was considered the King of Grade B films for his directing on From Beyond, Dolls, Body Snatchers, and Castle Freak in the 1980s and 1990s. He was highly prized for family science fiction series movies including “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Honey I Blew up the Kid”.
Stuart Gordon Death & Cause
Stuart’s family confirmed this sad news to the mainstream media and said he died Tuesday night on March 25, 2020, although the exact cause of death is not disclosed. Also if any details are revealed we will update here and develop this story in the future. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, daughters Suzanna, Jillian and Margaret Gordon, four grandchildren, and his brother, David George Gordon.