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Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« on: March 25, 2020, 11:08:03 AM »


The great Horror director has just passed on to the other side (not Covid 19 related)

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/stuart-gordon-dead-dies-1203544356/

Re-Animator kill count vid

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 01:20:57 PM »
Crikey. RIP.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 07:17:43 PM »
Nooo, i heart(ed) the that Gordon. Even stuff like king of the ants to a degree, a good first watch with gritty violence doing. He could be patchy but made great stuffs

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 09:39:17 PM »
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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 04:07:52 PM »
Only saw Re-Animator, but it's a solid legacy, lots of film-obsessed teenagers have their moment with that one where you see it late at night and say "they can do that in a film?"

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 04:25:41 PM »
I was so into Robot Jox on VHS when I was about 12.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUxDmKFCD2o

Check out the facemasks. We are living in Robot Jox world now.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2020, 06:11:44 PM »
I watched Robot Jox not long ago. Good fun, if a little cheesy, maybe. Sort of like Robocop meets Power Rangers or something. It's on UK Netflix currently.

A rundown of his filmography here. I was surprised to learn that he developed and was originally slated to direct Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
From Beyond is another crazy Lovecraft adaptation he directed, with Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 08:41:57 PM »
His first two movies are classics and Dagon was decent enough as far as I remember, but looking at his filmography there's a load of movies I saw hanging around video store shelves for years and never got around to renting. I didn't know he'd directed a lot of them, but I did know about his kid's film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. There was one copy in the video store I worked at in the early 2000s and nobody ever rented it. It looks pretty good, might try to seek it out.

I'm curious about Space Truckers as well because I remember when it was being filmed in Ireland in the mid 90s. I never got around to seeing it, but I was assured by everyone who had that it was shite and I know their taste in movies.

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 10:07:39 PM »
I'm curious about Space Truckers as well because I remember when it was being filmed in Ireland in the mid 90s. I never got around to seeing it, but I was assured by everyone who had that it was shite and I know their taste in movies.

I like Space Truckers.  A fair amount of that may be due to nostalgia, mind, as I first saw it with my family at the cinema, when I was a kid.  If nothing else, it's worth seeing for the Square Pigs ("for a square meal!") and Charles Dance with a pull cord operated cock.

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 10:24:03 PM »
From Beyond is another crazy Lovecraft adaptation he directed, with Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.

If there's a better Lovecraftian film out there, I've not seen it, and I probably run a google search for 'Lovecraftian films' at least once a month.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2020, 11:09:31 PM »
He directed Robot Jox.

'Nuff said.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 10:46:55 PM »
Shame to hear, very fond of Gordon's work, particularly the Lovecraft related work.

Edmond was a real miss for me, but mainly going to blame Mamet for that. King of the Ants on the other hand, I thought was an excellent adaptation.



Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2020, 07:36:35 PM »
A bit late to post, just joined the forum!

Sad to hear he had passed, from Re-Animator to Dagon, always enjoyed his work.

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2020, 08:26:20 PM »
If there's a better Lovecraftian film out there, I've not seen it, and I probably run a google search for 'Lovecraftian films' at least once a month.

Thought this was quite decent, similar in tone but was more of a mashup of Re-Animator/From Beyond and a few other movies.


Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 08:56:21 PM »
The Void was a great film, the making of documentary is well worth a watch. They had a fair few challenges getting it out the gate. Loved the practical effects, some great visuals.

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Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2020, 09:39:36 AM »
Blimey, I'd never heard of The Void, that's tonight's movie sorted then, cheers!

Re: Stuart Gordon - R.I.P.
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
The Void is great but like a lot of Lovecraftian films it seems to focus on tentacles and cults when it is the cosmic horror angle that is more interesting. The only thing I have seen that comes close to that is parts of True Detective season 1, though From Beyond comes pretty close before just being about a big gloopy monster

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