Stuart Gordon (*1947)

Stuart Gordon made his film debut at the age of 38. His first film RE-ANIMATOR was to become a big hit and still ranks among the favorite films of many horror film fans. Unfortunately, his reputation rests on his first two movies only, both of which are based on writings by horror novelist and short story writer H. P. Lovecraft. With THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM Gordon also filmed a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Gordon made most of his movies for the production company Full Moon Pictures. The following films are among Stuart Gordon's favorite movies: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, THE WILD BUNCH, PSYCHO, THE TINGLER, and ROSEMARY'S BABY, the latter serving as a textbook when he made RE-ANIMATOR.



Bleacher Bums (1979; dir, coscr; made for TV)
Re-Animator (1985; dir, coscr, based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft)
From Beyond (1986; dir, coscr, based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft)
Dolls (1987; dir)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989; based on characters created by Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna)
Robot Jox (1989; dir, sty)
Daughter of Darkness (1990; dir; made for TV)
The Arrival (1990; act)
The Pit and the Pendulum (1991; dir, based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe)
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992; prod, based on characters created by Stuart Gordon & Brian Yuzna)
Fortress (1993; dir)
The Body Snatchers (1993; coscr; based on a novel by Jack Finney)
Castle Freak (1995; dir)
The Dentist (1996; coscr)
Robo Warriors (1996; coscr)
Space Truckers (1996; dir, costy, coprod)
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998; dir, coprod)
Susan's Plan (1998; act)
Progeny (1998; coscr)
Snail Boy (1999; act, exec prod)
Bread and Roses (2000; act)
Dagon (2001; dir)
Bleacher Bums (2002; coscr, co-exec prod; made for TV)
Deathbed (2002; coprod; made for video)
King of the Ants (2003; dir, coprod)
Edmond (2005; dir, prod)

© Ron Altman (last update 08/18/2006)