Master of Horror Stuart Gordon, American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter, and playwright, has died at the age of 72. His family supported the information to Variety.

The Chicago filmmaker initially cut his teeth in the theater scene, before he eventually represented his rating in Hollywood. His debut boast, 1985′ s Re-Animator, remains an all-time masterpiece of the genre, and has all along been spawned multiple sequels. His immediate followups, specific 1986′ s From Beyond and 1987′ s Dolls, are similarly championed

Elsewhere, he co-wrote the story for Disney’s 1989 classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, opened the doors to 1992′ s Fortress, dusted off a sci-fi classic with 1993′ s Body Snatchers, and reunited with Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs on 1995′ s Castle Freak. In the aughts, he helmed two occurrences of Mick Garris’ Masters of Horror anthology series.

Gordon is subsisted by his wife Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and his three daughters.

Stu was one of the best humans I’ve ever encountered, and represent one of the coolest superintendents ever was purely a bonus. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor- I’ll cherish everything you’ve ever learnt me.

I wish I could always answer your orders, sir.

RIP to a fucking legend. https :// Wsm6YL 1DJn

— Joe Begos (@ joebegos) March 25, 2020

I had the good fortune to have been able to speak with Stuart Gordon several times in my job- about both his movies and his love of live theater. We lost a true-life creative beings tonight. RIP, Stuart. You were truly one of a kind. vB90HhmdJO

— Heather Wixson (@ thehorrorchick) March 25, 2020

Ah, fuck. Stuart Gordon was a giant. He mattered. QR3sn6GFaG

— Josh Olson (@ joshuarolson) March 25, 2020

Rest in treaty, Stuart Gordon. Thank you for some of my favorite movies in my most formative cinematic times. zkLI1NKpRo

— Jonathan Barkan (@ JonathanBarkan) March 25, 2020

Oh , no no no. Not Stuart Gordon! God dammit. RIP. zYby4xaCF 5

— SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO (@ Clarknova1) March 25, 2020

R.I.P. Stuart Gordon, Director of Re-Animator Dies at 72 Michael Roffman

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