On March 24th, we lost a visionary Master of Horror with the passing of Stuart Gordon, and we honor his memory on this special episode of our podcast.
A Master of Horror across multiple mediums, Stuart Gordon gave something undeniably special to every project he brought to life, and there's no question that the horror genre won't be the same without him. On this special episode of Corpse Club, co-hosts Patrick Bromley, Heather Wixson, Scott Drebit, and Derek Anderson pay tribute to Gordon by reflecting on his memorable career, from his thought-provoking stage plays such as Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and haunting television episodes of Masters of Horror to his cult feature films Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak (all three of which star Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton).
The co-hosts also share their cherished memories of meeting Gordon in person and over the phone, and they discuss some of his more unsung movies, including Dolls, Robot Jox, Fortress, King of the Ants, and Stuck—an eclectic set of films that are wildly different yet share the common thread of Gordon's passion for cinema and pure delight in telling a compelling story.
Whether it's his unique approach to adapting H.P. Lovecraft, his wide range of screenwriting credits (including a story credit for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), or his ability to bring out great performances from his talented cast members, Stuart Gordon will be remembered fondly for his contributions to horror on both the stage and the screen. So, whether you've been a Stuart Gordon fan since you saw the living dead run amok when Re-Animator was first released in theaters, or you're completely new to his diverse body of work, join us on our 150th episode as we honor a Master of Horror whose memory—and impact on the genre—lives on to thrill, chill, and inspire us all.
As a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we have officially launched our Corpse Club website and memberships. Not only can you view past episodes, but you can also sign up to be an official Corpse Club member to enjoy a wide range of rewards, including a shirt and pin that are to die for, access to bonus content, and the ability to suggest an episode topic!
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