The American horror film legend Stuart Gordon is dead. , became known for films such as “Re-Animator” or “Master of Horror”.
The director of cult films such as “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond – Aliens of Horror” died on Tuesday evening, as , daughter Margaret Gordon told the US newspaper “Hollywood Reporter” on Wednesday. The director and screenwriter turned 72.
In addition to , splatter and horror films, Gordon also became known for experimental theater productions. , wrote several screenplays, including films such as “Darling, I shrunk the kids” and “Body Snatchers.”
Arrested for Peter Pan
For one of , productions, an adaptation of “Peter Pan”, , was even arrested for obscene content – that was in 1968. , had rewritten the story as a parable about the Vietnam War: with Peter Pan as the leader of the hippie movement and Captain Hook and the pirates as the Chicago police.