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Stuart Gordon Masters Poe

Really Scary has posted an interview with horror long-timer Stuart Gordon, and I think he pretty much says it all when he states, "It’s always easy when you’re the flavor of the month. But staying in the game is infinitely more difficult." He knows what he's talking about. He directed his first major film, "Re-Animator," over 20 years ago.

Several tidbits of interest emerge during the course of the interview. Chief among them is Gordon's confirmation that he will be adapting the work of a horror fiction writer other than H. P. Lovecraft in the next go-around of Showtime's "Masters of Horror" series. Namely, Edgar Allan Poe. Gordon will be directing "The Black Cat," but it will not be his first foray into the imagination of Poe. You may remember that he directed the cleverly expanded "Pit and the Pendulum" in 1990.

Also discussed is the fact that filming is complete on Gordon's adaptation of David Mamet's play "Edmond" (Mamet himself wrote the screenplay). That film is currently on the festival circuit. Next up for Gordon is his film "Stuck," which centers on a hit-and-run accident that goes horribly wrong when the woman doing the hitting and running decides to hide her victim away in her garage instead of reporting the incident to the authorities. Amazingly, that one's based on a true story.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on March 29, 2006 7:21 PM
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