STUART GORDON: Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror

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STUART GORDON: Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror

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Product Information


FAB Press Exclusive Hardcover Collector's Edition


with a Special Tribute by Jeffrey Combs


Special Features UNIQUE to this Collector's Edition hardcover only available direct from FAB Press:

  • Cloth covered hardback with black foil embossing on the spine and cover boards, plus jacket (Trade edition will be paperback only)
  • Re-Animator title sequence inspired endpapers featuring anatomical drawings on "reagent green" background
  • Individually numbered limited edition– each Collector's Edition book jacket will have its own unique laser-etched number on it
  • Coloured page edges



Collector's Edition Book Only – THIS ITEM PAGE 
— Individually numbered limited edition hardcover book
GB £30

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— Collector's Edition Book, PLUS Tales from the Gordon Grimoire slipcased collection of 6 paperback books, PLUS Re-Animator test tube bookmark
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In this engaging candid memoir, horror legend Stuart Gordon gives a vivid account of his remarkable journey, from a student manning the barricades during the civil unrest of the 1960s, via an infamous stint as an experimental theater maverick, to ultimately becoming an iconic figure in cult cinema.

While he’d started his professional career as a theater director, Gordon’s first love was cinema, and in 1985 he shocked the world with his wickedly witty debut feature Re-Animator. The film established an unofficial Gordon repertory company, including the actors Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, producer Brian Yuzna, and writer Dennis Paoli. It also established Gordon as the pre-eminent cinematic interpreter of legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft, a writer many had previously regarded as largely unfilmable.

Gordon went on to undertake a succession of horror, science fiction, and thriller productions that saw him working across the globe, from Italy (Castle Freak), Hungary (Daughter of Darkness) and Australia (Fortress), to Ireland (Space Truckers) and Spain (Dagon). In these pages, Gordon recalls a wealth of anecdotes, revealing what it was like to direct acclaimed actors such as Anthony Perkins, Dennis Hopper, Oliver Reed, Edward J. Olmos, Lance Henriksen and William H. Macy. Gordon also spills the beans on working with Roy Disney and Jeffrey Katzenberg on the family comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at Disney Studios.

Stuart Gordon’s memoir is authentically funny, disarmingly honest, and unexpectedly touching – a compelling glimpse into the life of a director happiest in Hollywood’s hinterlands, pushing the limits of what the mainstream would accept. It’s the story of a bona fide original, an uncompromising artist with the common touch, and of a loving family man who delighted in disturbing us all with his restless, brilliant imagination.

Gordon’s filmography ranges from the iconic Lovecraftian horror From Beyond (1986), to science fiction action flicks including Robot Jox (1990), gruelling period pieces such as The Pit and the Pendulum (1998), the noir thriller King of the Ants(2003), and his David Mamet adaptation Edmond (2005).

Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror is Stuart Gordon’s final completed work, presented here unexpurgated, and fully endorsed and approved by the Gordon family trust.


Stuart Gordon not only made terrific movies, he also achieved a rare status – his work inspired many young filmmakers, resulting in a legacy much larger than his own body of work.– Peter Jackson


    About the Author:

    Cult auteur Stuart Gordon almost literally burst onto the horror scene in 1985 with his witty, transgressive shocker Re-Animator. He died in 2020, shortly after completing this memoir, having established himself as a unique Hollywood visionary. Gordon’s work was distinguished by his genius for marrying apparently incompatible opposites – savage and humane, learned and lurid, disturbing and hilarious, sophisticated and accessible. He has left behind a unique, subversive cinematic legacy.


    Technical Details

    Trimmed Page Size: 234mm x 156mm

    Binding: Hardcover with Jacket

    Extent: 360 pages, including 150 colour & b/w illustrations

    ISBN: 978-1-913051-22-8

    Collector's Edition hardcover shipping date: September 2023

    Paperback Edition street date: 24 October 2023

    Market: Autobiography / Cinema / Theater

    Book package weight: 950g

    Edition: First Pressing, Special Edition



    Vivid reminders – as if anyone needed them – of Stuart Gordon's extraordinary work as a film director!... ENJOY!













    Product CodeStuartGordon-Autobiography
    ManufacturerFAB Press
    Stock Level245

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