STUART GORDON: Grimoire Bundle

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STUART GORDON: Grimoire Bundle

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Product Information


FAB Press Exclusive Collector's Edition


with a Special Tribute by Jeffrey Combs


PLUS Re-Animator test tube bookmark


Special Features UNIQUE to this Collector's Edition 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 CLICK HERE 
— Individually numbered hardcover limited edition book
GB £30

Stuart Gordon Grimoire Bundle – THIS ITEM PAGE
— Collector's Edition Book, PLUS Tales from the Gordon Grimoire slipcased collection of 6 paperback books, PLUS Re-Animator test tube bookmark
GB £50

Check out the Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror options in detail before making your choice...CLICK HERE FOR EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW




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.




TALES FROM THE GORDON GRIMOIRE –A 6-volume slipcased collection of the literary influences behind some of Stuart Gordon’s most memorable films 

Each paperback volume in the set has original cover artwork by Jason Heeley, an introductory essay by Gavin Baddeley, and a wealth of supplementary material. The full set runs to 320 pages in all, consisting of the following titles:

Volume 1 — Herbert West—Reanimatorby H.P. LovecraftIn his introduction, Gavin Baddeley explains how the director addressed the many challenges of transferring Lovecraft’s unspeakable visions to the screen.

Volume 2 — From Beyond by H.P. LovecraftIn his introduction, Gavin Baddeley probes the vexed topic of Lovecraft and sexuality. Featuring the following works by Lovecraft: From Beyond, The Lurking Fear, The Outsider.

Volume 3 — The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan PoeIn his introduction, Gavin Baddeley investigates the careful preparation that Gordon undertook before beginning any production. Featuring the following works by Edgar Allan Poe: The Pit and the Pendulum, The Cask of Amontillado, William Wilson.

Volume 4 — Dagon by H.P. LovecraftIn his introduction, Gavin Baddeley charts the genesis, evolution, and triumph of the cult of the Cthulhu Mythos. Featuring the following works by Lovecraft: Dagon, The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Volume 5 — The Dreams in the Witch House by H.P. LovecraftIn his introduction, Gavin Baddeley looks at how Lovecraft’s work bridges the chasm between Gothic horror and science fiction. Featuring the H.P. Lovecraft tale The Dreams in the Witch House.

Volume 6 — The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe. In his introduction, Gavin Baddeley meditates on how Poe’s tragic life became inextricably intertwined with his macabre work. Featuring the following works by Edgar Allan Poe: The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, Alone, Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Philosophy of Composition.



Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror 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 shipping date: September 2023

Standard Edition street date: 24 October 2023

Market: Autobiography / Cinema / Theater

Edition: First Pressing, Collector's Edition


Tales from the Gordon Grimoire Technical Details

Trimmed Page Size: 198mm x 129mm

Format: Six Paperback books in a Slipcase

Extent: 320 pages

Box Set ISBN: 978-1-913051-29-7

FAB Press direct sales shipping date: September 2023

Book Trade street date: NO Book Trade Release – only available direct from FAB Press along with the Collector's Edition of Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror

Market: Fiction

Edition: First Pressing


Complete Bundle 1 package weight (Naked Theater & Uncensored Horror + Tales from the Gordon Grimoire): 1450g



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













Product CodeStuartGordon-Bundle
ManufacturerFAB Press
Stock Level247

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