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Stuart Gordon, founder of Chicago’s Organic Theater, director 'Bleacher Bums’ and horror movie classic ‘Re-Animator,’ dies at 72
Stuart Gordon, founder of Chicago's Organic Theater and Cult Classic Horror Director, Dies at 72
Stuart Gordon, founder of Chicago’s Organic Theater Company and known as the filmmaker behind such cult classics as “Re-Animator” and “From Beyond,” has died, his family confirmed to Variety Tuesday night. He was 72.
Although best known for his seminal work in independent horror movies, Gordon had a varied career that included founding the Organic with his wife, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. The Organic premiered such prominent works as David Mamet’s “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and “Bleacher Bums,” which starred Dennis Franz and Joe Mantegna.