From Beyond - with Stuart Gordon
Director Stuart Gordon will introduce From Beyond (Director's Cut) with a look at how his career led him to become one of the most iconic filmmakers to adapt Lovecraft to the big screen. Q&A to follow the film.
From Beyond (Director's Cut)
Scientists Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) and Edward Praetorius developed the Resonator, a machine that causes humans to see invisible creatures that live all around us, but which also allows them to see us! After destroying the machine, Tillinghast returns to the lab with Dr. Katharine McMichaels (Barbara Crampton) and Bubba Brownlee (Ken Foree) to recreate the experiment, as a means of unlocking what really happened the night that Praetorius disappeared.
In 1985, winning the Critics’ Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Stuart Gordon surprised audiences with his first feature film RE-ANIMATOR based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft. With its stunning box office success, RE-ANIMATOR became the first of a series of Lovecraft inspired films utilizing screenplays by longtime writing partner Dennis Paoli. They include: FROM BEYOND (1986), CASTLE FREAK, based on “The Outsider” (1994), DAGON (2001) and DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE (2005) which was produced for THE MASTERS OF HORROR television series.
Last year he directed a radio play adaptation of Lovecraft’s THE HOUND for Larry Fessenden’s “Tales From Beyond the Pale.”
Stuart Gordon has developed a strong and loyal following and increased interest in the work of Mr. Lovecraft.
He is happy and honored to return to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!