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4 minutes ago, Boycie said:

Horror director Stuart Gordon has sadly passed away aged 72. Always enjoyed his films, especially Re-Animator and Castle Freak. 

I just came to post that. Re-animator is a classic as is From Beyond. Not to mention Fortress. A 90s video store legend if ever there was one.

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Fuck. What a fine director he was. Only really one or two duffers in his whole career. Re-Animator and From Beyond are obvious classics, but I watched Dolls last October and it's fantastic. Plus he did a really good version of The Pit and the Pendulum, and Fortress! Rewatched that endlessly when it came out.

Oh, and Stuck was a great little thriller too. Most of his films were under-appreciated, come to think of it.

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Looking through his filmography now and he's a great example of that generation of Directors that made a career from video shops. A Very specific budget of film with box artwork to stand out for rental. The Dentist, Reanimator, Fortress, Robot Jox. Even if you never saw them people of a certain age can probably tell you exactly what the video case or trailer was like. 

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Always hoped id see that he had a new film in production, sad that will never happen now.  I remember seeing Reanimator when it first came out via Entertainment in video (They gave us No Retreat, No Surrender too!), And it remains my favourite fun horror of all times.  A lesser known one is Dagon that nails the Mythos better then any other film I've seen.  RIP you genius.

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Robot Jox was a favourite of my teen years. I remember staying up till 3am during the summer holidays watching all sorts of films on The Movie Channel and Sky Movies Plus ("D'you remember when we had only two movie channels on cable, and you'd switch between the two and your brass hand would seize up? Do you remember that, in the Nineteen Ninetiiiiiiiies?!"), and Robot Jox seemed so big-time and epic, I didn't understand why it wasn't a bigger deal. 

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Bill Rieflin, fantastic jobbing industrial drummer who played with Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Revolting Cocks, as well as REM and King Crimson, has died of cancer. Incredible drummer. 

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I've never seen Robot Jox, but can remember the sleeve right down to the pictures on the back.

Having two sisters meant that I usually got outvoted at the video shop.

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Curley from the Harlem Globetrotters has died, aged 71.  Loved these guys when I was little.  Saw them live in Blackpool around 1981, and they were awesome.

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Composer Krzysztof Penderecki at 86.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/mar/29/composer-krzysztof-penderecki-dies-aged-86

Was never a huge name but I don't know why - specialising in horror and thriller his scores from the 70s, his works have seen me through a lot of projects. 

 

Von Sydow at 90, Penderecki at 86... who will the curse of the Exorcist claim next?!?! 

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90s Country Music star Joe Diffie has passed due to Covid-19 complications.  He recorded one of the countriest Christmas tunes of all time.

 

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Fuck, that‚Äôs really sad. Welcome Interstate Managers is a brilliant album. Such a great songwriter. ūüėĒ

 

Edit: Just read the Roling Stone article and I'd forgotten he did the songs for Josie and the Pussycats. Mock me if you want but those are some great songs. RIP.

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This sucks. I was a big FoW fan from when they first came out. Seen them a bunch and just revisited 'Welcome Interstate Managers' a few weeks ago. RIP

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The band I was in at college covered I Want An Alien For Christmas at our first performance assessment and students on other courses thought I wrote it.

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