Not all masters of horror get the recognition they deserve.
If you’re not familiar with the name Brian Yuzna, you should be. Yuzna got his start working as a producer on the Stuart Gordon-directed films Re-Animator, From Beyond and Dolls, but he quickly branched out on his own with a series of gems that I consider personal favorites. From the late ’80s into the ’90s, Yuzna directed Society, Bride of Re-Animator, the underrated Silent Night Deadly Night 4, Return of the Living Dead 3 and The Dentist, and he later returned to the franchise that gave him his start when he directed Beyond Re-Animator in 2003.
A twisted visionary who has more than earned the right to be called a master of horror, Yuzna’s work has over the years been home to some of the most insane and totally off the wall makeup effects in the entire history of the horror genre. The ’80s were a time of excess, and oh boy did Yuzna embrace that to the fullest extent of the law. His “bizarre monstrosities” are the subject of a new mini-doc we just found over on YouTube, which we wanted to bring to your attention. The video digs into Yuzna’s genre contributions, offering a brief summary of his awesome career.
We’re glad this video exists. Because Yuzna deserves the spotlight.