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Subject: Archive: Al Adamson, body found Aug. 2, 1995

Horror director whose death was as awful as his films
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Date Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 03:49:30pm

Al Adamson (July 25, 1929 June 21, 1995) was a prolific director of B-grade horror films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.


After assisting his father, Victor Adamson, in making the 1963 movie Halfway to Hell, Adamson decided to work in the motion picture industry himself. Three years later he and Sam Sherman founded Independent-International Pictures, which became the vehicle for the many movies he directed. Among them are Psycho-A-Go-Go (later re-worked into Blood of Ghastly Horror), Satan's Sadists and Dracula vs. Frankenstein. His wife, actress Regina Carrol, performed in many of his films.


Al Adamson was reported missing in 1995. Five weeks later, after law enforcement officials discovered his remains beneath the concrete and tile-covered floor where his hot tub once sat at his home in Indio, California, his live-in contractor Fred Fulford was arrested at the Coral Reef Hotel in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Fulford was charged with and convicted of murder, and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

The case of Al Adamson's murder is documented in the Investigation Discovery television series' Forensic Detectives, (ep. "Buried Secrets"), The New Detectives, (season 07, episode 11), and A Stranger In My Home (season 02, episode 06, "Death's Final Cut").


Psycho A-Go-Go (1965)
The Fiend with the Electronic Brain (1966)
The Female Bunch (1969)
Satan's Sadists (1969)
On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight (1969) (Adamson shot additional scenes for a 1971 release)
Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969)
Hell's Bloody Devils (1970)
Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)
Five Bloody Graves (1970)
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
Brain of Blood (1972)
Blood of Ghastly Horror (1972)
Angels' Wild Women (1972)
Dynamite Brothers (1974)
I Spit on Your Corpse (1974) originally released as Girls for Rent
The Naughty Stewardesses (1975)
Jessi's Girls (1975)
Blazing Stewardesses (1975)
Black Heat (1976)
Black Samurai (1977)
Cinderella 2000 (1977)
Doctor Dracula (1978)
Sunset Cove (1978)
Death Dimension (1978)
Nurse Sherri (1978)
Carnival Magic (1981)
Lost (1983)

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