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Fantasia ’19 exclusive: Trailer for Severin’s Al Adamson documentary “BLOOD & FLESH”

Monday, July 15, 2019 | Exclusive, Fantasia International Film Festival, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The horrific films and horrible fate of a B-movie auteur are explored in depth by Severin Films’ BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON, premiering at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival tomorrow. We’ve got the exclusive first look at the trailer.

Directed by David Gregory (LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S “ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU”), BLOOD & FLESH spans the full life and career of Adamson, who helmed cult faves such as SATAN’S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN, BLACK SAMURAI and NURSE SHERRI. He represented a brand of maverick filmmaker that doesn’t exist any more, and tragically lost his life at the hands of his live-in contractor in 1995 at age 66. Collaborators including producer Samuel M. Sherman, aficionados like Joe Bob Briggs and many others are interviewed in BLOOD & FLESH, which screens at Fantasia (with Gregory and producer Nicole Mikuzis in attendance) tomorrow, July 16 at 9:20 p.m.; for more info, click here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.