Al Adamson: Know Hollywood director before ID’s People Magazine presents: 1990s criminal activity
Al Adamson, a director of B-grade horror films, was killed in 1995, and the crime will be revisited in the upcoming episode of ID’s People Magazine Presents: Crimes of the ’90s. The episode, titled Deaths Final Cut, will run on August 8, 2022, at 8:00 PM ET.
Adamson, the son of early pioneers of the silent cinema industry Victor Adamson and Dolores Booth, entered the film industry at a young age and, according to reports, went on to direct 33 feature films over the course of his career.
Adamson entered real estate after retiring, and he later wed veteran American actress Regina Carrol. He spent time relocating between his houses in three states after his wife passed away from cancer in 1992, before becoming missing.
The B-grade director was later discovered dead in his California house, with his partially decomposing body buried beneath four tons of cement — a startling replication of the precise grisly method he occasionally likes to portray in his horror/thriller movies.
About the late B-movie director Al Adamson
The American actor and director, Albert Victor Adamson Jr., was famous for helming multiple B-grade films in the 1960s and 1970s. He was born in 1929.
His compelling horror and exploitation films, such as Psycho A-Go-Go, Blood of Ghastly Horror, Satan’s Sadists, and Dracula vs. Frankenstein, all of which went on to become cult classics, helped him establish a name for himself in the entertainment industry.
Adamson left the movie business in the early 1980s to pursue a career in real estate. He was murdered and interred beneath the floor of his California home in 1995 when he was 66 years old by a live-in contractor named Fred Fulford who had been hired for the project.
Adamson’s murder and the subsequent trial generated a great deal of interest in the case, which eventually served as the subject of numerous true crime television shows.
Movies directed by Al Adamson
After assisting his father with the filming of the 1961 western picture Halfway to Hell, Al Adamson made the decision to pursue a full-time career in the film industry. His father introduced him to Sam Sherman, a young, aspirational film distributor, in September 1962. They worked together on a variety of film projects throughout the 1960s.
With Samuel M. Sherman, Adamson co-founded Independent-International Pictures, a distributor, in 1969. (in collaboration with Dan Kennis). Many of Adamson’s movies, including Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Satan’s Sadists, and Blood of Ghastly Horror, were distributed by this business.
Adamson created films in every genre imaginable. A few of his creations are:
Sadists of Satan
destroying the criminal syndicate
A Wild Women’s Angel
Five Murderous Graves
The Mischievous Stewardesses
Stewardesses in Flames
Obnoxious motherblack heat
The Blood Monsters’ Horror
Dimension of Death
Frankenstein against Dracula
2000 Nurse Sherri Cinderella
This Monday, watch Investigation Discovery’s People Magazine Presents: Crimes of the ’90s to learn more about the life and murder investigation of the late filmmaker.