|Born||Albert Victor Adamson Jr.
July 25, 1929
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Died||June 21, 1995
Indio, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Regina Carrol 1972-1992|
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 worked into Blood of Ghastly Horror), Satan's Sadists and Dracula vs. Frankenstein. His only 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. Shortly before his death he had a palimony suit filed against him in a Las Vegas court that was dismissed after his death according to the television show E True Hollywood Story. The episode showed actual court transcripts in relation to the palimony suit that was file against Mr. Adamson that was later dismissed after his death. 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)
- 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
- 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)
- "Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2011-03-16. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Charge in Director's Death - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1995-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "4-year-old murder case to go to trial next week". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1999-10-02. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- "Murdered B-movie director subject of book". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1999-02-07. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
- The New York Times