Joel M. Reed
|Joel M. Reed|
December 29, 1933 |
New York City, US
|Occupation||Director, producer, writer|
Reed is best known for directing the controversial Blood Sucking Freaks. Blood Sucking Freaks was a notorious horror comedy that has since achieved cult status but upon its initial release was the subject of protests.
Reed wrote and directed Blood Bath (Terror, Night and the City) which was produced by the Trans-Orient Entertainment Corporation and had a budget of $100,000. In a 1974 interview with The New York Times, he described the film as a "contemporary, episodic occult-horror adventure". Harve Presnell starred in the film as a producer of horror films who arranges in his studio a Black Mass.
In May 2012, Reed signed with Polus Books beginning with his short story Zombie Wall.