Joel M. Reed

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Joel M. Reed
Born (1933-12-29) December 29, 1933 (age 83)
New York City, US
Occupation Director, producer, writer

Joel M. Reed is an American film director, producer and writer.[1][2][3][4]

Reed is best known for directing the controversial Blood Sucking Freaks.[5] Blood Sucking Freaks was a notorious horror comedy that has since achieved cult status but upon its initial release was the subject of protests.[6]

Reed is also known for the films The G.I. Executioner,[7] Career Bed,[8] Blood Bath,[9] and Night of the Zombies.[10]

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.[11]

In May 2012, Reed signed with Polus Books beginning with his short story Zombie Wall.


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  11. ^ Weiler, A. H. (April 28, 1974). "News of the Screen: Shooting Horrors in Local Studio". The New York Times. 

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