S. F. Brownrigg

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Sherald Brownrigg
Born (1937-09-30)September 30, 1937
El Dorado, Arkansas
Died September 20, 1996(1996-09-20)
Dallas, Texas
Occupation Film director, film producer

S. F. Brownrigg (September 30, 1937 – September 20, 1996), born Sherald Brownrigg, was an American film director and producer.

Biography[edit]

During the 1970s he directed several low budget horror films, such as Don't Look in the Basement. In 2001, a reviewer for the Michigan Daily called Poor White Trash 2 "the worst movie of all time."[1] Other commentators[who?] value Brownrigg's work for his ability to create thrills with a minuscule budget.

Filmography[edit]

Date Title Role
1973 Don't Look in the Basement (aka The Forgotten and Death Ward #13) Director/Producer
1974 Poor White Trash Part II (aka Scum of the Earth) Director/Producer
1975 Don't Open the Door! Director
1976 Keep My Grave Open Director/Producer
1986 Thinkin' Big Director

Adaptations[edit]

  • In May 2008, it was announced that a remake of 'Don't Look in the Basement' was being planned by directors Alan Rowe Kelly and Anthony G. Sumner. Filming was scheduled for October 2008 in Indiana with a planned 2009 release.[2] However, this film never came into fruition.
  • In December 2013, a sequel titled 'Id: Don't Look in the Basement 2' was announced with Anthony Brownrigg, son of S.F. Brownrigg, directing.[3] The film was shot in Texas in March/April 2014 and used several of the same locations from the original film. A trailer debuted in early May 2014 with a promised release in the fall of 2014.
  • Director Todd Nunes's film Death Ward 13 (2017) is inspired by S.F. Brownrigg's movie The Forgotten and Edgar Allan Poe's The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.[4]

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