Rest in Peace: David F. Friedman

David F. FriedmanOne of the most prolific horror film producers in the game has taken his final curtain call and is sadly no longer with us. You may not know his name, but we know you’re very familiar with his work.

According to The New York Times long time Herschell Gordon Lewis collaborator and splatter film pioneer, producer David F. Friedman, passed away at age 87 on Monday at his home in Anniston, Alabama.

The man’s resume is as long as it is impressive with titles like Blood Feast, Color Me Blood Red, Two Thousand Maniacs, Ilsa: She-Wolf of the S.S., and most recently Tim Sullivan’s 2001 Maniacs and 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams. The man was from the old school of fearless filmmaking and lived his life to the fullest until the very end.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Friedman’s friends, family, and constituents. The genre is a delightfully bloodier place thanks to you, Mr. Friedman. Thanks for the decades and decades of entertainment!

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • DavidFullam

    Sadly, we will never see anything like him or his films again. Times change, sometimes not for the better.