BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON
2019, 100 min, Dir: David Gregory

Maverick indie filmmaker Al Adamson’s real life was even crazier than one of the 30-plus sex ’n’ schlock drive-in movies he made in the ’60s and ’70s. Best known for directing biker flick SATAN’S SADISTS and the sexy STEWARDESS, Adamson made countless popcorn pictures with multiple titles to dupe audiences into repeat viewings. Director (and Severin Films founder) David Gregory expertly uses archival footage of the man himself, and a slew of interviews with those who knew and worked with him, to paint a portrait of a filmmaker’s life and a community of outsiders working during a weird, wild, never-to-be-duplicated era of the movie business.