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Fred Olen Ray



The remarkable thing about those who work the B-quickie end of the movie business is how much they love films, how much they love to work, and how much they're willing to give up to create their ribbons of dreams. Director/screenwriter/makeup artist Fred Olen Ray hocked virtually everything he owned to make The Alien Dead (1978). Never mind that, as a graduate of the Brown University School of Engineering, Ray could have named his own salary in practically any job in his field: Celluloid was in his blood, and there it would remain from 1978 to the present. Often shooting four or more films per year, Ray occasionally turns up something that transcends the exploitation film genre and his miserly budgets; if you look at them objectively, films like Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988) and Beverly Hills Vamp (1989) are heaps better than most of the dreck clogging up the video stores' R-rated shelves. If nothing else, few other bottom-barrel filmmakers outside of Fred Olen Ray can boast an acting talent pool that has included the likes of Lawrence Tierney, Buster Crabbe, John Philip Law, Jan Michael Vincent, P.J. Soles, Britt Ekland, Martine Beswick, Julie Newmar, David Carradine, and Martin Landau.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Accidental Switch
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2016
No Score Yet Christmas in Palm Springs
  • Director
  • Producer
2014
No Score Yet Abner, the Invisible Dog
  • Producer
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet After Midnight
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet After Midnight
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet All I Want for Christmas
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Collision Course
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Super Shark
  • Director
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Turbulent Skies
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
2010
86% American Grindhouse
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Nuclear Hurricane
  • Director
2010
No Score Yet Silent Venom
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Dire Wolf
  • Director
2009
No Score Yet Polar Opposites
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Solar Flare
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Voodoo Dollz
  • Screenwriter
2008
No Score Yet An Accidental Christmas
  • Director
2007
100% Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Lair
  • Director
2007
No Score Yet Glass Trap
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Tomb of the Werewolf
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Final Examination
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Southern Discomfort - Wrestling on the Indie Circu
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet Curse of the Erotic Tiki
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Air Rage
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Critical Mass
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Mach 2
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Venomous
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Black Horizon
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Venomous
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Sideshow
  • Director
2000
No Score Yet Active Stealth
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Invisible Mom 2
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Fugitive Mind
  • Producer
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Kid with X-Ray Eyes
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Billy Frankenstein
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Scandal - On the Other Side
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Mom, Can I Keep Her?
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Capitol Conspiracy
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Secret Santa
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Crash Dive 2
  • Producer
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Operation Cobra
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Hybrid
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Deadly Shooter
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Invisible Dad
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Wasp Woman
  • Tex
1996
No Score Yet Biohazard
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet Invisible Mom
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Cabbie
1996
No Score Yet Masseuse
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet Illicit Dreams 2
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Fugitive Rage
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Mob Attorney
1996
No Score Yet Jack-O Lantern
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Star Hunter
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold
  • Producer
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Cyberzone
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
No Score Yet Hard Bounty
  • Executive Producer
  • Ringo
1994
No Score Yet Wizards of the Demon Sword
  • Director
  • Producer
1994
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum 2
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Fatal Justice
  • Executive Producer
1994
No Score Yet Possessed by the Night
  • Director
  • Waiter
1994
No Score Yet Sorceress
  • Producer
  • Bill
1994
No Score Yet Bikini Drive In
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet Dinosaur Island
  • Producer
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Mind Twister
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Munchie
  • Pianist
1992
29% Evil Toons
  • Screenwriter
1992
No Score Yet Chiller Theatre
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Caged Fear
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum
  • Producer
  • Director
1991
No Score Yet Haunting Fear
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
1991
No Score Yet Bad Girls From Mars
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1991
No Score Yet Naked Obsession
  • Announcer
1991
No Score Yet Angel Eyes
  • Eddie
1991
No Score Yet Mob Boss
  • Director
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Spirits
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Alienator
  • Director
1989
No Score Yet Terminal Force
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
  • Producer
  • Director
1988
No Score Yet Commando Squad
  • Producer
  • Director
1987
No Score Yet Star Slammer: The Escape
  • Mouse Robot
  • Director
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet Deep Space
  • Director
  • Producer
1987
No Score Yet The Tomb
  • Director
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Armed Response
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Soldier
1986
No Score Yet Moon in Scorpio
  • Producer
1986
No Score Yet Bio Hazard
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1985
No Score Yet Le jumeau (The Twin)
  • Director
1984
No Score Yet Scalps
  • Director
1983
No Score Yet Alien Dead
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Demented Death Farm Massacre
  • Director
1971
No Score Yet Bikini Airways
  • Director
1900
No Score Yet The Legend of William Tell
  • Director

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