Psychotronic king Dave Friedman dead at 87

Another psychotronic icon has succumbed to heart failure this month. We’re not near done mourning the passing of Tura Satana, and now we’ve learned of the death on Monday of exploitation legend David F. Friedman, producer of Blood Feast and many other mind-bending trash classics.

The New York Times obit does a fine job of summarizing Friedman’s impressive career. For more in-depth reading, we highly recommend Friedman’s autobiography A Youth in Babylon: Confessions of a Trash-Film King.

Unfortunately, Friedman was unable to complete the sequel to this book. But as with all departed psychotronic icons, we’ll always have their films to enjoy. Here’s our review of an exemplary Friedman film, She Freak.

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