A bunch of hoodlums’ jewel heist goes haywire, and while fleeing the scene, they throw jewels into an unsuspecting family man’s truck. Now the sparkling dollar signs are in a little doll — but not for long.
Al Adamson (July 25, 1929 – June 21, 1995) was a prolific director of B-grade horror films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
After assisting his father, Victor Adamson, in making the 1963 movie Halfway to Hell, Adamson decided to work in the motion picture industry himself. Three years later, he and Sam Sherman founded Independent-International Pictures, which became the vehicle for the many movies he directed. Among them are Psycho-A-Go-Go (later worked into Blood of Ghastly Horror), Satan’s Sadists, Horror of the Blood Monsters, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, and Five Bloody Graves.
Adamson quit the film business in 1983 and had a second and quite successful career in real estate. He was married to actress/dancer Regina Carrol, a frequent star in his films, from 1972 until her death from cancer in 1992. In 1995, due to the rediscovery and re-evaluation of his work, Adamson was reportedly set to make a return as director when suddenly he disappeared.
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