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Andy Milligan

Director

 

Biography

Andy Milligan (January 31, 1929 – June 3, 1991) was an American playwright, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film editor, producer, and director, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1991.

Born Andrew Jackson Milligan, Jr. in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Milligan was a self-taught filmmaker and was responsible for much of the creative activity on his films (including cinematography and costume design). His films often dwell on the topics of transgression and punishment, familial relationships, repressed sexuality, and physical deformity and include such titles as Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973), The Rats are Coming! The Werewolves are Here! (1973), Guru, the Mad Monk (1970), Gutter Trash (1969), The Ghastly Ones (1968), Depraved! (1967), and The Naked Witch (1964). Most of Milligan’s early works are currently considered lost films.

During the early 1960s, Milligan became involved in the nascent off-off-Broadway theatre movement, mounting productions of plays… read more

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locust furnace

25Feb13

what a guy...who else would've made a softcore about a family driving each other to suicide on christmas day...or earnestly film a victorian horror melodrama in his own kitchen...or write a scene where a medieval king (in a mullet and a modified 70s lounge suit) has sex with an old hunchbacked man and then talks in pun-filled epigrams to his wife after she walks in on him...and somehow make all this ridiculousness so poignant! i love andy milligan.

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    locust furnace

    27Feb13

    he's pretty amazing! but he's kind of one of those filmmakers people find either unwatchable or genius. his life is pretty interesting, i really recommend his biography The Ghastly One: The Sex Gore Netherworld of Andy Milligan!