Exploitation king Greydon Clark writes of filmmaking “ON THE CHEAP”Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The producer/director behind such memorable ’70s/’80s drive-in titles as SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS, WITHOUT WARNING (pictured above) et al. has now told his full story in a new autobiography.
Greydon Clark, who started out as an actor in Al Adamson cheapies like SATAN’S SADISTS and DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN before going behind the camera, now has the trade paperback ON THE CHEAP: MY LIFE IN LOW BUDGET FILMMAKING available at his official website. In the book, cleverly structured in screenplay format, Clark recalls the making of each of his movies (also including 1988’s UNINVITED, the Robert Englund vehicle DANCE MACABRE and many others) from conception and financing through production and release. Along the way, he shares stories of working with actors ranging from veterans like Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Cameron Mitchell and George Kennedy to up-and-comers such as David Caruso, Julia Duffy and Andrew Dice Clay. Go here to order ON THE CHEAP, autographed by Clark, for $24.95, which also includes a free DVD of one of the director’s films from his personal library.