Horror History – John Ashley

johnashleyJohn Ashley
Born Dec. 25th, 1934 – Died Oct. 3rd, 1997

John Ashley was one of the up and coming teenage stars of those popular beach movies in the ’50s and ’60s, which he made quite a few of.  But once he moved to the Philippines, he was responsible for giving us cult horror fans a lot of hours of enjoyment with the films that he was involved with, such as the Blood Island trilogy: Brides of Blood (1968), Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968), Beast of Blood (1971).

He later would become a successful TV producer for series like The A-Team and Walker, Texas Ranger.

But besides all the entertaining films that he made, this quote is one of the reasons why we admire him so much:

“This is a terrible thing to admit, but maybe the key to my success with exploitation films is that I always like those movies, and I never had any real reason to turn them down.  I just enjoyed doing them.”

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