What do titles like Sting of Death, Stanley, Mako: The Jaws of Death, Wild Rebels, The Naked Zoo, Death Curse of Tartu, Impulse all have in common? They were just a handful of the films directed by Florida based filmmaker William Grefé! And now, the incredible history of this low budget filmmaker comes to the screens in this new feature lenght documentary, thanks to Ballyhoo Motion Pictures this April!
While other low budget directors were running off the the sunny skies of California to make their independent pictures, William Grefé stayed in the other sunny part fo the country, in Florida everglades area and made that his own little Hollywood. There he created about sharks, snakes, a jellyfish man, bikers, and many more titles that were sure to lure them into the drive-ins. And he always delivered.
Running just over 2 hours, you’ll get to hear the stories from the people that worked with Grefe on these pictures, names like Steve Alaimo (Wild Rebels), Doug Hobart (Sting of Death & Death Curse of Tartu), Chris Robinson (Stanley), Fred Olen Ray (Scalps), Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case), John Davis Chandler (Hooked Generation), David F. Friedman (She Freak), H.G. Lewis (Blood Feast), and even William Shatner!
If you act now and order one of the limited edition 2-disc sets, you not only get the documentary They Came From The Swamp, but you’ll also get over 3 hours of bonus material, including the complete feature Whiskey Mountain, that has never been released on video. It will also feature another short documentary on Crown International, a couple of Grefé short films (one featuring William Shatner), promo reels, trailers, still gallery, and muchmore. The price is only $29.99 plus shipping. And if you’re one of the first 100 that order it, you’ll get a FREE Stanley insert booklet signed by William Grefé and documentary director Daniel Griffith. For all the information head over to the Ballyhoo Motion Pictures website HERE.