Not a name to many film fans know unless you really dug deep into the underground. Zedd was an American filmmaker, author, writers, and much more. He coined the term Cinema of Transgression, that encompassed a group of filmmakers and artists who used shock value and dark humor in their work. The budget of his films made Corman look like a billionaire, with titles like They Eat Scum (1979), Geek Maggot Bingo or The Freak from Suckweasel Mountain (1983), War in Menstrual Envy (1992), and many more like that.
No matter what you thought of his work, you have to give him credit for creating his own path and feeding his own passion. He passed away on Feb. 27th at the age of 63.