DONALD G. JACKSON DIES
Cult director Donald G. Jackson, best known for DEMON LOVER and the ROLLER BLADE and HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN movies, died on October 19 of leukemia. His friend, director/distributor Fred Olen Ray, offered this tribute to the late exploitation helmer:
?Of all the independent low-budget/no-budget filmmakers I have known throughout the years, I can say, with a completely straight face, that Donald G. Jackson was one of the few true artists of the genre. Never cowing to the pressures and demands of financiers, or straying from his course in order to please others, he stuck with his vision through hell and high water. In doing so he created some of the most bizarre films of recent memory, films that often left the viewer scratching their heads in disbelief. Whether you ?got it? or not, Don truly had his own vision and he never gave up on it. I knew Don for 27 years and I'm pleased to say he was my friend.?
Courtesy of Fangoria