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Fred Olen Ray

Fred Olen Ray

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1954-09-10 (66 years old)

190 Movies · 1 TV Series

Biography

Fred Olen Ray (born September 10, 1954) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter of more than 150 low-to-medium budget feature films in many genres, including horror, science fiction, action/adventure, crime dramas, and holiday films.Ray is the head of Retromedia, which releases DVDs of both his own productions and archival films. He has also worked for other well-known independent studios and on a few occasions for major Hollywood studios. He is also cited as an inspiration for many independent film-makers. He loaned a 16 mm camera to Quentin Tarantino so he could make My Best Friend's Birthday.Aside from his work in the film industry, Ray was also a professional wrestler. His wrestling name was Fabulous Freddie Valentine.

Personal Life

In his craft, Ray has used many pseudonyms, some used earlier by the B-movie director, Sam Newfield. Fred Olen Ray has four sons from two marriages. Ray is unmarried, and resides in Studio City, Los Angeles.

Early Life

Fred Olen Ray was born September 10, 1954 in Wellston, Ohio to a family originally from West Virginia. As a teenager, he regularly read Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Being a fan of horror and science fiction films such as Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and the AIP movies of the 1950s and 1960s, Ray started making his own movies at the age of fourteen.

Movies & TV Series

2012.

8 Movies
The Boy is Gone

The Boy is Gone

2012
A young boy pursues his dream of being a pilot and becomes instrumental to a nation's nightmare.
Hatfields and Mccoys:  Bad Blood

Hatfields and Mccoys: Bad Blood

2012
In this bloody long-standing feud, two families seek vengeance against each other as they unmercifully attempt to destroy each other's loved ones.
Baby Dolls Behind Bars

Baby Dolls Behind Bars

2012
Ditzy police cadet Sissy goes undercover in a maximum security prison to get the goods on world famous jewel thief, Maggie. Once inside she uncovers a devious plot headed up by the wicked Warden.
Dirty Blondes from Beyond

Dirty Blondes from Beyond

2012
With the Galaxy under attack, Princess Farra and her beautiful bodyguard flee to a strange alien planet - Earth. They are pursued by the evil Empress and her henchwoman.
Busty Housewives of Beverly Hills

Busty Housewives of Beverly Hills

2012
When Rinaldi, the World's Worst Hypnotist, inherits a mansion in Beverly Hills with his wife, Kelli McCarty, he also acquires a magical amulet that gives him special power over women. Soon every Bever...
The Teenie Weenie Bikini Squad

The Teenie Weenie Bikini Squad

2012
Sexy secret agents go undercover (and under the covers) at an erotic magazine to catch a saboteur.
A Christmas Wedding Date

A Christmas Wedding Date

2012
After being fired, Rebecca hours back to her old home town to attend her friends wedding on Christmas Eve and visit her mother. But when she tries to return home she finds she must relive Christmas Ev...
Collision Course

Collision Course

2012
Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her daughter, ...

2011.

8 Movies
Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era

2011
Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA in the 1980s found cult fame when they "accidentally" transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom of...
Lady Chatterley's Ghost

Lady Chatterley's Ghost

2011
Married but lonely, Sandra finds herself absorbed in the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover. But passion soon leaps from the pages of the book to Sandra's personal life--especially when she takes an amorou...
Sexual Witchcraft

Sexual Witchcraft

2011
Witches have moved into the neighborhood and Michelle Bauer is not happy about it. Christine Nguyen and her husband have irked the neighbors with their sexual sorcery. Holly Sampson has come down from...
Knock Outs

Knock Outs

2011
When call girl Cindy (Joslyn James, notorious from the golfing scandal) gets busted under the new 36 Strikes Law, she receives the maximum sentence of "Life in Prison without Parole". Desperate to bea...
Bikini Time Machine

Bikini Time Machine

2011
The bikini time machine sends people back in time, but it has the side effect of making them very horny. The professor who invented it gets fired because the dean thinks he's just a dirty old man; how...
Super Shark

Super Shark

5.17
2011
An offshore drilling accident triggers the release of a giant prehistoric shark. When marine biologist Kat Carmichael arrives, she runs up against corporate front man Roger Wade, who plots with Stewar...
Naschy of the Full Moon

Naschy of the Full Moon

2011
An affectionate look back at the life and career of Paul Naschy from those who worked with him, admired him and spent time with him. Produced for the Arrow DVD release of The Man with the Severed Head...
American Grindhouse

American Grindhouse

2011
This documentary explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shock...

2010.

7 Movies
Turbulent Skies

Turbulent Skies

2010
When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bothe...
Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros

Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros

2010
Dr. Bikini Jones is on the hunt for the lost Temple of Eros. Using a golden idol as her guide, she searches the wild land of Moronica, along the way battling man-eating dinosaurs and fending off the s...
Twilight Vamps

Twilight Vamps

2010
A vampire nudie bar? Let's get the party started! Two guys get the lap dance of their lives as they encounter a bevy of bounteous beauties with an appetite for human blood in one of the sexiest night ...
American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James

2010
After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw b...
Housewives from Another World

Housewives from Another World

2010
2007 Penthouse Pet of the Year Heather Vandeven headlines this sexy sci-fi comedy about three beautiful housewives whose heavenly bodies get snatched by aliens attempting to prevent the launch of a de...
Bikini Royale 2

Bikini Royale 2

2010
When an enemy spy ring is discovered to be operating out of a Madame Zola's House of Tarts, Tanya X must go uncover to infiltrate to the gang using her sensuous and secretive talents.
Bikini Frankenstein

Bikini Frankenstein

2010
Convinced that the average male couldn't tell the difference between a living woman and a corpse, the nefarious Dr. Frankenstein creates an undead sex-kitten named Eve.

1999.

9 Movies
Invisible Mom II

Invisible Mom II

1999
A young orphan, heir to a vast fortune, is fostered into a somewhat bizarre family, primarily due to the fact that his foster mom can become invisible. When the child's cousins show up to get a bit of...
Fugitive Mind

Fugitive Mind

1999
A man finds out that he was brainwashed to kill an important government official.
Active Stealth

Active Stealth

1999
After Captain Murphy lost some of his men on his last mission to Mexico to bring back a US Senator, he has been plagued with unhappiness and bad dreams. When Murphy is given orders to go back to Mexic...
The Kid with X-Ray Eyes

The Kid with X-Ray Eyes

1999
Justin and his uncle find X-ray goggles misplaced by an evil crime ring. The criminals kidnap Justin, his uncle, and the Feds and Justin has to rescue everybody.
Scandal: On the Other Side

Scandal: On the Other Side

1999
A sleazy tabloid cable show exposes behind-the-scenes sitcom scandals with the help of a crew of seedy paparazzi, as the show's nymphomaniac host grows more and more obsessed with his guests.
The Prophet

The Prophet

1999
Martial arts star Don "The Dragon" Wilson stars in this action/suspense story. A child is recruited to take part in a secret government experiment which results in him being able to see into the futur...
Ghost Taxi

Ghost Taxi

1999
Forty years ago Daredevil Dan Donovan was sent to the dark abyss. He has now been given one last chance to reenter the light. He must exchange his soul for the souls of thirteen other deserving candid...
Ride with the Devil

Ride with the Devil

1999
Forty years ago Daredevil Dan Donovan was sent to the dark abyss. He has now been given one last chance to reenter the light. What must he do? He must exchange his soul for the souls of thirteen other...
Counter Measures

Counter Measures

1999
US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is assigned to a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine an...

1996.

17 Movies
100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family

100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family

1996
No overview found.
Invisible Mom

Invisible Mom

1996
A family's life is thrown into comical chaos after mom accidentally drinks her inventor husband's latest concoction, an invisibility potion.
Illicit Dreams 2

Illicit Dreams 2

1996
When a man's wife dies, the new executive of his company makes a move. Though they know that sexual relations could cause problems, that does not stop them.
Fugitive Rage

Fugitive Rage

1996
Tara McCormick is sent to prison for the attempted murder of a local drug lord named Tommy Stompanato. Inside, she befriends Josie and is approached by a government agent to finish the job she started...
Night Shade

Night Shade

1996
A disillusioned widower begins getting weird e-mail messages and duly heads to a strip club. Unfortunately, once there, he sees his supposedly dead wife lap-dancing; even more unfortunately, she also ...
Star Hunter

Star Hunter

1996
Star hunters are the space monsters who hunt helpless creatures for pleasure. One night couple of high school fotball players and their cheerleaders are returning home after the lost game. But, when t...
Masseuse

Masseuse

1996
Jack is a real scum-bag who is going to marry Kristy. He has a bad habit of sleeping with other women and stealing all of her money. Two weeks before their marriage, Kristy sees Jack having sex with t...
Over the Wire

Over the Wire

1996
Bruce is a telephone lineman who accidentally overhears a murder plot. When 911 informs him that there is nothing that they can do about it, he takes matters into his own hands, and gets entangled in ...
Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody

Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody

1996
The Bikini Academy (also known as Babe Watch), a army unit of big tit lifesavers (including Tane McClure and Raelyn Saalman) patrol the shores to maintain visitors secure.
Theater Dark Video Magazine

Theater Dark Video Magazine

1996
A video magazine centered around horror films.
Alien Escape

Alien Escape

1996
Friend of the Family II

Friend of the Family II

1996
Alex decides to have an affair with a woman named Linda while he is on business in New Orleans. When he returns home to his wife and child, he is surprised to find that his wife has hired the off-kilt...
100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens

100 Years of Horror: Scream Queens

1996
No overview found.
100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein

100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein

1996
No overview found.
100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company

100 Years of Horror: The Count and Company

1996
Clips from Horror Films.
The Wasp Woman

The Wasp Woman

1996
Janice Starlin is an aging model who owns a cosmetics company. When a researcher experimenting with wasps brings her a serum that will turn back the aging process, she decides to first try it on herse...
100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons

100 Years of Horror: Witchcraft and Demons

1996
Hosted by the wonderfully sardonic Christopher Lee, this documentary involves witchcraft in horror cinema. Features film clips, trailers and interviews.

1995.

8 Movies
Witch Academy

Witch Academy

1995
Members of an exclusive college sorority (where sadomasochism seems to rule the day) seek twisted new ways to humiliate a new pledge named Leslie Perkins, who they feel will never, ever fit in since s...
Jack-O

Jack-O

6
1995
A long long time ago a wizard was put to death, but he swore vengeance on the townsfolk that did him in, particularly Arthur Kelly's family. Arthur had done the final graces on him when he came back t...
Droid Gunner

Droid Gunner

1995
In the future, the threat of global takeover by cyborg units has forced Earth to outlaw their use. But when four female androids are smuggled to Earth, Jack Ford is assigned to track them down. An adv...
Bikini Drive-In

Bikini Drive-In

1995
Kim Taylor inherits her grandfather's drive-in theatre. She must raise $25,000 over one weekend or the bank will take the property from her.
Hard Bounty

Hard Bounty

1995
Donnie and her whores strap on guns, saddle up, and ride out seeking justice.
Sorceress

Sorceress

1995
Two friends, who both work for the same high-priced, high-powered law firm, are both married to modern day witches. Erica, the wife of Larry, believes that he is being led astray by Carol, an old flam...
Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold

Attack of the 60 Foot Centerfold

1995
Among the finalists for "Centerfold Of The Year" are Angel and her spiteful rival Betty. However, no one is aware of Angel's involvement in a secret medical beauty enhancement program headed by Dr. Li...
Vampire Vixens from Venus

Vampire Vixens from Venus

1995
Hideous in their original form, four alien drug smugglers transform into beautiful women on Earth. The drug is derived from draining the “life essence” from men. Hot on their trail are both the local ...

1990.

8 Movies
Naked Obsession

Naked Obsession

1990
City-council member Franklin Carlyle is mugged, knocked down and left on an alley. When he recovers, he is befriended by an alcoholic who introduces him to a local strip-bar.
The Alien Within

The Alien Within

1990
After having a feud with director Kenneth J. Hall, producer Fred Olen Ray hired Ted Newsom to shoot brand new footage (on video) to weave in with scenes from Hall's film Evil Spawn (1987).
Haunting Fear

Haunting Fear

1990
Victoria can't sleep: she's having bad dreams about being buried alive. Her husband Terry makes her go see Dr. Carlton, who she blames for her father's death. Unable to help her, he asks Dr. Harcourt ...
Bad Girls from Mars

Bad Girls from Mars

6
1990
Someone is killing off the female leads of the movie production "Bad Girls from Mars." The producers feel they should try to finish the film, even though they're making a lucrative amount from insuran...
Mob Boss

Mob Boss

1990
The last thing a dying mobster needs is a son who thinks money laundering needs detergent.
Demon Cop

Demon Cop

1990
A former probationary officer who is a patient at a mental asylum escapes and prowls the city, looking for victims whose blood may cure the blood disease he has that has turned him into a werewolf-typ...
Alienator

Alienator

1990
Kol is an evil guy about to be executed on a distant spaceship. He manages to escape on a shuttle and make his way to some woods in America. The commander of the spaceship decides to send out The Alie...
Spirits

Spirits

1990
A priest, trying to regain his standing in the church after "falling" and sleeping with a woman, teams with a group of ESP experts to investigate a haunted house. It doesn't help that one of the exper...
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