News broke earlier this evening that cult director Ulli Lommel has passed away at age 72. He’s reportedly died on Saturday, December 2nd 2017 due to heart failure. The German native was responsible for over 60 inspiration, artistic, sadistic, horrific and true crime movies that spanned over four decades; as well as frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He will be missed by many around the globe.
Ulli Lommel is most known for writing, directing and producing hits like The Boogey Man (1980), The Devonsville Terror (1983), Bloodsuckers (1997), Zombie Nation (2004), Zodiac Killer (2005), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Green River Killer (2005), Black Dahlia (2006), Diary of a Cannibal (2007) and The Tomb (2007).
Though it often goes unnoticed, The Boogey Man (1980) is actually one of the most successful horror films of all time. Shot on a budget of $300,000 the supernatural horror flick made over $35,000,000 worldwide.
All of us here at HorrorSociety.com send our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
R.I.P. Ulli Lommel
Dec. 21 1944 – Dec. 2 2017