Several sources confirmed last night that b-movie actor Conrad Brooks has passed away at age 86. Details are scarce, but it’s believed that he died due to old age. Most noted as a recurring Ed Woods performer, Conrad Brooks built a six decade career playing featured extra roles and bit parts in almost 100 scary movies.
His mug can be seen in The Mad Magician (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959), Night of the Ghouls (1959), The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), A Polish Vampire in Burbank (1983), Puppet Master 3: Toulon’s Revenge (1991), Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 (1994), Ed Wood (1994), Toad Warrior (1996), Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf (1996), I Woke Early the Day I Died (1998), The Masked Strangler (1999), Silent Scream (1999), Jan-Gel: The Beast from the East (1999), Jan-Gel 2: The Beast Returns (2001), Max Hell Frog Warrior (2002), Bikini Planet (2002), Jan-Gel 3: Hillbilly Monster (2003), Minds of Terror (2003), Super Hell (2005), 2020: An American Nightmare (2005), Shadows in the Woods (2006), Zeppo: Sinners from Beyond the Moon (2007), Super Hell 2 (2008), Max Hell in Frogtown (2008), It Came from Trafalgar (2009), Zombies on the Loose (2010), The Girl (2011), Invasion of the Reptoids (2011), Psychotic State (2014), Super Hell 3: Dreams of Horror (2014), Joey Hollywood’s Movie Night 2 (2015), Pitfire of Hell (2016), Killer Waves (2016) and Midnight Massacre (2016).
Later in his career, Conrad graduated to slightly bigger roles in Curse of the Queenwolf (1988), Baby Ghost (1995), Guns of El Chupacabra (1997), The Ironbound Vampire (1997), Ice Scream (1997), Alien Agenda: Under the Skin (1997), Dead Students Society (1998), Crimes of the Chupacabra (1998), The Atomic Space Bug (1999), The Monster Man (2001), Raising Dead (2002), Zombiegeddon (2003), Brain Robbers from Outer Space (2004), Gypsy Vampire (2005), Purvos (2006), Gypsy Vampires Revenge (2008), Soul Robbers from Outer Space (2009), Subconscious Reality (2016) and Toilet Gator (2017).
Let me not forget to mention that the late actor also worked behind the camera, writing, producing and directing movies like Hellborn (1993), the Jan-Gel saga, the Gypsy Vampire saga, Blood Slaves of the Vampire Wolf and Zombies on the loose.
In the future, Conrad can be found in three horror films that will be released posthumously.
Working exclusively in B and low budget movies, I can only imagine all the stories Mr. Brooks had to share. All the first hand knowledge. It’s such a shame he never compiled them into a biography. It seems that he was beloved by dozens of conventions around America, and he will certainly be missed by the fans who grew to idolize him. All of us here at HorrorSociety.com send our condolences to his family and friends in their time of loss.
R.I.P. Conrad Brooks
Jan. 3 1931 – Dec. 6 2017