Herb Freed

Herb FreedAuthor Herb Freed as been it all. He started his adult life an ordained Rabbi and became the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Shalom in Lake Mahopac, New York. At the same time, he produced and directed three shows at the Maidman Playhouse in New York City. "In fact, religion and drama are similar in many ways. Both are revealed through stories," Freed says. "The transition from the chapel to the stage isn’t as unusual as it sounds."


Freed then resigned his pulpit to become a movie director. He has directed and produced fifteen feature films. "The fact is that most of my films have psychological, spiritual and/or social themes and are not 'horror/slasher-type' movies. As the commercial market would have it, however, my most successful films - in financial terms - are “Graduation Day” a horror film and “Tomboy” a teenage romp," says Freed.

Director - filmography

Dead Punkz (2000)
Child 2 Man (2000)
Paradise Lost (1999)
Subterfuge (1996)
Survival Game (1987)
Tomboy (1985)
Graduation Day (1981)
Beyond Evil (1980)
Haunts (1977)…aka The Veil
AWOL - Avhopparen (1972)…aka A.W.O.L. (USA)

Writer - filmography

Dead Punkz (2000)
Child 2 Man (2000)
Paradise Lost (1999)
Survival Game (1987) (also story)
Graduation Day (1981)
Beyond Evil (1980) (screenplay)
Haunts (1977)…aka The Veil
AWOL - Avhopparen (1972)…aka A.W.O.L. (USA)

Producer - filmography

Child 2 Man (2000)
Paradise Lost (1999)
Subterfuge (1996)
Graduation Day (1981)
Beyond Evil (1980)
Haunts (1977) (co-producer)…aka The Veil
AWOL - Avhopparen (1972)…aka A.W.O.L. (USA)

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography

Haunts (1977) (lyricist: "Father, I Long")…aka The Veil

Himself - filmography

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2007) (filming)…Himself