Fred Williamson

For five decades he has been one of cinemas true tough guys – he’s big, he’s bad, and he’s here at Monster Fest to give us a mighty hammering…

Fred Williamson made his name in the 1960s playing in the American Football League, where his harder than steel reputation earned him the nickname of ‘The Hammer’. In the early 70s he moved into the acting caper, and soon became the face of the Blaxploitation explosion with films like BLACK CAESAR, HELL UP IN HARLEM and BOSS NIGGER, etc. Since that time Fred has worked on over 100 films as writer, director, producer, as well as an actor – with some of the coolest, most influential names in cinema history: Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino, Larry Cohen, George Cooney, Pam Grier, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, the list goes on. From INGLORIOUS BASTARDS to FROM DUSK TO DAWN, Fred Williamson has been involved in some of the gnarliest cult films ever committed to celluloid.

Fred will be at Monster Fest for the World Premiere of ATOMIC EDEN for the ALL-NIGHT BLAXPLOITATION MARATHON, which will start with BLACK CAESAR and end with HAMMER. Fred will also participate in the KOOKS & SPOOKS Trivia Extravaganza.

For full info on each film and event please refer to the ‘Films’ and ‘Events’ pages.

Fred will be available at various stages throughout the weekend to meet his fans and to sell signed merchandise, pose for pictures etc.

Here’s your chance to hang out with the great man!

Session Info

Atomic Eden – World Premiere

  • Fri 27th Nov, 2015
    @ Lido Cinemas, Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia