Keith J. Crocker was born on April 26, 1965 in Long Island, New York. His father Donald stems from a family of Masons who ran a three generation family business called Crocker & Sons and was of French, English, Welsh and Dutch ancestry. His mother Marion Basile is the daughter of James Basile and Anna McGuire, who owned and operated a deli. James hailed from Italy (his parents were Italian) and Anna stemmed from Longford, Ireland. Keith has three brothers and two sisters. Crocker attended the New York Institute of Technology from 1984 to 1988. One of Keith's first movie gigs was producing and directing short films for a phobic clinic in Long Island. Moreover, Crocker produced training films for the Shield Institute of Queens, New York, had a brief job lighting wedding videos in the mid 1980's, and worked as a motion picture projectionist in the mid 1990's. He launched the fanzine "The Exploitation Journal" in 1987; this magazine was published up until 2005. Keith owns and operates Cinefear Video, a source for rare and unavailable films on VHS and DVD which he started in 1990. In addition, Crocker gives presentations on the movie genre at various libraries and public centers throughout Long Island and teaches adult education at a local college. Keith made a series of short 16mm films in the late 1980's and early 1990's which include "Thanksgiving Day," "DeSade '88," "A Zombies Tale," and "One Grave Too Many." He acts in and was an associate producer on the 1989 short movie "French Kiss." Crocker made his feature debut in 1997 with "The Bloody Ape" and followed this picture with the Nazisploitation item "Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69." In addition, Keith is the co-creator of the DVD label WildEye Releasing. Keith Crocker has been married to wife Christina Zuber since 1998.
Unique traits: I make one GOOD film per decade.
Night of the Living Box Art
Film (short) by Rob Hauschild (Documentary) Producer An intimate, obsessive portrait about collecting Night of the Living Dead VHS cassette covers from 1979 to the present.
Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69
Video by Keith J. Crocker (Horror and War) Producer, Director, Writer, Actor Enter Stalag 69, where torture is just the Beginning for this bloody band of Nazi Butchers! Germany, 1945. Stalag 69, a POW camp ruled by the sadistic SS commandant Helmet Schultz, is nothing but a blood-soaked playground for this perverse Nazi monster who uses his American, Russian, and British prisoners in cruel and ghastly biochemical weapons experiments. When a group of young, wanton USO girls are captured and fall into the hands of Schultz and his battalion of butchers, the brutality is turned up and the unsuspecting girls are gored, gouged and ground up - all for the pleasure of Schultz and his SS brothers and sisters. Now it's up to the rag-tag survivors of the camp to strike back against their captors and Escape from Stalag 69, alive or on a slab! Written by Wild Eye Releasing
The Bloody Ape
Video by Keith J. Crocker (Horror) Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer THE BLOODY APE is the most outrageous, drive-in movie take on Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" ever committed to film. A carnival barker foolishly releases his 400 pound gorilla, who then literally goes bananas on a rampage of raw rape and boffo butchery - leaving the low rent population of Long Island either sexually violated, slaughtered - or both! From maverick indy filmmaker Keith J. Crocker (Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69), THE BLOODY APE is a gore-soaked love letter to the sex and violence of the grind house movie era that pulls no punches and offers no apologies for wallowing in a skin-drenched stew of crudeness and camp! Banned from numerous festivals around the world, ignored by critics and loathed by the politically correct....but now there just is no stopping THE BLOODY APE! Written by Wild Eye Releasing
One Grave Too Many
Film (short) by Keith J. Crocker Producer, Director, Writer A graphic depiction of the ghoulish exploits of two no-count grave robbers in 1814.
New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY)