‘Forbidden World’ – 40 Years of Roger Corman’s ‘Alien’ Knockoff

Despite being met with mixed reviews upon its release in 1979, the massive box office success made it clear that audiences loved Ridley Scott’s Alien. Its first sequel wouldn’t come for another seven years, but the interim was filled with a variety of imitators hoping for a piece of the intergalactic pie. The Italians were […]

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Roger Corman Birthday Sale from Shout Factory is Loaded With Horror Blu-rays

We celebrated filmmaker Roger Corman‘s birthday yesterday with a tribute to the living legend, and the celebration continues through April 11 over in Shout! Factory‘s online shop. From now through 4/11, Shout! Factory is celebrating Roger Corman’s 96th birthday with a big Blu-ray sale, which is loaded up with classics from the sci-fi and horror […]

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A Legend Worth Celebrating: The Unparalleled Legacy of Roger Corman

Roger Corman has been called many things over the years—King of the B’s, The Pope of Pop Cinema, outlaw, renegade, mentor. Now, maybe all of it can be distilled into a single word: legend. In a career that has spanned seven decades, Corman has worn a number of hats: director, producer, writer, and actor are […]

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‘Munchies’ Proudly Ripped Off ‘Gremlins’ Back in 1987 [Hidden Gems]

Oh boy. Munchies (1987) is…something. Produced by the beyond prolific and legendary Roger Corman and directed by Tina Hirsch, Munchies is a late 80s rip-off of Gremlins – one of the slew of similar films to follow in the wake of the 1984 Amblin classic. Corman is known for cashing in on any hot film or […]

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Catherine Corman on Growing Up Corman and Shooting Short Film “Lost Horizon” on Super 8 [Interview]

Catherine Corman is a photographer, filmmaker, and talented artist in her own right. She is also the daughter of the legendary filmmaker and launcher of careers Roger Corman and producer Julie Corman. Catherine recently made a short film titled “Lost Horizon” starring her father and sister, Mary Tessa Corman, which is currently in competition for […]

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The Quiet Revolution: Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe Cycle is One of the Best Series in Horror History

When it comes to classic horror, the Universal and Hammer monster movies come immediately to mind. Next, perhaps the Amicus anthologies or the films Val Lewton produced for RKO in the 1940s. But there is another great classic franchise worth consideration. The series of films directed by Roger Corman in the early 60s that have […]

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A Beautiful Desolation: Poe, Price, Corman, and ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ [Gods and Monsters]

In Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Pretorius, played by the inimitable Ernest Thesiger, raises his glass and proposes a toast to Colin Clive’s Henry Frankenstein—“to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” I invite you to join me in exploring this world, focusing on horror films from the dawn of the Universal Monster movies in 1931 to the […]

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