I have ALWAYS had a deep-rooted respect and admiration for the “gee whiz gang, let’s make a movie” mentality that lurks behind Roger Corman’s movies.
Well, X-THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES was absolutely chilling.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS truly rocked as well.
DEATH RACE 2000 was absolutely mind-blowing. It felt as if the script-writer was drunk on honey wine and moonbeams.
And I can still see Morgan Woodward as Cayman in BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS saying “Let us butt heads!”
So – what is YOUR favorite Corman movie?
Author’s note: On April 5th, 2016 Roger Corman will turn 90. In celebration of this, I proudly present…
The King of Low-Budget Movies
By Michael McCarty
Roger Corman started working in Hollywood in 1954 and has written, directed and produced and acted in hundreds of films.
Famous actors and directors who have worked for Corman include Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, William Shatner, Bruce Dern and these Academy Award winners: Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, and Robert DeNiro.
Sue Leabhart of Davenport, Iowa says about Corman: “He’s the creative genius behind so many classic scifi/horror films. He brought us Teenage Caveman with a young Robert Vaughn, The Little Shop of Horrors with Jack Nicholson, and Death Race 2000 with David Carradine. These and many more of his films have attained cult status among science-fiction fans. His autobiography…
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I always liked his early gothic films with Vincent Price, especially the Poe adaptations. I must admit when I was younger, I didn’t correlate that it was the same guy doing the B-grade copy-cat films in the 1980’s. But my fave of the 80’s would be Humanoids from the Deep and Galaxy of Terror.