He may have started his career as Richie Cunningham, the freckle-faced lead on the beloved 1970s sitcom Happy Days, but after teaming with low-budget exploitation master Roger Corman, Ron Howard has gone on to become one of the most celebrated directors of his generation. Show More Summary
A Bucket of Blood is my favorite film directed by Roger Corman. It’s been that way ever since I saw it for the first a number of years back. Like most things in my life I first heard about A Bucket of Blood thanks to “The Simpsons.” Perhaps you’ve seen the episode entitled ‘Mom & […]
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: Because it’s Star Wars Week here at the A.V. Club, we’ve singled out some of the more interesting movies inspired or influenced by George Lucas’ beloved space opera. Show More Summary
YouTube Footage from "Dementia 13," Francis Ford Coppola's first directorial effort, produced by Roger Corman. Music by Bob Schneider.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of School Spirit, an offensive and violent ghost story in the guise of an innocent teen sex comedy.
The low budget movie from a Roger Corman disciple that became a huge movie franchise.
Being an artist is hard in so many ways. Whether you’re a musician, film director, a traditional or a digital artist (I had to put that in there), if it’s not the success that eludes you, it’s often the inspiration. Roger Corman explored the success that eludes struggling artists in A Bucket Of Blood, and […]
(Steven Hayward) Time once again to update The Warmlist of all the things caused by climate change, which is now nearly everything, including shrimp sex problems. Here’s the latest from Science Daily this week: King crabs threaten Antarctic...Show More Summary
One of my favorite critics interviewed Hollywood's egendary producer, Roger Corman, for New York Magazine's Vulture, and it is a treat to read. Corman is by many measures the most successful filmmaker of all time because he made ultra...Show More Summary
Seminal schlockmeister Roger Corman may be 89 years old, but you wouldn't know it from his output. Though the B-movie king hasn't directed a film since his ill-fated adaptation of Brian Aldiss's Frankenstein Unbound in 1990, he still produces knowingly goofy SyFy monster films like Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf and the... More »
When it comes to indie genre filmmaking the maverick Roger Corman (alongside his wife/producing partner Julie) is the undisputed king. Corman’s efforts almost single-handedly inventing independent cinema in the 1950’s continues today (his latest is the smash-hit Syfy camp-fest SHARKTOPUS VS. Show More Summary
New York City’s Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street) is in the midst of a massive retrospective of genre giant American International Pictures, and we’ve got free tickets to give away for a screening on Saturday with legendary producer/director Roger Corman in attendance! Corman will be on hand for screenings of the […]
Some people just want to watch the world burn, and then beautifully capture it on film. Before helming some of the biggest films of all time, James Cameron came up through the Roger Corman system working on models and art design for such films as Galaxy Of Terror and directing Piranha Part 2: The Spawning. Show More Summary
Did you think the latest Fantastic Four reboot was the worst one? Worse than those other two Fantastic Four films? Well, something tells us you have yet to watch the 1994 Roger Corman version. Not many people have — because it was never meant to be released — but thanks to the internet, it’s finally […]
War-Gods of the Deep is one of the few Edgar Allan Poe adaptations starring Vincent Price that wasn’t directed by Roger Corman. In fact, it could be the only one. I’m not entirely sure and I didn’t look into it. I do know that it’s very loosely based off the Poe poem, “City in the […]
The unrelased, low budget movie The Fantastic Four, produced by Roger Corman and Bernd Eichinger in 1994, is currently availble to watch in full on Dailymotion (at least that is until it is taken down). via reddit
Maybe they should have just released this one instead. Trailer above; full film below. For the strange and sordid story of director Oley Sassone's unreleased movie, executive produced by Roger Corman, check out the article "Fantastic Faux! Read the rest
Are the “Fantastic Four” movies cursed? The filmmakers behind a new documentary about the ill-fated first attempt to adapt the classic Marvel comics think so.
This Fantastic Four is not so fantastic.
The upcoming adaptation of Fantastic Four is coming later this week, and it’s getting a bit of a cool reception. The folks over at New York Magazine wanted to look back at the original Roger Corman adaptation and recut it into a modern-ish trailer. Read more...