Roger Corman

  • Roger Corman – Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

    1981-1990HorrorRoger CormanSci-FiUSA

    Joseph Buchanan is a brilliant scientist conducting implosion experiments in the year 2031. His humanitarian goal is to develop a weapons system that will not destroy all life on Earth, but the results are catastrophic! The very core of time and space is fractured, and Buchanan finds himself thrust into 19th century Geneva. He meets fellow scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein, whose own monstrous experiment has gone haywire, killing his brother, and threatening the entire village. Frankenstein’s creature is even more horrible than the world ever imagined-and now Dr, Frankenstein is determined to use Buchanan’s scientific knowledge to create its mate!Read More »

  • David Kramarsky & Roger Corman – The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

    1951-1960David KramarskyHorrorRoger CormanSci-FiUSA

    Extraterrestrial terror is keeping an eye out for human flesh in this horrifying tale of invasion! After a strange craft crash lands near a rancher’s home in the California desert, the rancher’s family believes the danger has passed. But when they are attacked by animals driven into a rage by the alien, they realize that something did survive the crash….and it’s hoping to take in its first meal on Earth….ranch style!Read More »

  • Cy Endfield & Roger Corman & Gordon Hessler – De Sade (1969)

    1961-1970Cy EndfieldDramaEroticaGordon HesslerRoger CormanUSA

    A fictionalized biography of the world’s most celebrated sexual and physical pervert, who was infamous for his erotic behavior – going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eluded him.Read More »

  • Roger Corman – The Raven (1963)

    USA1961-1970FantasyHorrorRoger Corman

    The Raven (1963) Quote:
    In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe’s poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a magician named Bedlo comes to Craven for help- the evil Scarabus has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven’s long-lost wife Lenore, whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus.Read More »

  • Roger Corman – Carnival Rock (1957)

    1951-1960CultDramaRoger CormanUSA

    Synopsis: Christy runs a rock and roll nightclub on a carnival pier with his righ-hand-man Benny. Christy has a crush on the club’s star, Natalie Cook, but she has eyes for Stanley, a local business man, who wants to buy out the club. When the club is sold and Christy is asked to stay on, as a party clown, he plots to destroy the club and abduct Natalie away from Stanley.

    This early Corman movie stars Dick Miller and the Platters!Read More »

  • Roger Corman – Von Richthofen and Brown AKA The Red Baron (1971)

    1971-1980ActionRoger CormanUSAWarWorld War One

    World War I: an allied squadron and a German squadron face off daily in the skies. Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, leads one, and, although one of his decisions cost the life of his predecessor, he expects his men to honor codes of conduct. The allied squad has similar class divisions: its colonel, an aristocrat, laments that men he considers peasants are now fliers, including a cynical and ruthless Canadian, Roy Brown, the squad’s ace. As the tactics of both sides break more rules and become more destructive, the Baron must decide if he is a soldier first or part of the ruling class. He and Brown have two aerial battles, trivial in the larger scheme yet tragic.Read More »

  • Roger Corman – The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967)

    1961-1970CrimeDramaRoger CormanUSA

    Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city’s boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran’s rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it.Read More »

  • Roger Corman – Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

    1961-1970HorrorMysteryRoger CormanUSA

    Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutest torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to believe. After some investigating he finds out that it was extreme fear that was fatal to his sister and that she may have been buried alive! Strange things then start to happen in the Medina castle.Read More »

  • Roger Corman – Premature Burial (1962)

    1961-1970HorrorMysteryRoger CormanUSA

    Emily Gault arrives at the Carrell mansion determined to rekindle an old relationship with Guy Carrell, despite the disapproval of his sister, Kate. Guy overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive long enough to marry Emily but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father’s tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over, apparently never to learn that the treachery of someone very dear to him was directly responsible for his predicament.Read More »

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