Roger Corman


Director, Executive, Producer
Roger Corman

About

Also Known As
Henry Neill, Roger William Corman
Birth Place
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Born
April 05, 1926

Biography

Ever since the early 1950s, famed indie producer and sometime director Roger Corman turned out hundreds of low-budget genre flicks while revolutionizing the way films were made and distributed. Working outside the studio system, Corman established a record as one of the most commercially successful filmmakers in Hollywood history, having had about 90 percent of his films turn a profit. T...

Photos & Videos

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Lobby Cards
The Pit and the Pendulum - Lobby Card Set
The Masque of the Red Death - British Front-of-House Stills

Family & Companions

Julie Corman
Wife
Producer.

Bibliography

"Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Bioography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking"
Beverly Gray, Renaissance Books (2000)
"The Films of Roger Corman: 'Shooting My Way Out of Trouble'"
Alan Frank, Batsford (1998)
"How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime"
Roger Corman and Jim Jerome, Random House (1990)
"Roger Corman: The Best of the Cheap Acts"
Mark McGee Thomas, McFarland (1988)

Biography

Ever since the early 1950s, famed indie producer and sometime director Roger Corman turned out hundreds of low-budget genre flicks while revolutionizing the way films were made and distributed. Working outside the studio system, Corman established a record as one of the most commercially successful filmmakers in Hollywood history, having had about 90 percent of his films turn a profit. Though he had made over 200 films in his career, there were a few that stood out as classics of their genre, including "Not of This Earth" (1957), "The Little Shop of Horrors" (1960), "The Raven" (1963), "Death Race 2000" (1975) and "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980). Perhaps more important than being a success himself, Corman was singlehandedly responsible for launching numerous Hollywood careers, boasting some of the biggest names of the latter half of the 20th century as his protégés - Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, John Sayles, Curtis Hanson and James Cameron, among many others, all of whom started their careers with Corman. Meanwhile, in the 1970s, he helped such foreign directors as Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut and Ingmar Bergman gain a distribution foothold in the United States when no one else would take the chance. Having been one of the first producers to recognize the financial advantages of shooting in Europe while he used sets discarded from other lavish, expensive movies for his own films, it was no wonder that Corman, once dubbed the "King of the B's," had become one of the most prolific and successful producers of his day.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Slaughter Studios (2002)
Director
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Director
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
Director
Bloody Mama (1970)
Director
Gas-s-s-s ... or It May Become Necessary To Destroy the World in Order To Save It! (1970)
Director
Gas-s-s-s! (1970)
Director
De Sade (1969)
Uncredited addl Director
How To Make It (1969)
Director
The Trip (1967)
Director
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Director
The Wild Angels (1966)
Director
The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
Director
The Secret Invasion (1964)
Director
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Director
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Director
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Director
The Terror (1963)
Director
The Raven (1963)
Director
The Young Racers (1963)
Director
The Intruder (1962)
Director
Premature Burial (1962)
Director
Tower of London (1962)
Director
Tales of Terror (1962)
Director
Atlas (1961)
Director
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Director
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Director
Ski Troop Attack (1960)
Director
House of Usher (1960)
Director
Last Woman on Earth (1960)
Director
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Director
The Wasp Woman (1959)
Director
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Director
I, Mobster (1959)
Director
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
Director
She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
Director
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1958)
Director
Teenage Cave Man (1958)
Director
War of the Satellites (1958)
Director
Naked Paradise (1957)
Director
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Director
The Undead (1957)
Director
Carnival Rock (1957)
Director
Teenage Doll (1957)
Director
Rock All Night (1957)
Director
Not of This Earth (1957)
Director
Sorority Girl (1957)
Director
It Conquered the World (1956)
Director
Day the World Ended (1956)
Director
Gunslinger (1956)
Director
Swamp Women (1956)
Director
The Oklahoma Woman (1956)
Director
Five Guns West (1955)
Director
Apache Woman (1955)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Memory - The Origins of Alien (2019)
Self
Extraordinary Tales (2015)
Voice
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Himself
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2011)
Himself
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Searchers 2.0 (2007)
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Scream 3 (2000)
The Independent (2000)
Himself
A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2000)
Himself
Some Nudity Required (1998)
The Second Civil War (1997)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Runaway Daughters (1994)
Philadelphia (1993)
Mr Laird
John Carpenter Presents Body Bags (1993)
Body Waves (1992)
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
Lords of the Deep (1989)
Swing Shift (1984)
The State of Things (1982)
The Howling (1981)
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Himself
Cannonball (1976)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Battle of Blood Island (1960)
Rescuer
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Joe, KQQQ cameraman
Naked Paradise (1957)
Clerk
Day the World Ended (1956)
Louise's fiancé in photograph

Writer (Feature Film)

Slaughter Studios (2002)
Screenwriter
Black Scorpion Returns (2001)
Characters As Source Material
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Screenwriter
Highway Dragnet (1954)
From a story by
The Fast and the Furious (1954)
From a story by

Producer (Feature Film)

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)
Producer
Virtually Heroes (2013)
Executive Producer
Piranhaconda (2012)
Executive Producer
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
Producer
Sharktopus (2010)
Producer
Dinoshark (2010)
Executive Producer
Cyclops (2008)
Executive Producer
Death Race (2008)
Executive Producer
Searchers 2.0 (2007)
Executive Producer
Supergator (2007)
Producer
Rage and Discipline (2004)
Executive Producer
DinoCroc (2004)
Executive Producer
Avalanche Alley (2002)
Executive Producer
Slaughter Studios (2002)
Producer
Raptor (2001)
Producer
Black Scorpion Returns (2001)
Executive Producer
Moving Target (2000)
Producer
The Suicide Club (2000)
Producer
Under Oath (2000)
Executive Producer
In the Dead of Space (2000)
Coproducer
Because of You (2000)
Executive Producer
The Doorway (2000)
Executive Producer
The White Pony (2000)
Producer
Knocking on Death's Door (2000)
Executive Producer
Isaac Asimov's Nightfall (2000)
Producer
Shepherd (1999)
Executive Producer
Knock on Death's Door (1999)
Producer
Desert Thunder (1999)
Executive Producer
The Protector (1999)
Executive Producer
Enemy Action (1999)
Executive Producer
Macon County Jail (1999)
Executive Producer
The Capitol Conspiracy (1999)
Executive Producer
Eruption! (1999)
Producer
Club Vampire (1998)
Executive Producer
Watchers Reborn (1998)
Executive Producer
Black Thunder (1998)
Executive Producer
A Very Unlucky Leprechaun (1998)
Producer
Running Woman (1998)
Producer
Born Bad (1998)
Executive Producer
Criminal Affairs (1998)
Executive Producer
Stray Bullet (1998)
Executive Producer
Overdrive (1998)
Executive Producer
Termination Man (1997)
Executive Producer
Shadow of a Scream (1997)
Executive Producer
The Sea Wolf (1997)
Executive Producer
Future Fear (1997)
Executive Producer
The Haunted Sea (1997)
Executive Producer
Mortal Challenge (1997)
Executive Producer
My Brother's War (1997)
Executive Producer
Star Portal (1997)
Executive Producer
Carnosaur III (1997)
Executive Producer
White Wolves III: Cry of the White Wolf (1997)
Executive Producer
Blinded By the Light (1997)
Executive Producer
Blood Song (1997)
Producer
Operation Cobra (1997)
Executive Producer
Rumble in the Streets (1996)
Executive Producer
Death Game (1996)
Executive Producer
Fire on the Amazon (1996)
Executive Producer
Humanoids From the Deep (1996)
Executive Producer
House of the Damned (1996)
Executive Producer
Inhumanoid (1996)
Executive Producer
Inhumanoid (1996)
Producer
Marquis de Sade (1996)
Executive Producer
Bloodfist VIII: Hard Way Out (1996)
Executive Producer
Alien Avengers (1996)
Executive Producer
Machine Gun Blues (1996)
Executive Producer
Not of This Earth (1996)
Executive Producer
Lady Killer (1996)
Producer
Vampirella (1996)
Executive Producer
Subliminal Seduction (1996)
Executive Producer
Last Exit to Earth (1996)
Executive Producer
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock (1996)
Executive Producer
Scene of the Crime (1996)
Executive Producer
The Crazysitter (1995)
Executive Producer
Hellfire (1995)
Executive Producer
Sawbones (1995)
Executive Producer
Piranha (1995)
Executive Producer
Suspect Device (1995)
Executive Producer
Wasp Woman (1995)
Executive Producer
The Death Artist (1995)
Executive Producer
Twisted Love (1995)
Executive Producer
Not Like Us (1995)
Executive Producer
BLACK SCORPION, THE (1995)
Executive Producer
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (1995)
Executive Producer
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Executive Producer
Hellfire (1995)
Producer
One Night Stand (1995)
Executive Producer
Virtual Seduction (1995)
Executive Producer
The Spy Within (1995)
Executive Producer
Bram Stoker's Burial of the Rats (1995)
Executive Producer
A Bucket of Blood (1995)
Executive Producer
Terminal Virus (1995)
Executive Producer
Star Quest (1995)
Executive Producer
The Alien Within (1995)
Executive Producer
Fantastic Four (1994)
Executive Producer
Unborn II (1994)
Executive Producer
Carnosaur II (1994)
Executive Producer
Reflections in the Dark (1994)
Executive Producer
Watchers III (1994)
Executive Producer
Ground Zero (1994)
Executive Producer
Cheyenne Warrior (1994)
Executive Producer
In the Heat of Passion II (1994)
Executive Producer
800 Leagues Down The Amazon (1993)
Executive Producer
Little Miss Millions (1993)
Executive Producer
Firehawk (1993)
Executive Producer
Carnosaur (1993)
Executive Producer
Stepmonster (1993)
Executive Producer
Live By the Fist (1993)
Executive Producer
Dragonfire (1993)
Executive Producer
To Sleep With a Vampire (1993)
Executive Producer
Dracula Rising (1993)
Producer
Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1992)
Executive Producer
Final Embrace (1992)
Producer
Raiders of the Sun (1992)
Producer
The Berlin Conspiracy (1992)
Executive Producer
Blackbelt (1992)
Executive Producer
Munchie (1992)
Executive Producer
Sorority House Massacre 2 (1992)
Executive Producer
Eye of the Eagle 3 (1992)
Executive Producer
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)
Producer
Field of Fire (1992)
Producer
Homicidal Impulse (1992)
Executive Producer
The Assassination Game (1992)
Executive Producer
Body Waves (1992)
Executive Producer
Ultraviolet (1992)
Executive Producer
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992)
Executive Producer
In the Heat of Passion (1992)
Executive Producer
Final Judgement (1992)
Executive Producer
Immortal Sins (1992)
Producer
Quake! (1992)
Executive Producer
Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger (1992)
Executive Producer
Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (1991)
Executive Producer
Futurekick (1991)
Executive Producer
Dance With Death (1991)
Executive Producer
The Terror Within II (1991)
Executive Producer
Play Murder For Me (1990)
Producer
Primary Target (1990)
Producer
Watchers II (1990)
Producer
A Cry in the Wild (1990)
Executive Producer
Welcome to Oblivion (1990)
Executive Producer
Full Fathom Five (1990)
Executive Producer
Streets (1990)
Executive Producer
Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Producer
Bloodfist II (1990)
Producer
The Haunting of Morella (1990)
Producer
Overexposed (1990)
Producer
Bloodfist (1989)
Producer
Stripped to Kill II (1989)
Executive Producer
Hollywood Boulevard II (1989)
Executive Producer
Last Stand at Lang Mei (1989)
Executive Producer
Dance of the Damned (1989)
Executive Producer
Heroes Stand Alone (1989)
Executive Producer
Two to Tango (1989)
Producer
The Masque of the Red Death (1989)
Producer
Crime Zone (1989)
Executive Producer
Andy Colby's Incredibly Awesome Adventure (1989)
Executive Producer
Silk 2 (1989)
Producer
Back to Back (1989)
Executive Producer
Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
Producer
Lords of the Deep (1989)
Producer
Transylvania Twist (1989)
Executive Producer
The Terror Within (1989)
Producer
Time Trackers (1989)
Producer
The Drifter (1988)
Executive Producer
Daddy's Boys (1988)
Producer
Watchers (1988)
Executive Producer
Big Bad Mama II (1988)
Producer
Nightfall (1988)
Producer
The Lawless Land (1988)
Executive Producer
Dangerous Love (1988)
Executive Producer
Stripped to Kill (1987)
Executive Producer
Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
Producer
Hour of the Assassin (1987)
Executive Producer
Sweet Revenge (1987)
Executive Producer
Munchies (1987)
Producer
Amazons (1986)
Producer
Chopping Mall (1986)
Executive Producer
Streetwalkin' (1985)
Executive Producer
Deathstalker (1984)
Executive Producer
Space Raiders (1983)
Producer
The Warrior and the Sorceress (1983)
Executive Producer
Suburbia (1983)
Executive Producer
Love Letters (1983)
Producer
Forbidden World (1982)
Producer
The Territory (1981)
Executive Producer
Smokey Bites The Dust (1981)
Producer
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Producer
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
Executive Producer
The Georgia Peaches (1980)
Executive Producer
Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)
Executive Producer
Saint Jack (1979)
Producer
Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider (1978)
Producer
Avalanche (1978)
Producer
Thunder and Lightning (1978)
Producer
Piranha (1978)
Executive Producer
Deathsport (1978)
Producer
Outside Chance (1978)
Executive Producer
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden (1977)
Executive Producer
Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Executive Producer
Eat My Dust! (1976)
Producer
Lumiere (1976)
Producer
Moving Violation (1976)
Executive Producer
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Executive Producer
Fighting Mad (1976)
Producer
Capone (1975)
Producer
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Producer
Big Bad Mama (1974)
Producer
Cockfighter (1974)
Producer
I Escaped From Devil's Island (1973)
Producer
The Twilight People (1972)
Executive Producer
Ride in the Whirlwind (1972)
Executive Producer
The Unholy Rollers (1972)
Executive Producer
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Producer
Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)
Executive Producer
The Hot Box (1972)
Executive Producer
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Executive Producer
The Dirt Gang (1972)
Executive Producer
Night Call Nurses (1972)
Executive Producer
Sweet Kill (1972)
Executive Producer
The Final Comedown (1972)
Executive Producer
Private Duty Nurses (1971)
Executive Producer
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Executive Producer
Bury Me an Angel (1971)
Executive Producer
The Velvet Vampire (1971)
Executive Producer
Women in Cages (1971)
Executive Producer
The Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)
Executive Producer
The Big Doll House (1971)
Executive Producer
Gas-s-s-s ... or It May Become Necessary To Destroy the World in Order To Save It! (1970)
Producer
The Student Nurses (1970)
Executive Producer
Bloody Mama (1970)
Producer
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Executive Producer
Gas-s-s-s! (1970)
Producer
Naked Angels (1969)
Executive Producer
Pit Stop (1969)
Executive Producer
Targets (1968)
Uncredited Executive prod
The Wild Racers (1968)
Executive Producer
The Trip (1967)
Producer
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Producer
A Time for Killing (1967)
Producer
The Wild Angels (1966)
Producer
The Shooting (1966)
Executive Producer
Blood Bath (1966)
Executive Producer
The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
Producer
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
Executive Producer
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Producer
The Terror (1963)
Producer
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Producer
The Raven (1963)
Producer
The Young Racers (1963)
Producer
Battle Beyond the Sun (1963)
Executive prod of U.S. release version
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Producer
Dementia 13 (1963)
Executive Producer
The Intruder (1962)
Producer
Tales of Terror (1962)
Producer
Premature Burial (1962)
Producer
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Producer
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Producer
Atlas (1961)
Producer
Battle of Blood Island (1960)
Executive Producer
House of Usher (1960)
Producer
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Producer
Last Woman on Earth (1960)
Producer
Ski Troop Attack (1960)
Producer
I, Mobster (1959)
Co-producer
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Executive Producer
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Producer
The Wasp Woman (1959)
Producer
The Cry Baby Killer (1958)
Executive Producer
Hot Car Girl (1958)
Executive Producer
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1958)
Producer
Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)
Producer
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
Executive Producer
Teenage Cave Man (1958)
Producer
War of the Satellites (1958)
Producer
Carnival Rock (1957)
Producer
Not of This Earth (1957)
Producer
Rock All Night (1957)
Producer
Teenage Doll (1957)
Producer
Naked Paradise (1957)
Producer
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
Producer
The Undead (1957)
Presented By
The Undead (1957)
Producer
Sorority Girl (1957)
Producer
The Beast with a Million Eyes (1956)
Executive Producer
The Oklahoma Woman (1956)
Producer
Day the World Ended (1956)
Producer
Gunslinger (1956)
Producer
It Conquered the World (1956)
Producer
Apache Woman (1955)
Producer
Five Guns West (1955)
Presented By
Five Guns West (1955)
Producer
Highway Dragnet (1954)
Co-producer
Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)
Producer
The Fast and the Furious (1954)
Producer

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Angels Die Hard! (1970)
Company
Devil's Angels (1967)
Company
The Trip (1967)
Company
The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
Company
The Intruder (1962)
Company
Premature Burial (1962)
Company
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Company
Master of the World (1961)
Company

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

Threesome (1994)
Thanks
Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Special Thanks To

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Other
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2011)
Other
A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2000)
Other
Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark (1988)
Other
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Other
Capone (1975)
Other

Cast (Special)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Himself
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Himself
It Conquered Hollywood: The Story of American International Pictures (2001)
Hidden Values: The Movies of the '50s (2001)
Fast Life/Untimely Death: Playmate Claudia Jennings: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000)
Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son (1999)
Canned Ham: Bowfinger (1999)
Interviewee
The Wild Ride of Outlaw Bikers (1999)
Hollywood's Hot Wheels (1999)
Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye (1999)
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters (1996)
Anatomy of Horror (1995)
The Real Frankenstein: An Untold Story (1995)
The Roger Corman Special (1995)
A Day in the Life of Hollywood (1992)
The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991)
Performer
Dennis Hopper (1991)
The Horror Hall of Fame (1990)
Performer
The Horror of It All (1983)
Guest

Producer (Special)

Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
Executive Producer
Saurian (2006)
Executive Producer
Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)
Executive Producer
Roger Corman's The Phantom Eye (1999)
Executive Producer

Misc. Crew (Special)

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Other
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
Other

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

Henry James' The Haunting of Hell House (1999)
Producer
Falling Fire (1998)
Executive Producer
Galactic Odyssey (1998)
Executive Producer
Alien Avengers II (1997)
Executive Producer
Spacejacked (1997)
Executive Producer

Life Events

1949

Became story analyst for Fox

1954

First film distributed by American International Pictures, "The Fast and the Furious"

1954

First film as co-producer (also co-story), "Highway Dragnet"

1954

First film as producer for own production company (Palo Alto), "Monster from the Ocean Floor"

1955

Feature directing debut (also producer), "Five Guns West"

1960

Directed the original version of "The Little Shop of Horrors" in only two days

1962

Directed William Shatner in "The Intruder," based on a short story by Charles Beaumont

1971

Retired from directing to concentrate on production and distribution through his company New World Pictures

1974

Acted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part II" as one of the senators on the congressional committee

1975

Through his company New World Pictures, produced and distributed "Death Race 2000"

1983

Sold New World Pictures for $16.5 million (January) which had become the largest independent production and distribution company in the US

1983

Founded Concorde/New Horizons, a production company

1990

Returned to directing with the poorly received, "Frankenstein Unbound"

2001

Created his first TV series "Black Scorpion"

2008

Was the executive producer of "Death Race"

2015

Produced the TV movie "Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf"

2015

Voiced a role in the animated film "Extraordinary Tales"

Photo Collections

The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Lobby Cards
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Lobby Cards
The Pit and the Pendulum - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from AIP's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), starring Vincent Price and directed by Roger Corman. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Masque of the Red Death - British Front-of-House Stills
Here is a set of British "Front of House" color stills from The Masque of the Red Death (1964), directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price and Jane Asher.
The Haunted Palace - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from AIP's The Haunted Palce (1963), starring Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Terror - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Roger Corman's The Terror (1963). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Dementia 13 - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Dementia 13 (1963), directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Not of This Earth - Lobby Cards
Here are several Lobby Cards from Allied Artists' Not of This Earth (1957), starring Beverly Garland and directed by Roger Corman. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
A Bucket of Blood - Lobby Card Set
Here is a lobby card set from Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood (1959), starring Dick Miller. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Death Race 2000 - Pressbook
Here is the campaign book (pressbook) for Roger Corman's Death Race 2000 (1975). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
The Harder They Come - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for the cult film The Harder They Come (1972), starring Jimmy Cliff. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Trip - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for the exploitation picture The Trip (1967). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Grand Theft Auto - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Grand Theft Auto (1977), starring Ron Howard. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Attack of the Crab Monsters - Movie Poster
Here is the original half-sheet movie poster for Allied Artists' Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), directed by Roger Corman.
The Trip - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for The Trip (1967). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
A Bucket of Blood - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for A Bucket of Blood (1959), starring Dick Miller and directed by Roger Corman. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
A Bucket of Blood - Scene Stills
Here are several scene stills from A Bucket of Blood (1959), starring Dick Miller and directed by Roger Corman.

Videos

Movie Clip

The Big Doll House (1971) — (Movie Clip) All Men Are Filthy First addict Harrad (Brooke Mills) does a heroin dance, then Sid Haig as low-life Harry (Jerry Franks his sidekick) bartering treats with inmates, extracting nasty compensation from “Grear” (Pam Grier), whom he’s tricked with a letter for Erica (Pat Woodell), Judy Brown and Roberta Collins also in lockup, in Roger Corman’s The Big Doll House, 1971.
Saint Jack (1979) - Good Lover Bad Husband Ben Gazzara (the title character, a benevolent American ex-pat pimp in Singapore) takes care of an older friend helping him finance his own new brothel, then has an interview with a prospective professional (Monika Subramanian), in Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack, 1979, with the popular Louis Armstrong recording of Oscar Peterson’s “Basin Street Blues.”
Saint Jack (1979) - Nothing To Do With The Animal At the Singapore airport Ben Gazzara (title character), executing an errand for his Chinese businessman boss, works his contacts and picks up English Leigh (Denholm Elliott), Andrew Chua driving the cab, Peter Bogdanovich directing from the script he co-wrote with novelist Paul Theroux and Howard Sackler, in Saint Jack, 1979.
Queen Of Blood (1966) - The Year 1990 Narration straight to the point, and John Saxon and Judi Meredith as (future, 1990) space scientists puzzling about momentous matters, leading to the early introduction of barely-narrative special effects footage, licensed by producer Roger Corman from a Soviet sci-fi feature, opening Queen Of Blood, 1966.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) - Demon Lover Being conducted away from chambers where her captive father and brother are being tortured, hostage Francesca (Jane Asher) tries to keep up with proud devil worshipper Prospero (Vincent Price), while his incumbent lover Juliana (Hazel Court) works to enhance her own credentials, in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964.
Masque of the Red Death, The (1964) - Shouldn't You Be On Your Knees? Cruel Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) discovers the humble Francesca (Paul McCartney's then-girlfriend Jane Asher), looking out for the interest of her village, lover and father (David Weston, Nigel Green, early in The Masque of the Red Death, 1964.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) - I Will Do What I Must Snatched from her people by the leering Prince Prospero (Vincent Price) who aims to make her choose whether he’ll kill her father or her lover, ravishing peasant Francesca (Jane Asher, Paul McCartney’s girlfriend at the time) holds her own with her captor and his paramour (Hazel Court), in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964, from the Poe story.
Boxcar Bertha (1972) - Leave It To Harvey Rake (Barry Primus), Von (Bernie Casey) and Bill (David Carradine), all friends of Barbara Hershey (title character), have wound up on the same chain gang, guarded by lame Harvey (Harry Northrup), in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha, 1972.
Boxcar Bertha (1972) - Thing Called The Depression As the credits finish, wandering Barbara Hershey (title character) finds friend Big Bill (David Carradine) doing some labor organizing, before they escape together, in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha, 1972.
Little Shop Of Horrors, The (1960) - No Novocaine Seymour (Jonathan Haze) sort of accidentally offs the nutty dentist (John Shaner), while in the waiting room lurks Jack Nicholson as Wilbur Force, this scene his complete performance in his most famous, though not first, early role, in Roger Corman's The Little Shop Of Horrors, 1960.
Little Shop Of Horrors, The (1960) - I'll Eat 'Em Here After a prologue we meet the principals, Mel Welles as proprietor Mushnik, Leola Wendorff as Mrs. Shiva, Jackie Joseph as Audrey, Jonathan Haze as slow Seymour and Dick Miller as customer Fouch, no telling where this is going, opening Roger Corman's original The Little Shop Of Horrors, 1960.
Dementia 13 (1963) - Raised On Promises Tom Petty must have seen this, Louise (Luana Anders) with brother-in-law Richard (William Campbell), then with groundskeeper Arthur (Ron Perry) about a family tragedy 20 years earlier, in Dementia 13, written and directed by Francis Coppola for American International Pictures.

Trailer

Terror, The (1963) -- (Original Trailer) Only Boris Karloff is named, though Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight (Mrs. Nicholson at the time) are featured, in the trailer for The Terror, 1963, featuring scenes directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Monte Hellman, though producer Roger Corman alone is credited.
Big Bad Mama - (Original Trailer) Bad luck forces a woman and her daughters into crime in Big Bad Mama (1974) starring Angie Dickinson and William Shatner.
Grand Theft Auto - (Original Trailer) Director, star and co-writer Ron Howard explains his romantic comedy...with car crashes, Grand Theft Auto (1977).
Pit and the Pendulum, The - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price and Barbara Steele are a couple united by guilt and madness in Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961).
Trip, The - (Original Trailer) A commercial director (Peter Fonda) tries to get over a painful divorce with a dose of L.S.D. in Roger Corman's The Trip (1967).
Tales of Terror - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone star in three of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror (1962).
Targets - (Re-issue Trailer) Old horror faces new horror as the paths of a fright film veteran (Boris Karloff) and a mad sniper collide in Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968).
House of Usher -- (Original Trailer) A young man tries to rescue the woman he loves from her demonic brother (Vincent Price). The first of director Roger Corman's adaptations of Poe.
Tomb of Ligeia, The - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price's obsession with his dead wife leads to trouble for his new bride in Roger Corman's The Tomb of Ligeia (1965).
Haunted Palace, The - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price inherits The Haunted Palace (1963) and becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ancestor.
Silence of the Lambs, The - (Original Trailer) An FBI agent (Jodie Foster) enlists one serial killer (Anthony Hopkins) to bring down another in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Promo

Family

William Corman
Father
Anne Corman
Mother
Gene Corman
Brother
Producer. Born on September 24, 1927.

Companions

Julie Corman
Wife
Producer.

Bibliography

"Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Bioography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking"
Beverly Gray, Renaissance Books (2000)
"The Films of Roger Corman: 'Shooting My Way Out of Trouble'"
Alan Frank, Batsford (1998)
"How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime"
Roger Corman and Jim Jerome, Random House (1990)
"Roger Corman: The Best of the Cheap Acts"
Mark McGee Thomas, McFarland (1988)
"Roger Corman: Brilliance on a Budget"
Ed Naha, Arco Press (1982)