10 Roger Corman-directed movies to remember the Hollywood legend

Here's a selection of some of his best

On May 9th, 2024, Hollywood lost one of its truest pioneers. 

Roger Corman was the king of the low-budget Z-movie and helped launch the career of filmmaking royalty from Ron Howard to William Shatner.

What better way to remember the Hollywood luminary than by looking back at 10 of his greatest feature presentations? Here for your enjoyment is a sampling of one of the greatest careers in movie-making history. 

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1. The Wasp Woman

 Allied Artists

The head of a major cosmetics company experiments on herself with a youth formula made from royal jelly extracted from wasps, but the formula's side effects have deadly consequences.

2. A Bucket of Blood

 American International Pictures

A dimwitted busboy at a beatnik cafe passes off a cat he accidentally killed and covered in plaster as a sculpture, prompting a demand for more art that compels him to commit murders.

3. Little Shop of Horrors

 American International Pictures

A clumsy young man working at an impoverished flower shop discovers that the strange plant he has been nurturing has an insatiable appetite for blood, forcing him to kill to feed it.

4. House of Usher

 American International Pictures

Upon entering his fiancée's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

5. The Pit and the Pendulum

 American International Pictures

In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor.

6. Tales of Terror

 American International Pictures

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

7. The Raven

 American international Pictures

A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

8. The Masque of the Red Death

 American International Pictures

A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land.

9. The Tomb of Ligeia

 American International Pictures

A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

10. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

 20th Century Fox

Al Capone's Valentine's Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago.

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Mommakat 11 days ago
Loved all these classic movies! 👍🏼❤️
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