Films directed by Roger Corman

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  1. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

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    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is a 1967 gangster film based on the 1929 Chicago mass murder of seven members of the Northside Gang (lead by George "Bugs" Moran) on orders from Al Capone. It was directed by Roger Corman and written by Howard Browne.


  2. The Masque of the Red Death

    The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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    The Masque of the Red Death is a 1964 British horror film starring Vincent Price in a tale about a prince who terrorizes a plague-ridden peasantry while merrymaking in a lonely castle with his jaded courtiers.


  3. Roger Corman

    Roger Corman

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    American film director, producer, and actor

  4. De Sade

    De Sade (1969)

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    De Sade (German title: Das Ausschweifende Leben des Marquis De Sade) is a 1969 American-German drama film starring Keir Dullea and Senta Berger. It is based on the life of Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, named Louis Alphonse Donatien in the film.


  5. House of Usher

    House of Usher (1960)

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    House of Usher (also known as The Fall of the House of Usher and The Mysterious House of Usher) is a 1960 American horror film directed by Roger Corman and written by Richard Matheson from the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. The film was the first of eight Corman/Poe feature films and stars Vincent Price, Myrna Fahey, Mark Damon and Harry Ellerbe.


  6. Bloody Mama

    Bloody Mama (1970)

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    Bloody Mama is a 1970 American low-budget drama film directed by Roger Corman and starring Shelley Winters in the title role. It was very loosely based on the real story of Ma Barker, who is depicted as a corrupt mother who encourages and organizes her children's criminality; in reality, Ma Barker's involvement in criminality was fairly limited. The film features an early appearance by a young Robert De Niro as Lloyd Barker.


  7. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger (1956)

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    Gunslinger is a 1956 American western film starring Beverly Garland as Rose Hood, the widow of a slain town sheriff who inherits his job. Directed by Roger Corman from a screenplay by Mark Hanna and Charles B. Griffith, the film also features Allison Hayes as Erica Page, the owner of a saloon, who hires an assassin to kill Rose.


  8. The Little Shop of Horrors

    The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

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    The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 American comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate florist's assistant who cultivates a plant that feeds on human flesh and blood. The film's concept is thought to be based on a 1932 story called "Green Thoughts", by John Collier, about a man-eating plant. However, Dennis McDougal in Jack Nicholson's biography suggests that Charles B. Griffith may have been influenced by Arthur C. Clarke's sci-fi short story, "The Reluctant Orchid. The film stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles and Dick Miller, all of whom had worked for Corman on previous films. Produced under the title The Passionate People Eater, the film employs an original style of humor, combining black comedy with farce and incorporating Jewish humor and elements of spoof. The Little Shop of Horrors was shot on a budget of $30,000 in two days utilizing sets that had been left standing from A Bucket of Blood.


  9. Swamp Women

    Swamp Women (1955)

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    Swamp Women (1955) was one of the first films directed by Roger Corman. This adventure/crime/horror film follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton who joins three female convicts and escapes from prison. The escape is part of a larger plot to uncover a cache of diamonds hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana. This film is sometimes also known as Cruel Swamp or Swamp Diamonds. The film is now in the public domain. Years later, Swamp Women was included as one of the choices in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.


  10. The Haunted Palace

    The Haunted Palace (1963)

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    The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror film released by American International Pictures, starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story about a village held in the grip of a dead necromancer. The film was directed by Roger Corman, and is often regarded as one in his series of eight films largely based on the works of American author Edgar Allan Poe. Although marketed as "Edgar Allan Poe's The Haunted Palace," the film actually derives its plot from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, a novella by H. P. Lovecraft. The title, The Haunted Palace, is borrowed from a poem by Poe published in 1839 (the story of which was later incorporated into Poe's horror short story, The Fall of the House of Usher).


  11. Pit and the Pendulum

    Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

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    The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 horror film directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, and Luana Anders. The screenplay by Richard Matheson was based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name. Set in 16th century Spain, the story is about a young Englishman who visits a forbidding castle to investigate his sister's mysterious death. After a series of horrific revelations, apparently ghostly appearances and violent deaths, the young man becomes strapped to the titular torture device by his lunatic brother-in-law during the film's climactic sequence.


  12. The Trip

    The Trip (1967)

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    The Trip (1967) is a counterculture-era cult film released by American International Pictures, directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles, including on top of Kirkwood in Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills, and near Big Sur, California in 1967. Peter Fonda stars as a young television commercial director, Paul Groves.


  13. Tales of Terror

    Tales of Terror (1962)

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    Tales of Terror (1962) is an American International Pictures horror film starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone; it is the fourth in the so-called Corman-Poe cycle of eight films largely featuring adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories directed by Roger Corman and released by AIP.


  14. Naked Paradise

    Naked Paradise (1957)

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    Naked Paradise is a 1957 drama film directed by Roger Corman. It stars Richard Denning and Beverly Garland.


  15. The Wild Angels

    The Wild Angels (1966)

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    The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild Angels was made three years before Easy Rider and was the first film to associate actor Peter Fonda with Harley-Davidson motorcycles and 1960s counterculture. It was also the film that inspired the outlaw biker film genre that continued into the early 1970s.


  16. Apache Woman

    Apache Woman (1955)

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    Apache Woman is a 1955 Western film directed by Roger Corman. It was one of two Westerns he made for American International Pictures, the other being The Oklahoma Woman (1955).


  17. The Wasp Woman

    The Wasp Woman (1959)

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    The Wasp Woman (aka The Bee Girl and Insect Woman) is a science fiction film produced and directed by Roger Corman (who also plays a cameo as a doctor in the film) which was completed in 1959. To pad out the running time when the film was released to television two years later, a new prologue was added by director Jack Hill.


  18. The Raven

    The Raven (1963)

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    The Raven (1963) is a B movie horror-comedy produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival sorcerers.


  19. The Secret Invasion

    The Secret Invasion (1964)

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    The Secret Invasion is a 1964 Eastmancolor war film directed by Roger Corman that was filmed in Yugoslavia. In World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.


  20. Machine-Gun Kelly

    Machine-Gun Kelly (1958)

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    Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) is a film directed by Roger Corman, chronicling the criminal activities of the real-life George "Machine Gun" Kelly. The film was considered low budget, but received good critical reviews. The film was the first lead role for actor Charles Bronson.


  21. The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent

    The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)

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    The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (also known as The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent) is a 1957 film directed by Roger Corman. It starred Abby Dalton, Susan Cabot, and June Kenney. The film was featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.


  22. Frankenstein Unbound

    Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

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    Frankenstein Unbound is a 1990 horror movie based on Brian Aldiss' novel of the same name. The film was directed by Roger Corman, returning to the director's chair after a hiatus of almost twenty years. This is his final directorial effort to date. The film starred John Hurt, Raúl Juliá and Bridget Fonda.


  23. Von Richthofen and Brown

    Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

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    Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) also known as The Red Baron, is a film directed by Roger Corman, and starring John Phillip Law and Don Stroud as the titular characters.


  24. It Conquered the World

    It Conquered the World (1956)

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    It Conquered the World is an independently made 1956 American science fiction film about an alien from Venus trying to take over the world with the help of a disillusioned human scientist. It was distributed by AIP, directed by Roger Corman, written by Lou Rusoff (with uncredited contributions by Charles B. Griffith, who didn't want his name to be credited on screen ), and starred Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, Beverly Garland, and Sally Fraser.


  25. Teenage Doll

    Teenage Doll (1957)

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    Teenage Doll is a 1957 film directed by Roger Corman.


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