Roger Corman is a legend in the horror genre, and so his birthday deserves a legendary celebration...
...Shout Factory TV has announced that, in honor of the incredible genre icon, they will be celebrating Corman's 94th birthday with a weekend-long marathon livestream on April 4th and 5th!
From the Press Release: The marathon will present notable Corman films such as 'The Wasp Woman', 'Attack of the Crab Monsters', 'Chopping Mall', 'Crazy Mama' and many more, alongside every episode of the Shout! Factory TV original docuseries 'Cult-Tastic: Tales from the Trenches with Roger and Julie Corman'. The 13-part series about the life and work of Roger and Julie Corman provides viewers an extraordinary look inside the Cormans’ cinematic universe and features extensive in-depth interviews.
In 'Cult-Tastic', the Cormans draw upon their vast filmography and footage from over 130 films spanning seven decades. Within each episode, the legendary filmmakers share insightful stories and defining moments from their movies, recall talent and young filmmakers they fostered, as well as provide behind-the-scenes perspectives on how they produced some of the smallest budget films that went on to achieve box-office gold.
Many filmmakers, even those outside the horror and sci-fi genre, will tell you that Roger Corman has had a huge influence on them and the film industry. Often referred to as "the King of Cult Film," Corman has produced hundreds of genre films, and gave the first break in the film industry to many incredible talents, including Joe Dante (Piranha), James Cameron (The Terminator) and Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens).
He was also vital in helping to bring women into the industry and give them opportunities at a time when many studios were too ignorant to do so, because he hired people based on talent, not sex, as many who know him would describe.
Corman’s birthday marathon begins Saturday, April 4 at 12 a.m. PT and continues through the weekend. The stream can be viewed on ShoutFactoryTV.com; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and the following digital streaming platforms: Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, and STIRR.
Here's the full list of the films that will be shown:
By Matt Konopka