Wildly prolific and stunningly diverse, Roger Corman has been a B-movie legend for over half a century. He directed everything from the original Little Shop of Horrors to the Jack Nicholson-penned, Peter Fonda- and Dennis Hopper-starring LSD epic The Trip to a series of eight film adaptations of works by Edgar Allen Poe. Since the early ’70s, Corman, who’s now 85, has mostly worked as a producer. In that role, he’s been responsible for launching the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Ron Howard, and many others.
Suggested viewing: A Bucket of Blood, Little Shop of Horrors, The Trip, The Pit and the Pendulum