Roger Corman Quarantine Film Festival

Since we’re still all going to be stuck in quarantine for at least a few more weeks, you might be looking for something else to occupy your time. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker looking to get a little creative, or you just want to try your hand at making a movie of your own, legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman has an opportunity for you.

Roger Corman, the man behind such cult favorites as Death Race 2000, Vincent Price’s The House of Usher, and the infamous adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four from 1994, is putting together the Corman Quarantine Film Festival, and he wants homemade submissions from you with whatever resources you have from your home and backyard. Find out more about how you can participate below. Read More »

Roger Corman Library Sale

The sale of the Roger Corman Library has hit a snag. Last month, word broke that Shout! Factory and Ace Films purchased 270 titles the library of legendary B-movie king Roger Corman. Now, Corman’s own sons are suing to block the sale, claiming the titles actually belong to an irrevocable trust.

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Chopping Mall remake

Chopping Mall remake is in the works, and it won’t feature killer robots. I ask you: what kind of world are we raising our children in when a Chopping Mall remake is void of killer robots? In a new interview, director Robert Hall provides an update on his robotless Chopping Mall remake.

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Roger Corman Library

Shout! Factory has snapped up the rights to 270 films from B-movie master Roger Corman. This deal will enable Shout! Factory to not only redistribute the films on Blu-ray, but also reboot certain titles into new films. Time for the million dollar Slumber Party Massacre reboot! More on the Shout! Factory Roger Corman Library deal below.

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Roger Corman Filmmaking Advice

In a great new interview with Syfy, Joe Dante, who helmed GremlinsThe HowlingInnerspace and more, sat down to talk about his long, eclectic career, and passed along some invaluable advice he received from B-movie mastermind Roger Corman. Read the important Roger Corman filmmaking advice passed on to Joe Dante below.

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death race 2050 trailer

The mere existence of Death Race 2050 is going to confuse a few people and I’d be lying if I said that didn’t delight me just a little bit. This is the direct sequel to producer Roger Corman‘s schlocky 1975 film Death Race 2000, ignoring Paul W.S. Anderson’s 2008 remake Death Race and its two direct-to-video sequels, Death Race 2 and Death Race 3: Inferno. Anyone who only knows this series from the more grim and serious-minded (but not exactly serious) remake series may get whiplash from the new Death Race 2050 trailer, which harkens back to the tone of the original movie in a big way.

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doomed documentary

In 1994, legendary B-movie maestro Roger Corman produced a low-budget film adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four comic book. It was never officially released in theaters or on home video. The story of this production and its sad, strange aftermath is the subject of a new documentary called Doomed, which has just received an official release date for later this year.

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death race 2050

The most terrifying thing about 1975’s Death Race 2000 is that its cartoonish satire has only grown more plausible over the years. Set in a dystopian future where culture revolves around a cross-country race where the murder of other drivers and innocent pedestrians is encouraged, it’s a trash masterpiece, a slapstick scream from the depths of ’70s America.

The 2008 remake, simply titled Death Race, was passably entertaining junk that removed the original’s razor sharp edges. But now, the film is being remade again as Death Race 2050 and it’s bringing a cinematic icon along for the ride: original producer and B-movie legend Roger Corman.

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Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer

In just under a couple weeks, audiences will get to feast their eyes on the latest iteration of Marvel’s first family in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We’re not sure if fans will turn out the way they have for Marvel Studios films, but with the hope of a crossover with X-Men on the horizon, maybe interest will be piqued.

In the meantime, you should check out this great trailer remix featuring the ominous voiceover from the Fantastic Four teaser trailer combined with footage from Roger Corman‘s infamous, ridiculous 1994 adaptation of the comic book property. Watch the Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer remix after the jump! Read More »

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