Tag Archives: Roger Corman

St Valentine’s Day Massacre

There are a lot of people who found success in their mid 20s, and I am usually jealous of them. But even I draw the line at Al Capone, despite admiring how he rose to the top of Chicago’s busiest criminal enterprise by age 26.

House of Wax (1953)

James Cameron has a lot to answer for, off the back of Avatar’s success film fans have been subjected to a decade of shoehorned 3D features. The only films still clinging on to this concept are the superhero mega-blockbusters, otherwise, 3D has well and truly

Cinema Eclectica 102 – Batsploitation

This week we’ve shrunk to a threesome and decide to offset the cream of the BAFTAs crop with some 1970s exploitation. First it’s the turn of Roger Corman and Vincent Price with “Tower of London” before we transition into a hundred super-colourful costume changes with

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Fall of the House of Usher, Theatre of Blood, the upcoming Dr Phibes collection and Pit and the Pendulum, it would be more than fair to say that Arrow are on something of a Vincent Price kick as of late. With their previous release,

Pit Stop

On the latest making of documentary for Arrow Films, Legendary exploitation director Jack Hill explains that Roger Corman requested that he should make a stock car film, capitalizing on their success at the time. Hill only accepted if Corman allowed him to make an art

Jack Hill Double: Spider Baby & Foxy Brown

Quentin Tarantino dubbed Jack Hill “the Howard Hawks of exploitation filmmaking”. Even if that box quote does cut Jack Hill as a vital figure in the exploitation film world, what’s even more worthy of note is Arrow Film’s commitment to releasing high-quality pressings of the