Roger Corman’s Poe films (1960’s) History of Horror

Mike Matei / October 13th, 2007


  • April 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I haven’t seen his Poe films, but I did see some of his earlier B&W horror films and I found him to be quie entertaining. Hope to see more soon!

  • Alex

    May 22, 2010 at 4:05 am

    Swamp Women (1955) · Five Guns West (1955) · Apache Woman (1955) · Day the World Ended (1955) · The Oklahoma Woman (1956) · Gunslinger (1956) · It Conquered the World (1956) · Naked Paradise (1957) · Carnival Rock (1957) · Not of This Earth (1957) · Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) · The Undead (1957) · Rock All Night (1957) · Teenage Doll (1957) · Sorority Girl (1957) · The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957) · I, Mobster (1958) · War of the Satellites (1958) · Machine-Gun Kelly (1958) · Teenage Cave Man (1958) · She Gods of Shark Reef (1958) · A Bucket of Blood (1959) · The Wasp Woman (1959)
    Ski Troop Attack (1960) · House of Usher (1960) · The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) · Last Woman on Earth (1960) · Atlas (1961) · Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) · The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) · The Premature Burial (1962) · The Intruder (1962) · Tales of Terror (1962) · Tower of London (1962) · The Young Racers (1963) · The Raven (1963) · The Terror (1963) · The Haunted Palace (1963) · X (1963) · The Masque of the Red Death (1964) · The Secret Invasion (1964) · The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) · The Wild Angels (1966) · The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967) · The Trip (1967) · Target: Harry (1969)
    Bloody Mama (1970) · Gas-s-s-s (1971) · Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
    Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

    he made 50 movies

    • BladeRunner

      August 31, 2013 at 12:42 am

      James meant all the films Roger Corman directed, produced, or wrote. Some of films he worked on he went un-credited also.

  • Murtada

    June 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    WOHOO GO AVGN!!!!!!!

  • July 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks Alex for that filmography. Now it’s easier for me to track down Corman’s body of work. I think he’s an interesting director to watch because his movies tend to be both tounge-in-cheek and entertaining!

  • January 5, 2011 at 2:39 am

    NEVER MORE. creepy as foosh

  • Flamewall

    February 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I don’t know if you know this and even if worth anything anymore (this being 2010 and all), but the last of the Poe Series, a film named The Haunted Palace, was a Poe story in name only and was actually based around H. P. Lovecrafts The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
    It’s just meaningful in a way that it makes Haunted Palace the first Lovecraft film adaptation (instead of Die, Monster, Die! wich also starred a very old Boris Karloff). And I do mean meaningful in a way that it interest me as a huge horror film/Lovecraft fan.

  • penpan

    August 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I got to see Fall of the House of Usher in high school when Poe came up in English class. It actually spooked me quite abit!

  • ravinspawn

    September 7, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Nice i love the works of sir edcur allen poe

  • peteorite

    October 19, 2011 at 4:04 am

    It’s true that most of these movies aren’t literal adaptations of the works of Poe; in fact ‘The Haunted Palace’ is almost entirely based off H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward’. As you might say, “I guess saying it was based off of Poe’s work gave it more marquee appeal.”

  • Sarrells

    March 2, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Poe’s fucking awesome. Fucked up in the head he is.

  • D-Man

    April 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Roger Corman’s Poe films set the standard for quality in bringing classic literature to the big screen.

  • skwij

    January 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    These look pretty cool. Thanks!


    September 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    If you wondering which of these you should check out I recommend: The Raven, Tales of Terror, and The Masque of the Red Death. The Raven is jus mad funny. From beginning to end it’s entertaining. Seeing Vincent Price team with Peter Lorre and fight against Boris Karloff is jus awesome. Tales of Terror delivers with terrifying and sum fucked up stories. The last 2 are my favorite. Peter Lorre as the crazy drunk is great. “I’m genuinely dedicated to your destruction.” Masque of the Red Death is another great more symbolic and conscious film, like the story it’s based on. Vincent Price knows how to play the asshole well. I like how Roger Corman and the others who worked on the film took a short Edgar Allen Poe story and jus ran wild with it. Adding Beautiful women, violence, and comedy into it.

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