Corman, Roger

Corman, Roger

(1926–  ) movie director, producer; born in Los Angeles. He made his film debut as a director in 1955 and went on to specialize in cheapie horror movies, graduating to more expensive films such as The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Although long ignored by serious students of the movies, he gained almost cult status with the recognition that his movies had anticipated various themes of "pop culture" and had served as both a training ground and/or inspiration for a whole generation of Hollywood moviemakers.