Last Woman on Earth (1960) is an American science-fiction film produced and directed by Roger Corman. It tells the story of three survivors of a mysterious apocalypse which appears to have wiped out all human life on earth. The screenplay is by Robert Towne, who also appears in the film billed as “Edward Wain”. The music was composed and conducted by Ronald Stein.
The Terror, from 1963, is an American “horror” film produced and directed by Roger Corman. It stars an old Boris Karloff, a young Jack Nicholson and two unknowns, Sandra Knight, Dick Miller. This stinker is famous for being filmed in less than a week on leftover film sets from other AIP productions, including The Haunted Palace and The Raven. The movie was also released as Lady of the Shadows, The Castle of Terror and The Haunting. To call it a horror film is a bit of a stretch, it’s not as bad as some people make it out to be. But I guess I like slow paced films more than most, because this is a sssslllloooowwww paced film. Nicholson seems almost sedated.
The Trip was directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles in 1966. Peter Fonda stars as a young television commercial director, Paul Groves who takes his first dose of LSD.
Creature from the Haunted Sea is a 1961 Horror comedy film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a parody of spy, gangster, and monster movies especially “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”, concerning a secret agent, XK150, played by Robert Towne under the pseudonym “Edward Wain”, who goes under the code name “Sparks Moran” in order to infiltrate a criminal gang led by Renzo Capetto, who is trying to transport a colonel, a group of exiled Cuban nationals, and a large portion of the Cuban treasury out of the country
The Fast and the Furious is a 1955 film starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone. It was the first film produced by American International Pictures production company. The black-and-white B-movie was co-directed by the film’s leading man, John Ireland. The story was written by Roger Corman and the screenplay by Jean Howell and Jerome Odlum. Except for the title, the film bears no relation to the 2001 film of the same name.
War of the Crab Monsters is a 1957, American, black-and-white, science fiction film, written by Charles B. Griffith and produced and directed by Roger Corman via Los Altos Productions, on contract for distribution by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. The plot follows a scientific expedition trapped on a remote island inhabited by atomically mutated giant crabs. It was distributed as the main feature on a programmed double bill with Not of This Earth.
This time the crew is sentenced to sit through “The Undead” which actually got some good reviews when it came out in 1957. It was directed by Roger Corman, who made some very entertaining B-movies. That being said, “The Undead” does have a rather confusing plot about hypnosis researchers who use a prostitute in their research. Enjoy.