Writer and film journalist Chris Alexander stops by to talk about his new book, CORMAN/POE: Interviews and Essays Exploring the Making of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe Films, 1960-1964, and the history behind his collecting these interviews over the years, as well as studying the Corman “Poe cycle” adaptations.
We talk about the love we have of horror, classic and new, his childhood experiences finding new horror movies on TV to be surprised and excited by, and the movies his father loved that he himself came to love (and if you’re interested, check out our interview with Steve Mitchell about the Larry Cohen documentary, KING COHEN).
Chris’ interviews with Roger Corman are a collection of conversations spanning many years and different publications, and they are combined with critical analyses of each film, including the history of American International Pictures and their film “formula” and developing the team of the “Corman Crew”, details about the censorship fight over MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and its restoration, and more.
This book covers:
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960)
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)
PREMATURE BURIAL (1962)
TALES OF TERROR (1962)
THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963)
THE RAVEN (1963)
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)
THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964)
CORMAN/POE: Interviews and Essays Exploring the Making of Roger Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe Films, 1960-1964 explores a classic film series that stands among the most fascinating and enduring of all time.
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