Count Rickula's Favorite Roger Corman Films

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1.
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
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A European prince terrorizes the local peasantry while using his castle as a refuge against the "Red Death" plague that stalks the land. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
2.
House of Usher (1960)
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Upon entering his fiance's family mansion, a man discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
3.
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
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In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor. (80 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
4.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
5.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
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In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Bartel
 
6.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it. (72 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
7.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
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A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works. (66 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
8.
Tales of Terror (1962)
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Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death. (89 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
9.
The Raven (1963)
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
10.
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)
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A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration. (93 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
11.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
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Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago. (100 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
12.
Piranha (1978)
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal. (94 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
13.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
14.
Premature Burial (1962)
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An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
15.
The Big Doll House (1971)
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
16.
The Wild Angels (1966)
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Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of Hell's Angels chapter from Venice, California while Bruce Dern plays 'Loser'... (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
17.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
 
18.
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
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A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them. (62 mins.)
 
19.
It Conquered the World (1956)
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A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
20.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
21.
The Brain Eaters (1958)
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Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth... (60 mins.)
Director: Bruno VeSota
 
22.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
23.
Not of This Earth (1957)
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An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war. (67 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
24.
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
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Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
25.
Women in Cages (1971)
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American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action. (81 mins.)
Director: Gerry de Leon
 
26.
Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
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An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens. (62 mins.)
 
27.
The Undead (1957)
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A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
28.
The Terror (1963)
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A young officer in Napoleon's army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron. (81 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
29.
Deathstalker IV: Match of Titans (1991)
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It begins as a contest of strength the challenge of competition luring fighters from far away to a hilltop castle... (85 mins.)
Director: Howard R. Cohen
 
30.
The Wasp Woman (1959)
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A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps, failing to anticipate the typical hoary side effects. (63 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
31.
Not of This Earth (1988)
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An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet. (81 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
 
32.
Gunslinger (1956)
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After her husband is gunned down, Rose Hood takes his place temporarily as marshal of a small Western town. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman