5 user 25 critic

Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four (2015)

1:52 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

A documentary that tells the history of the ill-fated movie version of the Fantastic Four that was executive produced by Roger Corman.


Marty Langford


Marty Langford



Learn more

More Like This 

Batman & Bill (2017)
Documentary | Animation | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary about the uncredited co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
Stars: Thomas Andrae, Benjamin Zaido Cruz, Athena Finger
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

NASA Deep Space Tracking Facility: Radar is picking something up. An object heading towards earth, L.A., at near light-speed. Impact: 9 seconds. L.A.: A boy, not even 10 years old, is being... See full summary »

Director: Erik Fleming
Stars: Patch Kelly, David Wright, Lee Troutman
Documentary | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour
Stars: Mike Aransky, Alan Bagh, Troy Bernier
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Dan Gilroy, Tim Burton
Documentary | History | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »

Director: Brian Stillman
Stars: Tom Beaumont, Tom Berges, John Booth
Documentary | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory
Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Documentary covering the highs and lows of 2000AD's history, from its inception after the demise of Action to the present day.

Director: Paul Goodwin
Stars: Dan Abnett, Geoff Barrow, Emma Beeby
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton
Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner
Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley
Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Creators, cast and network executives recount the strange history of the Dana Carvey Show, the irreverent prime time sketch comedy show that aired for eight episodes on ABC, following its star's meteoric run on Saturday Night Live.

Director: Josh Greenbaum
Stars: Dana Carvey, Robert Smigel, Steve Carell
Out of Print I (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.

Director: Julia Marchese
Stars: Kevin Smith, Seth Green, Edgar Wright


Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Ciarfalio ... Himself
Roger Corman ... Himself
Joseph Culp ... Himself
Jonathan Fernandez ... Himself
Glenn Garland Glenn Garland ... Himself
Kat Green ... Herself
Chris Gore ... Himself
Sean Howe Sean Howe ... Himself
Alex Hyde-White ... Himself
Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself
Oley Sassone ... Himself
Mark Sikes ... Himself
Michael Bailey Smith ... Himself
Rebecca Staab ... Herself
Jay Underwood ... Himself


A documentary that tells the history of the ill-fated movie version of the Fantastic Four that was executive produced by Roger Corman.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

comic book | superhero | See All (2) »


How many movies did Roger Corman make that never got released? One.





Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site | See more »





Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$50,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Incorrectly identifies "X-Men" a.k.a. "X-Men: The Animated Series" as "X-Men: The Animated Adventures". See more »


Oley Sassone: I didn't know what to do. I felt like, you know, who do you go after? How do you - You know, I'm Sicilian, so I got that thing in me that says, "I'm gonna go fuck someone up for this," you know?
See more »


References The Avengers (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Inside Story Of A Little Gem Of A Movie That Thoroughly Triumphs Over Its Low, Low Budget!
9 August 2015 | by IanRayonlineSee all my reviews

As often happens, this "story behind the movie documentary" is almost as compelling as the film itself. "Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four" is a beguiling, superbly edited piece that will make you laugh and also maybe even make you cry - if you are a true lover of movies, that is. As well as being fully entertained, I learned a lot from this documentary about low budget Hollywood. "Doomed" chronicles one of the strangest production experiences American moviedom has ever generated. What you begin to realize from watching this documentary is that it really should not have been possible to make a movie that's this entertaining under these daunting – even harrowing – "Roger Corman Presents" conditions. Indeed, it's easy to see why Mr. Corman might not even want his mysterious "Fantastic Four" to ever be seen – it could well annihilate his reputation as the arch-purveyor of cinematic crap! Many of the better low budget films can deliver a few sparkling scenes – but there's always the inevitable point where it all falls apart and you just have to chuckle. It's clear that this does NOT happen in this original, "spartan" version of the "Fantastic Four" story. Clips from the film illustrate that, somehow, the story remains intriguing, the performances continue to be compelling, the special effects are exciting, and the delicious "comic book look" keeps you enthralled – all the way through! It is nothing short of a quiet little miracle. This energetic, fun-loving documentary features really absorbing interviews with key members of the cast and crew as it probes all the little corners of this intriguing semi-lost production. Now I know what I want. (A) To see the original "Roger Corman's Fantastic Four on the big screen, and (B) to buy the disc that has not only the movie itself – but also this beautifully done, dazzling documentary on it as well!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed