8 user 31 critic

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

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 July 2015 (USA)
1:52 | Trailer
A documentary that tells the history of The Fantastic Four (1994), which was executive produced by Roger Corman.


Marty Langford


Marty Langford





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

More Like This 

    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 7.2/10 X  

A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.

Directors: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic
Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When dosed with cosmic rays, four intrepid explorers are given incredible powers.

Director: Oley Sassone
Stars: Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab
Rewind This! (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson
Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews
    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, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films.

Director: Kevin McDonagh
Stars: Peter Atkins, Simon Bamford, Imogen Boorman
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This documentary is a detailed look into the making of Pet Sematary (1989).

Directors: John Campopiano, Justin White
Stars: Brad Greenquist, Sean Clark, Mark E. Anastasio
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon
Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels
Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Director: Chris Griffiths
Stars: Brian Thompson, Chris Sarandon, Jon Gries
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The emotional story of Kane Hodder who survived a harrowing childhood and near-death accident to become one of films biggest and most beloved horror icons.

Director: Derek Dennis Herbert
Stars: Kane Hodder, Mike Aloisi, John Carl Buechler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 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


A documentary that tells the history of The Fantastic Four (1994), which 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.




Not Rated

Did You Know?


"C.I.A. Code Name: Alexa" is incorrectly mentioned as "C.I.A. Code Named Alexa." 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 Killing Fields (1984) See more »

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!

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






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 »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed