The Calling Hours Horror Podcast 2.29: Interview With Writer / Producer / Director Larry Cohen (Air Date: 6.26.18)
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
My guest this evening is legendary writer/producer/director Larry Cohen. Cohen was born July 15, 1941, in Kingston, New York, a small town north of New York City. At a young age, his family moved to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and he eventually majored in film at the historic City College of New York, graduating in 1963.
An independent maverick who got his start in studio-based television, he is best known for inventive low-budget horror films that combine scathing social commentary with the requisite scares and occasional laughs. He was also a major player in the Blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Later in his career, he became a sought-after screenplay writer.
In our Digital Dismemberment Spotlights this evening, we will be covering Scream Factory’s Blu-Ray releases of Frogs and Full Moon High.
We will also be featuring 3 bands in our Metal Massacre Spotlights this evening, including Dawn of Demise, Flesh Consumed and Final Breath.