Check Out ‘King Cohen’ on VOD
Every now and then, it’s good for fans of modern horror to pay respects to their forefathers. Even if you’re not a fan of his films, there’s no denying the impact Larry Cohen had on the industry. Creator of bizarre horror films like The Stuff (a movie about killer yogurt) and It’s Alive (a movie about a demonic baby), Cohen constantly pushed the limits of technique and good taste. However, Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay for Phone Booth, was a gifted writer in addition to a schlock producer.
King Cohen chronicles how Cohen progressed into directing and, ultimately, producing as a way of “protecting” his scripts. Something of a maverick, Cohen had a very ‘guerilla’ style, often shooting in busy streets without permits or protection. Filmmakers today likely cannot conceive of shooting a film the way Cohen would in the 70’s and 80’s. However, he produced dozens of low-budget films, proving profitability of independent filmmaking along the way.
Directed by Chopping Mall co-writer Steve Mitchell, King Cohen will be available on VOD August 4, 2018.