King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen
Directed by Steve Mitchell
Buckle up for KING COHEN, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Joe Dante, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide.
The true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen.
Cast: J.J. Abrams, Larry Cohen, Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Martin Scorsese
An amazing summation of the career of a truly independent filmmaker. Larry Cohen is a prime example of why we have cliched sayings like "They really don't make 'em like that anymore." Because it's true - they really DON'T. Not the kinds of pictures that Larry used to make, and certainly not filmmakers like him.
Great interviews and insight, helps to illustrste what an autuer actually is, while maintaining the fun atmosphere of a Cohen picture.
This was a great and fun watch on a unique and overlooked exploitation/horror filmmaker. It made me want to watch every single one of his movies.
It's fitting that a writer of great characters is such a character himself. A fun documentary that breezes by quickly, maybe a little too quickly. An unpretentious inspiration.
More Cohen movies on Shudder please