Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

Horror director Jerry Warren, born this day in 1925, Los Angeles CA. He wasn’t exactly the most gifted man behind the camera but he definitely provided us with some of the more memorable golden turkeys of all time like Man Beast, The Incredible Petrified World, Teenage Zombies, Wild World of Batwoman, Frankenstein Island and more (and least we forget his many classic mash-ups with foreign films like Face the Screaming Werewolf, Attack of the Mayan Mummy, Creature of the Walking Dead etc…) R.I.P.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Warren was not the best filmamker but his movies do have a certain charm and level of entertainment value that far surpasses anything you find in the direct to video horror market these days.

Anonymous said...

I'M REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THIS BIRTHDAY LISTED. NO OTHER HORROR BLOG SEEMS TO HAVE EVEN BOTHERED TO MENTION IT. HAPPY BDAY JW!!

Karswell said...

Thanks Anonymousers! Warren deserves some credit for the films he gave us, he's obviously inspired alot of filmakers (good and bad.)

And speaking of screaming werewolves, head over to Pappy's for a great Syd Shores Atlas classic today:
http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

never saw any of these film, what do you reccomend to start with?

Horror pariah said...

FRANKENSTEIN ISLAND is a nice way to get exposed to the mans insanity.

Karswell said...

>what do you reccomend to start with?

Yeah, Frankenstein Island is a good leap off point... it's all very subjective though. Maybe watch some trailers on youtube and see what gets you excited. Supposedly a few of Warren's films got the incredibly unfunny MST3000 treatment so you could try there too.