You never forget your first Roger Corman film. Mine was The Terror, which I admittedly was drawn to out of a combined curiosity over a film that was shot in two days on leftover sets, and that featured a young Jack Nicholson before he became THE Jack Nicholson. But whether it was the cheap-ass drive-in fare with unforgettable titles like Attack of the Crab Monsters or the surprisingly trenchant horror-comedy cheapies like Little Shop of Horrors or the lush Poe adaptations that essentially defined Vincent Price for the balance of his career, or the first shots he gave to directors like Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich (Targets, yeah!) and Joe Dante, or Battle Beyond the Stars, the Star Wars knock-off that was more entertaining than any of the official prequels, the man has placed his indelible stamp in the minds of countless genre film fans.
Corman was at the con to sign autographs and promote the new, career-spanning documentary, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, and took a few minutes to talk with us.