We've learned the heartbreaking news this morning that legendary filmmaker Larry Cohen has passed away at the age of 77 this weekend. Various media outlets have confirmed his passing. Having officially earned the title of Master of Horror back in 2006 when directing an episode of the "Masters of Horror" anthology series, Cohen also wrote/directed a plethora of cult favorites, including It's Alive (and its sequels), The Stuff, Q: The Winged Serpent, Special Effects, and many more.
Cohen also wrote William Lustig's Maniac Cop, as well as Body Snatchers, 2007’s Captivity, Phone Booth and Cellular.
As a tribute to Cohen, we highly recommend that you check out King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, which is currently streaming on Shudder. The doc covers the celebrated filmmakers life and career through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons.
Additionally, Cohen had recently participated in the upcoming 80s horror doc In Search of Darkness. You can watch a clip from his interview below.
Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide, Larry Cohen's legacy will span decades. Our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.