Born on July 15, 1941 in Washington Heights, New York. Educated at the City College of New York.
Educated at the City College of New York. In the late 1950’s he starts writing teleplays as well as scripts for TV-episodes for CBS and NBC. He meets Alfred Hitchcock in the mid-60’s and writes several treatments for him, which the director admired. Only one of those is brought to screen by Mark Robson. Unhappy with the results of other people adapting his screenplays, he decides to make his own films. In 1972 he writes, produces, and directs his first feature film, Bone, and comes to fame two years later with It’s Alive. He becomes well known for his inventive low-budget horror and science-fiction films, such as God Told Me To or Q- The Winged Serpent, all of them characterized by a provocative social commentary. In 1977 he directs his most ambitious project, a biopic on the life and work of FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover. Since the 90’s he has focused mainly on writing. In 2002 and 2004, he reaches a new and wider audience when his screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular are turned into major studio films. Larry Cohen lives in Los Angeles.
KING COHEN gets 10 out of 10 from STARBURST MAGAZINE! “A master class in documentary filmmaking… Hugely funny, informative and stimulating..!”
IFI Horrorthon 2017 Review – KING COHEN, by Eric Hillis
CINEPOCALYPSE 2017 Review: KING COHEN by Patrick Bromley
KING COHEN The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, by Joseph Perry
A Conversation with Joe Cramer
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUSTIN Interview: Larry Cohen, documentary subject, “King Cohen”
KING COHEN screening at Viennale in Vienna on October 21 & 26: ” So very honored…”
STARBURST magazine – KING COHEN [FrightFest European Premiere Review]
STARBURST magazine – Horror Channel FrightFest 2017
Birth Movies Death – Trailer for Fantastic Fest Selection KING COHEN Profiles a Genre Legend – The old school NYC maverick shares his exploitation war stories.
Nerdly Frightfest 2017: ‘King Cohen’ Review by Phil Wheat
DAILY GRIND HOUSE – Matt Wedge of Daily Grindhouse says “KING COHEN works tremendously as a celebration of Cohen’s career!”
DAILY DEAD – Heather Wixson of Daily Dead proclaims “KING COHEN is a lively and entertaining celebration of a filmmaking pioneer!”
FILM SCHOOL REJECTS – FSR at Fantastic Fest raves “KING COHEN celebrates the best guerrilla filmmaker in the business!”
The Kim Newman Web Site FrightFest review – King Cohen POSTED BY KIMNEWMAN ⋅ AUGUST 25, 2017
OUR EVIL: HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST EUROPEAN PREMIERE FIRST LOOK
Brook Horror Fan
FrightFest 2017 – King Cohen On The Red Carpet
US Premiere screening at FANTASTIC FEST 2017! – Oh Hey, It’s The Fantastic Fest 2017 First Wave!
Filmmaker Magazine says KING COHEN is “…A deeply pleasurable time capsule of a bygone era of freewheeling independent filmmaking.”
WORLD PREMIERE OF “KING COHEN” AT FANTASIA FEST JULY 2017, MONTREAL CANADA!
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, KING COHEN, FANTASIA ANNOUNCEMENTS
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, KING COHEN, FANTASIA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Part 3 of a sensational new Paul Rowlands interview with Larry Cohen
Part 2 of a sensational new Paul Rowlands interview with Larry Cohen
Part 1 of a sensational new Paul Rowlands interview with Larry Cohen
WE ARE CULT – ‘King Cohen: The Wild Life of Filmmaker Larry Cohen’ – Exclusive Interview
Larry Cohen chats with FanBoyNation!
Legendary Director Larry Cohen Discusses His Career and ‘King Cohen’
Interview With Larry Cohen: Hail To The King, by Peter Sobczynski
KING COHEN DIRECTOR, STEVE MITCHELL, TALKS TO DREAD CENTRAL
411Mania Interviews KING COHEN Director, Steve Mitchell
KING COHEN is honored to be an official selection of the Sitges Film Festival 50th Anniversary celebration!
Dread Central – Larry Cohen Talks His Career Overall, Hanging Out with Hitchcock, Maniac Cop, and More!
Great podcast! Voices & Visions talks with KING COHEN star Larry Cohen and director Steve Mitchell…
Selected Articles and Reviews
God Told Me To
DVD Pick of the Week
God Told Me To: Obsession and Madness: both Real and Imagined, by Mark Berger – Yes! Weekly, June 3, 2015
Variety, Masters of Horror, 2005
How to Survive in Hollywood, Amy Wallace on Larry Cohen, The New Yorker, February 2, 2004
Phone Booth: Inside the Booth with Larry Cohen, Screenwriters Monthly, 2003
Keyes to the Town, Evelyn Keys, 1987
Critical Praise For Larry Cohen’s Original Gangstas
Larry Cohen’s Q, is a hit, Variety, December, 1982
The New York Critics Love Larry Cohen’s, Stuff, Reviews
The Trick is Murder, Reviews, February 17, 1979