The worldwide success of Mario Bava’s official directorial debut spurred the brilliant cinematographer on to a new career and made an international star of the entrancing Barbara Steele. U.S.distributor AIP changed the title and claimed it was too scary for anyone under the age of… well, 12.
About Larry Cohen
The prolific writer-producer-director Larry Cohen began his career in television creating hit shows like Branded and The Invaders. His feature career took off with the killer baby trio of It’s Alive and two sequels. Among his movie credits are Q – The Winged Serpent, Full Moon High, The Private Life of J. Edgar Hoover, Return to Salem’s Lot, Hell Up in Harlem and the screenplays for Phone Booth and Cellular. He also wrote and directed the Masters of Horror episode, Pick Me Up. Larry passed away on March 23, 2019.