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Released 1972
Distributor New World

Of all the various titles this subversive satire has sported, TFH’s favorite is Dial R for Rat! Larry Cohen, whose first directorial effort this was, tells us as much as he can about‚ one of his best movies in a speedy sixty seconds. You can watch the entire film here.

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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.