44 Days of Paranoia #10: The Intruder (dir by Roger Corman)

Late to the party, of course, but I saw this (chopped to pieces, but still!) on “Night Flight.” To say it made an impression is an understatement. You have William Shatner, one of the most underrated actors around (yeah, I said UNDERRATED!) and Roger Corman (one of the most UNDERRATED directors–watch this and you’ll know he’s more than just the guy who can find talent or make movies out of almost nothing).

All I can say is find it and watch it. Chilling.

Through the Shattered Lens

For today’s entry in the 44 Days of Paranoia, we take a look at one of the most underappreciated films of all time, Roger Corman’s 1962 look at race relations, The Intruder.

Despite the fact that he’s regularly cited as being one of the most important figures in the development of American cinema, Roger Corman remains an underrated director.  Many critics tend to focus more on the filmmakers that got their start working for Corman than on Corman himself.  When they talk about Roger Corman, they praise him for knowing how to exploit trends.  They praise him as a marketer but, at the same time, they tend to dismiss him as a director.

I would suggest that those critics see The Intruder before they presume to say another word about Roger Corman.

The Intruder opens with a young, handsome man named Adam Cramer sitting on a bus.  The first thing…

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