Ranked Films of Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen is one of the greatest directors of horror and exploitation films. When you watch one of his movies it's like a perfectly preserved time capsule of the year it was made. Within the capsule you don't just have the fashion, the music, the filthy and gritty yesteryear of NYC, you also have the political undertones and social commentary of that time. From over-consumption in The Stuff to a new black antihero in Black Caesar, Larry Cohen is one of the best guerrilla filmmakers alive today. The collaborations of Larry Cohen and Michael Moriarty (one of THE greatest character actors to have ever lived) have a special place in my heart.

In this list I will rank the films directed by Larry Cohen (that I have seen) starting with my favorite and ending with my least.

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    1

  • The Stuff

    2

  • Bone

    3

  • Special Effects

    4

  • It's Alive

    5

  • Full Moon High

    6

  • Black Caesar

    7

  • A Return to Salem's Lot

    8

  • God Told Me To

    9

  • The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

    10

  • It Lives Again

    11

  • Hell Up In Harlem

    12

  • The Ambulance

    13

  • It's Alive III: Island of the Alive

    14

  • Original Gangstas

    15

  • Wicked Stepmother

    16