Roger Corman and Joe Dante are two filmmakers who are synonymous with one another, both because they’ve been behind some of the most fun ‘cult’ movies of the last few decades and also because it was in fact the veteran Corman that gave Dante his start in the business. Between them, the two fan-favorite filmmakers have amassed an impressive catalog of films, ranging from Dementia 13 to Gremlins, Piranha to Sharktopus and The Pit and the Pendulum to The Howling.
This weekend, California’s Hero Complex Gallery pays tribute to both men with the exhibit Kings of Cult: An Art Tribute to Roger Corman and Joe Dante. The fun kicks off tonight at the Los Angeles gallery with a special double feature screening of Dante’s Matinee and Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death, with both filmmakers in attendance for a Q&A session.
Tomorrow night, the exhibit opens up shop at the same location, and Corman and Dante will again be in attendance, bringing with them a treasure trove of props from the many films they’ve worked on over the years. The Kings of Cult exhibit celebrates their entire collective body of work, with some of the most talented artists in the game paying tribute to any and all films with the names Roger Corman and Joe Dante attached to them.
Check out some of our favorite horror highlights from the exhibit below, and learn more over on Hero Complex Gallery’s website!
“GHOULISH” GARY PULLIN
MATT RYAN TOBIN