The screenwriter Larry Cohen died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Screenwriter whose credits include horror films like 2004’s Cellular and 2002’s Phone Booth.
He was raised in Kingston, New York. He was married to Janelle Webb from 1964 until 1987. He later married Cynthia Costas in 1994 up until his death He had children, Jill, Melissa, Bobby, Pam and Louis.
Most of my films have a lot of character development and exploration, whereas in most horror movies the characters are just cardboard.
All my films have some kind of statement about something – but I have to coat it with entertainment to make it palatable. Otherwise it becomes a polemic, and people don’t want to see it. If you’re trying to get a message out to people, you’ve got to entertain them at the same time.
The ending is really the most important part of the movie. If the first hour and 20 minutes is terrific and the last ten minutes stinks, everybody walks out of the theatre and says: ‘That was a lousy movie!’
Are you eating it? Or is it eating you?
Movies, particularly the big hit movies, are all just special effects. But on television, the writers are in control of the shows, and they control the scripts.