Roger Corman: Inside Joke

Like many of Roger Corman's former proteges, director Joe Dante later hired the famously frugal producer to appear (in cameo roles) in his films. While shooting The Howling, for example, Dante had Corman enter a phone booth -- and finger the coin slot in search of change.

[Corman once offered a word of advice to would-be directors: "In science-fiction films the monster should always be bigger than the leading lady."]

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