Legendary Movie Director Passes Away in Los Angeles at Age 77

March 25, 2019Mar 25, 2019

A legendary movie director has just passed away in Los Angeles. Larry Cohen has died at the age of 77.

"Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films 'It's Alive' and 'God Told Me To,' has died. He was 77. Cohen's friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen's films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed cult followings, spawned sequels and gained esteem for their genre reflections of contemporary social issues," reported Fox News.

Cohen was a very unconventional director. Perhaps that is what made his movies so captivating. He was known for shooting extreme scenes on the streets of New York City without the proper licenses or filming permits.

Many of his films were dubbed as cult classics. His take on traditional movie making put him in a league of his own.

"In Cohen's 1985 film 'The Stuff,' Cohen skewered consumerism with a story inspired by the rise of junk food. It's about a sweet yogurt-like substance that's found oozing out of the ground and is then bottled and marketed like an ice cream alternative without the calories. The 'stuff' turns out to be a parasite that turns consumers of it into zombies," according to Fox.

Cohen was a New York native. He filmed lots of movies about the Big Apple and proudly showcased his hometown.

Please join us in praying for his family and friends at this time. May they find the peace that only comes through faith in our Lord and the promises of eternal life.

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