Jerry Warren

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Jerry Warren
Born (1925-03-10)March 10, 1925
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died August 21, 1988(1988-08-21) (aged 63)
Escondido, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality American
Other names Erich Bromberg
Jaques Lecotier
Richard Wallace
Occupation Director, producer, editor, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor
Years active 1944–1981
Spouse(s) Brianne Murphy (m.?; div. 1959)
Gloria Warren (m.?; 1988)

Jerry Warren (March 10, 1925 – August 21, 1988) was an American film director, producer, editor, screenwriter, cinematographer and actor. Warren was noted for his involvement in many cult films. He has been described as "one of cult film's most frustrating and maligned members."[1]

Warren was married to cinematographer Brianne Murphy.[2] Murphy worked with Warren on several of his pictures. They divorced shortly after filming completed on Teenage Zombies in 1959.[3] On August 21, 1988, Warren died of lung cancer in Escondido, California.[4] He was survived by his second wife, Gloria.


He is famous as director of several cult films and B-movies that are considered to be hastily made and campy.[5] His films are widely panned by critics, and have been lampooned and ridiculed. The Wild World of Batwoman was spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and his 1959 horror film Teenage Zombies was featured on the documentary The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made.


Year Title Role Notes
1944 Ghost Catchers Jitterbug Uncredited
1945 Where Do We Go from Here? Uncredited
1945 Anchors Aweigh Uncredited
1947 Unconquered Uncredited
1956 Man Beast
Director and producer
1957 The Incredible Petrified World Plane Passenger Behind Wyman Director and producer
1961 Teenage Zombies
Writer, director, producer
1962 Terror of the Bloodhunters
Writer, director, producer
1963 A Bullet for Billy the Kid
1964 Attack of the Mayan Mummy
Director, producer, cinematographer
1964 Curse of the Stone Hand
Director and producer
1964 Face of the Screaming Werewolf
Writer, director, producer
1965 Creature of the Walking Dead
Writer, director, producer, cinematographer
1965 House of the Black Death
Director: last scenes
1966 The Wild World of Batwoman
Writer, director, producer
1981 Frankenstein Island
Writer, director, producer


  1. ^ Horror-Wood Accessed June 2, 2009
  2. ^ McLellan, Dennis (August 27, 2003). "Brianne Murphy, 70; Pioneering Woman Behind the Camera". Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Weaver, Tom (2000). Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: The Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews. McFarland. p. 390. ISBN 0-786-40755-7. 
  4. ^ Fischer, Dennis (2000). Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998. McFarland. p. 646. ISBN 0-786-46091-1. 
  5. ^ The films of Jerry Warren Accessed June 3, 2009

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