Samuel Z. Arkoff (1918–2001)

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By the early 1950s, future movie mogul Samuel Z. Arkoff was a brash 30-ish lawyer scratching out a living by representing his in-laws and the Hollywood fringe, which included many of now infamous director/angora-clad transvestite Edward D. Wood Jr.'s social circle. As a shark, Arkoff was physically imposing and capable of scaring the snot out of ... See full bio »
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Dressed to Kill Producer
Reptilicus Producer


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 2002 Teenage Caveman (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 The Day the World Ended (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 How to Make a Monster (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 The Haunting (executive producer - uncredited)
 1985 Hellhole (executive producer)
 1984 Up the Creek (executive producer)
 1983 The Final Terror (executive producer - uncredited)
 1982 Q (executive producer - uncredited)
 1981 Underground Aces (executive producer)
 1980 Dressed to Kill (executive producer - uncredited)
 1980 The Earthling (producer - uncredited)
 1980 How to Beat the High Cost of Living (executive producer)
 1979 C.H.O.M.P.S. (executive producer)
 1979 The Amityville Horror (executive producer)
 1979 California Dreaming (executive producer)
 1979 The Visitor (executive producer - uncredited)
 1978 Our Winning Season (executive producer)
 1977 The Island of Dr. Moreau (executive producer)
 1977 The People That Time Forgot (executive producer)
 1977 Empire of the Ants (executive producer)
 1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown (executive producer)
 1976 A Matter of Time (executive producer)
 1976 Futureworld (executive producer)
 1976 The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (executive producer)
 1976 The Food of the Gods (executive producer)
 1976 Dragonfly (executive producer)
 1976 Street People (executive producer)
 1975 Hennessy (executive producer)
 1975 Return to Macon County (executive producer)
 1975 Cooley High (executive producer)
 1975 The Wild Party (executive producer)
 1974 Abby (executive producer)
 1974 The Land That Time Forgot (producer - uncredited)
 1974 Madhouse (executive producer)
 1974 Sugar Hill (executive producer)
 1973 Hell Up in Harlem (executive producer)
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (executive producer)
 1973 Heavy Traffic (producer)
 1973 Scream Blacula Scream (executive producer)
 1973 Dillinger (executive producer)
 1973 Coffy (executive producer - uncredited)
 1972 Blacula (executive producer)
 1972 Slaughter (executive producer)
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again (executive producer)
 1972 Boxcar Bertha (executive producer - uncredited) / (producer - uncredited)
 1972 Baron Blood (executive producer - US version, uncredited)
 1971 Bunny O'Hare (executive producer)
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue (executive producer)
 1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah (executive producer - American version, uncredited)
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (executive producer)
 1971 Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (producer)
 1970 Wuthering Heights (producer)
 1970 Up in the Cellar (producer)
 1970 Space Amoeba (producer - US version)
 1970 Cry of the Banshee (producer)
 1970 Dorian Gray (executive producer)
 1970 Bloody Mama (executive producer)
 1970 The Dunwich Horror (producer)
 1970 An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (executive producer)
 1969 De Sade (producer)
 1969 Chastity (executive producer - uncredited)
 1968 Three in the Attic (executive producer)
 1968 The Savage Seven (executive producer)
 1968 Wild in the Streets (producer)
 1968 Witchfinder General (executive producer - uncredited)
 1967 Devil's Angels (executive producer)
 1967 Thunder Alley (executive producer)
 1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (executive producer)
 1966 The Wild Angels (executive producer)
 1966 Fireball 500 (producer)
 1966 Queen of Blood (producer - uncredited)
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1965 Monster of Terror (executive producer)
 1965 Spy in Your Eye (presentation producer - english version)
 1965 Planet of the Vampires (executive producer)
 1965 Sergeant Dead Head (producer)
 1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World (executive producer) / (producer - US version)
 1965 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (producer)
 1965 Ski Party (co-executive producer - uncredited)
 1965 City in the Sea (executive producer - uncredited)
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo (producer)
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia (producer - uncredited)
 1964 Pajama Party (producer)
 1964 The Time Travelers (producer - uncredited)
 1964 Dogora (executive producer - US dubbed version)
 1964 Bikini Beach (producer)
 1964 Crypt of the Vampire (executive producer: US version)
 1964 Muscle Beach Party (executive producer)
 1964 War of the Zombies (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (producer)
 1963 Hercules and the Masked Rider (presentation producer - english version)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (producer - english version)
 1963 The Haunted Palace (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 Black Sabbath (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 Beach Party (executive producer)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (executive producer)
 1963 Operation Bikini (executive producer)
 1963 Evil Eye (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 The Raven (executive producer)
 1963 Summer Holiday (executive producer - US prints only)
 1962 Fury of Achilles (producer)
 1962 Panic in Year Zero (executive producer)
 1962 Tales of Terror (executive producer)
 1962 Invasion of the Star Creatures (producer - uncredited)
 1962 Journey to the Seventh Planet (producer - uncredited)
 1962 Premature Burial (producer - uncredited)
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (executive producer)
 1961 Master of the World (executive producer)
 1961 Reptilicus (producer)
 1960 Assignment: Outer Space (executive producer)
 1960 Alakazam the Great (producer - English version)
 1960 Black Sunday (executive producer - US version, uncredited)
 1960 Circus of Horrors (producer)
 1959 A Bucket of Blood (executive producer - uncredited)
 1959 Horrors of the Black Museum (producer - uncredited)
 1959 Tank Commandos (producer)
 1959 Paratroop Command (producer)
 1958 Submarine Seahawk (executive producer)
 1958 Operation Abduction (presentation producer)
 1958 Earth vs the Spider (executive producer)
 1958 The Day the Sky Exploded (executive producer - uncredited)
 1958 Teenage Cave Man (executive producer)
 1958 High School Hellcats (producer)
 1958 War of the Colossal Beast (executive producer)
 1958 Machine-Gun Kelly (executive producer)
 1958 The Bonnie Parker Story (producer)
 1958 Suicide Battalion (executive producer)
 1958 Terror from the Year 5000 (executive producer)
 1957 Motorcycle Gang (executive producer)
 1957 The Amazing Colossal Man (executive producer - uncredited)
 1957 Reform School Girl (producer)
 1957 Invasion of the Saucer Men (executive producer)
 1957 Dragstrip Girl (executive producer)
 1957 Voodoo Woman (executive producer)
 1956 Runaway Daughters (executive producer)
 1956 The She-Creature (executive producer)
 1956 Girls in Prison (executive producer)
 1956 It Conquered the World (executive producer - uncredited)
 1950 The Hank McCune Show (TV Series) (producer)
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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Samuel Arkoff | Sam Arkoff

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Personal Quote:

On the morning Jim [James H. Nicholson, his partner at American International Pictures] would come in and say, "What do you think of this title: The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)?" Ahhh, I could hear the money rolling in. See more »


Hilda, his wife of 55 years, died in July 2001. Sam died less than two months later. See more »



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