Samuel Z. Arkoff

Samuel Z. Arkoff

Highest Rated: 93% Dillinger (1973)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jun 12, 1918

Birthplace: Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA

Arkoff is the co-founder (with James H. Nicholson) of American International Pictures and has served as producer or executive on over 200 of the low-budget exploitation films--monster movies, motorcycle films and beach-party pictures geared to the teenage audience--that made the studio famous. Arkoff also gave fresh talent such as Francis Ford Coppola ("Dementia 13" 1963), Martin Scorsese ("Boxcar Bertha" 1972) and Woody Allen ("What's Up, Tiger Lily?" 1966) the opportunity to direct some of their early feature films. In 1980, he sold AIP and formed his own companies, Samuel Z. Arkoff Pictures and Arkoff International Pictures. Arkoff wrote his memoirs, "Flying Through Hollywood by the Seat of My Pants" in 1992. His son, Louis, is also a producer.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Nudity Required Self - 1998
No Score Yet 22% Runaway Daughters Storekeeper (Character) - 1994
71% 43% Q Executive Producer - 1982
33% 24% The Final Terror Executive Producer - 1981
81% 74% Dressed to Kill Executive Producer - 1980
No Score Yet 35% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Executive Producer - 1979
30% 52% The Amityville Horror Executive Producer - 1979
7% 24% The Incredible Melting Man Executive Producer - 1978
No Score Yet 24% Street People Executive Producer - 1976
42% 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Executive Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 22% Hennessy Executive Producer - 1975
85% 89% Cooley High Executive Producer - 1975
No Score Yet 60% Return to Macon County Executive Producer - 1975
63% 48% The Zombies of Sugar Hill Executive Producer - 1974
No Score Yet 40% Abby Executive Producer - 1974
22% 50% Hell up in Harlem Executive Producer - 1973
93% 74% Dillinger Executive Producer - 1973
No Score Yet 32% Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Executive Producer - 1973
56% 43% Who Slew Auntie Roo? Producer - 1972
88% 76% The Abominable Dr. Phibes Executive Producer - 1971
No Score Yet 36% Bunny O'Hare Executive Producer - 1971
No Score Yet 57% The Secret of Dorian Gray Executive Producer - 1970
64% 63% Wuthering Heights Producer - 1970
0% 25% De Sade Producer - 1969
No Score Yet 43% The Savage Seven Executive Producer - 1968
63% 52% Wild in the Streets Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 27% Devil's Angels Executive Producer - 1967
No Score Yet 25% Thunder Alley Executive Producer - 1967
No Score Yet 48% The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini Producer - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Executive Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 35% Fireball 500 Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 55% Frankenstein Conquers the World Executive Producer,
Producer
- 1966
No Score Yet 67% The Big T.N.T. Show Executive Producer - 1966
29% 43% Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 0% Sergeant Deadhead Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 39% Ski Party Executive Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 34% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Producer - 1965
71% 40% Die, Monster, Die! Executive Producer - 1965
73% 52% Beach Blanket Bingo Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 41% Muscle Beach Party Executive Producer - 1964
91% 70% The Comedy of Terrors Producer - 1964
81% 69% The Last Man on Earth Executive Producer - 1964
33% 33% Pajama Party Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 41% Bikini Beach Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 69% Summer Holiday Executive Producer - 1963
75% 66% The Haunted Palace Executive Producer - 1963
43% 43% Beach Party Executive Producer - 1963
88% 66% The Man With the X-Ray Eyes Executive Producer - 1963
80% 65% Burn, Witch, Burn! Producer - 1962
No Score Yet 48% Alakazam the Great Producer - 1961
No Score Yet 6% Assignment: Outer Space Executive Producer - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Commandos Producer - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suicide Battalion Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 20% Submarine Seahawk Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 30% Earth vs. the Spider Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet 29% Attack of the Puppet People Executive Producer - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragstrip Girl Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 20% Motorcycle Gang Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet 0% Voodoo Woman Executive Producer - 1957
38% 21% The Amazing Colossal Man Executive Producer - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Daughters Executive Producer - 1956
No Score Yet 33% Female Jungle Executive Producer - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls in Prison Executive Producer - 1956