Curtis Harrington (USA, 1926), born in Los Angeles and graduated in film studies, was initially a film critic and then directed short films in the vein
of Kenneth Anger's avantgarde.
Roger Corman hired him to direct the sci-fi movies
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965), a remake of
Pavel Klushantsev's Planeta Bur (1962),
Queen of Blood (1966), a variation on
Mikhail Karyukov's and Otar Koberidze's Mechte Navstrech (1963).
He then directed several horror movies:
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971),
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971),
Killer Bees (1974),
The Killing Kind (1973)
His last film was the erotic biopic Mata Hari (1985).