Classic B-movie lovers, rejoice! Crackle has announced its new streaming channel devoted entirely to the cult masterpieces of legendary filmmaker Roger Corman, launching on August 14th.
This free streaming channel is devoted entirely to the cult masterpieces of legendary B-movie director Roger Corman. Featuring his unique blend of horror, sci-fi, and dark humor, the channel will showcase some of Corman’s most iconic films.
Take a trip to The Little Shop of Horrors, where a man-eating plant develops a taste for human blood. Get ready for sharp teeth in Piranha, after flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers. Brave a Galaxy of Terror, where doomed astronauts face intergalactic nightmares. Uncover gothic family secrets and murderous scheming in Dementia 13, and don’t miss the inside scoop in Cult-Tastic! Tales From the Trenches, where the Cormans give an exclusive peek at their iconic body of work.
Known for jumpstarting the careers of countless Hollywood heavyweights – including Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Charles Bronson and Martin Scorsese – Roger Corman has an astonishing 400+ films under his belt. For B-movie lovers, the Roger Corman universe is a cinematic wonderland.
Below is a preview of some of the films and iconic cult classics that will be available on the new Roger Corman channel beginning August 14th only on Crackle.
The Little Shop of Horrors – starring Jack Nicholson (The Shining)
A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it’s carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.
Cast: Jack Nicholson (The Shining), Jonathan Haze (Not of This Earth), Jackie Joseph (Gremlins)
Machine Gun Kelly – starring Charles Bronson (Deathwish)
The criminal exploits of Public Enemy number 1, George ‘Machine-Gun’ Kelly, during the 1930s.
Cast: Charles Bronson (Deathwish), Susan Cabot (The Wasp Woman), Morey Amsterdam (The Dick Van Dyke Show)
Day the World Ended – starring Richard Denning (Tarzan)
In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war, seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.
Cast: Richard Denning (Tarzan), Lori Nelson (How to Marry a Millionaire), Adele Jergens (Girls in Prison)
Deathsport – starring David Carradine (Kill Bill: Volume 2)
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using “destructocycles”.
Cast: David Carradine (Kill Bill: Volume 2), Claudia Jennings (‘Gator Bait), Richard Lynch (Battlestar Galactica)
Dementia 13 – directed by Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather)
Shocked by the death of her spouse, a scheming widow hatches a bold plan to get her hands on the inheritance, unaware that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks in the family’s estate. What mystery shrouds the noble house?
Cast: William Campbell (Love Me Tender), Luana Anders (Easy Rider), Bart Patton (THX 1138)
The Cry Baby Killer – starring Jack Nicholson (The Shining)
A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he’s committed murder.
Cast: Harry Lauter (Creature With the Atom Brain), Jack Nicholson (The Shining), Brett Halsey (Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!)
Galaxy of Terror – production designer and second unit director James Cameron (Avatar)
Neurotic astronauts face a giant worm and other monsters on a distant planet.
Cast: Edward Albert (Power Rangers Time Force), Erin Moran (Happy Days), Ray Walston (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Dillinger and Capone – starring Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now) and F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)
Dillinger’s reported 1934 death gives him a new life, but Chicago mobster Capone wants him to pull one more heist.
Cast: Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Stephen Davies (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
Piranha (1978) – directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins)
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Cast: Bradford Dillman (Escape From the Planet of the Apes), Heather Menzies-Urich (The Sound of Music), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Eat My Dust! – starring Ron Howard (Happy Days)
Darlene’s into going fast, Hoover’s into Darlene, but when they both get into a red-hot race car, the reckless fun accelerates into a trunk full of hot pursuits.
Cast: Ron Howard (Happy Days), Christopher Norris (Airport 1975), Brad David (9 To 5)
Rock ‘n’ Roll High School – Co-directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins)
Ramones fanatic and delinquent Riff Randell battle it out with the strict new principal of Vince Lombardi High School, Miss Togar, with help from the Ramones.
Cast: P.J. Soles (Halloween), Dick Miller (The Terminator), Clint Howard (Happy Days)
Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf – starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers)
When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it’s up to Sharktopus to stop it.
Cast: Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Catherine Oxenberg (Dynasty), Jennifer Wenger (Salvage Marines)
Virtually Heroes (Crackle AVOD Exclusive Feature)
Two self-aware characters in a “Call of Duty” style video game struggle with their screwy, frustrating existence.
Cast: Mark Hamill (Star Wars: A New Hope), Robert Baker (Supergirl), Brent Chase (Bosch), Katie Savoy (How I Met Your Mother)
Cult-Tastic! Tales From the Trenches With Roger and Julie Corman (Television Series)
Roger and Julie Corman detail their lifetime of innovative genre filmmaking. The Cormans discuss their iconic pool of collaborators and their bare-bones production philosophy that created some of the film’s most memorable SFX sequences.
The new Roger Corman channel is a movie lover’s dream that becomes a reality this month on Crackle. By bringing these iconic cult classics to the small screen on August 14th, it offers a chance to re-experience the best of retro drive-in cinema.
From alien invaders to beach party monsters, mutant creatures to intergalactic heroics, the Roger Corman vault contains something for every B-movie fan. Prepare for an entertaining time warp into classic cinematic nostalgia. It’s time to embrace the camp and creep once again!
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