If you haven’t already, check out Roger Corman’s new subscription YouTube channel, “Corman’s Drive-In,” which launched on June 13. For this first month’s offerings, Corman and his wife, producer Julie Corman, have handpicked 30 films from their vault of 400 titles. Included are Jack Nicholson’s screen debut in 1958, intriguingly titled “The Crybaby Killer,” and 1960’s “The Little Shop of Horrors,” also starring Nicholson. Watch the channel’s trailer below.
Also part of the June lineup are Joe Dante’s “Piranha,” 1976’s “Eat My Dust,” starring Ron Howard, and 1971’s “The Big Dollhouse,” starring Pam Grier. “Corman’s Take” is another feature on the channel, with Corman telling behind-the-scenes stories about the selected films.
The channel is $3.99 per month, with a 14-day free trial.
Corman, a legend of low-budget filmmaking, is perhaps best known for his Edgar Allen Poe cycle of films released between 1959 and 1964 (including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Raven” and “The Masque of the Red Death”), and helped to launch the careers of an impressive roster of big names: Nicholson, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Robert De Niro and Dennis Hopper, among many others.