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This August, Crackle pays tribute to the King of Cult, the legendary Roger Corman, with a free fest featuring Corman classics.

Forget the MCU and the DCEU. We’re here to talk about something even better: the RCU (Roger Corman Universe)! Roger Corman took seemingly ordinary people like Jack Nicholson, James Cameron, Charles Bronson, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Sheen, and dozens of others and imbued them with his own strange otherworldly powers to make a cinematic universe filled with bizarre and delightful creations found nowhere else in the entertainment world! With nearly 400 films and counting, the RCU is a delight to be witnessed by moviegoers of all stripes.

Check out these amazing RCU titles, streaming for FREE starting Monday, August 14th, only on Crackle!

Virtually Heroes (starring Mark Hamill)

In this 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)

Deathsport (starring David Carradine)

This futuristic Science Fiction film revolves around a sport — played to the death — using “destructocycles”.

Cast: David Carradine (Kill Bill: Volume 2), Claudia Jennings (‘Gator Bait), Richard Lynch (Battlestar Galactica)

The Little Shop of Horrors (starring Jack Nicholson)

 

In this 1960 horror comedy, a clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers it’s carnivorous, forcing him to kill it to feed it.

Cast: Jack Nicholson (The Shining), Jonathan Haze (Not of This Earth), Jackie Joseph (Gremlins)

Machine-Gun Kelly (starring Charles Bronson)

This 1958 crime-action film follows 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)

The Cry Baby Killer (starring Jack Nicholson)

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!)

Dementia 13 (directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Bram Stoker’s Dracula)

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)

Dillinger and Capone (starring Martin Sheen)

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)

Eat My Dust! (starring Ron Howard)

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)

Galaxy of Terror (production designer and second-unit director James Cameron)

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)

Piranha (1978, directed by Joe Dante)

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)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (starring P.J. Soles and co-directed by Joe Dante)

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)

Previously featured in our July Sharkfest roundup, this wildly fun Sharksploitation movie also fits squarely in the RCU. 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 (Salvage Marines), Jennifer Wenger (Salvage Marines), Catherine Oxenberg (Dynasty)

BONUS MATERIAL!

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 cinema’s most memorable SFX sequences.

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