Anyone who considers themselves a cinephile is probably familiar with Roger Corman, and how he got many A-list directors their first jobs, cutting their teeth on cheaply-produced “B” pictures.  Some of the directors include Francis Ford Coppola (Battle Beyond the Sun), Martin Scorsese (Boxcar Bertha), James Cameron (Battle Beyond the Stars), Ron Howard (Grand Theft Auto), and Jonathan Demme (Angels Hard as They Come), and a ton more.  And many actors also owe him a debt, like Jack Nicholson, William Shatner, Robert De Niro, and Peter Fonda.  Those early films have a place in the heart of many.

So, exciting news for those who love Roger Corman: he’s got a channel on YouTube called Corman’s Drive-In, debuting today at 12 PM PDT for $3.99 a month, with a 14-day free trial. Launching with the subscription channel is a double-feature of early Jack Nicholson films: 1958’s The Crybaby Killer and the 1960 version of Little Shop of Horrors.  30 movies will be available in a rotating selection, including sneak peeks of upcoming features like Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (tell me you don’t want to see that…I dare you!).  There will be interviews and special edition extended trailers.

It sounds like a B-movie lover’s ultimate fantasy.  This seems like the perfect kind of content to succeed as a paid subscription channel on YouTube: it’s got the unusual content with a ton of people who would become stars both behind and in front of the camera.

Here’s the list of films in June:


  • The Expendables (1988)
  • Eat My Dust (1976)
  • Dillinger and Capone (1995)
  • Stripped to Kill (1987)
  • Eruption (1997)
  • A Girl, Three Guys and a Gun (2001)
  • Crime Zone (1989)
  • The Big Doll House (1971)
  • Barbarian Queen (1985)
  • A Cry in the Wild (1990)
  • Deathstalker (1983)


  • Brain Dead (1990)
  • Dinocroc (2004)
  • Dracula Rising (1993)
  • Forbidden World (1982)
  • The Haunting of Hell House (1999)
  • Sorority House Massacre (1986)
  • Lady Frankenstein (1971)
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Science Fiction

  • Beneath the Bermuda Triangle (1997)
  • Starcrash (1978)
  • Piranha (1978)


  • Beach Balls (1988)
  • Not of This Earth (1987 version) Stars former adult film star Traci Lords
  • Munchies (1987)


  • Stepmonster (1993)
  • Lost in the Woods (2009)
  • The White Pony (1999)