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Roger Corman Handpicks Films from His Vault for New YouTube Channel 'Corman's Drive-In'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 26, 2013 at 1:41PM

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.
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Roger Corman
Roger Corman

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.

Roger Corman and Vincent Price
Roger Corman and Vincent Price

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.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.