Corman’s Dinocroc Rampages on Sci Fi

Schlock-and-shock king Roger Corman celebrates his 50th year in movies with the release of his latest creature feature, Dinocroc. The film, which employs digital animation to bring to life a bioengineered prehistoric crocodile, premieres Saturday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on Sci Fi Channel.

Directed by Kevin O’Neill and exec produced by Corman, Dinocroc has the title reptile terrorizing a small town. Costas Mandylor (TV’s Picket Fences), Joanna Pacula (Gorky Park, Virus, The Kiss), Emmy Award-winner Bruce Weitz (Deep Impact, TV’s Hill Street Blues) and Corman veteran Charles Napier (The Silence of the Lambs, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) star.

While Corman is known for producing low-budget monster movie classics such as It Conquered the World, The Beast with a Million Eyes and the original Little Shop of Horrors, he is also credited with helping launch the careers of such filmmaking luminaries as Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Peter Bogdonavich and John Sayles.

The world premiere of Dinocroc is part of a day-long marathon of scaly scare flicks, including Alligator (1980), Alligator II: The Mutation (1991), Crocodile (2000) and Crocodile II: Death Roll (2002). For more information, visit www.scifi.com.