Gas-s-s-s! (1970)

gasssssA nerve gas leak in Alaska kills everyone over the age of 25 in this hopelessly surreal comedy from cult director Roger Corman.

The expected Utopia doesn’t materialise, however, in a freewheeling romp that features Hell’s Angels, Che Guevara, Edgar Allan Poe and Martin Luther King.

Talia Shire, Ben Vereen, Bud Cort and Cindy Williams all make appearances in this time-capsule oddity, but Corman takes aim at too many hip targets and doesn’t hit any of them successfully.

After the film was heavily cut by his usual distributors, AIP, Corman set up his own production company, New World.

Coel
Robert Corff
Cilla
Elaine Giftos
Hooper
Bud Cort
Coralie
Talia Shire
Carlos
Ben Vereen
Marissa
Cindy Williams
Jason
Alex Wilson
Marshall McLuhan
Lou Procopio
Quant
Phil Borneo
Ginny
Jackie Farley
FM Radio
Country Joe McDonald
Billy the Kid
George Armitage
Demeter
Pat Patterson
Dr Drake
Alan Braunstein
Country Joe and the Fish
Themselves

Director
Roger Corman