Video: Ryan Merriman co-stars in Roger Corman’s “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader,” premiering tonight on EPIX
Choctaw-born and bred actor Ryan Merriman co-stars in legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman’s latest project, “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader. A modern-day take on the Corman’s famed genre pictures – and the honorary Oscar winner’s first-ever 3-D film – the EPIX original movie premieres at 9 tonight on the cable channel.
“Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader” follows college coed Cassie Stratford (Jena Sims) who uses an experimental drug to transform herself into a popular, beautiful cheerleader – but at a huge price. Sean Young, Ted Raimi and Treat Williams also star in the deliberately campy movie.
Along with Corman, “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader” has some real schlock-masters behind the camera: Kevin O’Neill also helmed 2010′s “Dinoshark” and 2004′s “Dinocroc,” and screenwriter Mike MacLean also has penned the TV movies “Sharktopus,” “Piranhaconda” and “Dinocroc vs. Supergator.”
Here is the trailer for “Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader” and a clip of Merriman in the movie: