|Directed by:||Harry Essex|
|Written by:||Harry Essex; Judy Ditky|
|Produced by:||Harry Essex; Roger Corman; Jax Jason Carroll|
|Music by:||Albert Glasser|
|Edited by:||Robert Freeman|
|Distributed by:||Arista Productions, Inc.|
|Running time:||75 min.|
The Cremators is a low-budget feature film of the science fiction genre. It was written and directed by Harry Essex based on a novella by Judy Ditky. Released theatrically in 1972, this film was alternatively titled as The Dune Rollers. The Cremators is a version of the 1952 episode of Tales of Tomorrow entitled "The Dune Roller". The plot of the film revolves around an extraterrestrial fireball that exists near a lake community. It hunts down those who threaten its "eggs", incinerating people and turning them into piles of ash.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The tagline for this film is, "From the Sun Come the Fire-People to Incinerate All Mankind!". Another tagline is, "Great balls of fire! Scorching! Ravaging! Engulfing!".
- This is Harry Essex's fourth and final film as a director. He previously directed the 1953 film-noir movie I, the Jury, the 1955 crime drama Mad at the World and the 1971 horror movie Octaman.
- Actress Maria de Aragon, who plays Jeanne in this film, also played the role of Greedo in the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (one of several actors in the film to do so).
- There are several credited cast members featured in this film whose parts remain unknown.
- Actor John Barnum is credited as Barney Bossick in this film.
- Actor James Ragan is credited as Jim Ragan in this film.
- This is Marvin Howard's only known film role.