see all genres ›

Marlon Brando may have caused a sensation as “the Wild One” in 1954 but it took another twelve years and Roger Corman to make motorcycle gangs ubiquitous in American exploitation movies. Sometimes they were painted as misunderstood, freedom-loving rebels from "square society" or sometimes as murderous psychopaths on wheels. Regardless, for a few years their sex-and-violence-filled hijinks ruled drive-in screens.