Crackle Serves Up Some Earth Day-Saster Classics

Exploding Sun

Crackle serves up a thrilling lineup of disaster movies and series this April, offering a thrilling escape from reality. With Earth Day on April 22, the streaming service presents a collection of edge-of-your-seat titles that explore a range of apocalyptic scenarios, from volcanic eruptions to solar flares. Here are the highlights to watch for:

Starting us off is “Exploding Sun,” where viewers will witness the terrifying consequences of a solar storm that sends a commercial space flight hurtling toward the Sun, leading to a potential cataclysm that could set humanity back to the Stone Age. Starring David James Elliott, Anthony Lemke, and Natalie Brown, this film will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Meanwhile, “Titanic II” explores a modern luxury liner’s encounter with a tsunami-dislodged iceberg on the 100th anniversary of the original Titanic’s voyage. Shane Van Dyke, Marie Westbrook, and Bruce Davison star in this suspenseful tale.

Also worthy of attention is “San Andreas: Mega Quake,” a heart-pounding film about a group of scientists who discover that “The Big One” is just two days away, threatening to sink California into the ocean. With time running out, they must act fast to avert a disaster of epic proportions. Joseph Michael Harris, Christie Nicholls, and Liz Fenning star in this intense disaster thriller.

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End of the World

Another gripping feature, “End of the World,” follows a family’s desperate attempt to escape to safety as solar storms trigger tsunamis, volcanoes, and flooding. Jhey Castles, Joseph Michael Harris, and Evan James Henderson lead the cast in this race against time.

Corbin Bersen, Julianne Phillips, and Gregg Henry star in “Tidal Wave: No Escape,” where a series of brutal tidal waves prompt the return of a Nobel Prize-winning consultant, John Wahl, from his lazy retirement.

Matthew Pohlkamp, Natalie Pelletier, and Deyo Forteza headline “Geo-Disaster,” which finds a family in Los Angeles separated during a convergence of massive disasters, including a super volcano, mega earthquake, and a destructive twister.


Crackle also presents its original feature film, “Skyfire.” Starring Jason Isaacs, Hannah Quinlivan, and Alice Rietveld, the movie is set on the beautiful Tianhuo Island, located within the volatile Pacific Rim volcanic belt. When the volcano erupts, the fate of those on the island hangs in the balance.

The limited series “CAT. 8,” stars Matthew Modine, Maxim Roy, and Ted Whittall. It follows the race against time to prevent a solar flare four times larger than Earth from igniting the planet’s atmosphere and triggering the end of the world.

Crackle also releases “Megafault,” starring Brittany Murphy, Bruce Davison, and Eriq La Salle. In this action-packed film, a seismologist and a miner must join forces to prevent a massive earthquake from tearing the world in half.

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Barton Bund, Bailey Spry, and Jules Hartley star in “Age of Ice,” where massive earthquakes and freezing temperatures threaten to plunge the world into a deadly Ice Age.

Ring of Fire,” a limited series, stars Michael Vartan, Terry O’Quinn, and Ian Tracey. It follows environmental activist Emily Booth and former oil company analyst Matthew Cooper as they race to stop a series of volcanic eruptions along the dangerous Ring of Fire before it leads to a catastrophic Extinction Level Event.

Ming-Na Wen, Nicholas Turturro, and Andy Clemence headline “Super Cyclone,” where a meteorologist and a petroleum engineer must battle the elements to stop a super cyclone from devastating the American eastern seaboard.

Rounding out the disaster lineup is the limited series “Killer Wave,” starring Angus Macfadyen, Karine Vanasse, and Tom Skerritt. It follows a team of scientists, including nuclear arms expert John McAdams and scientist Sophie Marleau, as they uncover the terrifying truth behind massive tidal waves striking the East Coast.

All of these titles are available on the free streamer from April 15, perfect timing for some Earth Day-Saster action.

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