B-Movies And Awful Films

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William Shatner's Kingdom of the Spiders is one example of a really cheesy goofy bad B-movie. That and his fellow Star Trek buddies in movies like Night of the Lupus and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

that one scene in Kingdom of the Spiders at the end of the movie with William Shatner covered with "poisonous" tarantulas is really something
And, the end scene where the Spiders have left ad everything is covered by webs.

Both version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers are quite good for different reasons . Kevin McCarthy whole played the lead in the 1956 film , had a cameo in the 1978 film,
 

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And, the end scene where the Spiders have left ad everything is covered by webs.

Both version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers are quite good for different reasons . Kevin McCarthy whole played the lead in the 1956 film , had a cameo in the 1978 film,


To be horribly pedantic there have been FOUR versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In addition to the famous two there was also Body Snatchers made in 1993 and The Invasion in 2007. A fifth version is wallowing around in development hell somewhere


And I've always maintained that Kevin McCarthy's appearance in the 1978 version (in which he was played the same, though in the 1978 version unnamed, character) made it a sequel not a remake.
 

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Their version of Sherlock Holmes -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes -- was on the TV not that long ago. Not bad enough to be good, and not good enough by a long way.

In amongst all the other nonsenses, what I (unfortunately) recall most of all is the time-filling (which used up a lot of time), in particular the "running around through the bushes" scene and the "man slowly going down and then up a cliff while hanging on a rope" scene.

If I hadn't been doing something else while I was (barely) watching the film, I might very well have lost the will to live.


If this is the one with the dinosaur in the mill building, the hot air balloon at the end, and Captain Jack's boyfriend wondering what happened to his career then I particularly enjoyed spotting the modern estate agents' 'For Sale' signs in one shot. (Which a quick Google of the phone number clearly visible told me that the London Streets were in fact a town in North Wales.) And realising the crank handle Holmes was frantically turning at one point, as he steered the Steam-Punk dirigible, was an old meat grinder, turned upside down and hot glue gunned to the set.
 

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They used real tarantulas! Shatner would never be associated with a b-movie surely.


The Shat seems to be game for a laugh for most things. He's been in all sorts of movies and recorded at least one album of songs. I went to see his one-man show at a Star trek convention and it was absolutely brilliant.
 

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I would like to thank this thread for making me do this.
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It is. I took Cary Grant out (repainted the sky and ground a bit to cover up) and put Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter in. I was going to label it 'Capricorn One' but I thought that was pushing the joke too far.

Very well done .:D:cool:
 

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Journey to the Seventh Planet 1962 This is a very good and very underrated science fiction adventure film staring John Agar :cool:
 

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YES! It is, isn't it? Reminds me of some of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles stories and Solaris (the film not the book).

An Interesting comparison . Yes , now that I think about , that one does have bit Bradbury and Lem in it.:cool:
 

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The Black Scorpion from 1957. The scorpions were cool and even fought amongst themselves while the human actors spent a lot of time floundering around.

Ive seen that film. Its decent film the scorpions looked good but, they should have gone bigger with the film budget.
 

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Kronos 1957 An alien ship comes to earth takes possession of a project scientist ,leave behind a giants double cubed Robot which the alien possessed scientist uses to attack , drain energy from power plants then destroy them . This is a pretty good underrated science fiction film.:cool:
 

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