B-Movies And Awful Films

And now, add Mission Mars, starring Darren McGavin and Nick Adams. It was Adams' last achievement as he died 5 months before it was released.

This one was a stinker. It started ok, then devolved into a 50's style BEM flick. The music and sound effects were just awful.
 
And now, add Mission Mars, starring Darren McGavin and Nick Adams. It was Adams' last achievement as he died 5 months before it was released.

This one was a stinker. It started ok, then devolved into a 50's style BEM flick. The music and sound effects were just awful.

It was a pretty silly movie .:) I loved pressure suits that were open at the gloves. :D
 
Gargoyles 1972 This was a pretty good film and the creature makeup for it era, is most impressive .:cool:
 
Monster From the Ocean Floor 1954 a very unimpressive black and white hour film from Rodger Corman , You don't get to actual see the monster until the very end of the film , It one eyed creature looks a bit like an actor own a very bad monster costume .
 
Has anyone seen A Boy and His Dog 1975 ? It based on a story by Harlan Ellison and This is actor Don Johnson's film debut . It's post apocalyptic film Johnson's character is not exactly the best a the brightest. That goes to his Dog Blood who has superior intelligence and, is telepathic . Blood uses his telepathy ability to not only talk to him and give him him advice but , also to help him find things to enable him to survive . This film hsas become something of a cult classic . Its actually a very interesting film . :cool:
 
Phase IV 1974 An alien force cause all the ants in the world to become super intelligent result in a war gassing mankind . It's strange film but it s very entertaining stuff.
 
Has anyone seen A Boy and His Dog 1975 ? It based on a story by Harlan Ellison and This is actor Don Johnson's film debut . It's post apocalyptic film Johnson's character is not exactly the best a the brightest. That goes to his Dog Blood who has superior intelligence and, is telepathic . Blood uses his telepathy ability to not only talk to him and give him him advice but , also to help him find things to enable him to survive . This film hsas become something of a cult classic . Its actually a very interesting film . :cool:
The novella is incredible. It could probably be filmed on a phone today and be quite successful.
 
Tonight, I watched Burn, Witch, Burn - original UK title Night of the Eagle. Nicely done, I thought. It was the 2nd of 3 movies based on Fritz Leiber's first novel Conjure Wife.

Now I have to read it. Not sure I can get it done by Halloween night. :unsure:
 
Tonight, I watched Burn, Witch, Burn - original UK title Night of the Eagle. Nicely done, I thought. It was the 2nd of 3 movies based on Fritz Leiber's first novel Conjure Wife.

Now I have to read it. Not sure I can get it done by Halloween night. :unsure:

Ive never Leiber's book but ice seen that film on several occasions , it's pretty good. :cool:
 
The 1983 film Strange Invaders was a wonderful homage to 50's B Movies. :cool:
 
Yes, as well as Return to Horror High.
of interest

It The Terror from Unknown Space one of the inspiration for the movie Alien written by science fiction writer Jerome Bixby who also opened an episode for Star Trek
Planet of the Vampire by Mari Brava another film that influenced Alien
Literary inspirations for Aloien. Voyage of the Apace Beagle by A e Van Vogt The Black Destroyer chapter
The Vaults of Yoh-Vombus by Clark Ashton Smith

In separate category
X From the Unknown 1956 one hammers best scenic action Horror films
Quatermass and the Pit both the 1958 6 past tv series and the 1967 Hammer film Influenced The X Files
 
The Beast From Haunted Cave 1959 a very dire film with a very cheesy looking monster .
 
Alligator 1980 got panned by critics this was actually a decent film. :cool:
 
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One that I don't think has been mentioned that I'd recommend is Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter. It's a British film from the 70s and an interesting take on the vampire story in a couple of ways. One is that it's a mystery...you don't know who the vampire is until the last two minutes of the movie! And it's probably not who you think it is! As B movies go, this is a B+.

Another which is pretty good that I don't think has been mentioned is The Giant Behemoth. It is very much a British version of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, but has an interesting ecological message to it. And a few scenes are genuinely horrifying (I think they used real pictures of people burned in bomb raids in one scene). Flawed, but good enough, especially the first half. I would give it a C+ or a B-.
 

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