B-Movies And Awful Films

BAYLOR

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Laserblast I have not got around to watching.
Spaceways 1953 a film based on a radio play by science fiction writer Charles Eric Maine . Ive only seen clips of this one.
 

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The Dark 1978 staring William Devane and Cathy Lee Crosby . This film is about alien extra terrestrial from parts unknown with laser beam eyes who somehow lands on earth without a spaceship and, for reasons known only to himself , goes on a killing rampage on the streets of LA at night . There is absolutely no coherent story telling or any entertainment value whatsoever in this cinema horse pile.
 

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^^ I watched that recently. Pretty bad. It was intended as a zombie/spiritual horror film and then re-edited and plastered with last-minute FX to make it an alien/sci-fi film. I did enjoy it ironically. The kill-spree at the end is fun. If most of the film was like that and less investigative it'd be a lot more entertaining.

Last night I started watching Without Warning 1980 (also called The Warning, contrarily). Very low budget, sci-fi horror, pre-dating and often compared with Predator. I plan to finish it this evening.
 

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^^ I watched that recently. Pretty bad. It was intended as a zombie/spiritual horror film and then re-edited and plastered with last-minute FX to make it an alien/sci-fi film. I did enjoy it ironically. The kill-spree at the end is fun. If most of the film was like that and less investigative it'd be a lot more entertaining.

Last night I started watching Without Warning 1980 (also called The Warning, contrarily). Very low budget, sci-fi horror, pre-dating and often compared with Predator. I plan to finish it this evening.
Without Warning stared Jack Palance . Siskel and Ebert panned it. :)
 

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Interesting!
Famous stuntman B movie actor and star of serial Undersea Kingdom Ray Crash Corrigan's last acting gig was in the movie It The Terror from Beyond Space 1958 This film films written by Jerome Bixby was one of the inspiration for the movie Alien . In fact the plot of Alien bears more the similarities to this film. Corrigan played the monster but, unfortunately rubber monster suit that wore was too small for him, There is are scenes in the film where the monster is seemingly sticking it's tongue out , it was in actuality Ray Corrigans chin sticking out ! :D
 

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^^ yes, I've been meaning to watch It The Terror Beyond Space for a while for its connection to Alien (though I am generally a sucker for a good old Sci fi b movie).
 

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^^ yes, I've been meaning to watch It The Terror Beyond Space for a while for its connection to Alien (though I am generally a sucker for a good old Sci fi b movie).
There is nothing like a classic science fiction film :cool:

Also like Mario Brava's Planet of the Vampires That too one the cinema inspirations for Alien . Its actually a pretty damed good science fiction film .:cool:

Hammer films also made pretty good science fiction

X From the Unknown 1956
Quatermass and the Pit 1967 directed by Roy Ward Baker who gave us the film A Night To Remember.:cool: I also like the 1958 6 part series version of Quatermass and the Pit with with Andre Morrell in the role of Quatermass.
 

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The Conquest of Space 1955 produced by George Pal and directed by Byron Haskin . both of the men did the classic 1953 film War of the Worlds. Story wise Coquest was a very ambition film but, what we got was something far lessened lacking. It's a decent film with some very impressive visuals for their time but, It is not not a great film.
 

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I love a good Sci fi B movie, particularly from the 50's. Or just old school monster mayhem in general. Some favourites:

The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
20 Million Miles To Earth
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Forbidden Planet
(if that counts... Higher budget than most)
Invasion of The Bodysnatchers
Tarantula! (genuinely scares me, since I have a spider phobia and they use a real spider)
Them!

The 1980's B movie "The Hidden" is a real gem as well.

One of my hobbies is taking old, low budget films and trying to improve on them with modern editing; removing some of the worse shots, trimming for pacing etc. Not to replace the original, but as an experiment. I ended up removing 30 minutes of footage from Creature from the Black Lagoon without cutting any scenes or altering the narrative... Nuts how slow that film is.
 
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