What's your favorite "B" movie?

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by Big Tuna, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. markus

    markus Master Procrastinator

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    growing up in the late 70's / 80's, I'm kinda partial:

    Killer Clowns From Outerspace

    any George Romero Zombie Flick

    They Live (another vote for this classic!)

    and of course,

    Return of the Living Dead :thmbsp:
     
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  2. screenersam

    screenersam aka Blind Sugar McGee

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    "Blood Waters of Doctor Z" (aka 'Zaat'). got the MST3K treatment.
    "I Walked with a Zombie" very atmospheric
    "Gargoyles" wi Cornell Wilde. watched as a kid, spooky stuff (for the time)
     
  3. Rome

    Rome Holsum Honey Buns Subscriber

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    My favorite classic of all time is FREAKS: 1932 movie about circus life with real people with deformities. A chilling piece indeed!

    Rodan
    Dracula has Risen from the Grave: The Great Christopher Lee
    From Hell it Came: The Killer Tree
    Killer Shrews
    Attack of the 50 foot woman

    I also remember a movie about some brains that could attack people. They melted in the end.

    So many more!
    Rome
     
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  4. Darkspeed

    Darkspeed Keepin' Signals Hot...

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    Basket Case and Basket Case 2
     
  5. gearhound

    gearhound Lunatic Member

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    The awesome classical-trained actor..............Rowdy Rodney Piper..................

    THEY LIVE:
    Alien beings controlling our society through technology....you can only "really see" the aliens with special Z Z Top sunglasses.
    The movies last 30 seconds....have me peeing my jeans with laughter!!

    HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN:
    Futuristic "Mad Max" movie.....where our hero is the ONLY man in the world who is.....NOT STERILE!
    His escape from a gang of Amazon women.....by holding his own PENIS hostage with a KNIFE.....kinda says it all!!??

    Steve
     
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    donoghue AK Member

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    The Last Dragon, which did NOT star Bruce Lee, or Bruce Li, or any of those guys.

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    Who's the master?

    From 1985
     

     

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  7. markus

    markus Master Procrastinator

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    OH YEAH ! these two are awesome - better than most crap that passes for sci-fi movies these days

    Heh . . . I had forgotten about this one - the Ghostbuster quality electricity effects rock . .
     
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  8. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Too Much Power!

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    yeah man, very cool, guys! There is one more that I failed to mention in my opening list, a 1974 "Blaxploitation" film called "Black Belt Jones", Starring Jim Kelly. One of my all time favorites. My nickname in High scool was big tuna, well before I ever discovered and saw this movie, and I was thrilled to death when I heard the name "big tuna" was used in it, lol! Not just the use of my name but the movie is very well played out and has a great opening scene. unfortunately it is a very hard film to find and the last I knew was not on DVD. I have the original 1975 "VHS" Warner Bros release in a high quality hard cover case. Great movie if you could ever find it to watch:)
     
  9. I laughed myself nearly sick watching that film! My fave segment: "Is It BULLSHIT.... or Not?" especially the Loch Ness Monster/Jack the Ripper story.
     
  10. Rome

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    Here are a few more of my favorite B Movies.

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Day of the Triffids

    The Wasp Woman

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  11. RayW

    RayW Parrothead with a badge Staff Member Super Mod

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    Sho Nuff!!

    Bruce Leroy. Love that flick.

    Ray
     

     

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  12. GordonW

    GordonW Speakerfixer Subscriber

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    OOooooh no.... that's not the worst one.

    My favorite B movie (actually, it's so bad, it's more like "grade Z" movie) is the worst... WAY worse than Manos- ROBOT MONSTER.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046248/

    Everything from incomprehensible plot, to absolutely gut busting bad lines, to implied juvenile voyuerism (ie, in a dream sequence, a 9 year-or-so old boy imagines big sister and her boyfriend... well, you get the picture...!)...

    The director, Phil Tucker, actually tried to commit suicide, due to the reviews!

    Regards,
    Gordon.
     
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  13. asoundhound

    asoundhound Definitely Low-fi

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    the stoned age

    i can't count the number of times i've watched it.
     
  14. meggy

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    Has Wages Of Fear been mentioned? Four guys drive two truckloads of nitro through South American mountains. Henri-Georges Clouzot, director.
     
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  15. slow_jazz

    slow_jazz Lunatic Member

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    Another vote here for Escape from New York.

    How about Caveman?? Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Shelley Long, one of my all time favorites....
     
  16. bholio

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    Terminator 1.

    Although this is now a big franchise with amusement park rides, 2 sequels and a TV series, this was a low buck non-name actors movie when it came out.
     
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  17. Pstraums

    Pstraums Perez, Oslo - Norway

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    Hmm a couple of Norwegian movies comes to mind (70% of them infact) but to stay international .....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Od92391upY&feature=related

    This rabbitmovie is one of the worst I`ve ever seen.. Ive seen it once, but it was a long time ago ! I was almost paralyzed watching it...

    is it comedy perhaps?
     
  18. Stuart Pedaso

    Stuart Pedaso In too deep Subscriber

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    Americathon

    Harold and Maude

    Surf Nazis Must Die
     
  19. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Mine too!

    And don't forget BEETLEJUICE with Michael Keaton's tour-de-force performance.
     
  20. danj

    danj modern primitive

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    Two of my favorites are THE GROOVE TUBE and KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE.

    And I don't know if this qualifies as a "B" movie but the great Walter Matthau made a picture in about 1973 called "Charley Varrick" that is about as good as it gets. It's about a small-time bank robber who accidently robs a bank that was laundering mob money and how he escaped their clutches. It was directed by Don Siegel and co-starred Sherri North, Andy Robinson, and Joe Don Baker. EXCELLENT!
     

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