Movies That Have Been B-Noted
The Apple (1980)
Take a little ride.
Let me be your guide
Through the apple paradise....
|The Beast with a
Million Eyes (1955)
||Originally, this movie was going to be called The Unseen.
There’s irony in that title for two reasons....
Steckler, ancestor of the modern independent filmmaker, does a film noir in color.
|The Brain from Planet
||Dueling space brains! Well, sort of.
(Part of Brainathon '99)
Canaveral Monsters (1960)
||This is Phil Tucker's other tale of healthy young scientists vs. alien invaders
with a goofy radio.
||Yehaw! It's the
rootin' tootin' Range Busters against some ornery Nazi bushwhackers!
|The Craving (1980)
||Jacinto Molina made movies the way they used to; some may argue a little
too much like they used to
||No one worries
about what's eating a teenager until it's too late. And in this case, it
ain't teen angst. (Features a special appearance by a mystery guest.)
|Don't Open Till Christmas
lot of people are "mistletoe prone."
2000 (1981, a.k.a. Turkey Shoot)
||Several stories warn
about the horrors of living in a totalitarian society. Only problem is,
some of these stories are so poorly done, they make the totalitarian bad guys
and their world of pure order look good. (One of the Days
of Future Past.)
Fast and the Furious (1954)
||Cars and B
movies. They don't make either like they used to.
Sided Triangle (1953)
||There was a time
when doing a weird tale at Hammer was a new thing.
||Frank Henenlotter showed a lot of promise with his dreamlike Basket
Case and hallucinatory Brain Damage. This movie
||During the '50's and early '60's, there were several films about the
end of the world, but that was OK, because it was survivable. During
the '60's and '70's, storytellers were less optimistic.
|The Frozen Dead
||In the years
following World War II, the Nazi party became associated with ultimate
evil. But it wasn't enough to show these popular icons of twentieth
century devilry in stories set during the war....
The Hills Have Eyes (1978)
||According to some biographical information on Wes Craven, he made this
movie shortly after moving to California. My God, where did his creative
writer's imagination take him on that trip?
||A movie this outstandingly bad doesn't deserve an
introduction.. (Part of Bangs 'n' Whimpers)
|Humanoids from the
||The previews for several B movies, including
this one, began to look as good as movies with higher expectations, but
this would not save the movie once the characters opened their mouths and
the script began to unfold.
of the Blood Farmers (1972)
||The Blue Öyster Cult
wasn't the only group of weirdoes haunting upstate New York in the early
||Night of the Living
Dead meets Plan 9 From Outer Space.
|Mars Needs Women
||Aliens crash the
pajama sixties. (Part of pale
imitations: A Salute to Larry Buchanan.)
|Night of Bloody Horror (1969)
||People today talk about movies not living up
to their hype....
||In 1941, Isaac Asimov wrote a story about a civilization that has only
known light, but one of their scientists realizes that a blinding darkness
and tragedy were coming. Nearly fifty years later, it was made into
a feature film, and the result was a blinding tragedy of a movie.
||E.T. go home!
|Scared to Death
||They say that
dreams in color are more lucid and dramatic than those in black and
white. However, this is not always the case....
|Sole Survivor (1982)
||It stood out like
a leisure suit at a black-tie party. The cover art was tacky, unpromising. The
write-up on the back was uninspired. This had to be a bad B movie.
||Welcome to the
brutal dawn of Silver with a gentle man of Iron. (Part of the Pretty
Mad Scientists roundtable of reviews.)
Monster Dogora (1964)
||You'll believe a
giant neuron can fly! (Part of Review All
of the Slithis (1977)
||When you think
Venice, CA, you may think "relentlessly superficial." We won't
get in the way of that stereotype here.
||When the Canadian
government offered filmmakers financial incentives to make Canadian movies, it
probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976)
||It's a minor classic, and you know what they say about the classics.
They're the things someone else says you have to experience to appreciate
what we have today.
||For people who didn't
think cats were creepy enough on their own, here's a little something to give
you paws for alarm. (OK, let's see you try to sell this lump.)
Special Guest Review by Mr. Peeve.
Warriors of the Wasteland
||When speaking of
bad movies, unintentional national slurs are possible. Having warned
you, we continue.... (Part of the Post-Apocalypso)
|Werewolf of Washington
||A by-product of the Watergate era was several disposable comedies.
Some of them were more disposable than others....
|Not of This Earth
Roger Corman's ode to alien vampires.