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    Can't believe this thread died 6 years ago without a single mention of Larry Cohen...
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    And I just watched his first film, BONE, on Amazon Prime. It was a trippy commentary on race relations in 1970. Yaphet Kotto kills it in the lead role. Worth a watch.
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    Here’s a couple of old horror “B” movies I think?

    -Hellraiser
    -Phantasm

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    not sure if it fits, but the original bad boys with sean penn. I have no recollection of it ever being in a theatre. caught it on HBO +- 1985 and it is riveting, and only gets better with age. Very satisfying confrentation at the end.

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    Favorite "B" Movies

    Possibly D-grade — Troll 2


    Dune
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    King Kong vs Godzilla
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    Troll Hunter
    Iron Sky

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    Snowpiercer


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    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes


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    Sounds like we have a new one with that Jim Jarmusch zombie flick.

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    Second reply, Army of Darkness, +100, GREAT movie.

    Killer Clowns from Outer Space also mentioned and agree, probably a C movie.

    Anybody ever see Brewster McCloud? Weird movie.

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    UHF is currently on Amazon Prime...Weird Al movie. Have not seen it, but it's in the queue.

    Kentucky Fried Movie is also on Prime.

    Piranha would definitely be a B-movie.

    BMX Bandits, too (early Nicole Kidman bmx bike flick).

    Also all the sequels to The Howling (Howling II, III, IV, V, VI....). Addmittedly, I have not seen any of the sequels...though the one about were-marsupials has me intrigued.
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    Also, I mentioned this years ago, but Hell Comes To Frogtown is one of my all-time favorite B-movies, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self Jupiter View Post
    ......

    Dune
    Ha! A movie that wasn't supposed to be a B, but couldn't avoid it.


    And Dooks: you had me at Sandahl Bergman. She's in my cohort - 67 years old and REALLY looks it.

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    I, personally, would not consider Troll Hunter or Snowpiercer to be B-movies.
    Troll Hunter was a great, low-budget genre film that had a great story, cool effects, and solid acting.
    Snowpiercer had A-list talent (Tilda Swinton, Chris Evans) and solid effects, not to mention a decent story.
    I look at both of those as solid foreign genre films.
    Heck, my 85 year old dad dug Snowpiercer when we saw it at the local arthouse cinema.
    But that's me.
    I think of B-movies as Roger Corman, drive-in fodder from the '70s, and exploitation films. Quentin Tarantino, as previously discussed in this thread, is NOT B-movie, but he is inspired by B-movies to no end. A great deal of foreign films (i.e. the previously mentioned Troll Hunter and Snowpiercer) may look like B-movies to the unitiated, but they most certainly are not, imho.

    Heavy Metal, one of my favorite films of all-time, I would consider that a B-movie, even though I think it's great and it had a major theatrical run.

    I think early John Cusack films could be considered B-movies: Better Off Dead and The Sure Thing, but I could be wrong.

    Keanu Reeve's lost classic, The Night Before, is definitely a B-movie. I would say that Eberhardt's other film, Night of the Comet, is another great B-movie from the '80s.

    Dennis Quaid's Dreamscape is a prime example of a fantastic B-movie with a great script, solid actors, but lacking that certain je ne sais quoi that makes a blockbuster.

    We could argue that The Terminator (the first one) is a seminal B-movie that suceeded due to a great script and taught action.

    These days I feel the term "B-movie" is as hard to define as "camp." One knows when they see a film that is campy and when they see one that forces the camp. It's a fine line.



    Shit, a lot of the great noirs of Hollywood's golden era were B-movies, but have gained respected status because of their stories, cinematography, and acting, despite their slender budgets and, at the time, shunned releases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    UHF is currently on Amazon Prime...Weird Al movie. Have not seen it, but it's in the queue.
    I can't believe you've never seen that one. One of the great movies to come out of the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    I can't believe you've never seen that one. One of the great movies to come out of the 80's.
    I know, huh?
    And I even went to the same college as Weird Al and was on the same radio station as he had been and even took a piss (and probably a deuce) in the very stall he initially recorded "My Bologna" in, no less!)
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    I did see Modern Problems, though, another great '80s B-movie. Saw it on Christmas Eve after opening presents and the whole Christmas dinner schtick with the 'rents and relatives...

    And I'mma nominate Dr. Detroit as another B-movie great, while I'm at it (and to keep in tune with the SNL vibe).

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