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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
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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
    ......

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    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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    Some flicks here that have not been mentioned (and a few that were, too)

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    This one's for Dookey. Pretty much impossible to find on home video or streaming anywhere but YT, but check out Freaked if you haven't already. Total B movie but pretty wild cast including Brooke Shields, Bill Sadler, Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Keanu Reeves, Deep Roy, and a TON more super random (and very minor) roles. See here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109838/

    DO NOT take this one seriously. A few drinks (or otherwise) before viewing may be highly recommended. Haha. If you like the special effects in things like Beetlejuice or Monkeybone, you'll have fun with this one. Here's the full movie!!!:



    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    This one's for Dookey. Pretty much impossible to find on home video or streaming anywhere but YT, but check out Freaked if you haven't already. Total B movie but pretty wild cast including Brooke Shields, Bill Sadler, Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, Mr. T, Keanu Reeves, Deep Roy, and a TON more super random (and very minor) roles. See here: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109838/

    DO NOT take this one seriously. A few drinks (or otherwise) before viewing may be highly recommended. Haha. If you like the special effects in things like Beetlejuice or Monkeybone, you'll have fun with this one. Here's the full movie!!!:



    Enjoy!

    I actually own the DVD and even believe that I may have seen it in the theaters when it first came out (most likely an art-house showing in San Francisco or Berkeley).


    One of only 2 feature length films directed by Alex "Bill S. Preston, Esq." Winter, too (most of his directorial work has been shorts and docus and TV episodes).

    It's most definitely a late nite blaze/drunk worthy flick. I watched it this past winter and it still holds up (and I watched it sober, too!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Some flicks here that have not been mentioned (and a few that were, too)

    Hahaha, pretty funny stuff. Very strange, too.
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    The Search for One-eye Jimmy

    Early Cronenberg stuff, especially Shivers and Rabid. Love that they are set in Montreal

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

    I actually own the DVD and even believe that I may have seen it in the theaters when it first came out (most likely an art-house showing in San Francisco or Berkeley).


    One of only 2 feature length films directed by Alex "Bill S. Preston, Esq." Winter, too (most of his directorial work has been shorts and docus and TV episodes).

    It's most definitely a late nite blaze/drunk worthy flick. I watched it this past winter and it still holds up (and I watched it sober, too!).
    Ha! Nice! I had a feeling you'd be into it. Glad you approve.

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    John Carpenter is the living vanguard of B-Movies!

    Found these two exposes on his classic and learned a few cool things I never knew about the film.









    Also this essay about the comic book adaptation of the short story which inspired the movie's screenplay:

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/...ired_they_live
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