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28th Jan '17 3:32:20 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Keoma}}'' (1976): A half-Indian cowboy rescues his plague-ridden hometown from a former Confederate soldier and his own racist half-brothers.
22nd Jan '17 4:23:08 PM Xtifr
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* ''Film/RobotMonster'' (1953) : An alien named Ro-Man hunts the last humans alive on earth, but ends up [[MarsNeedsWomen falling in love with the inevitable sexy young scientist's daughter]] and consequently has a [[HeelFaceTurn crisis of conscience]], leading to much earnest solilioquizing ("At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet? Yet I must -- but I cannot!"). Ro-Man, it might just be mentioned, is played by a man in a gorilla suit wearing a toy plastic space helmet. Oh, and did we mention his master computer constantly spews bubbles? Music by Creator/ElmerBernstein.

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* ''Film/RobotMonster'' (1953) : An alien named Ro-Man hunts the last humans alive on earth, but ends up [[MarsNeedsWomen falling in love with the inevitable sexy young scientist's daughter]] and consequently has a [[HeelFaceTurn crisis of conscience]], leading to much earnest solilioquizing ("At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet? Yet I must -- but I cannot!"). Ro-Man, it might just be mentioned, is played by a man in a gorilla suit wearing a toy plastic space helmet. Oh, and did we mention his master computer constantly spews bubbles? Music by Creator/ElmerBernstein.Music/ElmerBernstein.
22nd Jan '17 4:17:17 PM Xtifr
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* ''Film/RobotMonster'' (1953) : An alien named Ro-Man hunts the last humans alive on earth, but ends up [[MarsNeedsWomen falling in love with the inevitable sexy young scientist's daughter]] and consequently has a [[HeelFaceTurn crisis of conscience]], leading to much earnest solilioquizing ("At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet? Yet I must -- but I cannot!"). Ro-Man, it might just be mentioned, is played by a man in a gorilla suit wearing a toy plastic space helmet. Oh, and did we mention his master computer constantly spews bubbles? Music by ElmerBernstein.

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* ''Film/RobotMonster'' (1953) : An alien named Ro-Man hunts the last humans alive on earth, but ends up [[MarsNeedsWomen falling in love with the inevitable sexy young scientist's daughter]] and consequently has a [[HeelFaceTurn crisis of conscience]], leading to much earnest solilioquizing ("At what point on the graph do 'must' and 'cannot' meet? Yet I must -- but I cannot!"). Ro-Man, it might just be mentioned, is played by a man in a gorilla suit wearing a toy plastic space helmet. Oh, and did we mention his master computer constantly spews bubbles? Music by ElmerBernstein.Creator/ElmerBernstein.
22nd Jan '17 7:39:31 AM TomServo3000
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* ''Film/SundaySchoolMusical'' (2008): A MoralSubstitute for ''Film/HighSchoolMusical''.
19th Jan '17 1:55:24 AM Luppercus
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* ''Film/JulesVernesMysteryOnMonsterIsland''(1982) : Starring (well, kind off) PeterCushing and Terence Stamp is about an island full of weird (though very fake looking) monsters of all sorts.
12th Jan '17 4:07:08 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Popcorn}}'' (1991): A SerialKiller stalks an all-night film festival screening B-movies.
9th Jan '17 5:59:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DayOfTheAnimals'' (1977) : [[YouFailPhysicsForever The depletion of the ozone layer allows for the bombarding of the Earth by ultraviolet radiation, causing all the animals above 5,000 feet in the mountains of north California to go nuts]]. They terrorize a group of mountain hikers. Be on the lookout for a scene where a [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] LeslieNielsen wrestles a bear.

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* ''Film/DayOfTheAnimals'' (1977) : [[YouFailPhysicsForever The depletion of the ozone layer allows for the bombarding of the Earth by ultraviolet radiation, causing all the animals above 5,000 feet in the mountains of north California to go nuts]]. They terrorize a group of mountain hikers. Be on the lookout for a scene where a [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] LeslieNielsen Creator/LeslieNielsen wrestles a bear.
6th Jan '17 5:27:13 PM TomServo3000
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* ''Superman and the Mole Men'' (1952): Essentially a pilot for the series ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' this one-hour long film starred George Reeves as Superman battling mob violence brought about after some strange looking creatures begin appearing in a small town.



* ''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'' (2001) : Our Lord and Savior (and his sidekick, the legendary luchador Wrestling/ElSanto) battle a cabal of vampires that prey on Ottawa's lesbian population owing to the sunlight-resistant properties of their skin. Includes atheist clowns who know kung fu.



* ''Film/TheGingerdeadMan'' (2006): The soul of a SerialKiller is resurrected in the form of [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever a living gingerbread man]] to avenge his capture and execution.
6th Jan '17 1:44:17 PM MCanter89
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TheGreatDepression hit Hollywood almost as hard as it hit other industries; a third of the audience disappeared between 1929-1933. To combat this,the major studios distributed feature films in pairs meant to be screened as a DoubleFeature. The longer and bigger-budgeted of the two films was called an "A-movie", while the secondary feature was called a "B-movie".[[note]] There was also a species known as a "programmer", which could be used as either[[/note]] At first, the studios maintained separate production units to make the Bs; these units served as training grounds for talent on the way up, and as last stops for talent on the way down. Later, the studios just bought pictures from "Poverty Row" studios like Monogram, Mascot & Republic; again, some stars were able to use these pictures to make or remake their careers, notably Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/RoyRogers.

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TheGreatDepression hit Hollywood almost as hard as it hit other industries; a third of the audience disappeared between 1929-1933. 1929 and 1933. To combat this,the this, the major studios distributed feature films in pairs meant to be screened as a DoubleFeature. The longer and bigger-budgeted of the two films was called an "A-movie", while the secondary feature was called a "B-movie".[[note]] There [[note]]There was also a species known as a "programmer", which could be used as either[[/note]] At first, the studios maintained separate production units to make the Bs; these units served as training grounds for talent on the way up, up and as last stops for talent on the way down. Later, the studios just bought pictures from "Poverty Row" studios like Monogram, Mascot & Republic; again, some stars were able to use these pictures to make or remake their careers, notably Creator/JohnWayne and Creator/RoyRogers.



As the studio system collapsed, beginning in the late 1940s and continuing through the 1950s, the double feature faded from profitability and, thus, the need for major-studio-distributed Bs declined. On the other hand, the overall decline of the majors left room for independents with a B mentality -- Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures and Creator/RogerCorman being by far the most prominent -- to flourish. In the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the term B-movie came to be synonymous with what were previously called "[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]]" -- low-budget [[FollowTheLeader cash-ins]] with an emphasis on sensationalism, sexuality, and gore -- and the phrase is understood in those terms to this day.

During the "Golden Age" of the B-movie in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the films were widely distributed and screened in older cinemas colloquially called "grindhouses," supposedly because the movies would be shown over and over again, grinding down the film. Since the dawning of cable TV and home video in TheEighties, few B-movies see theatrical release, but are typically produced as [[MadeForTVMovie TV movies]] or DirectToVideo releases, or released [[WebOriginal directly over the internet.]] Creator/{{Syfy}} (formerly the Sci Fi Channel) in particular [[SyFyChannelOriginalMovie produces many original B-movies]], and ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' maintained interest in the genre throughout the '90s, with its rereleases of classic B-movies with three characters making snarky comments on the action. While many B-movies are "bad" in terms of writing and execution, some prove to be SoBadItsGood. Those that attempt seriousness are usually full of {{narm}}.

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As the studio system collapsed, beginning in the late 1940s and continuing through the 1950s, the double feature faded from profitability and, thus, the need for major-studio-distributed major studio–distributed Bs declined. On the other hand, the overall decline of the majors left room for independents with a B mentality -- Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures and Creator/RogerCorman being by far the most prominent -- to flourish. In the [[TheSixties 1960s]] and [[TheSeventies 1970s]], the term B-movie came to be synonymous with what were previously called "[[ExploitationFilm exploitation films]]" "{{exploitation film}}s" -- low-budget [[FollowTheLeader cash-ins]] with an emphasis on sensationalism, sexuality, and gore -- and the phrase is understood in those terms to this day.

During the "Golden Age" of the B-movie in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, the films were widely distributed and screened in older cinemas colloquially called "grindhouses," supposedly because the movies would be shown over and over again, grinding down the film. Since the dawning of cable TV and home video in TheEighties, few B-movies see theatrical release, but are typically produced as [[MadeForTVMovie TV movies]] or DirectToVideo releases, or released [[WebOriginal directly over the internet.]] internet]]. Creator/{{Syfy}} (formerly the Sci Fi Channel) in particular [[SyFyChannelOriginalMovie produces many original B-movies]], and ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' maintained interest in the genre throughout the '90s, with its rereleases of classic B-movies with three characters making snarky comments on the action. While many B-movies are "bad" in terms of writing and execution, some prove to be SoBadItsGood. Those that attempt seriousness are usually full of {{narm}}.



A lot of later movies could be called B-movies-- if not for their A-list cast and large budgets, then for their hammy acting and cheesy lines. (See ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' and the ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie.). Starting with ''Film/StarWars'', many blockbusters were derisively named "a B-movie with a budget." Actual B-movies tend to not get too widely noticed these days, but as the style has come to be appreciated for its {{camp}} value, there have been a number of successful big-budget movies that emulate B-movie tropes and production values in a sort of AffectionateParody. The style saw a resurgence in the late 2000s as the rise of streaming video and ready access to video recording and editing made low-budget filmmaking and distribution easier than ever.

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A lot of later movies could be called B-movies-- B-movies -- if not for their A-list cast and large budgets, then for their hammy acting and cheesy lines. (See ''Film/{{Krull}}'', ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' and the ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie.). ) Starting with ''Film/StarWars'', many blockbusters were derisively named "a B-movie with a budget." Actual B-movies tend to not get too widely noticed these days, but as the style has come to be appreciated for its {{camp}} value, there have been a number of successful big-budget movies that emulate B-movie tropes and production values in a sort of AffectionateParody. The style saw a resurgence in the late 2000s as the rise of streaming video and ready access to video recording and editing made low-budget filmmaking and distribution easier than ever.



* ''Film/ChildBride'' (1938): A schoolteacher in the Ozarks campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls. The film claims to draw attention to the subject of child marriage and be critical of it; so why it therefore needed an extended scene of a 12-year old Shirley Mills skinnydipping is a mystery.

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* ''Film/ChildBride'' (1938): A schoolteacher in the Ozarks campaigns to stop the practice of older men marrying young, underage girls. The film claims to draw attention to the subject of child marriage and be critical of it; so why it therefore needed an extended scene of a 12-year old 12-year-old Shirley Mills skinnydipping is a mystery.
31st Dec '16 5:42:02 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/{{Werewolf}}'' (1996): A man is cursed with lycanthropy after being stabbed with a werewolf bone.
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