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11th Oct '17 6:16:57 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/NightOfTheLepus'' (1972) : In which Dr [=McCoy=] - er, DeForestKelley - helps Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh rid the world of a marauding herd of '''Giant Killer Bunny Rabbits'''. While wearing an orange turtleneck. Made by MGM... really.

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* ''Film/NightOfTheLepus'' (1972) : In which Dr [=McCoy=] - er, DeForestKelley Creator/DeForestKelley - helps Stuart Whitman Creator/StuartWhitman and Janet Leigh Creator/JanetLeigh rid the world of a marauding herd of '''Giant Killer Bunny Rabbits'''. While wearing an orange turtleneck. Made by MGM... really.
4th Oct '17 6:43:30 PM Qaweldon
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* ''Meet Me There'' (2014): Suspecting that her disturbing, fragmented memories of her childhood are responsible for their intimacy issues, Ada brings her boyfriend Calvin back to her hometown in rural Oklahoma. Hoping that facing these nightmares will help her overcome them, what they find is a town with a dark, mysterious history, and discover that some memories might be better left forgotten. Children's author [[WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother Jill Thompson]] has a short role in the movie as Aunt Lindsay.
4th Oct '17 11:59:56 AM JulianLapostat
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The tag B-Movie or "b-movie spirit" which is used in contemporary times is more or less [[TheArtifact an artifact]]. It's been a while since there have been actual B-movies, i.e. a movie released as a bottom-half of a double-bill, the freebie to get out of the way before the "real" A-picture starts. The nearest modern correlative would be movies released direct-to-video without a theatrical release, or movies made for TV, for cable et al. Considering the higher production values of TV in TheOughties and TheNewTens, even this is becoming a misnomer, especially since so many A-directors are migrating to TV. You are far more likely to find the authentic B-Movie experience in arthouse movies or repertory screenings where you have movies paired for double-bill for CounterpartComparison rather than because one of them is a cheap filler made for a more serious film.



Critics noted that the low-budget and limited resources often provided an avenue for film-makers to compensate by technical innovation and heavy use of style, and this meant that the old fashioned B-Movie [[MyRealDaddy is a truer ancestor]] of the modern independent film, in form, even if the latter's content, is closer to the A-Movie of old. The reverse is also true however. The [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood modern blockbuster cinema]] is A-Movie in terms of its cast and large budgets, the chastity of its storyline and aesthetic, but it is B-Movie in terms of its content (Science-Fiction, Action Movie, Superhero films) which were [[EveryoneHasStandards considered low]] even by the standards of the B-Movies (many of them being serials and usually not played as part of a Double Bill). Starting with ''Film/StarWars'', many blockbusters were, initially, derisively named "a B-movie with A-Budget" and many of these blockbusters carry the same stigma of the original BMovie but in an inverted fashion. These films actually make more money and are seen by more people in America and the world (whereas the original B-Movie rarely enjoyed wide-distribution compared to its A-counterpart), [[AwardSnub but rarely win any awards]], compared to the under-seen OscarBait. Actual B-movies tend not to get too widely noticed these days, many of them going direct to video on VHS and later DVD-BR. They existed for a bit longer in other markets, in Hong Kong, and parts of India, but gentrification spread there eventually. Today, the style of B-Movie has come to be appreciated by some 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. In addition, there have been film-makers who seek to revive and update the old B-Movie aesthetic for what they value as its low-budget inventiveness and sincerity. 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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Critics noted that the low-budget and limited resources often provided an avenue for film-makers to compensate by technical innovation and heavy use of style, and this meant that the old fashioned B-Movie [[MyRealDaddy is a truer ancestor]] of the modern independent film, in form, even if the latter's content, is closer to the A-Movie of old. The reverse is also true however. The [[UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood modern blockbuster cinema]] is A-Movie in terms of its cast and large budgets, [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications the chastity of its storyline and aesthetic, aesthetic]], but it is B-Movie in terms of its content (Science-Fiction, Action Movie, Superhero films) which were [[EveryoneHasStandards considered low]] even by the standards of the B-Movies (many of them being serials and usually not played as part of a Double Bill). Starting with ''Film/StarWars'', many blockbusters were, initially, derisively named "a B-movie with A-Budget" and many of these blockbusters carry the same stigma of the original BMovie but in an inverted fashion. These films actually make more money and are seen by more people in America and the world (whereas the original B-Movie rarely enjoyed wide-distribution compared to its A-counterpart), [[AwardSnub but rarely win any awards]], compared to the under-seen OscarBait. Actual Movies that can be considered B-movies tend not to get too widely noticed these days, many of them going direct to video on VHS and later DVD-BR. They existed for a bit longer in other markets, in Hong Kong, and parts of India, but gentrification spread there eventually. Today, the style of B-Movie has come to be appreciated by some 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. In addition, there have been film-makers who seek to revive and update the old B-Movie aesthetic for what they value as its low-budget inventiveness and sincerity. 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.
3rd Oct '17 2:47:07 PM Qaweldon
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* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986): An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize". Was followed by [[Franchise/{{Highlander}} 6 sequels]], a [[Series/{{Highlander}} TV series]], an [[WesternAnimation/HighlanderTheAnimatedSeries animated series]], and an [[Anime/HighlanderTheSearchForVengeance anime]].


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* ''Film/MortalKombat'' (1995): Based on [[VideoGame/MortalKombat the video game of the same name]], Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world. followed by a [[Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation sequel]] in 1997.


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* ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' (2011): A teenage street gang have to defend themselves from predatory alien invaders on a council estate in South London on Guy Fawkes Night.
2nd Oct '17 12:49:04 PM Qaweldon
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* ''Film/TheOogielovesInTheBigBalloonAdventure'' (2012): Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra-special, along the way meeting s barge of wacky new friends who help them on their journey through song and dance. Marketed as an interactive film, the film was a historic financial bomb bringing in $1 million against a $60 million budget.


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* ''Film/AngryVideoGameNerdTheMovie'' (2014): After a longstanding refusal to address the game in his web series, the Nerd succumbs to pressure by fans to review the [[VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial Atari E.T. game]], and embarks on a quest to New Mexico to prove that there was never a mass burial of the game there. However he and his crew are pursued by federal authorities who believe they're investigating Area 51 and the crash of an unidentified flying object. Based on [[WebSeries/AngryVideoGameNerd the web series of the same name]].
2nd Oct '17 6:50:52 AM DucktorDoom
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* ''Film/ChristmasEvil'' (1980: A man obsessed with Christmas snaps and decides to take Santa Claus to KnightTemolar levels by killing the naughty.

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* ''Film/ChristmasEvil'' (1980: A man obsessed with Christmas snaps and decides to take Santa Claus to KnightTemolar KnightTemplar levels by killing the naughty.
30th Sep '17 4:17:25 PM Kitchen90
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* ''Film/CatWomenOfTheMoon'' (1953) : A team of astronauts land on the moon and discover a race of women who mind-control the team's only female member and seek the use of the team's rocket to get to Earth. In case you're wondering; no, despite the title, the women aren't [[{{Catgirl}} catgirls]].

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* ''Film/CatWomenOfTheMoon'' (1953) : A team of astronauts land on the moon and discover a race of women who mind-control the team's only female member and seek the use of the team's rocket to get to Earth. In case you're wondering; no, despite the title, the women aren't [[{{Catgirl}} catgirls]].{{Catgirl}}s.



* ''Film/NotOfThisEarth'' (1957) : An agent from a planet whose race is dying of an incurable blood disease comes to Earth to gauge the viability of human blood as a replacement. By Creator/RogerCorman.
** The 1988 remake was done on a bet by Creator/JimWynorski that he could do it on the same budget and schedule. It shows and the acting exactly what you would expect when the best you can afford wouldn't make a HS drama club. Some of the special effects, however, would have been right at home in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.

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* ''Film/NotOfThisEarth'' (1957) : An agent from a planet whose race is dying of an incurable blood disease comes to Earth to gauge the viability of human blood as a replacement. By Creator/RogerCorman.
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** The 1988 remake was done on a bet by Creator/JimWynorski that he could do it on the same budget and schedule. It shows and the acting exactly what you would expect when the best you can afford wouldn't make a HS drama club. Some of the special effects, however, would have been right at home in ''Franchise/StarTrek''.[[index]]


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* ''Film/CarryOnSeries'' (1958-78, 1992): British GenreBusting comedy film series that did a lot of {{affectionate parod|y}}ies and GettingCrapPastTheRadar. It was so low-budgeted that ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' recycled costumes and backdrops from the EpicMovie (and later, biggest flop) ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' to save money.
16th Sep '17 6:52:19 PM DakkanSall
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* ''The Hideous Sun Demon'' (1959): An accident with radiation turns a scientist into a lizard man when he's exposed to sunlight.
14th Sep '17 8:20:30 PM CyberPhoenix
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* ''Film/TheCreepingTerror''(1964): An alien that closely resembles shag carpeting terrorists a small town. Best known for being particularly awful even by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' standards.

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* ''Film/TheCreepingTerror''(1964): ''Film/TheCreepingTerror'' (1964): An alien that closely resembles shag carpeting terrorists a small town. Best known for being particularly awful even by ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' standards.
14th Sep '17 7:33:58 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheLeopardMan'' (1943): A series of my occur after a leopard escapes from the circus.
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