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27th Mar '17 1:47:09 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheHideousSunDemon'' (1959): A science accident turns a man into a lizard monster when he's exposed to the Sun.
26th Mar '17 6:02:30 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheMagicSword'' (1962): A knight rescues a princess from dark wizard Creator/BasilRathbone.


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* ""Film/TheBlackSix'' (1973): Six black war buddies form a biker gang and work to avenge the racist murder of their leader's brother.


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* ''Film/MiamiConnection'' (1988): A rock-and-roll band use their martial arts skill to battle drug lord ninjas.


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* ""Film/JackFrost1997"": Attack of the mutant killer snowman!


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* ''Film/JesusChirstVampireHunter'' (2001): ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.


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* ''Film/TheHebrewHammer'' (2003): A Jewish private detective is enlisted by the Jewish Justice League to stop Santa Claus's evil son from destroying Chanukah.
25th Mar '17 12:22:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Some of the ground rules for B-movies date back to these early origins: they were and are produced on a limited budget with cast who are not exactly household names. While B-movies may occasionally have very well-written scripts and gripping plots, the primary goal is not art or staying power, but cheap, disposable entertainment. As such, B-movies tend to be genre pieces, in such categories as [[TheWestern western]] (by far the most popular B-genre in Hollywood's Golden Age), {{horror|Tropes}}, ScienceFiction, or {{crime|AndPunishmentSeries}}. B-movies are often heavily [[{{Troperiffic}} trope]]-[[ClicheStorm laden]], and a particularly successful one can become a [[TropeMakers trope maker]] for big-budget films in the future. During the 30's and 40's, also, B-series were often highly successful; for example, Film/AndyHardy, CharlieChan, Series/TheCiscoKid, Franchise/TheSaint, and even SherlockHolmes (in the sequels produced by Universal).

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Some of the ground rules for B-movies date back to these early origins: they were and are produced on a limited budget with cast who are not exactly household names. While B-movies may occasionally have very well-written scripts and gripping plots, the primary goal is not art or staying power, but cheap, disposable entertainment. As such, B-movies tend to be genre pieces, in such categories as [[TheWestern western]] (by far the most popular B-genre in Hollywood's Golden Age), {{horror|Tropes}}, ScienceFiction, or {{crime|AndPunishmentSeries}}. B-movies are often heavily [[{{Troperiffic}} trope]]-[[ClicheStorm laden]], and a particularly successful one can become a [[TropeMakers trope maker]] for big-budget films in the future. During the 30's and 40's, also, B-series were often highly successful; for example, Film/AndyHardy, CharlieChan, Series/TheCiscoKid, Franchise/TheSaint, and even SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes (in the sequels produced by Universal).



However, several B-Movies of the 1940s and 1950s, came to be VindicatedByHistory. The restrictions of TheHaysCode often focused more heavily on the A-Picture, with the B-Movie falling BeneathSuspicion, this meant that directors, paradoxically, had more freedom on a B-Movie than an A-Picture. Several films, especially FilmNoir, which today are regarded as classics were B-Movies in their day.For example, ''Detour'', by Edgar G. Ulmer, would later be cited by the likes of Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut and Creator/ErrolMorris as a major masterpiece of cinema.

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However, several B-Movies of the 1940s and 1950s, came to be VindicatedByHistory. The restrictions of TheHaysCode often focused more heavily on the A-Picture, with the B-Movie falling BeneathSuspicion, this meant that directors, paradoxically, had more freedom on a B-Movie than an A-Picture. Several films, especially FilmNoir, which today are regarded as classics were B-Movies in their day. For example, ''Detour'', by Edgar G. Ulmer, would later be cited by the likes of Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut and Creator/ErrolMorris as a major masterpiece of cinema.
25th Mar '17 9:26:11 AM erforce
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* ''Tenebrae'' (1982) : A popular American horror writer in Rome gets entangled in a case involving a murderer getting the inspiration for his kills from his latest novel. By Dario Argento. Often regarded as the best Giallo film of all time.

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* ''Tenebrae'' ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' (1982) : A popular American horror writer in Rome gets entangled in a case involving a murderer getting the inspiration for his kills from his latest novel. By Dario Argento. Often regarded as the best Giallo film of all time.
25th Mar '17 9:25:18 AM erforce
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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.

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* ''Film/JulesVernesMysteryOnMonsterIsland''(1982) : ''Film/JulesVernesMysteryOnMonsterIsland''(1982): Starring (well, kind off) PeterCushing Creator/PeterCushing and Terence Stamp is about an island full of weird (though very fake looking) monsters of all sorts.
6th Mar '17 6:25:01 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Film/TokyoGorePolice'' (2008) : TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, the Tokyo police force has been privatized to deal with a race of mutants called "Engineers" whose injuries turn into weapons. Meanwhile, DarkActionGirl Ruka seeks to avenge the assassination of her father. Mutant penises that shoot projectiles, breasts that squirt acid, vagina monsters that eat people, [[ChainsawGood chainsaw duels]], [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]; [[SoCoolItsAwesome brilliant, a must-see]]; even the critics say so. SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Machine Girl'' and ''Meatball Machine'' (above). The fact that all of the above weirdness is played for BlackComedy and the movie is actually a rather effective social satire helps quite a lot.
* ''Film/ZombieStrippers'' (2008) : TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, George W. Bush has just completed his fourth term as president. A chemo virus used to reanimate dead soldiers breaks out of containment and leaks into an underground strip-club, rendering one of the strippers a zombie. She quickly becomes the most popular attraction in the joint.
* ''Film/BitchSlap'' (2009): From alumni of Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys and Series/XenaWarriorPrincess: ActionGirl [[XMeetsY Meets]] {{Fanservice}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] Schlock, with EVERYTHING UpToEleven.

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* ''Film/TokyoGorePolice'' (2008) : (2008): TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, the Tokyo police force has been privatized to deal with a race of mutants called "Engineers" whose injuries turn into weapons. Meanwhile, DarkActionGirl Ruka seeks to avenge the assassination of her father. Mutant penises that shoot projectiles, breasts that squirt acid, vagina monsters that eat people, [[ChainsawGood chainsaw duels]], [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]; [[SoCoolItsAwesome brilliant, a must-see]]; must-see; even the critics say so. SpiritualSuccessor to ''The Machine Girl'' and ''Meatball Machine'' (above). The fact that all of the above weirdness is played for BlackComedy and the movie is actually a rather effective social satire helps quite a lot.
* ''Film/ZombieStrippers'' (2008) : (2008): TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, George W. Bush has just completed his fourth term as president. A chemo virus used to reanimate dead soldiers breaks out of containment and leaks into an underground strip-club, rendering one of the strippers a zombie. She quickly becomes the most popular attraction in the joint.
* ''Film/BitchSlap'' (2009): From alumni of Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys and Series/XenaWarriorPrincess: ActionGirl [[XMeetsY Meets]] {{Fanservice}} [[XMeetsY Meets]] Meets Schlock, with EVERYTHING UpToEleven.
5th Mar '17 3:59:02 PM Fan
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* ''Film/KingOfTheLostWorld'' (2005): a film produced by the Asylum. based loosely, ''very loosely'' on Literature/TheLostWorld by Arthur Conan Doyle.
1st Mar '17 2:12:16 AM mrnickname
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* ''Film/{{Blackjackets}}

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* ''Film/{{Blackjackets}}''Film/{{Blackjackets}}'' (1959)
1st Mar '17 2:11:17 AM mrnickname
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* ''Film/{{Blackjackets}}
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.
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