->''"You! You're not Sylvia! You're one of the [[TitleDrop Kung-Fu Creatures On The Rampage! Two!]]"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''

Some characters are watching an old BMovie with a title like ''The Curse Of ______'' or ''The Attack Of ______.'' This is done to parody the characters' perceived lack of culture, or possibly to keep the focus on the title characters and prevent a ShowWithinAShow from developing, or simply because the writers themselves enjoy that kind of movie. More recently, though, it may be because so many of the pre-1964 B Movies have fallen into the public domain and can be used ''as'' a ShowWithinAShow without triggering any copyright concerns.

It also helps that typically B-Movies are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. For example, a more "cultured" movie title like ''Film/CitizenKane'' doesn't immediately tell you that it is a mystery-drama about a deceased man's life. Whereas if the characters watch a movie titled "Killer Lobsters from Planet X", you know what to expect and don't have to spend much time elaborating on what they're watching it so that the story can move on.

RevengeOfTheSequel may ensue. See also GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath. May be a case of StylisticSuck, especially if the B-movie doesn't actually exist outside the world of the characters.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* In the infamous badfic ''MyImmortal'', protagonist Ebony is apparently fond of the equally infamous film ''[[Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon Shark Attack 3]]''.

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[[folder:Film]]
* Creator/BertIGordon liked to [[ProductPlacement Product Place]] his B-movies in his other B-movies. ''Film/EarthVsTheSpider'' has a scene where the hero talks about how much he wants to see ''Attack Of The Puppet People'' while the marquee of a movie theatre shows an ad for ''another'' Creator/BertIGordon movie, ''Film/TheAmazingColossalMan''. ''Attack of the Puppet People'' also features a viewing of the ''Colossal Man'' as well.
* There's a scene in ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'' of Elliot and his friends watching a movie about a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys gorilla]] who uses a crystal ball to fly around. Of course, ''Troll 2'' is hardly any less stupid.
** It's a real Italian movie called "[[ExcitedShowTitle Grunt!]]" It's about 2 caveman tribes fighting over a magic egg. There doesn't appear to be any sort of home media release available, at least not in North America.
* ''Film/MyNameIsBruce'' is a meta-example of this trope, the movie being about B-Movie star Creator/BruceCampbell {{as himself}} meeting a bunch of B-Movie fans to help them get-rid of a local monster. This is funny because it is by itself also a B-Movie.
* In ''Film/DonnieDarko'', Donnie goes to see ''Franchise/EvilDead''. It was originally supposed to be ''Film/{{CHUD}}'', but they couldn't get the rights.
* In ''Film/LordLoveADuck'', T. Harrison Belmont is the producer of beach movies such as ''The Thing that Ate Bikini Beach''. Every one of his films has the word "bikini" in the title.
* The BMovie ''Film/TheMonsterThatChallengedTheWorld'' from 1957 has appeared in at least two other horror films; ''Film/{{Piranha}}'' (the original 1978 version, being watched by one of the guards from the military camp) and ''Film/MotelHell'' (it's the movie being played at the drive-in).
* In ''[[Film/{{Twilight}} NewMoon]]'' movies the characters go see a movie called ''Face Punch''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', Hogarth watches ''The Brain That Wouldn't Die!'' and gets kind of jumpy, leading him to investigate some mysterious sounds outside.
* In the original ''Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984'', the heroine watches ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' to try to stay awake. This doubles as a ShoutOut, since one scene of ''The Evil Dead'' has a visible poster for ''Nightmare'' director Wes Craven's earlier film, ''Flm/TheHillsHaveEyes''.
* Becomes a major plot point in the original ''Film/FrightNight'', where the hero recruits his favourite horror actor to help him fight a vampire. The actor's name - [[PeterCushing Peter]] [[VincentPrice Vincent]] - is itself a homage to real-world horror actors.
* Subverted in ''Film/Gremlins2TheNewBatch'', where Robert Prosky's character, the host of a late night horror-movie screening show, is portrayed as deeply unhappy with having to watch ''Invasion Of The Octopus People'' ([[CelebrityParadox starring Robert Prosky]]) with a cheap dragon puppet, and would much rather be a news anchor.
* In ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'', the hero wants to go see a [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday holiday-themed slasher film]] called ''Groundhog Day''. This became HilariousInHindsight (and slightly confusing) a few years later, when the actual film ''Film/GroundhogDay'' - a charming romantic comedy with elements of MagicRealism - was released.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* CaptainUnderpants[='=]s Extra-Crunchy Books o' Fun each had a story featuring a villain named Hairy Potty. The second Hairy Potty story was called ''The Night of the Terror of the Revenge of the Curse of the Bride of Hairy Potty'', which ends with a teaser for ''The Night of the Terror of the Dawn of the Day of the Curse of the Late-Afternoon of the Son of the Bride of Hairy Potty''.
* DaveBarry likes to make fun of classic literature in this way, mentioning such titles as ''{{Hamlet}} II: The Next Day'' (noted for its ShowerScene) and ''Literature/MobyDick vs. the Atomic Bat from Hell''.
* The Snark Theater in Creator/DanielPinkwater's stories seems to show an odd mixture of foreign films and American B-movies. According to ''The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death'', a typical double bill might consist of ''Vampires in a Deserted Seaside Hotel at the End of August'' (in Serbo-Croatian with subtitles) and ''Invasion of the Bageloids'', "in which rock-hard, intelligent bagels from outer space [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever attack Earth]]."
* In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Proven Guilty]]'', supernatural beings that feed on fear take on the form of that Verse's Expies of various horror-film villains. One of the films imitated is titled "Nature Red", which is at least minimally-literate as B-movie titles go; the others come from slasher-style series which play this trope to the hilt.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Used as a SubvertedTrope in ''Series/MrShow'' in the sketch "The Return of the Curse of the Creature's Ghost".
* Live Action Example: Lister's favourite movies in ''Series/RedDwarf'' include ''Revenge of the Surf-Boarding Killer Bikini Vampire Girls'' and ''Vampire Bikini Girls Suck Paris''. Another episode features ''Attack of the Giant Savage Completely Invisible Aliens'', which is just as daft as it sounds.
* In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager,'' Tom Paris and Harry Kim are big fans of the campy B-serial ''The Adventures of Captain Proton,'' and frequently take on the roles of Captain Proton and his sidekick Buster Kincaid (respectively) in the holodeck (the program being in black and white, including Tom and Harry themselves.)
** In one episode Tom recreates a 20th century movie theater in the holodeck so he and B'Elanna can watch ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature''. At the end of the episode many characters have gathered to watch a double feature which includes 'Attack of the Lobster People'.
** Apparently B Movies are shown on Movie Night on ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' as well, though this is only referred to in conversation. The one film we ''do'' see them watching, ''Film/TheWagesOfFear,'' is a very good movie... but still arguably a B-movie with minimal licensing costs.
* There were movies in some ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' plots, many of which were B movies like "Sack Lunch", "Checkmate", and "Prognosis Negative".
** "DEATH BLOW! When someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are but, for different reasons altogether."
** [[LeFilmArtistique "Rochelle, Rochelle: One Woman's Erotic Journey From Milan to Minsk".]]
* In ''Series/TheXFiles'', Mulder claims to have seen ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' 42 times, and claims he finds the movie useful for shutting down his brain's logic processes, allowing for intuitive leaps.
--> '''Scully:''' [[SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes You've seen this movie forty-two times?]] ... That doesn't make you sad? It makes me sad, Mulder.
* In the Nickelodeon teen series ''DrakeAndJosh'', Josh works at a movie theater with a marquee filled with movie titles like 'Cave Mom' - each title indicating a more schlocky movie than the last.
* On ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Phoebe's favorite movie is a B-horror movie called ''Kill It Before It Dies''.
* In ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen'', Ally and Henry are essentially a subversion of this trope. The two are gore-obsessed teens who judge a movie on "how many killin's it's got". Despite this, between the two of them they've watched such critically acclaimed films as ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' (although they didn't like it because it only had seven killin's), ''[[Theatre/RichardIII Richard Eye Eye Eye]]'' and ''[[ThreeColorsTrilogy Trois Couleurs: Bleu]]''.
* On one episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'', Abed hosts a showing of the '80s movie ''Kickpuncher'', which appears to be a bad ''MadMax''/''Franchise/{{Robocop}}'' mash-up. Abed and Troy even film a FanSequel for TheStinger.
** The sequel features Kickpuncher's nemesis, Punchkicker.
* On ''Series/ForeverKnight'', Nick Knight likes to watch old horror movies, particularly ones about vampires.
* On the AnimalPlanet series, ''The Most Extreme'', clips from B-movies and horror flicks are used to demonstrate talents that a particular animal has.
* During one scene in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Point of No Return", we briefly see O'Neill watching a black-and-white UFO movie.
** What we see of the ShowWithinAShow ''Wormhole X-treme!'' is essentially a TV version of this. In-universe, it's a show based on the ''real'' show's main characters, and out-of-universe it'a an excellent parody of the show itself and of science fiction in general, especially 60s-style campy sci-fi with plenty of StylisticSuck to go around.
* ''{{Series/MASH}}'' used this as a RunningGag. Almost every movie mentioned as playing on a given day was some lousy B picture. On the rare occasions the camp was getting a good movie, it was usually a plot point. E.g., in "The Moon Is Not Blue", they want to get ''Theatre/TheMoonIsBlue'' (a film notorious at the time for its use of the word "virgin"), and instead get ''Film/StateFair.'' We see clips from both, and they end up ''bored'' by both. (Ironically, history has decided ''State Fair'' is marginally the better film.)
** They didn't care if it was good or not, just that it had been labeled "obscene", which ''had'' to be better than the horrendous G-rated schpeel they've gotten nonstop.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/McGeeAndMe McGee and Me]]'' episode "The Not-So-Great Escape" has the horror tetralogy "Dawn of the Blood Freaks," "Day of the Blood Freaks," "Twilight of the Blood Freaks," and "Night of the Blood Freaks."
* In the episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E18HollywoodBabylon "Hollywood Babylon"]] of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean is revealed to be a fan of low budget Horror movies.
* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and one of his girlfriends go to see ''Plan Nine from Outer Space'' on a date, and in another episode, as part of a two-minute speed date, they watch a few seconds of ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/FrankZappa track "Return of the Son of Monster Magnet".
** And live album, ''Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n' Play Your Guitar''.
** His song "Cheepnis" is an ode to this type of movie.
* Oddly enough, the ''band'' Music/MonsterMagnet (''not'' named after the Zappa song) give {{shout out}}s to comic books and B-movies in their songs, "Goliath and the Vampires" and "Ego, the Living Planet" being examples.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Nature Trail to Hell" is presented as a trailer for one...[[TitleDrop in 3D]]! His later song, "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From a Planet Near Mars" is also B-movie inspired, although the song itself claims to be referencing actual events.
** Another song, "Slime Creatures From Outer Space", just screams b-movie.
* The opening of Music/MichaelJackson's [[Music/{{Thriller}} "Thriller"]]: On a date, Michael turns into a monstrous werewolf, lunges toward the girl, and [[spoiler:the FakeoutOpening ends, revealing Michael is watching a B movie on a date]]. Then the music starts up and the whole video transforms ''into'' a B movie.
* An album by a dub musician Scientist, itself called ''Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires'' ([[SongAssociation Which you may well know]] from the K-Jah station in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII GTAIII]]'') has all its songs named in this fashion.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* In ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' comics, insects watch "Return of the Killer Windshield", worms watch "Beak 2: Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back into the Topsoil", potatoes watch "masher" films, and bottles of ketchup watch some kind of ketchupy slasher film ("Don't worry, Billy. They're just actors. And that's not real ketchup.")
** Another comic gives us a scene from "Return of the Nose of Dr. Verlucci".
-->Egad! It's the disembodied nose of Dr. Verlucci! Returned from the grave on the anniversary of the night we all betrayed him!
** Caption for a city being invaded by killer ungulates: "Scene from the film Giraffes IV: This time, they're not just looking for acacia leaves."
* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' often would attempt to get cheesy slutty movies like "Venusian Vampire Vixens".
** In a Sunday strip, he imagines himself as Franchise/{{Godzilla}} rising from the sea (his bathtub) to defeat [[Film/GodzillaVsMegalon Megalon]] (his mother).
* Jeremy from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' has shown a similar obsession occasionally.
* Shows up often in Garfield strips, particularly the older ones. One strip features several panels of ads for movies like "The Monday that Wouldn't Die" and "The Attack of the Incredible Slobber Monster". Jon then asks Garfield if he wants to go to a movie called "Slime Pit Zombie Chain Saw Massacre", to which Garfield agrees "as long as there are no Mondays" in it.
* In a 1960-era ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comic, Linus and Lucy are looking over the movie listings in the paper and see "I Was a Teenage War Monger" and "I Was a Teenage Camel Driver" - Linus comments "It's hard to choose between such obviously quality motion pictures!"
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The ultimate RealLife movie title of this sort belongs to a GagDub of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' called ''[[LongTitle Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating, Subhumanoid Living Dead]], [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230575/ Part II]]''.
** In Shocking 2-D!
** B-Movies tended to run the gamut from the sublime and ridiculous. Several B-Movies have in the course of time become accepted as legitimate works of art. The reason for this being that because it was regarded as BeneathSuspicion, film-makers had more leg-room to explore interesting content and themes. Especially in the 60s to 70s, several major film-makers like Creator/FrancisFordCoppola openly discussed their love for these films and authentically cited them as predecessors. And of course, Coppola and roughly a dozen other major film-makers got their starts working for Creator/RogerCorman.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Para-Medic from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' is obsessed with (real) [[BMovie B Movies]] and Japanese {{Toku}}, and talks about them a great deal to the main character, who isn't obsessed with [[BMovie B Movies]]. To be fair, she does like some classic movies, but there's no excuse for anyone, fictional or not, trying to convince an unsuspecting soldier to see ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' or ''Film/TheAlligatorPeople''.
* The main character from ''VideoGame/SecretOfEvermore'' was obsessed with movies and would equate any encounter he had to being "Just like" various movies, most of them either starting with ''[[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever Attack of...]]'' or ending with ''...from Planet X.''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/ObscurusLupa reviews mostly "Z-grade" films from the eighties and early nineties. She is plainly in love with that material, although some films aren't fun even from a camp standpoint.
* Solidly in WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob's territory.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* John Egbert from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' loves terrible movies, although they're all real, relatively recent films (his favorite is ''Film/ConAir''). This has gotten to be the point where fanworks often [[{{Flanderisation}} Flanderise]] this quality, and his other interests are almost completely ignored.
** Though he eventually grows out of this during the TimeSkip when he watches ''Con Air'' again and suddenly realizes "THIS MOVIE SUCKS!"
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has a bunch of fictional media within the setting. Many of these are all sorts of awful.
** The ''Jack San Robo'' series is heavily implied to be a horrible mindless action flick.
** ''Fashion Assault'' is every bit as stupid as one would expect from the title.
** ''The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates'' ({{retcon}}ned into ''The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries'' due to copyright) is either brilliant and hilarious, or incredibly trite and mindless.
* In ''WebComic/BrokenPlotDevice'', Liz, who is a [[PettingZooPeople lizard woman]], sometimes plays at being a female Godzilla to amuse herself.
* ''WebComic/MountainTime'' offers ''Trampoline Tony and the Man-Eating Lettuce from Toronto,'' ''Blood Orange,'' and ''Apocallipsis'' (which is presumably about an ellipsis that ends the world), among others.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] has expressed a fondness for "triple-R" rated movies like ''Women's Penitentiary Bakesale Nightmare'', the ''Fists of Knuckles'' series, and ''Axe-Gun: Legends of the Brain-Outener''. Similarly, the Cheat Commandoes have expressed a love for a series of {{Exploitation Film}}s called ''Pony Fights''.
** The Strong Bad Email "unnatural disaster" further parodies this type of movie, with Bubs mutating into a giant {{kaiju}} called King Bubsgonzola Supreme.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The title characters of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' are fans of these types of movies. Such choice titles as ''Viking Women from Venus'' (Who will become the bride of the volcano?!) and ''The Oozing Flesh *gag*... of the Rotting Hand''.
** In fact, a HalloweenEpisode revolved around the monsters from those movies coming to life.
*** ...at the mansion of Oxnard Montalvo, the star of all these movies.
** One episode had them finding some discarded film of an incomplete Oxnard Montalvo film...[[HilarityEnsues and then deciding to]] [[StylisticSuck complete it themselves]].
* So are Coop and Jamie from ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', "Bloooo" has one.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/The13GhostsOfScoobyDoo'' had the cast [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into]] "The Curse of the Ghost of the Son of the Bride of Frankenstein".
** In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'', the gang discusses a movie called "I Was A Teenage Blob".
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', the entire plot of the cartoon "Video Airlines" revolved around Jon and Garfield trying to find something to watch ''besides'' the alien invasion B-movie ''Kung-Fu Creatures on the Rampage II''. Eventually they're forced to go to a movie theater, at which point they explicitly ask to make sure that the theater is '''not''' showing ''Kung-Fu Creatures on the Rampage II'', but discover after the movie has started that they're watching ''Kung-Fu Creatures on the Rampage '''III'''''.
** [[RunningGag You're not Sylvia! You're one of the kung-fu creatures on the rampage... ]]''[[RunningGag two!]]''
*** "PBS is airing a special presentation: ''The Making of 'Kung-Fu Creatures on the Rampage II'.''"
** The comic strip also mocks these every once in a while, with the screen not shown, the dialogue {{Narm}}y, the characters GenreBlind (with the occasional GenreSavvy character), and Garfield himself giving them the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 [=MST3K=]]]'' treatment.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'': Lilo wants to see a monster movie called "Attack of the Bones." In the first movie, Stitch is also entranced by the film ''Earth vs. The Spider'', because of all the destruction.
* ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'': In TheMovie, the girls watch a movie at camp about a slime monster coming out of the lake.
* In one of the brighter spots of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'', Thing and the Human Torch watch one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' brings us "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Night of the Shaved Kittens]]".
* One of the background TV movies is ''Assisted Living Dracula'' on ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''.
** ATHF has a lot of these, such as the "Vegetable Man" and the creepy puppet thing the Plutonians were watching, and most are included as DVD extras.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', two of the characters are seen watching "Attack of the Zombie Cows". Other than the title, it is not seen...but you can hear it, and it consists of glass breaking, screaming, and mooing. Again and again and again.
* Ed of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' is obsessed with B horror movies and comic books.
** ...which given his [[TheDitz intelligence]] and [[CloudCuckoolander grip on reality]], does not bode well for his behavior. Especially when it rubs off on others.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{ReBoot}}'' season 1 brings us the episode ''Wizards, Warriors, And A Word From Our Sponsor'', in which Mike the TV saves the gang from a shadow monster by blowing out the light. When asked how he came up with that idea he replies: "Tonight! Dr. Goldsmith vs. the Shadow Monsters part 4! Only on BMMN, the Bad Monster Movie Network."
** The games can be seen as a video game version of this.
* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons have seen, among other "Thousand-Dollar Movies," Creator/RogerCorman's ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai and Rigby watch ''Ello, Gov'nor'', an old British horror film about a [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever haunted taxicab]]. Mordecai was not impressed, but Rigby, who chose the movie in the first place, is freaked out and thinks the cab from the movie is out to get him. In his defense it is, [[spoiler:although it turns out to be the Video Store Clerk in a British Taxi Costume.]]
* Every film by Vincent Van Ghoul in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had ''Killer Vegetables From Outer Space''.
* In the 1987's ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', the turtles are often watching cheesy monster movies on TV. This got DownPlayed in the 2003's series where Michelangelo is the only one who is a b-movie buff.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' the local drive-in was playing "I was a Teenage Mutant Lobster Zombie From Outer Space" in which a teenager was mutated into said creature. Though where he obtained the spaceship from is never explained.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Dr. Doofensmirtz inspires a plan after watching a low budget horror movie about giant killer cats. Though what the viewers see are footage of real life kittens crawling and playing on top of a set made out of cardboard. This was very likely a parody of the laughably bad ''Film/NightOfTheLepus''.
* ''WestenAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** At the end of "Summerween", the gang watches a horror movie marathon, which includes a film called ''The Fear Guy From Terror Town Street'' that apparently consists of alternating shots of a screaming woman and a growling, obviously-fake alien.
** "Into the Bunker" opens with Dipper and Wendy watching a cheesy zombie movie called ''Nearly Almost Dead But Not Quite!'' TheStinger features a selection of bad movies showing on ''Gravity Falls Bargain Movie Showcase'', such as ''Attack of the Exclamation Points!!!!!'', ''Ghost Turtle'' and ''Help! My Mummy's A Werewolf'' (and its sequel ''Help! My Mummy's a Werewolf 2: This Again'').
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