Category Archives: B Movies

Killer Klowns From Outer Space: Cult Classic Turned TV Series?

Seems one of the best ways to get dream projects going ahead now is to shy away from the cinema screen and focus on the small screen instead. Marvel removed the bad taste that was left in some comic fans mouths by redoing Daredevil as a gritty Netflix series, Westworld is getting a new lease of life on HBO, and we finally got to see Ash Williams back in action with the brilliant Ash vs the Evil Dead series.

TV stations and streaming outlets have helped to bring back many obscure and cult flicks, and proved they still had an audience. Wet Hot American Summer never stood a chance of getting a sequel made until Netflix stepped in and thank heavens they did! Could Stephen Chiodo’s Killer Klowns From Outer Space be the next in line for this kind of treatment?

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VHS Vault: Sleeve Mash-Ups and Movie Cover Make Overs

VHS Wasteland and Matthew Dix Create Their Own Analog Art.

A few weeks ago The VHS Vault opened its creaky doors once more and unleashed a mass of VHS created covers by artists doing their own interpretation of what modern movies would look like today if we were still in an analogue age.

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Death Race 2050; Corman Classic Getting Sequel in 2016

Frankenstein! Frankenstein the legend, Frankenstein the indestructible! Sole survivor of the titanic pile-up of ’95, only two-time winner of the Transcontinental Road Race… Frankenstein!

Now if that does not get you revved up for some late night cheesy science fiction action, then I don’t know what will! This quote is not referring to Mary Shelly’s creation; no this is another creation entirely which came from the mind of schlock film genius Roger Corman New World Pictures. His 1975 release Death Race 2000 is a must see for all fans of OTT humor and manic action scenes. If you like his recent Shark styled movies then this is the film for you.

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Countdown to Halloween: Straight To Video, The B-Movie Odyssey

Recently there has been a step back to the cinematic style of the 1980s, and with it the movies that use this style are bringing back a forgotten (by some, not by me) format, the VHS tape. Drive and Hobo with a Shotgun are two of the earliest versions I can think of that have encapsulated the spirit and aesthetics of the ’80s.

Hobo with a Shotgun in particular takes the gritty, grimy feel of the VHS phenomenon and brings it right back to the modern-day. Turbo Boy also follows in this vein, while V/H/S brought a more gritty view of the found footage genre. Wolf Cop may not have had the same color scheme as many of the films from the ’80s, but it had that sense of wackiness, fun and violence that I would expect to see from VHS of that time.

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Countdown To Halloween: A Rogues Gallery Of CGI Creepy Creature Features!

There are many reasons to love Halloween. Free candy, dressing up in outrageous costumes, mad parties and plenty of scares. But for me the appeal of the season comes from one simple pleasure and that pleasure is getting to indulge my love of trashy monster flicks.

Now monster movies come in all shapes and sizes but for a true party atmosphere with a few friends and a few drinks there is nothing better than a cheap and nasty CGI creature feature flick. I remember when my friends and I settled down to watch Shark Attack 3. I was forever changed after that experience!

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More Than 25 Years Later, The Warriors Return to Coney Island

Last weekend, on famous Coney Island in New York, there was  a reunion as stars of the 1979 cult classic showed up at The Warriors Coney Island Reunion for a special screening of the movie at the Surf Pavilion.  Among those in attendance were Cleon, Cochise, Vermin, Fox and Swan.

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A Few of Our Favorite Cheesy B-Action Movies

Action movies are great aren’t they? Sure they have their critics like any other genre, but like horror there is something raw about action movies, indulging our love of seeing people blow stuff up has never gone away. The Expendables series keeps on bringing genre stars onto the silver screen together, and legends like Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme are still plying their trade in the low-budget market. Continue reading A Few of Our Favorite Cheesy B-Action Movies