Movies => Bad Movies => Topic started by: He-Man on February 25, 2001, 12:48:47 PM

Title: Help me
Post by: He-Man on February 25, 2001, 12:48:47 PM
I have to do a presentation on b-movies next week (in english, which is not my mother tongue) and I don't have enough stuff to tell. Help me.

And do you think it's a good idea to show a clip of Sgt. Kabukiman NYPD then?

Title: Re: Help me
Post by: Will on February 25, 2001, 01:10:35 PM
Well, what's the presentation's focus?  Give us some guidelines and I'm sure you'll get some good suggestions....

Title: Re: Help me
Post by: He-Man on February 25, 2001, 03:32:08 PM
well, as it is just a little school thingy, i was thinking of some very general information about b-movies... damn, haven't thought about it too much.
i just want to have lots of witty things to say.

Title: You could talk about...
Post by: Boz824 on February 25, 2001, 07:12:47 PM
For starters, you could talk about the history of bad movies. You could talk about bad sci-fi films in the '40's and '50's, then move on to porno and blaxploitation in the '70's, bad horror movies and rip-offs of good movies (like Jaws) and excessive sequils in the '80's, and the decline of theatrical releases and increase of straight-to-video schlock in the '90's. You'll need to cite many examples, so go to the imdb ( for information and try to rent a good number of each of these kinds of bad movies if you have time.

You can also talk about why people watch bad movies. Some like to make fun of them (good section to introduce the MST3k factor,) while others truly enjoy their campiness and utter idiocy.

You can also add a little comedy to your act by citing examples of outrageously bad happenings in bad movies, such as the bad special effects and stupid titles (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent, etc.)

I hope that helped.

Title: Re: You could talk about...
Post by: He-Man on February 26, 2001, 09:40:19 AM
Hmm, things I could tell about:
- a brief history of b-movies; famous genres/movie types/movies from different decades (would appreciate some funny movie names to list)
- characteristics of a typical b-movie (bad actors, plot, special effects ;)
- history of the b-movie "cult"; when it began, why, and why people like them

I would appreciate help especially on the first and last thing on the list: can you tell me a bit about them or where I can find more information and why do you personally like b-movies?

Title: Re: You could talk about...
Post by: Boz824 on February 28, 2001, 05:46:02 PM
Some famout genres: Science fiction, which was very popular during the 1940s and 1950s. This genre goes hand-in-hand with monster movies. There's the lame and hackneyed action movie genre, too, which was embraced in the 1980's thanks to Sylvester Stalone. There's blaxploitation, which was famous in the 1970's, with Rudy Ray Moore being a prime example of a blaxploitation actor. He was in such movies as Petey Wheatstraw, the Devil's Son-In-Law and the Dolemite series. The 1990s was a confused jumble of these genres.

If you're going to talk about bad movies, you have to mention Ed Wood, one of the most famous bad movie directors in the history of cinema. He made "Plan 9 from Outer Space," "Bride of the Monster," and "Glen or Glenda," to name a few of his most famous works, which all came out during the 1950s.

Some famous actors: Peter Graves (Parts: The Clonus Horror, It Conquered the Earth, and The Beginning of the End,) Rudy Ray Moore (see above,) Tor Johnson (Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bride of the Monster, The Unearthly, The Beast of Yucca Flats,) Bela Lugosi (Plan 9 from Outer Space, Glen or Glenda, The Unearthly) John Agar (Revenge of the Creature, The Mole People)

I don't know exactly when or why the bad movie "cult" following came into existance.

You can get more information on bad movies from me, from this site, and from, as well as all the links page.

I personally like bad movies for three reasons. First, they are fun to make fun of or "MST," a term that is derived from the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000, a show famous for making fun of bad movies. (This show is an important part of the bad movies history. Go to for the show's official homepage or go to "" for the show's information club's webpage.) Second, I often find bad movies in their own right. Many of them are so bad that they're good. Third, there's just something about them that allows me to take pleasure in them despite the fact that they're bad that I can't really describe. You have to be a bad movie fan to understand.

Finally, here's a list of infamous bad movie titles.

The Saga of the Viking Women and their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent

Cannibal Women in the Avacado Jungle of Death

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

She Was a Hippie Vampire

Commando Women

Zombie vs. Ninja

Attack of the Jungle Women