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« on: September 13, 2010, 05:57:37 PM »

Basically what the topic says, what was your gateaway movie into the insane and wacky world of b-movies and bad crap (Well other people would say we have that if we told them we liked something called Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers and Nail Gun Massacre)?

My intro into bad movies was first started with Troll 2.  I could not believe my eyes when I saw trolls coward in fear of a baloney sandwich!  That mental image is still stuck in my head after 14 years.


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 06:21:30 PM »

My memory is hazy as I used to smoke a lot of drugs, but the bad movie that really made me love bad movies (used to just watch horror) was Ricki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, either that or the granddaddy of them all, Plan 9  Cheers

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2010, 08:37:54 PM »

I think the movie that started actually seeking out bad movies was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I remember hearing about a screening at a nearby university and driving there just because of the title. I loved the movie, and soon after started actually seeking out some of the stranger films. I had watched B-movies before that, but not specifically for the so-bad-it's-good factor.

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 08:57:48 PM »

I honestly can't remember as it happened way back in my early childhood, though it was probably a Toho or Harryhausen film. I want to say Titans or Argonauts but I'm not certain.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 09:17:00 PM »

Rodan.  My sisters and I cried laughing.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 09:28:31 PM »

I think there were three movies that did it for me: King Kong vs. Godzilla, Q the Winged Serpent, and Swamp Thing.  I used to watch those all the time as a kid.
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 03:42:13 AM »

I think it had something to do with my childhood, involving those radio spots for "The Car", & Bill Cosby's Tale of The Chicken Heart from his album Wonderfulness.

And then, there was this episode of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood", in which the puppeteer didn't have one of the puppets pulled on all the way, & you could see the cuff of his shirtsleeve peeking out from behind the set.

And then, there was that Japanese TV series The Space Giants.

What ultimately did it for, I'm not sure... I'm torn between the smoke coming out out of the spaceship's tail in "The Green Slime", and the really bad acting with a narrator who chokes on his cigarette in "Blood Freak".

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 04:29:28 AM »

Black Samurai.
It was the 80s and my sister's boyfriend rented that movie. Me and my other sister joined and soon enough we couldn't believe what we were watching. About halfway through we were laughing tears, but not my sister's boyfriend. He was angry and P.O. because he took everything martial arts very seriously.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 04:46:10 AM »

With me, it was the musical remake of Lost Horizon with Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sir John Gielgud and Andrew's favourite actor, George Kennedy which I saw when I was six ~ a friend of my folks' took me along to the cinema ~ and I hated the thing. Six years old and a movie critic already: from there on in, I was a confirmed bad movie fan.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 05:54:30 AM »

For me, It had to be Night of the Lepus. I happen to see it late one Summer night on the CBS late night movie with my brother when I was around 8 years old. Even then I could see how bad while also hilarious both the premise and effects of the film happen to be. I've been hooked on bad movies ever since. I've been mocking them while watching them ever since.

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2010, 06:13:29 AM »

I think the first stage was watching Elvira's Movie Macabre, admittedly mostly for the cleavage, but I ended up seeing a lot of bad movies and realizing the need to mock them.  A bit later I started watching MST3K, and by that time the mold was probably cast.  Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity was the first bad movie I remember recording and watching over and over.

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 07:22:36 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 08:52:08 AM »

Certainly catching "The Land That Time Forgot" when I was about eleven played a big part in shaping my taste in movies, as did watching "Dr Who".
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 09:00:11 AM »

Probably when my mother took me to a Saturday matinee around 1969 or 1970 to see this:

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 11:20:03 AM »


I really can't pin point the exact moment in time.  I have alway loved B movies.  I would have to say that movies that started it would be the Green Slime and Zardoz.  I remember watching them when I was real real young.  What a turning point that was.  Great memories.   Cheers



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