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This is a real movie that actually happened. Not that any of this matters— Future War is all about watching the incredibly bad fight scenes.

If there were some kind of corporate tie-in hall of shame, Mac and Me would occupy a very prominent and prestigious position. If a film like this can ever be enjoyed un-ironically, it will mean the world depicted in Idiocracy has become a reality.

It also features one of the best bad line deliveries of all time. The best film by B-movie maven Bert I.

I imagine I would have loved this movie if I was a child growing up in the early s. Great title, right? Faster, Pussycat! Oddly enough though, the film is actually fairly empowering when it comes to its female leads, a band of three go-go dancers who conspire to defraud a villainous old man.

Being a Meyer film, you can expect a certain grungy quality, along with the following: Racecar driving, women punching and being punched in the face, and huge freaking boobs.

The rest of the movie is almost as crazy though, if that can be believed. We had a Barbarian Brothers movie earlier on the list with Double Trouble , but The Barbarians was made five years earlier, before they became master thespians.

This is a film that literally has no reason to exist besides the fact that they had access to these two beefcakes. The plot is the Conan rehash you undoubtedly knew it would be—two young children captured by an evil warlord and raised to become gigantic, musclebound gladiators must fight to take down his empire, blah, blah, blah.

Hearing these giant guys in loin cloths speaking in a Jersey-like accent is pretty damn funny. There was a time in the mids when ninjas were just about the coolest possible characters for an American action movie.

Thus, it becomes part The Exorcist and part inexplicable Godfrey Ho-style slice-em-up. It was a huge drive-in success, making more than 10 times its original budget in box office receipts.

I mean seriously, how great is that title? Terror character the fabulous Peter Cushing! Aboard the train, he reads the future and foretells the terrible deaths of five other men via tarot cards, in stories that run the gamut from werewolves to voodoo priests and man-eating garden vines.

This film is essentially the consolation prize for two other failed film projects. Pyun director of the largely forgotten Captain America movie was initially contracted to shoot a sequel for the earlier Masters of the Universe He-Man adaptation, along with a live-action Spider-Man movie, but both projects had their funding stripped.

After spending money on costumes for both films, however, the studio still wanted something to show for their troubles. Propelled by kickboxing, he utilizes kickboxing to kickbox his way through a post-apocalyptic landscape replete with kickboxers … and the occasional cyborg.

And speaking of Masters of the Universe … this film is insane! Rushed to completion in in an attempt to boost flagging sales of He-Man action figures, it landed with a resounding thud.

Year: Director: Tony Zarindast. Werewolf has just the right mix of low production values and shoddy acting that MST3k thrived on.

Why do all the seemingly American characters have unidentifiable European accents? Shark movies are the absolute bottom of the barrel in the monster movie sub-genre, simply because there are so many of them.

Seriously, I would wager that Jaws might qualify as the most-imitated film ever made as far as B movies are concerned, because every year there are at least a few new shark flicks.

None of them come even close, though, to the lunacy of Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. Plot is completely irrelevant; what matters are the astoundingly bad special effects.

Definitely one of the best premises for a Roger Corman-produced film, Death Race was cinema gold waiting to happen. The story of a dystopian future where all entertainment has been made into a huge cross-country race between psychotic drivers in weapon-toting cars, its basic story has been reused in dozens of rip-offs and official remakes, including the likes of The Hunger Games.

Like a sleazy version of Children of Men , this movie imagines a world where nearly everyone is infertile, but the setting is much more like a cross between The Road Warrior and an episode of ThunderCats featuring the mutants.

A very early acting role for Hot Rod, who was always a better actor within the wrestling ring than in front of the camera. This is actually one of the most coherent films from director Donald G.

Jackson, a truly bizarre individual who we will learn more about shortly. John Phillip Law is the highlight as the oily, scenery-chewing villain, Kalgan, but you also get to marvel at the big, dumb lump of man that is Dave Ryder.

Every time this movie could conceivably play it safe, it just doubles down again with the most absurd possible outcome, and I admire its chutzpah.

Just watch this scene where FDR receives a custom-made werewolf-fighting wheelchair. Year: Directors: Richard W.

Haines and Lloyd Kaufman as Samuel Weil. What follows is like a disturbed rendition of Grease , except the greasers are super-powered mutant monsters who hold the popular girls hostage.

Like most Troma movies, it features disgusting but cleverly executed special effects, and was influential enough to spawn a whole family of uninteresting sequels that toned down the violence.

It looks like it was shot on a flip phone camera and serves as proof that it takes more than good intentions to create a significant work of art.

What Mraovich actually created is a modern camp classic, especially in the gay community. This may truly be the quintessential s sci-fi B movie, a groundbreaking study in cheap moviemaking and innovative special effects, with an intriguing story to boot.

Doctors are unable to halt the progress, and Scott learns a powerful lesson about stigmatization. He eventually shrinks down to the size of an insect and faces life-and-death challenges within the perceived safety of his own house, running from a now terrifying housecat and battling a household spider.

From a sincere s sci-fi B movie we turn to an inspired spoof. Satirizing s space movies and especially the work of Ed Wood, it succeeds like the earlier-mentioned Dark and Stormy Night because of its loving attitude, understanding of genre conventions and total commitment by the actors to a shared in-joke.

Rarely has anyone made movies this fun with so few resources at their disposal. Blamire works with micro-budgets as well as anybody ever has.

And as a true artist, Blamire is determined to press on. Year: Director: David Giancola. The hero Nick is such a putz, rocking a hideous mullet and generally getting his ass kicked by everyone he encounters.

The villain might as well be Skeletor in a business suit for how well he hides his scheme. The time travel segments are definitely highlights, like when they go all the way back to the American Revolution in order to mill around with war re-enactors wearing mismatched uniforms.

Plus they have the talents of Vincent Price as the descendent of a notorious madman—but how much evil runs in the family blood? A sumptuous story of revenge across generations; check out the classic trailer.

This is why. The Roller Blade Seven pretty easily manages to be the most psychedelic, mind-bending film on this entire list—my attempts to describe here only hint at its profound weirdness.

Essentially a remake or sequel to Coffy from a year earlier, Foxy Brown is pretty much that film with another layer of gritty blaxploitation appeal.

The beautiful Pam Grier is the hyper-sexual Foxy Brown, who goes on the warpath after her boyfriend is killed by members of a drug syndicate.

Everyone ends up feeling her wrath, from pimps and dealers to men selling women into sexual servitude. And of course, there is the wonderful moment when she runs over some honkies in an airplane.

Who knew that Brandon Lee made so many deliciously terrible films before The Crow? Laser Mission is the kind of film where you could predict 75 percent of the plot points before watching it—cool guy mercenary is sent on a dangerous mission, meets girl, falls in love, kills bad guy, roll credits.

The trailer tells you everything you need to know and then some. It really serves as a template for the average Troma film, with over-the-top gore, crass language and unapologetic sexuality and titillation.

Rumors of another sequel pop up every few years, but only Lloyd Kaufman knows for sure. His character in Enter the Dragon made karate champion Jim Kelly a star, probably the best-known black martial artist of his day.

This naturally made him a shoo-in for the blaxploitation genre , and within a few years he made some absolute classics, including Black Belt Jones and Three the Hard Way.

Black Samurai was made a few years later and clearly felt the need to push things far past the boundaries of reality and into cartoonish excess.

With no reservations, this is one of the best horror flicks of the s. I truly believe that five years from now, Neil Breen will likely have inherited a place in the terrible movie hall of fame, alongside the likes of Ed Wood and Tommy Wiseau.

The writer, producer and director of three feature films, he is the sincere, bizarro filmmaker du jour of the information age. I Am Here…. Year: Director: Jim Wynorski.

Moron Movies is unlike every other entry on this list. Johnny Carson found them spellbindingly weird, to the extent that he featured Cella on the show several times between It starts out as a film more gross in its portrayal of the elderly than anything and then devolves from there into one of the grossest, bloodiest films ever made.

Every method of zombie mutilation imaginable takes place in just over an hour and a half, including one with a lamp shoved into its skull like a jack-o-lantern.

Nothing, though, can compare with the final scene, the infamous lawnmower massacre. Enter the Ninja was the first of the big American ninja B movies, the films that established so many stereotypes for hacks like Godfrey Ho to cash in on later.

Primary color jumpsuits? Throwing stars? Caucasian guy as the primary ninja hero? Every movie about silent warriors since then is in debt to this one.

Hollywood's A product was getting longer—the top ten box-office releases of had averaged The age of the hour-long feature film was past; 70 minutes was now roughly the minimum.

While the Golden Age-style second feature was dying, B movie was still used to refer to any low-budget genre film featuring relatively unheralded performers sometimes referred to as B actors.

The term retained its earlier suggestion that such movies relied on formulaic plots, "stock" character types, and simplistic action or unsophisticated comedy.

Ida Lupino , a leading actress, established herself as Hollywood's sole female director of the era. Its source is pure pulp , one of Mickey Spillane 's Mike Hammer novels, but Robert Aldrich 's direction is self-consciously aestheticized.

The result is a brutal genre picture that also evokes contemporary anxieties about what was often spoken of simply as the Bomb. The fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, along with less expressible qualms about radioactive fallout from America's own atomic tests, energized many of the era's genre films.

Science fiction, horror, and various hybrids of the two were now of central economic importance to the low-budget end of the business.

Most down-market films of the type—like many of those produced by William Alland at Universal such as Creature from the Black Lagoon and Sam Katzman at Columbia including It Came from Beneath the Sea —provided little more than thrills, though their special effects could be impressive.

But these were genres whose fantastic nature could also be used as cover for mordant cultural observations often difficult to make in mainstream movies.

Director Don Siegel 's Invasion of the Body Snatchers , released by Allied Artists, treats conformist pressures and the evil of banality in haunting, allegorical fashion.

Gordon , is both a monster movie that happens to depict the horrific effects of radiation exposure and "a ferocious cold-war fable [that] spins Korea , the army's obsessive secrecy, and America's post-war growth into one fantastic whole".

The Amazing Colossal Man was released by a new company whose name was much bigger than its budgets. Nicholson and Samuel Z. David Cook credits AIP with leading the way "in demographic exploitation , target marketing , and saturation booking, all of which became standard procedure for the majors in planning and releasing their mass-market 'event' films" by the late s.

In , a young filmmaker named Roger Corman received his first screen credits as writer and associate producer of Allied Artists' Highway Dragnet.

Corman directed over fifty feature films through As of , he remained active as a producer, with more than movies to his credit.

Often referred to as the "King of the Bs", Corman has said that "to my way of thinking, I never made a 'B' movie in my life", as the traditional B movie was dying out when he began making pictures.

He prefers to describe his metier as "low-budget exploitation films". In the late s, William Castle became known as the great innovator of the B movie publicity gimmick.

The creature feature The Tingler featured Castle's most famous gimmick, Percepto: at the film's climax, buzzers attached to select theater seats unexpectedly rattled a few audience members, prompting either appropriate screams or even more appropriate laughter.

The postwar drive-in theater boom was vital to the expanding independent B movie industry. In January , there were 96 drive-ins in the United States; a decade later, there were more than 3, The phenomenon of the drive-in movie became one of the defining symbols of American popular culture in the s.

At the same time, many local television stations began showing B genre films in late-night slots, popularizing the notion of the midnight movie. Increasingly, American-made genre films were joined by foreign movies acquired at low cost and, where necessary, dubbed for the U.

In , distributor Joseph E. Levine financed the shooting of new footage with American actor Raymond Burr that was edited into the Japanese sci-fi horror film Godzilla.

In , Levine's Embassy Pictures bought the worldwide rights to Hercules , a cheaply made Italian movie starring American-born bodybuilder Steve Reeves.

The New York Times was not impressed, claiming that the movie would have drawn "little more than yawns in the film market Just as valuable to the bottom line, it was even more successful overseas.

The AIP-style dual genre package was the new model. In July , the latest Joseph E. Levine sword-and-sandals import, Hercules Unchained , opened at neighborhood theaters in New York.

It was clearly an A film by the standards of both director and studio, with the longest shooting schedule and biggest budget Corman had ever enjoyed.

With the loosening of industry censorship constraints , the s saw a major expansion in the commercial viability of a variety of B movie subgenres that became known collectively as exploitation films.

The combination of intensive and gimmick-laden publicity with movies featuring vulgar subject matter and often outrageous imagery dated back decades—the term had originally defined truly fringe productions, made at the lowest depths of Poverty Row or entirely outside the Hollywood system.

Many graphically depicted the wages of sin in the context of promoting prudent lifestyle choices, particularly " sexual hygiene ".

Audiences might see explicit footage of anything from a live birth to a ritual circumcision. With the majors having exited traditional B production and exploitation-style promotion becoming standard practice at the lower end of the industry, "exploitation" became a way to refer to the entire field of low-budget genre films.

Exploitation movies in the original sense continued to appear: 's Damaged Goods , a cautionary tale about a young lady whose boyfriend's promiscuity leads to venereal disease , comes complete with enormous, grotesque closeups of VD's physical effects.

Best known was Russ Meyer , who released his first successful narrative nudie, the comic Immoral Mr. Teas , in Five years later, Meyer came out with his breakthrough film, Lorna , which combined sex, violence, and a dramatic storyline.

Crafted for constant titillation but containing no nudity, it was aimed at the same "passion pit" drive-in circuit that screened AIP teen movies with wink-wink titles like Beach Blanket Bingo and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini , starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.

One of the most influential films of the era, on Bs and beyond, was Paramount's Psycho. And, as William Paul notes, this move into the horror genre by respected director Alfred Hitchcock was made, "significantly, with the lowest-budgeted film of his American career and the least glamorous stars.

Lewis's business partner David F. Friedman drummed up publicity by distributing vomit bags to theatergoers—the sort of gimmick Castle had mastered—and arranging for an injunction against the film in Sarasota, Florida—the sort of problem exploitation films had long run up against, except Friedman had planned it.

Imports of Hammer Film's increasingly explicit horror movies and Italian gialli , highly stylized pictures mixing sexploitation and ultraviolence, fueled this trend.

The Production Code was officially scrapped in , to be replaced by the first version of the modern rating system. One was a high-budget Paramount production, directed by the celebrated Roman Polanski.

Produced by B horror veteran William Castle, Rosemary's Baby was the first upscale Hollywood picture in the genre in three decades. Building on the achievement of B genre predecessors like Invasion of the Body Snatchers in its subtextual exploration of social and political issues, it doubled as a highly effective thriller and an incisive allegory for both the Vietnam War and domestic racial conflicts.

In this transformed commercial context, work like Russ Meyer's gained a new legitimacy. In May , the most important exploitation movie of the era premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The project was first taken by one of its cocreators, Peter Fonda , to American International. The idea Fonda pitched combined those two proven themes.

AIP was intrigued but balked at giving his collaborator, Dennis Hopper , also a studio alumnus, free directorial rein.

In the late s and early s, a new generation of low-budget film companies emerged that drew from all the different lines of exploitation as well as the sci-fi and teen themes that had been a mainstay since the s.

The major studios' top product was continuing to inflate in running time—in , the ten biggest earners averaged In , Corman had a producorial hand in five movies averaging He played a similar part in five films originally released in , two for AIP and three for his own New World: the average length was The biggest studio in the low-budget field remained a leader in exploitation's growth.

Reviewing Sisters , Pauline Kael observed that its "limp technique doesn't seem to matter to the people who want their gratuitous gore. One of blaxploitation's biggest stars was Pam Grier , who began her film career with a bit part in Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Blaxploitation was the first exploitation genre in which the major studios were central.

Indeed, the United Artists release Cotton Comes to Harlem , directed by Ossie Davis , is seen as the first significant film of the type. The days of six quickies for a nickel were gone, but a continuity of spirit was evident.

The crime-based plot and often seedy settings would have suited a straightforward exploitation film or an old-school B noir.

The first three features directed by Larry Cohen , Bone , Black Caesar , and Hell Up in Harlem , were all nominally blaxploitation movies, but Cohen used them as vehicles for a satirical examination of race relations and the wages of dog-eat-dog capitalism.

In the early s, the growing practice of screening nonmainstream motion pictures as late shows, with the goal of building a cult film audience, brought the midnight movie concept home to the cinema, now in a countercultural setting—something like a drive-in movie for the hip.

The midnight movie success of low-budget pictures made entirely outside the studio system, like John Waters ' Pink Flamingos , with its campy spin on exploitation, spurred the development of the independent film movement.

Even as Rocky Horror generated its own subcultural phenomenon, it contributed to the mainstreaming of the theatrical midnight movie.

Asian martial arts films began appearing as imports regularly during the s. These " kung fu " films as they were often called, whatever martial art they featured, were popularized in the United States by the Hong Kong—produced movies of Bruce Lee and marketed to the same audience targeted by AIP and New World.

As Roger Ebert explained in one review, "Horror and exploitation films almost always turn a profit if they're brought in at the right price.

So they provide a good starting place for ambitious would-be filmmakers who can't get more conventional projects off the ground.

Just as Hooper had learned from Romero's work, Halloween , in turn, largely followed the model of Black Christmas , directed by Deathdream ' s Bob Clark.

On television, the parallels between the weekly series that became the mainstay of prime-time programming and the Hollywood series films of an earlier day had long been clear.

As production of TV movies expanded with the introduction of the ABC Movie of the Week in , soon followed by the dedication of other network slots to original features, time and financial factors shifted the medium progressively into B picture territory.

Television films inspired by recent scandals—such as The Ordeal of Patty Hearst , which premiered a month after her release from prison in —harkened all the way back to the s and such movies as Human Wreckage and When Love Grows Cold , FBO pictures made swiftly in the wake of celebrity misfortunes.

Nightmare in Badham County headed straight into the realm of road-tripping-girls-in-redneck-bondage exploitation. The reverberations of Easy Rider could be felt in such pictures, as well as in a host of theatrical exploitation films.

But its greatest influence on the fate of the B movie was less direct—by , the major studios were catching on to the commercial potential of genres once largely consigned to the bargain basement.

Rosemary's Baby had been a big hit, but it had little in common with the exploitation style. Warner Bros. In William Paul's description, it is also "the film that really established gross-out as a mode of expression for mainstream cinema.

The Exorcist made cruelty respectable. By the end of the decade, the exploitation booking strategy of opening films simultaneously in hundreds to thousands of theaters became standard industry practice.

Described by Paul as "essentially an American-International teenybopper pic with a lot more spit and polish", it was 's third-biggest film and, likewise, by far the highest-earning teen-themed movie yet made.

Most of the B-movie production houses founded during the exploitation era collapsed or were subsumed by larger companies as the field's financial situation changed in the early s.

Even a comparatively cheap, efficiently made genre picture intended for theatrical release began to cost millions of dollars, as the major movie studios steadily moved into the production of expensive genre movies, raising audience expectations for spectacular action sequences and realistic special effects.

Their disaster plots and dialogue were B-grade at best; from an industry perspective, however, these were pictures firmly rooted in a tradition of star-stuffed extravaganzas.

The Exorcist had demonstrated the drawing power of big-budget, effects-laden horror. But the tidal shift in the majors' focus owed largely to the enormous success of three films: Steven Spielberg 's creature feature Jaws and George Lucas's space opera Star Wars had each, in turn, become the highest-grossing film in motion picture history.

Even as the U. Double features were now literally history—almost impossible to find except at revival houses. One of the first leading casualties of the new economic regime was venerable B studio Allied Artists, which declared bankruptcy in April The studio was sold off and dissolved as a moviemaking concern by the end of Despite the mounting financial pressures, distribution obstacles, and overall risk, many genre movies from small studios and independent filmmakers were still reaching theaters.

Horror was the strongest low-budget genre of the time, particularly in the slasher mode as with The Slumber Party Massacre , written by feminist author Rita Mae Brown.

In , New Horizons released a critically applauded movie set amid the punk scene written and directed by Penelope Spheeris.

The New York Times review concluded: " Suburbia is a good genre film. Larry Cohen continued to twist genre conventions in pictures such as Q a.

Q: The Winged Serpent ; , described by critic Chris Petit as "the kind of movie that used to be indispensable to the market: an imaginative, popular, low-budget picture that makes the most of its limited resources, and in which people get on with the job instead of standing around talking about it".

In the words of one newspaper critic, it was a "shoestring tour de force ". One of the most successful s B studios was a survivor from the heyday of the exploitation era, Troma Pictures , founded in Troma's best-known production is The Toxic Avenger ; its hideous hero, affectionately known as Toxie, was featured in several sequels and a TV cartoon series.

The video rental market was becoming central to B film economics: Empire's financial model relied on seeing a profit not from theatrical rentals, but only later, at the video store.

The growth of the cable television industry also helped support the low-budget film industry, as many B movies quickly wound up as "filler" material for hour cable channels or were made expressly for that purpose.

By , the cost of the average U. Three more—the science-fiction thriller Total Recall , the action-filled detective thriller Die Hard 2 , and the year's biggest hit, the slapstick kiddie comedy Home Alone —were also far closer to the traditional arena of the Bs than to classic A-list subject matter.

Surviving B movie operations adapted in different ways. Releases from Troma now frequently went straight to video. New Line, in its first decade, had been almost exclusively a distributor of low-budget independent and foreign genre pictures.

In , New Line was sold to the Turner Broadcasting System ; it was soon being run as a midsized studio with a broad range of product alongside Warner Bros.

A New York Times reviewer found that the initial installment qualified as "vintage Corman At the same time as exhibition venues for B films vanished, the independent film movement was burgeoning; among the results were various crossovers between the low-budget genre movie and the "sophisticated" arthouse picture.

The film's imagery was another matter: "On its scandalizing surface, David Cronenberg's Crash suggests exploitation at its most disturbingly sick", wrote critic Janet Maslin.

This result mirrored the film's scrambling of definitions: Fine Line was a subsidiary of New Line, recently merged into the Time Warner empire—specifically, it was the old exploitation distributor's arthouse division.

New York Times critic A. Scott warned of the impending "extinction" of "the cheesy, campy, guilty pleasures" of the B picture.

On the other hand, recent industry trends suggest the reemergence of something like the traditional A-B split in major studio production, though with fewer "programmers" bridging the gap.

The economic model was deliberately low-rent, at least by major studio standards. It's also encouraging filmmakers to shoot digitally—a cheaper process that results in a grittier, teen-friendly look.

And forget about stars. Of Atomic's nine announced films, not one has a big name". As the Variety report suggests, recent technological advances greatly facilitate the production of truly low-budget motion pictures.

The development of digital cameras and postproduction methods now allow even low-budget filmmakers to produce films with excellent, and not necessarily "grittier", image quality and editing effects.

At the same time, [since the early s], the quality of digital filmmaking has improved dramatically. In a similar way, Internet sites such as YouTube have opened up entirely new avenues for the presentation of low-budget motion pictures.

The terms C movie and the more common Z movie describe progressively lower grades of the B movie category.

The terms drive-in movie and midnight movie , which emerged in association with specific historical phenomena, are now often used as synonyms for B movie.

The C movie is the grade of motion picture at the low end of the B movie, or—in some taxonomies—simply below it.

The "C" in the term then does double duty, referring not only to quality that is lower than "B" but also to the initial c of cable.

Helping to popularize the notion of the C movie was the TV series Mystery Science Theater —99 , which ran on national cable channels first Comedy Central , then the Sci Fi Channel after its first year.

Updating a concept introduced by TV hostess Vampira over three decades before, MST3K presented cheap, low-grade movies, primarily science fiction of the s and s, along with running voiceover commentary highlighting the films' shortcomings.

Director Ed Wood has been called "the master of the 'C-movie ' " in this sense, although Z movie see below is perhaps even more applicable to his work.

The term Z movie or grade-Z movie is used by some to characterize low-budget pictures with quality standards well below those of most B and even C movies.

Most films referred to as Z movies are made on very small budgets by operations on the fringes of the commercial film industry.

The micro-budget "quickies" of s fly-by-night Poverty Row production houses may be thought of as Z movies avant la lettre.

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B Movie. A movie made with a low or limited budget. The phrase is more commonly misused to describe a movie of noticably poor quality.

It is rarely used to describe a movie with a low profit margin regardless of budget size, but I have heard it used this way occasionally. I wish the reviewer had mentioned it was a b movie".

A movie that is not " Grade A ". Usually has lesser-known actors and is not as heavily advertised or in theatres. Office Space. Any Pauly Shore movie is a B Movie.

A movie without the benefit of well-recognised actors and cinema screenings, though also commonly associated with poor acting, bad effects and a minimal or ridiculous storyline which justifies any number of violent acts or scantily clad women.

More often than not these films can be enjoyed with a group of friends armed with large quantities of alcohol and be found more entertaining than anything with enough budget to make blood not look like strawberry toothpaste.

Can also be connected to an 'A-movie' with a cult following or all the qualities listed above. Brain dead is a B movie.

Anything directed by Alex Chandon is a B movie or soft porn. Eee-o eleven UrbDic

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Ebenfalls zu nennen sind die nach ihrer britischen Produktionsfirma benannten Hammer-Filme. In dieser Maximilian Mundt merkt sie, dass sie schwanger ist. November, Uhr fällt aus Samstag, B-Movies sind auf breiten Publikumserfolg ausgerichtete Sex Up, die ihr Ziel mit möglichst geringem Produktionsaufwand erreichen sollen. Perros Sin Cola - Hunde ohne Schwanz. DE, Wm Zdf, Min. All dies erfordert ein hohes Produktionsbudget.

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