Movies that come with a big budget attached to it are usually the ones that can hire critics to review their films. These top movies also have enough money to spend toward marketing initiatives to get the public to appreciate the work that the movie crew put into it. However, some films don’t have the […]
Lloyd Kaufman Lloyds Kaufman could be legitimately referred to as the father of tastelessness. For four decades, this company Troma Entertainment has attracted some of horror and comedy’s sickest minds. Kaufman has an understanding of what it takes to make a home video. Realising that a market existed for more extreme movies that combined intense […]
Donald G. Jackson There’s no question that Jackson is the strangest director on this list, and quite possibly the one to make the least bearable movies. That hasn’t stopped him from being a very interesting person, however. After starting out with semi-conventional movies like Hell Comes to Frogtown, with Rowdy Roddy Piper, he decided to […]
It’s safe to assume that any director on this list has never been a darling of film critics. However, when it comes to assessing the strange, non-traditional, and extremely low-budget world of the b-movie, critical praise isn’t always what’s important. What is important is entertaining the audience. Whether that entertainment comes from pure intended on-screen […]
Plan 9 from Outer Space (Ed Wood, 1959) While b-movies have been around since the dawn of cinema, its Ed Wood who we owe the privilege of being able to enjoy a whole genre of b-movies. The man who has been called the “worst director of all time” made his most famous movie in 1959’s […]
It’s rare that we remember b-movies. They have a strict budget and aren’t supported by a well-known producer. The actors aren’t always the most talented of actors and the crew has minimal equipment.
Another genre, albeit a smaller one, is Brucesploitation.
Unfortunately, not all b-movies turn out to be great movies. It’s also a fact that not every director is as talented as Ed Wood. Larry Buchanan, for example, who made such movies as Mars Needs Women and It’s Alive! All those movies did was prove that Buchanan was one of history’s worst filmmakers who made […]
While b-movie venues were closing, the independent film movement was enjoying a growth period. An example of this was the crossover between low-budget genre films and arthouse pictures. One of the more recognised b-movie auteurs of the 70’s, David Cronenberg, had entered a new realm, in terms of budget, when he made the $3.5 mn […]
While numerous opinions exist as to how a b-movie should be defined, there is all but one technical definition. That definition is that a b-movie was the second movie in a double feature. Typically, it was low budget and usually in one of either the gangster, exploitation, western, sci-fi, horror, or suspense genres. That definition, […]