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 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, […]
Cyborg 2 (1993) Angelina Jolie If there’s one thing Ms Jolie would want to remove from her CV, it’s this. The actress even once told the New York Times that when she first saw herself in this atrocious movie, she became sick. Cyborg 2 may be a sequel in name, but that’s about the full […]
Cutting Class (1989) Brad Pitt Yes, it’s the one with Brad Pitt in that slasher movie set in high school. He plays Dwight Ingalls, the jock whose girlfriend won’t sleep with him unless he manages to improve his grades. It basically summed up 1980s culture. But Brad has some competition, with two other characters having […]