January 7, 2011

Movies in the Vault

I know a lot of people wonder where the movies I review come from. What? No one wonders that? Well too damn bad...I'm going to tell you anyway. Bad movies aren't hard to find. I usually find mine in large and cheap multi-packs of movies. You know...like 50 movies for 15 bucks. Hell I just bought a 16 movie pack for $2.50. Normally these things are full of stink burgers that would be perfect for review on this blog. However, not every movie will work. They have to have a certain feel, but I'll get to that in a moment.

The second place I find these movies, usually in single of double feature packs are at dollar stores and similar low budget general stories (Big Lots, Dollar Junction, Dollar General, etc.) Also, Wal-Mart use to have a $1 movie section usually near the checkout. That was a good place to look as well, but they have recently gotten rid of those at my local wally worlds.

Now, as I said above not all movies you get will work for something like this blog. There has to be a certain silly or outrageous nature about a movie for it to be really good for something like this. Something like a strange plot, funny visuals, a funny looking monster, just something strange. A lot times you get a movie that isn't really bad, but just so old that people have forgot about it and it has lapsed into public domain. Then there is also the odd movie that was bad, but not for the right reasons. You sometimes get a gore and nuddy fest, with no plot and bad acting. It's bad, but not in that silly "Can you believe someone actually made this?" kind of way.

So really it's like 1 out of every 15 movies I watch is a winner. For every "Star Odyssey" there are 14 "Werewolf Woman"s in there. I also have the self imposed limitation of not doing any movie that was riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000, Film Crew, Riff Trax, or Cinematic Titanic. That cuts out more movies then you'd think.

Anyway, below I've composed a list of all the movies that I consider in the B-Movie Vault (I.E. Could be reviewed on this blog). Although like I said not all will work, and some have already been riffed. Anyway, here is the list:

Red=Riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000
Blue=Riffed by Film Crew
Green=Riffed by Riff Trax
Yellow=Riffed by Cinematic Titanic
*=Already Reviewed

Ali Baba and the Seven Saracens
Alien Contamination
Alien Species
Alien Zone
All the Kind Strangers
Alpha Incident
Amazing Transparent Man
Ape Man, The
Assignment: Outer Space
Astral Factor
Atom Age Vampire
Atomic Brain
Atomic Rulers of the World
Attack From Space
Attack of the Monsters (Although with as different dub as Gamera vs. Guiron)
Avenger, The
Bat, The
Battle of the Worlds
Beast From Haunted Cave
Beast of the Yellow Night
Beast of Yucca Flats
Blood Tide
Bodyguard, The
Bowery at Midnight
Brain Machine
Brain That Wouldn’t Die, The
Bride of the Gorilla
Bruce Lee "The Man, The Myth"
Bruce Lee Fight Back From the Grave
Bruce Lee: The Invincible
Cabinet if Dr. Caligari
Champ Against Champ
Chloe, Love is Calling You
Choice of Weapons
Circus of Fear
Cold Room
Colossus and the Amazon Queen
Condemned to Live
Cosmos: War of the Planets
Crash of the Moons
Creature of the Haunted Sea
Creeper, The
Crimes at the Dark House
Crimes of Stephen Hawke
Crippled Masters
Crypt of the Living Dead
Curse of the Headless Horseman
Day the Sky Exploded, The
Dead Men Walk
Death by Dialogue
Death Warmed Up
Destroy All Planets
Devil Bat
Devil Monster
Devil’s Daughter
Devil’s Messenger
Devil’s Panther
Disappearance of Flight 412
Don’t Look in The Basement
Don’t Open Till Christmas
Doomsday Machine
Dragon Lee VS. The Five Brothers
Duel of Champions
End of the World
Eternal Evil
Evel Knievel
Evil Brain From Outer Space
Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe, The
First Action Hero
First Spaceship on Venus
Fists of Bruce Lee
Frozen Alive
Fury of the Wolf Man, The
Galaxy Invader
Gammera the Invincible
Ghost Walks, The
Giant Gila Monster, The
Giants of Marathons, The
Giants of Rome
Giants of Thessaly, The
Goliath and the Sins of Babylon
Good Against Evil
Guy with the Secret of Kung Fu, The
Hands of Steel
Head, The
Hercules Against the Mongols
Hercules Against the Moon Men
Hercules and the Captive Women
Hercules and the Masked Rider
Hercules and the Princess of Troy
Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylon
Hercules Unchained
Herod The Great
High Risk
Hitch-hiker, The
Horror of the Zombies
Horrors of Spider Island
House of Danger
House of Mystery
House of Secrets
House of the Living Dead
House on Haunted Hill
How Awful About Alan
Idaho Transfer
Image of Bruce Lee
Incredible Petrified World
Indestructible Man
Invasion of the Bee Girls
Island Monster
Karate Cop
Killers From Space
Kong Island
Kung Fu Fever
Kung Fu From Beyond the Grave*
Kung Fu, Punch of Death
Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist
L.A. Streetfighters
Laser Mission
Last Man on Earth, The
Legacy of Blood
Legend of Bigfoot
Legend of the 8 Samurai
Long Hair of Death
Lost City, The
Lost Jungle, The
Lost World
Lucifer Complex
Maciste in Hell
Mama Dracula
Man with Two Lives
Manos: The Hands of Fate
Manster, The
Master, The (As Master Ninja 1 on MST3K.)
Mean Johnny Barrows
Menace from Outer Space
Mesa of the Lost Women
Midnight Phantom
Midnight Shadow
Midnight Warning, The
Mistress of Atlantis
Mole Men against the Sons of Hercules
Monster From a Prehistoric Planet
Monster Maker, The
Moon of the Wolf
Murder in the Red Barn
Murder Mansion
Never Too Late
Night Evelyn Came Out of The Grave, The
Night Fright
Night of the Blood Beast
Night Tide
Night Train to Terror
Nightmare Castle
Nightmare Never Ends
One Frightened Night
Passengers to Bali, A
Phantom Express
Phantom From Space
Phantom of Soho
Phantom Planet
Phantom, The
Piranha, Piranha
Planet Outlaws
Prehistoric Women
Prisoner of the Lost Universe
Project Kill
Queen of the Amazons
Rage of the Master
Real Bruce Lee, The
Real Bruce Lee, The
Return of Dr. Mabuse
Return of the Street Fighter
Revolt of the Zombies
Ring of Terror
Robot Pilot
Rogues Tavern
Sadist, The
Santa Claus Conquers the Martins*
Satanic Rites of Dracula, The
Savage Weekend
Scared to Death
Screaming Tigers, The
Second Chance
Shadow of Chinatown
Shaloin Deadly Kicks
Shaolin Temple
She Beast, The
She Gods of Shark Reef
Sisters of Death
Slave of the Cannibal God
Snake Crane Secret
Snow Creature
Son of Hercules: Land of Darkness
Sound of Horror
Spare Parts
Spartacus and Ten Gladiators
Star Odyssey
Strange Adventure, A
Strangers of the Evening
Street Fighter
Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sword of Lancelot, The
Tales of Frankenstein
Teenage Zombies
Teenagers From Outer Space
Terror at Red Wolf Inn
Terror Creatures from the Grave
They Came from Beyond Space
This is Not a Test
Torture Ship
UFO: Target Earth
Unknown World
Vampire’s Night Orgy
Voodoo Black Exorcist
Voyage to Planet of Prehistoric Women
Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet
Walking Nightmare
War of the Robots
Warning From Space
Warriors of the Wasteland
Wasp Woman
Werewolf of Washington
Werewolf Woman
White Gorilla
White Pongo
Wild Women of Wongo

Well there you have it. Now this list may grow as I find more movies...and will shrink as I watch them and figure out if they are good for review or not. But really I just wanted to brag about how big my collection. Yeah...pretty big right? Anyway...till next time, see you on the front line.