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Saturday, April 2, 2011

B-Movies on the Brain

We love B-Movies. Usually. Even the ones like White Zombie from the Golden Age of the B Movie, the ones that came before the big transition in the 1950s. And who doesn't enjoy some low quality Seventies Exploitation movies once in a while? It's not just Tarrantino who watches this crap. Then there's all the B-Movie stuff that came out around the Eighties and of course the devolution of the form into the dreaded Z-movie. But we already slipped-in a link for the remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space last time, so we'll just skip ahead to B Movies again. Gotta stay on track. We're on a schedule. There's a ton of B-Movie goodness (and badness) over at B-Movie Central. Sometimes they just make our heads hurt. Like these wonderful specimens of cerebrophagy and other Brain-related weirdness.
Eat Brains. Nope, it's not Thrakkorzog, but if you do watch this thing, you'll probably wish it was the Tick's brain-eating supervillain's home movies instead. But hey any movie that promises "Crawling, Slimy Things Terror-Bent on Destroying the World!" --with an exclamation mark!-- can't be all bad. Well, not unless you watch it. But the idea of crawly, slimy, brain-nibbling misanthropes does have a lurid sort of appeal to it, at least from a monster-designing standpoint...



Not quite Lovecraft, and no ultraterrene fungi from yuggoth or any other such exotic locale were harmed in the making of this amazingly dull non-epic. In fact, watching this B-movie will make you even more inclined to watch the HPLHS Motion Picture release of The Whisperer in Darkness.

Disembodied heads/brains--sure it's been done before, but it's still creepy, weird, and could make for a truly memorable encounter whether you're in Zalchis, Planet Algol or some safer, kinder, gentler place...

The Brain is one of the mostly-lost and discarded movies from the VHS era that only shows up occasionally, like a mysterious rash. Everything you could want to know about this movie is available at the aptly named Bad Movies site. If that isn't quite enough badness for your brain, you can also go over to Amoeba Blog and wallow in even more Brain-ness.
We might stat-up a Brain-thing as a monster for one or another system, if we get the chance. And we get bored. Really bored.

9 comments:

  1. Awesome A to Z post today. When I was a kid my older borther and I would stay up late on Saturday nights to watch Shock Theater. I couldn't sleep for weeks after watching Attack of the Giant Crabs. As I recall the Killer Shrews was a pretty rattling one, as well.

    I hope you'll check out my posts in the A to Z Challenge, too. I'll be back to see what else you can entertain me with.

    Lucy

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  2. What? No Fiend Without a Face?

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  3. I love B movies. Can't get enough of them. :D

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  4. @Lucy: Thanks! Attack of the Giant Crabs was almost our A-entry for the Challenge. What a strange movie. Killer Shrews is fun--we're going to be writing up stats for using giant shrews in Labyrinth Lord later on. Wicked things.

    @Talysman: Well, we did consider it, but decided to bring it in another time. Faceless Fiends sounds like something from the old Fiend Folio--might have to write up a monster like that...

    @M Pax: We agree whole-heartedly.

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  5. But.. But... Braindead....Bad Taste...
    If only Mr. Jackson would get back to his brainy ways

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  6. @Olivia: Ouch. Didn't mean to forget that movie. It wasn't on purpose. Might have to do something about Jackson's horror movies later on...
    Thanks for catching that!

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  7. @Netherwerks: I suppose you could save it for the letter "I"... because add legs to those invisible brains and they become Intellect Devourers.

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  8. Great post! I watch all my old b-movies via Mystery Science Theater 3000. :)

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  9. @Talysman: Actually we're looking at Invisible Brains in an entirely Other way now that we've been looking into LeRoux's The Prisoner of Mars/The Vampires of Mars and his Erloors and Great Brain...

    @Emily White: Thank you & welcome to the blog. MST3K is a great way to watch a lot of this stuff.

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