Avengers? Titanic? Avatar? No…not those.
I’m talking those B-flicks that when you are going through Family Video…or…more likely…clicking through Netflix, Hulu, or whatever streaming service you have.
Movies that have little to no budget, are incredibly forgetful, but they have a charm that isn’t backed by some crazy huge corporation, like Disney or whatever. Movies like Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Toxic Avenger, The Blob, Troll 2, Sleepway Camp, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3 (not 1 or 2…but 3)…anything that basically looks like trash that someone came up with and made a film about.
When I say charm, it’s because you can actually see how the movie was put together…no computers, just practical effects that they had to use their brains to put together with sticks and stones, kinda like McGuyver of movies,
If you have a similar mindset, read Bruce Campbell’s ‘If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor’ and you will discover everything they did to make the original Evil Dead film. Which by the way, had a big box office draw when it was released to theaters because of how scary it was! Similar to the original Halloween movie by John Carpenter, EXTREMELY thin budget but ended up defining how movies were made and became a phenomenal hit.
Horror aside, the original Star Wars film was so mind blowing to people because it was really the first of its kind, but that’s staying away from the subject here.
Something about watching a campy B-Movie horror flicks is really kinda fun to watch. There isn’t some kind of social topic they are trying to capture, it’s just some people…making a movie, having fun, and finding out how to scare people.