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Seedpeople (1992)

The film Seedpeople (1992) is a low-budget horror film produced by Charles Band. The movie was released to poor audience reception, but has since become a cult classic film. The movie is an essential rip-off of the cult classic from the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The movie stars Andrea Roth, Dane Witherspoon, Sam… read more »

Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

The 1985 horror film Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf is a movie directed by Philippe Mora and starring Christopher Lee and Sybil Danning. The movie has since become a cult classic. Plot Summary When Ben (played by Reb Brown) goes to the funeral of his sister (a former journalist) he meets a girl named Jenny… read more »

In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds (2011)

The 2011 film In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds is a sword-and-sorcery fantasy film directed by Uwe Boll, and starring Dolph Lundgren and Natassia Malthe. Plot Summary A former Special Forces combat expert, Granger (played by Dolph Lundgren) lives in Vancouver. He is suddenly sent on a quest to make an ancient prophecy… read more »

Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)

The 1988 film Assault of the Killer Bimbos is a comedy low-budget film starring Elizabeth Kaitan, Christina Whitaker, Tammara Souza, Nick Cassavetes, and Griffin O’Neal. The movie was directed by Anita Rosenberg. It opened to less than stellar ratings but has since become a cult classic. Plot Summary Two dancers, Lulu (played by Elizabeth Kaitan) and Peaches (played by Christina Whitaker)… read more »

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

The 1994 comedy sci-fi film Tammy and the T-Rex is a low-budget film written & directed by Stewart Raffill. The movie stars Denise Richards and an early appearance by Paul Walker. The film was shot in locations that were all just a few minutes from the director’s house, and the movie was conceptualized by a… read more »

I Come in Peace (1990)

The 1990 film I Come in Peace is a science fiction film starring Dolph Lundgren. Also known as Dark Angel, the film was not a box office success but did receive some level of recognition in later years as a cult classic on video. Plot Summary A cop in Houston, Jack Caine (played by Dolph Lundgren)… read more »

Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002)

The movie Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002) is a sequel to the first Shark Attack movie from 1999. The sharksploitation movie was released direct to video in 2002 and has become a cult icon in the shark movie genre due to the objectively terrible special effects and production value. Plot Summary Divers working on a… read more »

Shark in Venice (2008)

The film Shark in Venice (2008) is a sharksploitation film directed by Danny Lerner. The movie was released to negative critical reception. Filmed in Bulgaria, the setting was changed to Venice in order to seem more attractive to audiences. Plot Summary A man named David (played by Stephen Baldwin) and his girlfriend Laura (played by… read more »

Shark Lake (2015)

The movie Shark Lake (2015) is a sharksploitation film directed by Jerry Dugan, and starring Dolph Lundgren. The movie was released to poor critical reception. Plot Summary Set in Lake Tahoe, California, a local cop named Meredith (played by Sara Malakul Lane) is a single mom in a quiet town. However, a mysterious man named… read more »

Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015)

The film Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015) is a sharksploitation film which is part of the Mega Shark franchise produced by The Asylum. The movie is a low-budget film written by Edward DeRuiter and directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray. The movie stars Illeana Douglas, Amy Rider, Brody Hutzler, and Tara Price. Plot Summary Russia has been… read more »

Sharkman (2005)

Sharkman (2005), also known by the name Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy, is a sharksploitation movie created for the SyFy Channel. The movie was directed by Michael Oblowitz and written by Boaz Davidson. Plot Summary A man named Paul King (played by Anton Argirov) passes away after a battle with cancer. A few years later, his scientist father… read more »

Shark Zone (2003)

Shark Zone (2003) is a sharksploitation film that was directed by Danny Lerner, and went directly to video. The film was critically panned, but is a cult film within the niche. Plot Summary Divers searching for treasure in an underwater shipwreck are attacked by sharks, leaving only Jimmy (played by Dean Cochran) as a survivor…. read more »

Great White (1981)

The film Great White (1981) is an Italian sharksploitation film released after the success of Jaws. Universal Pictures sued to have the movie blocked from theatrical distribution in the US. The movie stars James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, and Micaela Pignatelli. Plot Summary The plot of the film is essentially the same as Jaws. A windsurfer near a… read more »

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)

The 2009 film Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus is a sharksploitation B-movie created by The Asylum. The movie stars Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas. Plot Summary A large iceberg splits from the ice in the Arctic, and a frozen megalodon (also known as a mega shark) and a giant prehistoric octopus begin to thaw out and come… read more »

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014)

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014) is a sharksploitation B-movie directed by Roger Corman and Kevin O’Neill, and starring Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy, Rib Hillis, and Conan O’Brien. The movie has since become a cult shark film with late-night showings on cable. Plot Summary A marine biologist named Lorena (played by Katie Savoy) finds an egg containing an unborn Sharktopus. An… read more »

Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

The film Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity is a 1987 movie that is a semi-parody of the sci-fi and exploitation genres. The movie stars Brinke Stevens, Elizabeth Kaitan, and Cindy Beal. Plot Summary Daria (played by Elizabeth Kaitan) and Tisa (played by Cindy Beal) are two prisoners who escape from their imprisonment in some sort of space… read more »

Robot Ninjas (1989)

The movie Robot Ninjas (1989) is a science-fiction and kung-fu film. It is an extremely low-budget movie starring Burt Ward and Linnea Quigley. The movie is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Plot Summary An artist named Leonard Miller is a frustrated young creative. As a comic book artist, his publisher… read more »

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

The 1983 film Sleepaway Camp is a horror film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik that has become a massive cult classic. The movie was followed by sequels. The movie has a shocking and well-remembered twist ending that has become known as one of the genre’s best. Plot Summary The movie involves a summer camp, Camp… read more »

Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders is a 1981 George Romero action film starring Ed Harris, Tom Savini, Stephen King and Patricia Tallman. Plot Summary The film revolves around a group of performers who go to renaissance faires and joust on motorcycles. King William (also known as King Billy, played by Ed Harris) leads the group in a romantic King… read more »

Nightwish (1989)

The horror film Nightwish (1989) is a movie written and directed by Bruce Cook. The movie stars Elizabeth Kaitan, Brian Thompson, and Jack Starrett. The film, despite it’s low budget, has become a cult classic and is acclaimed for an original, compelling story for the genre. Plot Summary A professor (played by Jack Starrett) and four… read more »