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Hercules (1983)

The 1983 film Hercules is a sword-and-sorcery cult favorite starring Lou Ferrigno as Hercules and Sybil Danning as Ariadne. The movie was filmed in Italy, near Rome, in 1982 alongside another sword and sandals epic, The Seven Magnificent Gladiators. The movie had a large budget for the time (over $6 million) but was a failure… read more »

Species (1995)

The 1995 film Species is a science fiction movie starring Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, and Alfred Molina. Plot Summary Scientists on earth send out radio signals with information about Earthlings, including DNA structure and our culture. Receiving information from an alien culture about potential unlimited energy sources, they assume that life is friendly…. read more »

Dinosaur Island (1994)

The 1994 film Dinosaur Island is a Roger Corman-produced film co-directed by the famous Jim Wynorski, along with Fred Olen Ray. Although it was produced shortly after Jurassic Park, it is more of a cavewoman movie than a Jurassic Park ripoff. They shot the film at David Carradine‘s ranch in Sun Valley in ten days…. read more »

Deathsport (1978)

The 1978 film Deathsport is a post-apocalyptic film produced by the famous B-movie director Roger Corman, starring David Carradine, Richard Lynch and Claudia Jennings. The film has since become a cult classic. Plot Summary The movie begins one thousand years from the present. After the Neutron Wars, the world was destroyed. It is now a post-apocalyptic… read more »

The Last Starfighter (1984)

The 1984 film The Last Starfighter is a science fiction film that has since become a cult classic. The film stars Lance Guest and Catherine Mary Stewart. The film was one of the first to use CGI images. Movie Plot Summary The movie begins with Alex Rogan (played by Lance Guest), a poor teenager who… read more »

Masters of the Universe (1987)

The 1987 film Masters of the Universe is a science fiction/sword and sorcery film which was panned by critics on release, and was a commercial failure. However, it has since adopted quite a cult following. Movie Plot Summary At the planet Eternia, Skeletor (played by Frank Langella) rules an army which captures Castle Grayskull and… read more »

Breeders (1986)

The 1986 horror/science fiction film Breeders is a movie starring Teresa Farley, Lance Lewman, and Frances Raines and directed by Tim Kincaid. Plot There’s a violent rapist marauding the streets of New York City preying on innocent, unsuspecting women who just happen to all be virgins. The mystery of these violent attacks becomes much more… read more »

Creepozoids (1987)

The 1987 film Creepozoids is a science-fiction horror movie classic starring Linnea Quigley and Ken Abraham. The movie was directed by David DeCoteau and filmed on a $75,000 budget. Plot Summary In the year 1998, which was ten years after the film was made, the world has been reduced to ash after a devastating nuclear… read more »

Not of This Earth (1988)

Not of This Earth is a 1988 remake of a 1957 Roger Corman classic. Starring Traci Lords and Roger Lodge. The film was directed by the legendary Jim Wynorski who also directed such classics as Piranahaconda, Hard to Die and Chopping Mall to name a few. Not of This Earth is a sci-fi/horror/comedy thrill ride with… read more »

A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell (1990)

The 1990 film A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell is a post-apocalyptic science fiction film produced by Troma, starring Linda Corwin. The movie has since become a cult classic. Movie Plot The film takes place in a time after a worldwide apocalypse. A girl named Leah (played by Linda Corwin) is the last woman on earth…. read more »

Laserblast (1978)

The 1978 film Laserblast is a science fiction film widely considered one of the worst movies ever made. It was directed by Michael Rae and produced by the famous B-movie producer Charles Band. Plot Summary The movie begins with a man in the desert, wandering around, with a laser gun on his arm and a… read more »

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a low budget B movie lovingly crafted to be an homage to the cheesy, black and white horror flicks of the 1950s. Starring Suzanne Snyder, Grant Cramer, John Allen Nelson and John Vernon, the film is about an alien invasion of killer clowns. It’s a B-movie that has since… read more »

Neon City (1991)

The 1991 film Neon City is a post-apocalyptic scifi movie, directed by Monte Markham. The movie, which has since become a cult classic, stars a variety of actors including Michael Ironside, the singer Vanity, Valerie Wildman, and Juliet Landau. Plot Summary The film begins far in the future, in the 2050s. The world has been… read more »

World Gone Wild (1988)

The 1988 film World Gone Wild is a 1988 post-apocalyptic film. It was directed by Lee H. Katzin, starring Bruce Dern, Michael Pare, Adam Ant, and Catherine Mary Stewart. It was filmed in the desert in southern Arizona. Plot Summary In the year 2087, the world has been destroyed by nuclear war. There is very… read more »

Death Race 2000 (1975)

The 1975 film Death Race 2000 is a science fiction, dystopian film produced by Roger Corman. It is starring Simone Griffeth, David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Leslie McRay, Joyce Jameson and Louisa Moritz. The futuristic stage is set for this epic race to unfold, pairing one man and one woman to each car, as they relentlessly… read more »

Carnosaur (1993)

The 1993 science fiction/horror film Carnosaur is a Roger Corman-produced B-movie that has since become a cult classic. The movie stars Clint Howard, Jennifer Runyon, and Diane Ladd. The movie, which features a scientists genetically engineering dinosaurs to replace humans, was released four weeks before Jurassic Park and ended up grossing $1.8 million. Movie Plot… read more »

Scanner Cop (1994)

The 1994 film Scanner Cop is a science-fiction film directed by Pierre David and filmed in Canada. The film was released direct-to-video as part of the Scanners series. The movie stars Daniel Quinn, Richard Lynch, Hilary Shepard, and Darlanne Fluegel. Plot Summary A young cop named Sam Staziak, who has a new job at the… read more »

Dead Space (1991)

Dead Space is a 1991 Roger Corman-produced sci-fi B-movie that remains a cult classic to this day. It is essentially a shot-for-shot remake of the 1982 Roger Corman film called Mutant, which (being a Roger Corman fan) does not surprise me. Corman was famously frugal, sometimes recycling almost entire movie sets into new movies. After… read more »

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

The 1987 sci-fi comedy film Amazon Women On The Moon is a parody of low-budget films that was produced by John Landis and Robert K Weiss. It stars a large ensemble cast including Carrie Fisher, Sybil Danning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Monique Gabrielle, B.B. King, Steve Guttenberg, Joe Pantoliano, Arsenio Hall, Rosanna Arquette, Joey Travolta, and more. Plot Summary The movie is a series of sketches…. read more »

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

The 1980 science fiction film Battle Beyond The Stars was a space opera-style movie produced by Roger Corman. The special effects were directed by James Cameron, and the film was intended as a “Magnificent Seven of Space”. Plot Summary The movie begins at an agricultural planet called Akir. A Malmori emperor named Sador (played by… read more »