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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 »

Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown (1991)

The 1991 science fiction comedy film Class of Nuke ‘Em High Part 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown is a sequel to the first film, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, which was filmed in 1986, and has become a cult classic of its own merit. The movie was followed by a third film, Class of Nuke ‘Em High 3: The… read more »

Night of the Comet (1984)

The 1984 film Night of the Comet is a sci-fi film with elements of horror and comedy, starring Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney. A low budget film upon release, it has since garnered significant recognition as a cult classic film. Movie Synopsis As it flies through space, the earth passes through a comet tail shortly… read more »

Looker (1981)

The 1981 science-fiction film Looker was written and directed by Michael Crichton. It was commercially successful upon release, and has retained a strong cult following over the years. The movie stars Susan Dey, Albert Finney, Tim Rossovich, and James Coburn. The film was the first to attempt using CGI for a realistic character. Plot Summary… read more »

Videodrome (1983)

The 1983 film Videodrome is a science fiction/horror film that has since become a cult classic. A Canadian film, it was written and directed by David Cronenberg. It stars James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Debbie Harry in leading roles. Movie Plot & Synopsis The president of the Toronto station CIVIC-TV, Max Renn (played by James Woods),… read more »

Repo Man (1984)

The 1984 film Repo Man is a science fiction film that has since become a cult classic. Movie Plot In the Californian desert, a cop who pulls over a ’64 Malibu driven by Dr Parnell (played by Fox Harris) checks the trunk and is instantly destroyed by a flash of light. Meanwhile, a punk in Los… read more »

Piranhaconda (2012)

The 2011 film Piranhaconda is a science fiction/horror made-for-TV film from the famed B-movie producer Roger Corman and director Jim Wynorski. The film was made for Syfy, and premiered in June 2012. Piranhaconda was filmed on a $1 million budget in Hawaii. The film stars Rib Hillis, Michael Madsen, Shandi Finnessey, Terri Ivens, and Rachel Hunter…. read more »

Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)

The 1986 film Class of Nuke ‘Em High is a science fiction comedy film. Produced by the famous B-movie production company Troma Entertainment, the film has become a cult classic. Movie Plot In a small town in New Jersey, the students at Tromaville High are affected by an accident at the nearby nuclear power plant, which… read more »

Gor (1987)

The 1987 film Gor is a science fiction film originally released to poor reviews, but the film has since garnered a cult status. The film was considered so bad that Ballantine Books refused to do a novel tie-in with the book that the movie was originally based from, Tarnsman Of Gor by John Norman. Movie Plot The… read more »

Necropolis (1986)

The 1986 film Necropolis is a low-budget horror film directed by Bruce Hickey and filmed in New York City. The film stars B-movie regular LeeAnne Baker, as well as appearances from other cult film stars like Nadine Hartstein. Movie Plot A witch named Eva (played by LeeAnne Baker) from 17th century New Amsterdam is resurrected in… read more »

Robot Holocaust (1986)

The 1986 film Robot Holocaust is a low-budget post-apocalyptic science fiction film. It was filmed in New York City by director Tim Kincaid. Movie Plot The movie is set in a dystopian city named New Terra, which is supposedly a post-apocalyptic city ruled by the Dark One, a mysterious power who rules after the Great Robot… read more »

The Ice Pirates (1984)

The 1984 film The Ice Pirates is a comedy science fiction film. It has since become a cult classic. The film was made as a tongue-in-cheek parody of contemporary science fiction films, and did well during its theatrical release. Movie Plot In the future, the galaxy is almost devoid of water, making it one of the most… read more »

Moontrap (1989)

The 1989 film Moontrap is a science fiction film starring Walter Koenig, from Star Trek fame, along with the cult film icon Bruce Campbell from the Evil Dead series. The film has since become a cult classic. Movie Plot A space shuttle named Camelot encounters a mysterious abandoned alien spaceship in orbit around the Earth. The commander,… read more »

Krull (1983)

The 1983 film Krull is a science fiction/fantasy film. Although initially being critically panned, the film has since become a cult classic. A high production value (for the time) and impressive cinematography keep the film entertaining and distracting beyond many of the period pulp sci-fi movies. Movie Plot A prophecy announces that a girl of ancient… read more »

The Dungeonmaster (1984)

The 1984 film The Dungeonmaster (also known as Ragewar: The Challenges of Excalibrate) is a low-budget science fiction film split into segments directed by different directors. The film has become a cult classic. Movie Plot A computer programmer named Paul (played by Jeffrey Byron) lives with Gwen, his girlfriend (played by Leslie Wing) and a sentient… read more »

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

The 1983 film Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a science fiction film shot in 3D. Although rated low by critics, the film has garnered a cult status. It was released one week before The Last Jedi, and marketed as a 3D film in order to differentiate itself. Movie Plot The movie begins with a space… read more »

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