treasures of youtube – the b-movies


Many of the best worst movies ever are available for free.

The Brain from Planet Arous (1957). Starring John Agar (The Mole People, Attack of the Puppet People, Revenge of the Creature, The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll) stars in this absurd drama about brains from outer space. What’s going on at Mystery Mountain? Why does Dr. March have glittery eyes when he laughs hysterically? One of my favorites.


Zontar: the Thing from Venus (1966). John Agar has a leading role in this terrifically awful low budget mess. Slow and ridiculous. It’s hard to believe the actors could say their lines without laughing.


Cat Women of the Moon (1953). Women in leotards run a kingdom on the far side of the moon. Five years before Zsa Zsa Gabor in Queen of Outer Space, another world full of women.


Teenagers from Outer Space  (1959). Space teens got ray guns that will turn your dog into a skeleton. Space teens are raising giant lobsters. That’s all you need.


The First Spaceship on Venus (1962). Woo hoo! Haven’t seen it yet, but Rotten Tomatoes says, “this German science fiction adventure is a visual treat, from the sleek, grand, silver spaceship and a funky purple Venus landscape of alien ruins and crystalline bubbles.” It takes place in the far future – 1985. Based on a story by Stanislaw Lem.


A Bucket of Blood (1959). I actually remember this movie playing at my hometown theater, but I was too young to attend. It’s known as one of Roger Corman’s best films, and features beatniks and hipsters and murder. Gets a 73% on the Tomatometer.


Dementia 13 (1963). Written and directed by a 24-year-old Francis Ford Coppola, produced by Roger Corman. It’s a horror film that’s not too bad for a bad movie. It does keep you guessing till the end as to the identity of the murderer.


Attack of the Giant Leeches (1960). Another Roger Corman film. Haven’t seen this one yet, but I’ve read that the leeches look like people wearing plastic garbage bags.


That’s all for now, but there are so many great ones on YouTube that I may have to do a part II.



2 thoughts on “treasures of youtube – the b-movies

  1. dangblog

    I don’t know. People running in fear from a guy in a rubber suit is entertaining. And watching the movie is like watching a gang of people slip on banana peels all at once.

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