Worst Old Horror Flicks!

Worst Old Horror Flicks!

Watersofgrace's picture

Let me know what you think are the worst classic (50's, 60's) horror movies are!

I'll start off by giving my two:

Giant Gila Monster

The Slime People (I actually had a family member who acted in this one. Like a grandfather's cousin or something. **Sigh**)

Let me know whats on your list!!

~J.C.

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SicklyJadus's picture

Other than the old Godzilla movies, I can't really think of any old black and whites that are more humorous than scary. My fiance is really fond of the Godzilla movies. I, on the other hand, don't really care much for them. Ha ha. 

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Watersofgrace's picture

Godzilla, huh? I would say they are pretty bad. So yeah, I totally agree with your fiance. They're kinda fun to watch every now and then. :-D

~J.C.

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ginny_monster's picture

now, i'm not saying it was a bad movie (i haven't seen the whole thing) and i know people are gonna hate me for this, but Night of the Living Dead just didn't do it for me. the actress who played barbara got on my nerves. maybe if i watch the rest, i'll change my mind, but as of now... please don't kill me D:

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Watersofgrace's picture

Ginny, trust me, I agree with you 905%. Barbara was a whiny idiot. For the duration of the whole movie she came off as weak and annoying to me, which I suppose is how many females were portrayed in that era.

But I will say this, for the blood and guts they used chocolate syrup (because it shows up well on black and white film) and meat from a local butcher, which made most of the "Zombies" sick while filming, since they had to eat so much of both. Because of that, they didn't have to spend much on make-up trying to make them look diseased-ish.

When you know that, and think of it while you watch the zombies, the movie becomes just THAT much funnier. Because you know they all want to vomit.

"They're coming to get you, Barbara! You AND your chocolate covered ham!"

 

:-P

~J.C.

HELLFIGHTER's picture

You guys are spoiled, LOL. Not a putdown. You guys know CGI and modern special effects. Its different when you grow up and the best they can do is rubber monsters. Also back in the day the violence was WAY toned down ! Stuff they have now wouldnt even be shown back in the day. The Most violent films of the early days, kinda early days, were LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, the original. I saw people get sick watching that movie and theres no gore but it was seriously violent. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD scared the piss out of a lot of people and the black and white, which some of us grew up with on tv. gave the movie a newsreel effect. You ARE right about the acting, but no one had done anything like that before then, other than older crap like WHITE ZOMBIE. You want to see crap movies, LOL. Theres THE GIANT TARANTULA with the magnification of a real tarantula laid over scenery or the "junk classic" PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE with Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson. (By the way, if you DO manage to sit through TARANTULA, when they send jets to bomb the spider, listen carefully to the pilot, his face concealed by an oxygen mask. If you are good, you will recognize the voice of CLINT EASTWOOD. It was his absolute FIRST movie. Good trivia too.)

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cricket01's picture

The old coffin joe series....Lame!!

Yeah, and godzilla sucks but it is funny.

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cesare's picture

I really must protest placing Godzilla films on this list.  They are some of the finest documentaries ever made.

Saying this... let's not forget The Beast of Hollow Mountain (you never see the monster until the last ten minutes of the film) and the classic They Saved Hitler's Brain (always at the top of my list).

I must admit, when I was a kid, The Slime People scared the stuff out of me.

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Watersofgrace's picture

Obviously by the standards of cinema back in those days these movies would all be considered scary. However, we are not really judging them by those standards. We are judging them by todays standards of horror. Don't get me wrong, I absolutly HATE CGI, and I'm not a huge fan of playing gore for the shock value of it, But the question of it is what do you think when you see these movies now?? Truth be told, there are plenty of olfd "Horror" movies that were considered rediculously cheesy in their own era. Honestly, I can think of a few old movies that SCARED THE CRAP out of me when I saw them as a kid. I know it sounds cheese, but when I saw the original "Little Shop Of Horrors" (... The black and white one, where the plant DOES NOT sing,) That last scene was terrifying to my little child mind. I didn't look at our potted fern the same way for weeks. Just remeber that we are not saying they are inherently bad, okay, maybe some, but how cheesy they are these days.

By the way, did you know that the black and white "Little Shop of Horrors" was Jack Nicholson's first role? He played the masochistic patient in the dentist's office.

More trivia for ya. :-D

~J.C.

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babuh's picture

hey there ginny monster, if you don't care for the whiney Barbara in the original Night of The Living Dead, check  out the 1994 remake with Tony Todd, the Barbara in that one is alot more interesting and she isn't a whiney idiot, it is a very good remake of the original and Bill Mosley plays Jhonny. Its in color and the zombies are better. So watch that one i think you'll enjoy it.  catchya later........

eldiablo's picture

Man the slime people was pretty bad man and you had a family member in it so dont feel bad or anything cause its not your family member's fault lol but i totally agree about that being a bad movie.

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