Sometimes it's great to snuggle up with your girlfriend, turn off the lights and watch an epic horror film that scares you to death resulting in vivid nightmares and sleepless nights. However, other times it's great to instead watch a b-horror film and laugh yourself silly while being grossed out by an excessive amount of gore. HorrorGameRoom.com brings you our top 10 list of the greatest b-horror movies ever filmed and ranked in order of worst IMDB rating to best, cause after all bad is good right? Prepare for more cheese then a plate of nachos!
Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987)
IMDB Rating: 3.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%
An all female rock band goes for a romantic weekend at a rented condo with their boyfriends only to be chased around by a psychopath with a guitar that has a giant drill at the end of it. This slasher style horror film should have been great, but it's lack of production, suspense and cheesy one-liners kills it. Especially the greatest quote of the movie said by the villain as he drills a girl to death, "Rock and Roll never dies".
IMDB Rating: 3.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%
Poltergeist was the first horror movie I ever saw that scared the bejesus out of me. For years I felt anxiety anytime a television station went off the air and showed static. The cover to the movie Ghoulies had the same effect on me with a creepy demon coming up from a toilet. Every time I went to the video store and saw that cover, I feared toilets for weeks. That is until I finally saw the movie. The demon Ghoulies brought on by Satanic worshippers, look more like Jim Henson reject puppets, than the spawns of Satan. Plus how scary can a horror film series be when the third installment is called Ghoulies Go To College?
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
IMDB Rating: 3.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 66%
Considered to be the worst director of all time, Ed Wood wrote and directed his magus opus Plan 9 From Outer Space which is not only considered the worst movie ever made, but has also become a guilty pleasure amongst horror fans. Featuring a horrible script, terrible acting, cheap special effects and a slew of continuity errors, Ed Wood somehow got the whole movie bankrolled by two local Baptist ministers. It was also the last film to feature horror legend Bela Lugosi (who orginally played Dracula in 1927). Although the shots used of Bela were stock footage that Ed Wood had filmed prior to Bela's death and inter spliced within the film. In the end it's been said that the film has become so famous for its own badness that it's now beyond criticism.
Hard Rock Zombies (1985)
IMDB Rating: 4.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0%
Hard Rock Zombies has one of the most absurd plots ever encountered in a horror movie. A touring Heavy Metal band makes it's way into a remote, rural American town only to be killed by the townsfolk who oppose the concert. However, one of the girls in town ends up falling in love with the lead singer and ends up bringing the band back from the dead to save her and the town. Why does the town need saving you ask? Well because it's filled with perverts, murdering dwarfs, werewolf's and wait for it........Hitler. Yes it was a gang of Nazi sex perverts led by Hitler that killed the band in the first place!
IMDB Rating: 4.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 27%
With probably the worst plot of any of the horror movies listed here, Leprechaun is about a murderous little leprechaun who goes on a killing spree after anyone trying to get his pot of gold. Shockingly there are six films in the franchise with each one getting worse then the last. The only redeeming qualities is the amount of creativity the psychotic leprechaun has in killing all of his victims, as well as his weakness of four leaf clovers and an OCD like need to shine shoes. An added bonus is a young and hot Jennifer Aniston in her first film role. There is a possibility the franchise will go through a reboot as Lions Gate and (wait for it) WWE (yes, World Wrestling Entertainment) are reportedly working on a new Leprechaun slated to be released in 2013. I wonder if it's going to end up as John Cena vs. Verne Troyer in the new installment. Can you imagine?
Attack of The Killer Tomatoes (1978)
IMDB Rating: 4.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 27%
Unlike most of the other movies in this list, Attack of The Killer Tomatoes was never meant to be a horror movie, but instead is a comedy satire of B movies. Directed by John DeBello which deals with tomatoes gaining a mind of their own and consequently revolting against mankind, whose evil plans are thwarted by a bumbling crew of "specialists" put together by the president. Comedic highlights include tomatoes attacking a group of swimmers reminiscent of the movie Jaws and a scene where one of the specialists infiltrates a group of tomatoes only to be found out when he asks if anyone can pass the ketchup while eating a burger. The movie caught on so well it led to three sequels, a children's TV show three video games and a comic book.
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
IMDB Rating: 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 17%
Stephen King is undoubtedly the master of writing horror fiction, but for some reason his terrifying stories have never really translated into cinema. Perhaps this is why Stephen King took it upon himself to direct Maximum Overdrive, but after winning two Golden Raspberry Awards (one for worst director), King never directed another movie again. Of course the awfulness of the movie makes a lot more sense when it turns out that Stephen King was coked out of his mind throughout it's production. Maximum Overdrive follows Emilo Estevez trapped inside a truck stop as big rigs and anything that needs electricity start trying to kill all humans and all because of the cosmic effects of a passing comet. The coolest part of Maximum Overdrive and perhaps it's only redeeming quality is the fact that the entire soundtrack is done by AC/DC, Stephen King's favorite band.
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57%
Critters was the first movie directed by Stephen Herek whose success launched the directors career and allowed him to make many of the cult hit movies of the 90's including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and The Mighty Ducks. The plot revolves around these alien Crites, who look like Furby's on crack, who escape an asteroid prison to land in a rural Kansas town and begin eating the shit out of everyone all while being hunted down by a pair of intergalactic bounty hunters. As cracked as the concept sounds, it was enough to spawn four movies for this horror franchise.
Evil Dead II (1987)
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98%
Written and directed by Sam Rami, the Evil Dead series were the first films to put the director on people's radar and would later propel him to direct the hugely successful Spider-Man franchise. Evil Dead II is pretty much the same movie as Evil Dead, just with a 10 times larger budget. The movie focuses on a couple taking a romantic weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, who accidently unleash the forces of evil thanks to the book of the dead. Complete with scares, slap-stick comedy and the over the top acting of Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead II still holds up as one of the greatest B-horror movies ever made. As an added bonus, the thought of someone severing off their own hand and attaching a chainsaw to it is just as genius as it is insane.
Troma has been the kings of cheesy B-horror films for almost 40 years since 1972 when it was founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. They love cheese, gore and plenty of nudity, the trifecta of any great horror flick. Some of their classic films (if I can call them that) have included The Toxic Avenger, Cannibal! The Musical and The Class of Nuke 'Em High. Everything Troma touches turns into cheesy gold. As well you can catch a few stars before they were famous such as Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Costner and even South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.