Keeping things light here on the Nightmare Feed as we hopefully round the long end of the 2020 Pandemic Shut-in. This week we decided to talk B Movie Horror. And not just any B Horror movies, but those that intentionally aspired to be B Horror.
What is it about the B rolls that almost seems to command more admiration than the Hollywood A listers? Is it because part of what makes them so charming is how bad they are? Maybe it’s because they’re absolute trash that makes them so damn fun? Or maybe, it’s the tenacity of the director to “shoot no matter what!” Indeed, Ed Wood, the original master of the B roll saw it as almost his duty to shoot, no matter the hang-up. As a matter of fact, Wood kept horror alive when it was starting to get stale; even overlooked by the rest of the industry.
This week on the Nightmare Feed we celebrate the ‘New B’ with gems keeping it alive as a tradition, even though Hollywood now takes Horror seriously. We’ll talk about B from the 90s to the 2010’s and we’ll look at total disasters to come (hopefully once this plague is over).