Being a sci-fi fan, I can’t discount the importance the sometimes bad “B” movies from the 50’s and 60’s had in shaping the sci-fi we have today. Although many of these movies are obviously low budget, some of them are still pretty fun to watch. You can actually find a lot of these movies in the public domain for free.
Because these movies are public domain, the copyright have expired or for some other reason the movie is no longer copyright protected. You can actually do a Google Video search for some of these movies. Many of these movies are full-length.
Looking for a movie to watch right now? Plan 9 from Outer Space is a popular sci-fi classic that can be viewed right here. What is Plan 9 from Outer Space? The plot outline from the IMDB is:
“Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Graverobbers from Outer Space?” That’s the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the “stupid minds” of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. “Can you prove it *didn’t* happen?”
Bored at home or have nothing to do at work? Watch the movie right now! Enjoy! Hopefully it isn’t too painful for you. 🙂 Remember, you can stop the movie at any time.
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i’m a big low budget and/or B movie freak. big on black and white or faded color movies from back then til now, especially the 1950s.
there is one that escapes me:
i saw this sci-fi movie as a kid on a local tv station Friday or Saturday night way back when late night tv was either local fare or Johnny Carson.
there was a babe in a white, gauzy outfit and a tiara, bright red lipstick (i assume since i watched it on a black and white tv). she had a pen flashlight that was some sort of weapon. i remember it taking place near the arctic or antarctic, snow and ice everywhere.
i remember a door to a cabin-like place opening and the wind blowing in the wispy drapes of her outfit before she stepped in, like a ghost gliding in.
don’t remember a lot of the in-between stuff. kept falling asleep.
there were two guys who had her locked up in a room with a window on the door. she was speaking telepathically to one of the guys who was desperately trying to ignore her. (i remember being creeped out that she kept urging him to open the door and let her out and her lips weren’t moving).
he finally gives in, lets her out, kisses her and drops unconscious to the floor. he begins to morph into what looks like a concrete version of himself. she picks up her flashlight weapon from the desk and points it at him and he reverts back to normal.
must have fallen asleep because the next thing i remember is the two men at the hatch on top of a small metallic dome that was encased on all sides by ice. there was a bright light coming from inside. the hatch started to close and they got out just in time. the space ship-ufo thing started moving, cracking the ice around it.
oh, yeah, just now remembered. when they were in her ship, one of the guys was trying to burn this chunk of ice or diamond, some sort of crystal that apparently was her ship’s power source. his friend came to get him out and he dropped the gas torch he was using.
as they were getting out of the ship, the ufo babe, while getting her engines started, grew faint, because of the heat from the torch below deck. she drops to the floor as the guys get out just as the hatch closes.
inside, she morphs into what i remember as a plaster effigy of herself.
i am probably remembering this better than it actually was. sort of like, at 5, i was really creeped out by plan 9 from outer space, then, at age 6, i saw it again and thought, What a piece of shit! (which is what makes it a great flick).
i’ve been all over the internet trying to find the title so i can search for a VHS or DVD.