B-Movie inspirations

What is “B-Movie inspirations”? It is one part movie review and one part RPG game master idea seeds. Many of my ideas have come from cheesy movies that I somehow find time to watch. I decided to start writing theses ideas down in reviews geared towards RPG game masters like myself. In some ways, this is me watching these horrible movies and drawing the ideas from them, so you don’t have to.

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I saw this movie come across Facebook in the form of a throw-back movie poster and was intrigued.  Investigating it, I found that one website claims it was sited as the inspiration, in part, for Predator.  The trailer has some amazing actors – Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Larry ...
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Every once in a while, you will find a gem on Youtube.com that is surprising. Of course, Youtube has had full length movies for a while. Recently I decided to explore the sci-fi selection and found a movie that interested me. It looked pretty cheesy but something about it peaked my ...
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Browsing NetFlix again, I found a new sleeper sci-fi/post-apocalypse movie called The Colony. Starring some of my favorites like Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne, this movie had a great look, a great background but a fairly predictable and straightforward plot. It has some good concepts and ...
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Sometimes you run across a movie on NetFlix and you wonder if it could have been a show pilot.  I found one of these gems and it was called Parallels.  It sounded like a remake of Sliders with a little The Lost Room thrown in.  It is a movie that approaches a subject in sci-fi that is...
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I came across another movie while browsing my streaming options that intrigued me by the movie poster and the name.  Not knowing anything about it other than it was sci-fi, I decided to give it a try. Sometimes I will start a movie like this and stop it after the first 5 minutes while other...
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Harbinger Down (2015) I am a sucker for a movie inspired by Alien or The Thing.  Show a sci-fi monster movie and I am there.   I ran across this movie while browsing Netflix, not know anything about it.  The blurb interested me so I started it.  I found out later that this film was ...
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Hardcore science fiction is very hard to pull off from a role playing game perspective because realism tends to bore the average player.  Yea, I know, there are those that prefer it and I can respect that. However, in my experience, the average player does not want to go through the mind ...
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Sci-fi is my thing, I make no bones about it.  I love a good story of group of people exploring the unknown, finding alien monsters, and learning that the universe is much bigger than they thought.  Browsing Netflix, I found yet another unexpected gem of a movie – Dark Space.   It is ...
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Every once in a while, I come across a movie that came in under the radar; that might not get over 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, that I found well written and the story is well told and that I really like. I am not sure what that says about me but there have been some key movies that have done that ...
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Back in the early 90s, I got a copy of Nemesis from the local video store and watched it with a group of gamer friends as a movie night kind of thing. We were expecting just another terrible low budget B-movie with very little substance. We were pleasantly surprised by what is now considered a ...
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