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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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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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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Browsing through available movies, I found a gem of a movie that I really connected with. I have been running Actung! Cthulhu all year at every convention I have been at this year, and I just finished reviewing both the Investigator’s Guide and the Keeper’s Guide. When I saw the title, I ...
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Many of my gaming friends have mentioned Hawk the Slayer as a movie I should see. I had heard of it but never sat down to watch it at length. It is now considered a cult classic. So I found a copy and decided to see what the big deal was about it.
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Once again, I delve into a movie from the vast library of Roger Corman; another fantasy adventure staying Lana Clarkson (from Deathstalker) and a whole cast other women in various stages of undress. Master of low budget and reuse, Corman as producer reused much of the set from Deathstalker, and ...
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It’s pretty hard to find a bad movie I have not seen, unless it is a movie I have simply chosen not to watch. Eliminators turned out to be a movie I vaguely remember as a kid but never saw. There was something about that cyborg on his mobile unit that looked familiar to me. Starring some ...
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