Bad horror, Good times

We are two twenty-something girls that share a love of horror, a cat and a bed in Ohio. We’re reliving the 80s one horror movie at a time. The worse the movie is, the more we like it.

We plan to review as many of the weird b movies we can find. That’s not to say we won’t venture into the mainstream, expect the unexpected. Your suggestions and comments are welcome.

You can reach us at badhorrorgoodtimes@gmail.com

67 responses to “Bad horror, Good times

  1. Thank you for the follow! I returned the favor πŸ˜‰
    Your blog looks very promising, and I can’t wait to see what happens!
    Oh, and you have a cat….ahhhh-mazing. My two boys (cats) are my life. ❀

  2. I think in the entire decade I saw one horror movie worth the price of admission…Evil Dead LOL, but what the heck, I’m game to follow. Maybe there’s a gem I missed.

  3. Thanks for the follow! I’m ancient, so I can recommend a ton of old “B” movies you may like. Today’s flicks are OK to some extent, but it’s even more awesome to dive back into the old stuff to see how it was done right (with less money, no CG and no time to re-shoot stuff).

  4. Thanks for following “Swords, Specters, & Stuff.” I have reciprocated. Having actually lived through the ’80s, I’ve seen my share of bad horror–most of which I enjoy, and some of which I’ve written about. Good luck with your blog, and enjoy mine.

  5. I have a definite suggestion – a spaghetti horror from 1981 called “The Beyond” or “The Seven Doors of Death”. It won our “bad movie night” as the worst movie ever seen (highlights of badness include a blind woman racing through the house after her dog “Dickie” without bumping into anything and a man, being chased by zombies in a hospital, reloading his gun by pushing bullets *up* the barrel – gah!) The version we rented had the “Seven Doors” title and we made a point of counting the doors – there wasn’t seven.

  6. The “best” way to get into an author with such a florid writing style as Lovecraft is to take a “B” movie approach so you can slide in sideways to the books and have a bit more fun reading them.

    Start with The Resurrected (1992), probably the most faithful to H.P.’s works, then slide into Re-Animator (1985) for fun in a bit more of a gory vein. Tiptoe to From Beyond (1986), as it expands a bit on another Lovecraft story (and reuses some cast members from Re-Animator) before going back further in time to The Dunwich Horror (1970) for an interesting (sometimes) diversion. If you like, 60’s flicks such as The Haunted Palace and Die, Monster Die! (which are cheesy but intriguing) can be added to the pile along with Five Million Years to Earth (which isn’t “based: on a Lovecraft story, but has elements that are similar)…

    For my two cents, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC, Xbox) is one of the best “adaptations of H.P.’s work… but it’s a bit hard to find being out of print for almost a decade. Poke around on YouTube for gameplay videos, especially if someone recorded the beginning reveal sequence and the first major chase in the film which was scary as hell to play through.

    • I think you are probably right. When I was reading Lovecraft, I loved what he was writing about but he gave me such a headache. I’ve been looking for a copy of Call of Cthulu on and off for a few years. From the description I received, it sounds like it would be good for a few sleepless nights

  7. “Dagon” is also pretty faithful…if you overlook the fact that – aside from the very beginning – it’s a pretty faithful adaptation of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. That’s a great story, by the way and one of the ones that really got me into him. Another good one for starters is “Pickman’s Model”. It’s fairly short and not as flowery as a lot of his stuff with a nice twist at the end. His dreamland stuff can be a chore to read.

    Funny you mentioned “Dark Corners of the Earth”. Great game that was available on Steam (I think) just a year or two ago. Very atmospheric and they really “got” Lovecraft when they designed it.

  8. Heh… Somewhere, deep underneath the black night sea (and deeper than any man or his darkest thoughts would dare imagine), a Dark One slowly turns in its slumber, s slight smile on its face…

    (or something like that)…

    Well, better moldy old Lovecraft than a Twilight “novel”, right?

  9. Hey ladies, this looks like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see any of the Slumber Party Massacres on here! (Slumber Party Massacre 2 or 3 are definitely the worst). I have a really unhealthy obsession with the entire trilogy.

  10. I am so excited that you followed my blog, because it led me here! You’re definately gurlz of my own heart β™₯ Bad 80’s Horror is a passion of mine, I can’t wait to check out everything you’ve seen! Evil Dead, Mother’s Day, 976-Evil, Witchboard … ahhh… the memories…

  11. Thank you for the follow! I returned the favor. It seems that both of us are newbies and share (almost) the same niche. We can share links in the future.

    Best of luck to you!

    • Thank you, Pete. I’m still poking around your blog, but I’m liking it. Hey, don’t get down about blogging. It’s a strange experience but encountering even one like minded person makes it worth it.

  12. This blog is awesome! My boyfriend and I love spending nights in watching terrible low budget horror films! Thanks for the follow πŸ™‚ I have followed you back!

  13. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve neglected my passion for (admittedly, bad) horror movies over the past couple of years… Maybe your ode to B-horror is what I need – something to remind me of what the genre has to offer?! I’ll have to dig out a classic for tonight (when I shall be huddled up in someone else’s house, alone, save for two cowardly little kittens…!).

    Thanks for the follow, and I’m glad to have come across your blog. Have a good day πŸ™‚

  14. Hey, thanks for the follow. You’re blog is really exciting, I like the fact that their are two of you reviewing from slightly different angles. Good stuff!

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