31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween: Day #3 … Classic B-Horror Movies

Hello Friends and welcome to the blog and Day #3 in my 31 Days of Halloween series!  

I hope everyone is doing well this Monday.  I hope you’re enjoying this October weather, staying hydrated, and checking in with friends and family.

Today I’m sharing some classic B-horror movies!

I tune in to classic B-Horror movies just about every Saturday (Svengoulie), and some are my favorite to watch.  Several of these movies reflect what people were afraid of during this time.

Life imitates art and people are inclined to be afraid of the unknown, in the 50s and 60s it was outer space, aliens, and all your regular horror tropes like creatures or monsters.

We look at these classic films as the ridiculous side of horror, but they are also considered to be our early beginnings. Your then younger filmmakers like Wes Craven, John Carpenter, and George Romero used these films as a foundation to create the movies that we know and enjoy today.

Here are just a few of my favs…

The BatThe Bat ~ 1959 [Steaming on Amazon]

STORY: A killer called “the Bat” has claimed many lives in the small town inhabited by novelist Cornelia van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead) and her maid, Lizzie (Lenita Lane). As Cornelia implores Dr. Malcolm Wells (Vincent Price) to help her ailing maid, $1 million in the town’s bank goes missing. [IMBD]

House on Haunted Hill ~ 1959 [Watch Free on Pluto]

STORY: Rich oddball Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) has a proposal for five guests at a possibly haunted mansion: Show up, survive a night filled with scares and receive $10,000 each. The guest of honor is Loren’s estranged wife, Annabelle (Carol Ohmart), who, with her secret lover, Dr. Trent (Alan Marshal), has concocted her own scheme to scare Loren’s associate, Nora Manning (Carolyn Craig), into shooting the potentially crazy millionaire. But more spooks and shocks throw a wrench into the plan. [IMBD]

The Wasp Woman ~ 1959 [Watch Free on Plex]

STORY: A cosmetics queen is transformed into a murderous monster after she uses an insect chemical to preserve her beauty. [IMBD]

The Blob, 1958The Blob ~ 1958 [Streaming on Amazon]

STORY: A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob follows the havoc wreaked on a small town by an outer-space monster with neither soul nor vertebrae, with Steve McQueen playing the rebel teen who tries to warn the residents about the jellylike invader. [IMBD] Yes, the theme song is awesome.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers ~ 1956 [Free on YouTube]

STORY: In Santa Mira, California, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is baffled when all his patients come to him with the same complaint: their loved ones seem to have been replaced by emotionless impostors. Despite others’ dismissive denials, Dr. Bennell, his former girlfriend Becky (Dana Wynter), and his friend Jack (King Donovan) soon discover that the patients’ suspicions are true: an alien species of human duplicates, grown from plant-like pods, is taking over the small town. [IMBD]

Night of the Demon ~ 1957 [Streaming on Amazon]

STORY: American professor John Holden (Dana Andrews) arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult led by Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis). Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science. [IMBD]

These B-Movie classics are all in good fun, and due to the content, there is no offensive language or mature scenes, or gore.

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