For me, my favorite types of horror movies are the B movies. I feel that they focus more on character development and the story as opposed to scare tactics, making it so we actually care about the characters and want them to survive. Too many movies nowadays have cardboard characters who are killed off quickly and the audience doesn't care.
B movies don't get enough credit, although they do sometimes become cult hits. Evil Dead is considered a B horror movie and it got a revival as a TV show recently and movies like Fright Night got remakes.
The monsters may be crappy looking or the CGI leaves a lot to be desired, but they make up for it in fun, clever one liners and excellent story telling.
My favorite B movies have to be Tremors, The Blob and Vamp. I think they are all good examples of great characters and are very entertaining. I also, because this is a Women in Horror event, like the fact that the women in B movies are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves and make excellent Final Girls.
What are your favorite B horror movies?
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