B movie Mania
September 24, 2010
It’s lurking in a darkened corner of the library where eerie music hangs in the air. Can you feel the tension building (shiver, shiver)?
That’s right it’s B Movie MANIA! Join us the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. The Lee’s Summit Branch will be screening (and occasionally mocking) your favorite B movies. This program is open to teens ages 12-18. If you’ve ever heard of or seen Mystery Science Theater 3000, B-Movie Mania is sort of a knock off of that, but with fewer robots (for now at least).
What exactly do we do at B Movie Mania? We watch our selected B movie, point out all the mistakes and plot holes, marvel at the special effects, and generally revel in the cheesiness. It’s definitely an adventure, and it’s always fun. Hopefully, we’ll see you there. But in the mean time, here are some suggestions from MCPL’s Collection to get you started:
The Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) - Available at MCPL in Sam Katzman Icons of Horror Collection - Underwater zombies protect a sunken treasure of diamonds.
The Wasp Woman (1960) - Available at MCPL in Roger Corman Classics: Collection1- The owner of a cosmetics firm becomes a killer wasp-woman hybrid after taking a youth serum derived from wasp enzymes.
The Giant Claw (1957) - Available at MCPL in Sam Katzman Icons of Horror Collection - A terrifying bird from outer space descends to wreak havoc on Earth.
Hercules Against the Moon Men (1964) - Hercules must save the innocent citizens of Samar whose queen has made an alliance with an evil group of aliens, the moon men.
On the more classic, quality film side of the spectrum check out The Blob or The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Looking for something a little more modern? How about the 1970 film Hercules in New York starring Arnold Schwartzenegger. It’s not technically a B movie, but it is (in my opinion) hilariously cheesy.
Lee’s Summit Branch