I don’t know about you, but I find myself enjoying a good horror B-movie flick from time to time. Sometimes, I enjoy B-movies more than their A-movie counterparts. Maybe it’s because their low budget encourages them to be more creative and original with their storytelling. Or it could be the opposite, the low budget gives them the freedom to “fail” with a mitigated loss. Whatever the case may be, I think more people should give these B-rated movies a shot. They might be pleasantly horrified (cue evil laugh). So get ready to be scared (or maybe laugh), here are 25 Horror B-movies actually worth watching.
Let’s kick off this list with a 2014 film called “Wolves,” an edgier take on the familiar story of a man that turns into a wolf. The movie is entertaining and has decent special effects given its budget. To say it’s a horror flick might be a bit of a stretch, but if you’re into a good werewolf monster movie, you might give this a shot.
Have you ever wondered if there are other dimensions? And what kind of beings are in these other dimensions? This movie explores just that. When Dr. Pretorious invents a machine that allows people to see other dimensions, they come across a world where evil beings reign. Their favorite pastime? Killing humans. For a film done in 1986, it has surprisingly good effects with some of triptpiest scenes you’ll ever see.
When I was a kid, I hated elevators and this movie is part of the reason why. When a lift in a large office building starts malfunctioning, the consequences are deadly. From suffocation to decapitation, this movie will encourage to take the stairs. It’s hard to imagine that a film about a murderous elevator can be frightening, but surprisingly, this film is.
This 1988 film combines elements of western, time travel, and horror. Sounds like an odd combination of genres but the film pulls it off. When a woman is mysteriously abducted by a supernatural sandstorm, a local lawman’s search for her leads him to an abandoned ghost town. Here, he finds that the town has been held captive by an evil outlaw tyrant who controls the rest of the ghouls through fear.
Have you ever thought of volunteering as a test subject for some extra cash at your local university? After you watch this movie, you might not want to. “Strange Behavior” follows local high school students who volunteer as test subjects for their local university’s psychology program. However, the test seems to transform these volunteers into programmable killing machines. The film does have a fair share of creepy moments which overall makes it a worthwhile B-movie to watch.