1001 movies to watch after you die: a rejection of the traditional cinematic canonby edwarddfrankenstein | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Mainstream cinema is for squares. This is what you should be watching.
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1. The Astro-Zombies (1968)
92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.
2. Blood Feast (1963)
Not Rated | 67 min | Horror
An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down.
Votes: 5,274 | Gross: $4.00M
3. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.
4. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror
A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.
5. Robot Monster (1953)
Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.
Votes: 4,207 | Gross: $1.00M
6. Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster (1965)
Unrated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and kidnap women for new breeding stock. ... See full summary »
7. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.
9. Reefer Madness (1936)
PG | 66 min | Crime, Drama
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.
11. The Giant Claw (1957)
Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.
15. Blood Freak (1972)
X | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »
18. Starcrash (1978)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.
19. The Toxic Avenger (1984)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
Tromaville has a monstrous new hero. The Toxic Avenger is born when meek mop boy Melvin falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
21. Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987 Video)
62 min | Horror
Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead ... See full summary »
22. Miami Connection (1987)
R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade.
23. The Room (2003)
R | 99 min | Drama
Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.
Votes: 74,000 | Gross: $0.56M
24. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2010)
Not Rated | 64 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Uganda's president gives Captain Alex the mission to defeat the Tiger Maffia, but Alex gets killed in the process. Upon hearing the tragic news, his brother investigates to avenge Alex, hence the title Who Killed Captain Alex.
25. Fateful Findings (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A computer scientist/novelist reunites with his childhood friend and hacks into government databases, while facing the dire and fateful consequences of his mystical actions obtained as a child.
26. Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Thriller
A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?
28. Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982)
91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two space cadets crash-land on a desert planet, where an evil wizard seeks the ultimate power to take over the world. Although the movie borrows some background footage from Star Wars, the plot is mostly unrelated.
29. Disco Godfather (1979)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, ... See full summary »
30. Pink Flamingos (1972)
NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Votes: 20,354 | Gross: $0.18M
32. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.
Votes: 23,370 | Gross: $1.30M
33. Monster a-Go Go (1965)
TV-PG | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A space capsule crash-lands on Earth, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?
34. Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool! (1984 Video)
52 min | Family, Music
This is an educational video, where Mr. T attempts to instill good values (honor thy mother, don't give in to peer pressure, etc..) to kids through Rapping and Breakdancing, among other ... See full summary »
35. Mothra (1961)
Passed | 101 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
36. The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
G | 88 min | Horror
A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »
37. Blood Beach (1980)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature ... See full summary »
39. 4D Man (1959)
Unrated | 85 min | Action, Horror, Romance
A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces, but he also rapidly ages, which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.
40. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)
Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi
An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.
43. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In Britain, a group of survivors fights off a deadly alien invasion that uses robots and a poisonous gas to take over the Earth.
44. Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)
92 min | Sci-Fi
A Japanese village is menaced by a plesiosaur from the depths of the sea. Meanwhile, deep in a cave of ice, a prehistoric egg begins to hatch. The plesiosaur and the mystery creature ... See full summary »
45. Ape (1976)
PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
47. The Meateater (1979)
85 min | Horror