Film buffs are living in a golden age of awesome and awful science fiction monster movies such as Sharknado, Sharktopus and Frankenfish. Regularly aired on the Syfy network, these films are entertaining for their retro schlock appeal, terrible plot lines and ridiculous special effects. Many of the films also feature D-list celebrities and outrageous death scenes. And while critics roll their eyes, audiences can’t seem to get enough of mega pythons and killer piranhas. Interestingly, many of these horribly great movies are produced by Roger Corman, who has created a career out of making quick release B movies and drive-in films in the 1960s and 1970s. He also launched the careers of actors such as Jack Nicholson and directors such as James Cameron, whose first directing credit was on the Roger Corman produced Piranha Two: The Spawning in 1981. With more of these gruesome films coming out all the time, Goliath takes a look at 10 hilarious movies in this genre that you will find hard to believe actually exist.
10. Dinocroc vs. Supergator (2010)
Why have one genetically created underwater monster when you could have two? Hey, it worked for Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth. In this Roger Corman-produced film, a giant, genetically engineered super alligator breaks free from a research lab in Hawaii. At the very same time, the giant prehistoric Dinocroc that had been captured by scientists breaks free from the laboratory where it was being held. Of course the two gargantuan monsters meet and carnage ensues. Sadly, this was actor David Carradine (TV’s Kung Fu and Kill Bill) last movie before his untimely death. Still, I suppose starring in a movie this bad beats getting eaten by a real Supergator.