Ted Prior as Mike Danton in Deadly Prey

31 years ago today, Action International Pictures released what is perhaps their finest work, the absurd action flick, Deadly Prey.

As you can probably tell from that clip, Deadly Prey is possibly the most entertaining action film ever released. You can check out our full review in our review archive (Deadly Prey review) for a full rundown of its amazingness.









The man, the myth, the legend.
Edward D. Wood, Jr.

On this date, back in 1924, writer, actor, director, cross-dresser, WWII veteran, and religious savior, Edward D. Wood, Jr. was born.

Maila Nurmi and Tor Johnson in Ed Wood’s, Plan 9 from Outer Space

The notoriously quirky Mr. Wood was responsible for such b-movie classics as Glen or Glenda, Jail Bait, Bride of the Monster, and his magnum opus, Plan 9 from Outer Space–all of which are widely-considered to be among the (if not the) worst movies of all time.

While I have to agree Ed Wood’s films were definitely poorly-made in a conventional sense, they were all entertaining as hell precisely because of their many obvious shortcomings.

Ed Wood’s films were sloppy, disjointed, poorly-written, and poorly-acted affairs, but they were never dull. What Mr. Wood lacked in writing prowess, editing skill, and budgets, he more than made up for with his creativity and legendary enthusiasm.

Ed Wood was the original king of bad movies and they’ll never be another one quite like him. Many would say that’s probably a good thing, but not me. In fact, were it not for Mr. Wood, this website almost certainly would not exist (many would say that would probably be a good thing as well…).

So on what would be his 94th birthday, I salute Mr. Wood and his ridiculous scripts, shoestring budgets, subpar zombies, and flying saucers on strings. The world is slightly brighter thanks to the efforts of one Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Ed Wood getting in touch with his feminine side in, Glen Or Glenda

 







From director Garret Elmer:

What is RODENTIA?

Back in 2012 a group of filmmakers in Spokane, Washington created a short film for a timed competition. It was called Rodentia – a comedic homage to low budget horror films of the ’60s and ’80s. The short went on local television and gained a cult following around town. Time has passed and the filmmakers want to revisit Rodentia as a feature length film. With affordable equipment and film school training, they are determined to bring a unique experience to modern independent cinema.

Rodentia tells the story of three young men having a bummer summer, until a failed lab experiment is poured into the local river. As their lazy Independence Day drips by, the guys become increasingly aware of something wrong in the woods. It’s a summer they’ll never forget…

Check out their excellent pitch video, as well:

 

I really hope this one becomes a reality, as I need more solid, indie b-films in my life. Also, KILLER MUTANT RATS, people! What are you waiting for? Head on over to the film’s Indiegogo page and help make Rodentia a reality.

 

For Additional Info:

https://www.facebook.com/rodentiathemovie

https://www.instagram.com/rodentia_movie

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/rodentiamovie

 

 

*Full Disclosure: BadMovieRealm.com contributed $20 towards the making of this film.