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"The Blair Witch Project" leads the 2001 Inductees in the B-Movie Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
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Oct 30, 2001 at 07:00 PM
Hello B-Movie Theater:
I saw on the Film Threat website that "The Blair Witch Project" was inducted into the B-Movie Hall of Fame.
As the film's DP and a long time fan of B-Movies...I appreciate the recognition.
Neal L. Fredericks
Director of Photography
The Blair Witch Project

SYRACUSE, NY, October 31, 2001 -- B-Movie Theater, the popular web site (http://www.b-movie.com) celebrating the art and industry of the low-budget film genre, announces the fourth annual inductions in the B-Movie Hall of Fame. Located on the Internet at http://www.b-movie.com/hof/hof.html, the B-Movie Hall of Fame honorees were selected from nearly 2,000 votes submitted by cinephiles from around the world who paid tribute to the classic films and versatile artists of the B-Movie orbit.

For this year's voting, the B-Movie Hall of Fame provided ballots with 100 B-Movie titles and 100 B-Movie icons to choose from. "The winning votes reflect the timeless quality of the genre," said Ron Bonk, president and founder of the B-Movie Hall of Fame. "This year, B-B-Movie icons of years gone by--including Hillary Brooke, Lon Chaney Jr. and George "Gabby" Hayes--were among our top vote getters. However, contemporary B-Movie classics such as "The Blair Witch Project" and "El Mariachi" were also inducted by a high vote volume."

The newest members of the B-Movie Hall of Fame, categorized by artists and classics, are listed in alphabetical order:


FORREST J. ACKERMAN. Legendary movie historian and memorabilia collector who introduced new generations to the joys of sci-fi with his magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland.

HILLARY BROOKE. Blonde leading lady who brought class and grace to B-classics including "The Woman in Green" (1946), "Africa Screams" (1949) and "The Lost Continent" (1951).

JACKIE CHAN. Excessively prolific actor/director who achieved superstardom in the Hong Kong martial arts genre before achieving (after several attempts) a foothold in American action films.

LON CHANEY JR. Perrenial star of B-Movies who achieved screen immortality as the definitive lycanthropic anti-hero in "The Wolf Man" (1941).

PETER CUSHING. Versatile British actor best known for his performances in the Hammer horror classics including "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957) and "Dracula" (1958).

TAMARA DOBSON. Groundbreaking blaxploitation action film star best known for playing the title role in the 1973 hit "Cleopatra Jones."

GEORGE "GABBY" HAYES. Hirsute comedy relief sidekick in numerous B-Westerns, most notably "Sons of the Pioneers" (1942), "My Pal Trigger" (1946) and "El Paso" (1949).

ARTHUR LUBIN. Director who launched the career of Abbott and Costello with the surprise B-Movie hit "Buck Privates" (1941) and then began the popular series starring a sassy talking mule with "Francis" (1951).

LEE VAN CLEEF. Character actor best regarded as the ultimate Western villain in "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966).

JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT. Two-fisted leading man who starred in the B-flicks "The Mechanic" (1972), "Buster and Billie" (1974) and "Baby Blue Marine" (1976).


ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES! (1978), directed by John DeBello. Camp classic with oversized and overripe tomatoes trying to take over the world.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999), directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez. No-budget box office blockbuster following three would-be filmmakers who get fatally lost in the woods while searching for an elusive legendary witch.

THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1962), directed by Steve Sekely. British sci-fi classic in which a meteorite shower blinds most of the population, allowing an experimental plant life to gain power and exercise homicidal tendencies.

EL MARIACHI (1992), directed by Robert Rodriguez. The $7,000 Spanish-language action flick in which a traveling musician is mistaken for a hired killer.

ENTER THE DRAGON (1973), directed by Robert Clouse. The kung fu classic starring Bruce Lee as a martial artist who infiltrates a drug ring.

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), directed by Sergio Leone. The Italian production that launched the Spaghetti Western genre and established director Leone and star Clint Eastwood as big screen icons.

GORGO (1961), directed by Eugene Lourie . British monster classic in which a baby dinosaur is discovered and put on display in London...until his mother comes looking for him!

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), directed by Wes Craven. Phantasmic killer Freddy Kreuger invades the dreams of a group of teenagers in the first of the highly popular horror series.

REPO MAN (1984), directed by Alex Cox. A wild mix of conspiracies and comedy mix in this cult classic about a punk who finds a weird new world when he takes a job involving automobile repossessions.

X, THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (1963), directed by Roger Corman. A scientist developing a serum to enable x-ray vision gets more than he bargained for when he uses his own eyes to test the formula.

The B-Movie Hall of Fame and B-Movie Theater are owned and operated by Sub Rosa Studios, a leading distributor of independent films and videos. For more information, contact Sub Rosa Studios, PO Box 5515, Syracuse, NY 13220; tel. 315-454-5608.

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