by Jay Cluitt · March 4, 2016 · New LAMB · No Comments

#1477 Really Awful Movies

Site name Really Awful Movies
Site URL
Twitter Handle @Awful_Movies
Facebook Page
Categories Reviews
Additional Categories (optional) Interviews
Site Rating PG-13
What is the main focus of your site? Celebrating genre cinema, mainly horror.
What are your blogging goals, personally and/or professionally? In other words, what, if anything, are you trying to get out your blog? We focus on sharing our love of “awful” movies (the name of the site is derived from a question raised by one of the host’s moms who asked, “why do you watch those awful movies?”). Every weekend on our podcast, we cover movies from the horror, action, sci fi, kung fu, blaxploitation and post-apocalyptic wasteland genres.

We frequently feature interviews with industry insiders, such as Lloyd Kaufman, H.G. Lewis, Gregory Lamberson and Tom Savini. We also do periodical lists such as “13 A-List Actors Who Started in Horror.” We are active horror journalists, reviewing current titles on and attending Toronto and area film festivals and conventions. We wrote a nonfiction horror reference book that’s coming soon in 2016.

Do you prefer an interactive community for your blog or are you the teacher and your readers the students? We love getting comments and always respond to them. We also run contests, usually in conjunction with a distributor, where we give away DVDs and such. We look at our readers as our peers but also like to think that we are influencing their movie choices as well.
How long has this site been active for, and how frequently do you post updates to your site? (Note: sites must be active for at least three months for entry to the LAMB.) Our podcast launched in February 2015, our website in August, 2014. Reviews run on our website 3x a week and new podcast episodes are uploaded every weekend. They’re bite-sized, seldom longer than 45 minutes as we know people lead busy lives and we believe a movie chat should not last longer than an actual movie.
Name up to three of your favorite movies (and no more). Re-Animator
Dawn of the Dead (original)
Name a movie you hate!! The Conjuring
How did hear about the LAMB? If it was a LAMB, do you recall which one? My site partner is a long-time blogger and referred me to LAMB. We are passionate and enthusiastic about movies. Our goal generally is not to denigrate or put ourselves above “awful” movies (like many of our brethren do) but rather to evangelize some overlooked wacky genre films. We have been lucky enough to have been sent movies for review by independent film makers and are proud to champion independent cinema. We are proud of our success thus far and intend to continue growing and expanding Really Awful Movies (RAM).