B-Movie Theater, the popular web site (http://www.b-movie.com) celebrating the art and industry of the B-Movie genre, is inviting film lovers to submit nominations for the third annual inductions in the B-Movie Hall of Fame.
Fans of B-Movies can nominate their favorite films and artists by filling out a nomination form at http://www.b-movie.com/hof/hof.html; no more than 10 nominations per category can be considered and the voting period will conclude on July 30. The Hall of Fame defines a B-Movie as a film, either of independent or studio production, whose entertainment and/or artistic value transcends the perceived limitations of its low-budget. All genres of B-Movies (including drama, horror, science-fiction, comedy, westerns, film noir, blaxploitation, documentary, musicals and even gladiator pictures) are eligible for consideration.
This year’s inductees in the B-Movie Hall of Fame will be announced during the second annual B-Movie Film Festival, to be held in Syracuse, New York, from August 26-27.
“B-Movies have long been ignored by the critics and award-givers, but audiences love them and have kept the B-Movies alive all of these years,” says Ron Bonk, founder of B-Movie Theater and curator of the B-Movie Hall of Fame. “That’s why we open the voting to the film lovers around the world who can’t get enough of the B-Movies. Every year, we receive more and more votes on a wide number of classic films and iconic stars and filmmakers. The B-Movie Hall of Fame is the moviegoer’s way of saying thanks to the great films and great people who created them!”
B-Movie superstars now in the Hall of Fame include Samuel Z. Arkoff & James H. Nicholson, The Bowery Boys, Jeanne Carmen, William Castle, Roger Corman, Inoshiro Honda, Joseph Kane, Lloyd Kaufman & Michael Herz, Bruce Lee, Bela Lugosi, Jayne Mansfield, Russ Meyer, Vincent Price, Ronald Reagan & Nancy Davis (Reagan), George Romero, Emil Sitka, Barbara Steele, John Waters, John Wayne and Edward D. Wood Jr. The classic B-Movies previously voted for honor are “Blood of Jesus” (1941), “Carnival of Souls” (1962), “Clerks” (1994), “Death Race 2000” (1975), “Detour” (1945), “The Evil Dead” (1982), “Faces of Death” (1978), “Flash Gordon” (1936), “Godzilla” (1954), “Halloween” (1978), “Kentucky Fried Movie” (1977), “The Killing” (1956), “The Leopard Man” (1943), “Mondo Cane” (1963), “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), “Pink Flamingos” (1972), “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (1959), “Shaft” (1971), “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1973) and “The Toxic Avenger” (1985). ^ [ http://www.b-movie.com ]