- In general, B movies are made without studio backing and for a low budget. Typical genres are horror, sci-fi, and westerns.
- Some actors who got their start in B movies include: Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, John Wayne, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Lee Curtis, Owen Wilson, & Johnny Depp.
- Macabre (1958) invited potential viewers to take out additional insurance policies to cover “death by fright.”
- The Tingler (1959) used buzzers attached to random seats throughout the movie theater, which activated at the climax of the movie.
- Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), directed by Ed Wood, was financed by a local Baptist congregation led by Wood’s landlord.
- Ed Wood has been called “The World’s Worst Director.”
- Roger Corman directed 53 films in 15 years, and has produced over 400 films in the last 50 years.
- The Little Shop of Horrors (1960), directed by Roger Corman, holds the record for the shortest shooting schedule for a feature film: TWO DAYS!
- Every film ever directed by Coleman Francis was used for an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Composers like John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, and Henry Mancini have written music for B-movies.