"Exploitation may not do the business it once did, but in terms of sheer numbers, it's just as vibrant as it ever was. What's more, the new ones can often go toe-to-toe with the classics, and a few of them — Sharknado, for one — become genuine cultural phenomena. It's an impressively giant industry populated by talented people that continues to pay the bills all over North America, which was always kind of the point.
With that in mind, I've mixed things up a bit: I've gone through some forgotten gems of the early days and mixed them in with the new ones, so that the wild and the crazy of yore can meet the out-there and "let's just get this done so we can keep calling ourselves filmmakers" of today. Some of these are worth watching for their insanity; others for the sheer unwatchability."