Historically Inaccurate Movies

Here at the B-Horror Blog I pride myself on the diversity of the crap that I watch. Obviously horror makes up the bulk of my viewing pleasure, although I have been known to indulge in a crappy end of the world movie from time to time. The Historically Inaccurate Movies, however, are a joint effort between myself and my ever-trusty sidekick Tropical Mary. Our love for ancient history and culture has manifested itself in many years of university study and several different degrees between us. So, with this knowledge and passion, why not watch crappy movies about history as well?

Most of these movies are swords-and-sandals epics, or at least try to be, but get everything so horribly wrong that you’ll find myself and Tropical Mary staring at the TV screen looking as though we had a synchronised stroke as we try to figure out what’s going on. Read on, and enjoy the lessons that we have learned through this little on-going adventure of ours 🙂

HISTORY COMES UNDONE

Amazons and Gladiators

Cyclops

Hellhounds

Historically Inaccurate Movie Day

Immortals

Odysseus and the Isle of Mists

Sands of Oblivion

Sinbad and the Minotaur

*****

I’m always on the lookout for more historically inaccurate movies. If you know of anything that butchers Roman, Greek, Egyptian or Norse mythology and culture, please do let me know. If it’ll make the goddess Athena cry, then we want to watch it!

  1. Spot on with Sinbad and the Minotaur – I find myself delightfully appalled by the confused juxtaposition of myths. On one hand, the minotaur is one of my fave horror concepts – impersonating a woman to get access to closed spaces, trapped with a monster, etc. so I’m happy someone is making horror films about it – but Sinbad? Really? Perhaps they mean the 80’s comedian Sinbad – now that would be worth some attention!

    • If only the beast were actually a minotaur it would’ve helped. I think they just wanted to do some sort of action/fantasy movie and tacked two mythological narratives onto the plot in the hopes of getting people’s attention. It’s funny, but sad to watch at the same time.

  2. caterina sommerville

    watch the adaption of percy jackson its so bad its laughable but if you have already seen it ignore this comment…….

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