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More modern faanish films have included the Anti-fan bidding movies from Australia, and Larry Tucker’s Faans.

Meanwhile, commercial sci-fi movies are so common, they’ve transcended media fandom into the mundane.

Particularly in the 50s and 60s, and the 90s, fans made fannish films, sometimes attempts at serious SF, sometimes fannish fun. The known fannish films are listed below. (We also include recordings of fannish musicals which are known to have been made.) See also fannish plays.

Fannish Films[edit]

The Anti-Fan Strikes Back The second of the Anti-Fan films, a film supporting the Australia in '83 Worldcon bid
Aussie Fan The first of the Anti-Fan films, a film supporting the Australia in '75 Worldcon bid
Bounty Trail
Breathworld A spoof of Harry Harrison's Deathworld
Castle of Terrors a horror movie spoof
City on the Edge of the Yarra
Fansapoppin
Faans Sort of like Jaws, but with a Propeller Beanie.
The Genii
Ghostbastards VHS tape based on the ’80s film Ghostbusters
Jedi Heritage
Last and First Fen An audio tape
The March of Slime A tapera (audio tape)
May We Have the Pleasure A film shown at Loncon
Monsters of the Moon A trailer for a non-existent film
The Musquite Kid
The Musquite Kid Rides Again
Shakespeare Wars
Skyforce: The Movie


From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
There have been fantastic movies from the very beginning of the motion picture industry, but unfortunately most of these have been of a type weird, or more often horror (in intent; really ludicrous in effect). Stfnal ones such as Just Imagine and various of the post-1950 breed have usually been burlesques, anti-scientific, or pseudo-science. Things to Come and Destination Moon are the outstanding serious works; fans also enjoy such fantasies as Lost Horizon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and even some of Disney's. Special Appreciation went to Tales of Hoffman. Ackerman is the chief movie authority of scientifandom, the others like Wilson, Marconette, and the Queensies went in for the flicks in a big way. Such organizations as Sykora's Scientifilmakers have attempted to make amateur stf movies with little success. Several fan movies have been shot at fan gatherings. Mention should be made of the Phillies' efforts under the former category. Eminent makers of movies of fans are the Liverpool Group, Mersey & Deeside (MAD -- John Owen, Eddie Jones, John Roles, Norman Shorrock, and Norm Weedal).

from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960: Bigger splash than any other American outfit was achieved by the Califans' Unicorn Productions, organized by Bjo Wells, Al Lewis, Dale Frey, Ernie Wheatley, John Trimble, and Steve Tolliver. A remarkably good color fantasy, "The Genie", was produced in '59 and shown at the Westercon and Detention of that year. Next year a black-and-white fannish horse-opera, "The Musquite Kid Rides Again", came out, starring sucg folk as Wrai Ballard the Musquite Kid, Killer Earl Kemp, Cyclone Coswal, Daddy Busby, and the Crifanac Indians. Plans at this writing include a firm organization to be set up in 1961, and an outline is being constructed for a bigger and better fantasy with lots of color and special effects.

From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
There have been fantastic movies from the very beginning of motion pictures, but unfortunately most of these have been of a type weird, or more often simple horror (really ludicrous in effect). Stfnal ones such as Just Imagine have usually been burlesques or anti-scientific. Things to Come is the outstanding serious work; fans also like such fantasies as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Lost Horizon. Ackerman was the original movie authority of scientifandom; later Wilson went in for watching the flicks in a big way, and his Empress associate, Marconette, published a magazine devoted solely to reviews; Mario Racic and other among the Queensies have had movie columns. Such organization as Sykora's Scientifilmakers have attempted to make amateur stf movies with little success; several fan movies have been shot at fan gatherings.

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