3. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)
Director: Tom Graeff
Stars: David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn, King Moody
Not everyone can work with Steven Spielberg's budgets, but anyone can be resourceful. So don't feel bad for the team behind 1959's cheaply made Teenagers from Outer Spaceâ€”it's their own fault that the film is hilariously shoddy.
Stricken with minimal cash, director Tom Graeff and company didn't even bother hiding the film's inefficiencies. The aliens' costumes, for example, were simply flight suits with strips of masking tape applied in V-shapes across the chest and stomach. Every dead body is "played" by the same skeleton model, and the aliens' disintegrator ray is visibly a toy kids could've have purchased in nearby novelty shops.