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Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
by mikhail
I recently sat down with some movie buff friends and watched Bruce Schneier in Invasion USA, an Asian film called RoboVampire which might be the worst film I've ever seen, and the big budget Korean dragon film D-War. We had a great time in what we christened a 'God-awful movie night'. We had to pause RoboVampire at one point to let one of the guys get his laughter sufficiently under control to start breathing again. Anyone else done this sort of thing? What are people's favourite bad films?

Apologies if this topic has been discussed before, but I didn't find anything with a cursory search (bad + movie ain't helpful!).

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:44 pm UTC
by Megatriorchis
I liked The Wickerman as a bad movie. Not the old one, the new one with Nicholas Cage. He's so terrible that it's funny. He punches a woman while wearing a bear suit. :D

Some bad movies are just hilarious. Like M. Night Shyamalan's Signs. I laughed so much when I watched it. And also The Happening. That one was pretty funny to me. I have a bit of a morbid sense of humor, though.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
by JayDee
Bad movies are heaps of fun. Old bad movies even better. I know some folks who have made a business out of watching / showing bad movies.

I'd have trouble thinking of a particular favourite, but I used to watch 24 hour Horror / Sci-Fi movie marathons when I lived in Melbourne, and there'd always be one or two glorious bad films shown. Stuff like 'The Day the Sky Exploded' or 'Attack of the Mole Men'. Hilarious black and white b-grade stuff, made all the more funny by being shown to a theatre full of people who are heckling the film.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:36 pm UTC
by headprogrammingczar
Go see Dragon Wars, or Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (I call it Attack of the Monsters). Funniest stuff you will ever see (watch for the magic cloning missile in the latter movie).

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:47 pm UTC
by jaap
headprogrammingczar wrote:Go see Dragon Wars, or Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (I call it Attack of the Monsters). Funniest stuff you will ever see (watch for the magic cloning missile in the latter movie).

I think Dragon Wars is also called D-war, a film mentioned in the original post.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:29 am UTC
by Megatriorchis
On that note, I enjoy the original Scifi Channel movies. They're wonderfully bad.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:16 am UTC
by Metacelsus
Ballistics: Ecks vs Sever
Ignoring the completely inscrutably nonsensical plot it has the best scene of Antonio Banderas walking away from an explosion in the rain in slow motion ever.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:30 am UTC
by Maseiken
Darkman has long held a place in my heart as the best worst movie I've ever seen.

MY HANDS! THEY TOOK MY HANDS!

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:38 am UTC
by TheAmazingRando
I saw Bratz with a bunch of my friends at a 10:00 PM showing. I used to work there and I know the management, so we all got in for free. The theater was completely empty aside from us, and I had just got my wisdom teeth out so I was pretty high on vicodin. There was absolutely nothing redeeming about the movie itself, it wasn't even fun bad, it was just really fucking terrible, but being able to yell at it on the big screen was great.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
by Force42
One of my friends occasionally host themed movie nights where we sit around, talk, watch bad movies, and make fun of them.

One time we watched bad shark movies, namely, Blue Demon and Shark Attack III:Megaladon and another night was horror movie night where we watched Children of the Corn, Halloween II, and Teeth.

All bad yet hilarious movies, except for Teeth, which was more disturbing than funny. :shock: :?

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:24 pm UTC
by ParanoidAndroid
My friends and I would sometimes get together and watch really lame sci-fi movies, like Chupacabra: Dark Seas, Blood Monkeys, and Death Machine. Hilarious. In one part of Death Machine, the hardcore commando guy makes bandages for someone's wound by reaching into his pants and ripping off his own boxers while still wearing them.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
by thepope
I think that Manos: The Hands of Fate is pretty much the epitome of bad movies, it's pretty hilarious. Actually Mystery Science Theater 3000 did it once that was awesome.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:51 pm UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Anyone watch Snakes on a Train? Two friends and I went all MST3K on it while watching it. The movie made absolutely no sense. The main characters (I think they were the main characters...) kept switching between knowing English and not knowing English.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:07 am UTC
by apricity
Ummm... has anyone seen High School Musical 3 yet? I am going with my roommates next weekend :)

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:10 am UTC
by Mr. Beck
10,000 BC. Best first date ever!

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:48 am UTC
by Amarantha
Awesome Lotus. That is all.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:41 pm UTC
by TheAmazingRando
thepope wrote:I think that Manos: The Hands of Fate is pretty much the epitome of bad movies, it's pretty hilarious. Actually Mystery Science Theater 3000 did it once that was awesome.
Is it even possible to find a non-MST3K version of Manos?

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:04 am UTC
by kinigget
apparently you can find it on DVD Yor: hunter of the future is apparently still only available on vhs

for context see:
http://spoonyexperiment.com/rants/Yor/

in fact, spend some time checking out his site. It's worth it.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:01 pm UTC
by thepope
TheAmazingRando wrote:
thepope wrote:I think that Manos: The Hands of Fate is pretty much the epitome of bad movies, it's pretty hilarious. Actually Mystery Science Theater 3000 did it once that was awesome.
Is it even possible to find a non-MST3K version of Manos?

Actually, I was introduced to the movie by a friend who actually had a copy of the movie and I later found the MST3K version myself. He probably heard of it from MST3K though.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:07 pm UTC
by Jebobek
Megatriorchis wrote:I liked The Wickerman as a bad movie. Not the old one, the new one with Nicholas Cage. He's so terrible that it's funny. He punches a woman while wearing a bear suit. :D
Freggin A, second post and someone already came up with that one. I was totally ready to bash into Wickerman as one of the most entertaining bad movies ever. They should have just called it "Nicholas Cage is a total asshole."
Spoiler:
Favorite Quote: "KILLING ME WONT BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY!!"
I love how it just ended. What the hell?!?

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:07 am UTC
by Oort
Superman vs. Doomsday.

Animated superman movie. It talked about anally violating Satan (we can say that here, right?), in a children's cartoon. Then Lex Luthor fought Superman topless. So good/bad.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:02 am UTC
by Megatriorchis
Jebobek wrote:
Megatriorchis wrote:I liked The Wickerman as a bad movie. Not the old one, the new one with Nicholas Cage. He's so terrible that it's funny. He punches a woman while wearing a bear suit. :D
Freggin A, second post and someone already came up with that one. I was totally ready to bash into Wickerman as one of the most entertaining bad movies ever. They should have just called it "Nicholas Cage is a total asshole."
Spoiler:
Favorite Quote: "KILLING ME WONT BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY!!"
I love how it just ended. What the hell?!?

THE BEES!!!
NOT THE BEES!!!

Spoiler:
He punched a lady while wearing a bear suit. HAHAHAHAHA.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:50 am UTC
by Malice
The Story of Ricky is the finest "bad" movie I've ever seen. I don't think a two-minute period goes by where the hero doesn't punch a hole in somebody's face. I'll wait while you read that sentence again.

It's basically about this guy who goes to jail (in the year 2001, a distant dystopian future where even prisons have been privatized!) and uses his superhuman strength (as the film puts it) to fight virtually everybody in there, all the way up to the warden. Each moment is more absurd than the last, the movie was clearly filmed by people who took it semi-seriously and then redubbed by somebody who didn't, and the whole thing is structured like a video game. And there's so much violence. I haven't laughed so hard in years.

It is essentially the best retelling of the New Testament I've ever seen.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:37 pm UTC
by Metacelsus
Malice wrote:It is essentially the best retelling of the New Testament I've ever seen.


I'm going to steal this and use it to describe anything I can apply it to.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
by TheAmazingRando
If Malice's description doesn't sway you, let me add that there's a scene where a man jumps up out of the ground and kicks a dog in half for absolutely no reason.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
by Liet Kynes
I was laughing at the kids reaction to his friend falling in the river during bridge to teribithia.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:06 pm UTC
by 22/7
Liet Kynes wrote:I was laughing at the kids reaction to his friend falling in the river during bridge to teribithia.
That just makes you a bad person.
TheAmazingRando wrote:If Malice's description doesn't sway you, let me add that there's a scene where a man jumps up out of the ground and kicks a dog in half for absolutely no reason.
And sold.

Anyone seen Poolhall Junkies? Ridiculous film that takes itself way too seriously. Christopher Walken, though.

Glad to hear that Dragon Wars has been mentioned. I always wanted to see it when it came out, but never got around to it. I mean, in the trailer there's a brief scene where a guy is riding a dragon (with reigns) which is walking down the street between two massive tanks. How do you top that?

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:10 pm UTC
by Liet Kynes
22/7 wrote:
Liet Kynes wrote:I was laughing at the kids reaction to his friend falling in the river during bridge to teribithia.
That just makes you a bad person.


Probably, but you have to admit his response is as funny as hell.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:26 am UTC
by Various Varieties
Amnesiasoft wrote:Anyone watch Snakes on a Train? Two friends and I went all MST3K on it while watching it. The movie made absolutely no sense. The main characters (I think they were the main characters...) kept switching between knowing English and not knowing English.

In Empire a few months ago, there was a really good interview with the guy who founded The Asylum, the direct-to-video company that specialises in things like Snakes on a Train, Alien vs Hunter, Transmorphers and I Am Omega. There was one specific quote I liked, which was, "Our War of the Worlds cost half a million; Spielberg's cost $250 million. With both movies you're going to be entertained. Are you going to be 500 times more entertained by the Spielberg version? Probably not."

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:34 pm UTC
by Jebobek
In 7th grade my two classmates laughed when the kid shot old yeller. BIG TROUBLE. Although these were the same guys that introduced me to the hilarity known as Wicker Man so I forgive their transgressions.

Jason X was a great one. "We're going to our new home! Its known as: Earth 2!" *Everyone in the theatre groans* We all lost it when Jason were killing the simulation hot chicks by stuffing them into the sleeping bag and hitting the sleeping bag against the tree.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:56 pm UTC
by Amnesiasoft
Various Varieties wrote:"Our War of the Worlds cost half a million; Spielberg's cost $250 million. With both movies you're going to be entertained. Are you going to be 500 times more entertained by the Spielberg version? Probably not."

To be fair, I think I found Snakes on a Train more entertaining than Snakes on a Plane.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 2:15 am UTC
by drop
Story of Ricky is a great movie. The acting, the special effects, the plot!
It was a fascinating experience.

***
My friend used to rent a room in an apartment, with some other guy. That other guy was absent most of the time. Anyway, once he said that his cousing would live there for some time. I visited my friend and I was stunned - she looked awesome. After some talk it occured that she was an actress (and quite dumb). Anyway, she played in a Polish low budget horror movie called "the Legend" - I nearly died from laughter when the character that she played got stuck in some sort of window and was stabbed by a ghost (it looked as if he anally raped her to death :D).
You can probably download the movie, but I dont think you will be able to find subtitles (also the movie is so baaad!).

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:19 am UTC
by culled
I'm surprised no one's mentioned Catwoman. Any comic book movie where the villain is a cosmetics company is pretty funny in my book.

Oh and it looks like The Story of Ricky is on Youtube.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
by Ian Ex Machina
The Stink of Flesh.
From poundland in their lovely horror section.

The film starts with the guy going "Fuck yeah" and nails a zombie in the head, tries and fails to start a Don't touch the hair" line thing but with the guy's glasses, and then degenerates into a girlf with a rotten foetus on her side, and some mute kid who lets out a sex slave zombie.

The next poundland dvd will be: Nightmares come at Night.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
by the Cow
"The Angry Breed" is the worst movie I've ever seen. So bad, it causes cringing, which may be permanent. Sad, in that it stars William Windom, who has been in nearly every thing, some of it good.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:08 pm UTC
by BigBoss
I enjoy the Evil Dead movies as bad movies, and Army of Darkness. But theyre still on my list of favorite movies.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:17 pm UTC
by kellsbells
The Brain That Wouldn't Die. I actually own a copy of this movie for unknown reasons, even though everyone else has only seen it on MST3K. I have a t-shirt too. It is undoubtedly the best worst old horror movie ever.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:50 pm UTC
by Revek
Anyone ever see "They Live"? That was awesomely terrible. Roddy Piper played the lead. That by itself speaks volumes. My favorite scene in the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqKFadyJxwg He really wanted to see Keith David in those sunglasses.

"Conan the Barbarian" was another favorite of mine. Conan, what is best in life? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V30tyaXv6EI

Gotta agree with whoever mentioned the Evil Dead movies. Classics. Absolute classics.

I really need to find a copy of "The Story of Ricky". Been seeing clips of it online for years. I didn't know about the dog kicking bit. That puts it at the top of my must see list now.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:02 pm UTC
by mikhail
I like Conan a lot, and not just as a bad movie. It's very quotable, and campness aside, a decent epic.

I saw Plan 9 From Outer Space the other night. It's often mentioned as the worst film of all time, not without merit. It 'stars' Bella Lugosi, though they only had about five shots of him. They use one of them three times, and the rest of his scenes are filmed by the director/writer/producer's chiropractor, who held a cape over his face to hide the fact that the lead actor was dead. The dialog is awful. You can actually see the strings holding the spaceships up (only in some shots, but particularly prominant in the opening shot of them). The plot is terrible, even for an old sci-fi B movie.

Re: Enjoying bad movies

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
by 22/7
For flat out worst (semi-well-known) film ever, I might submit Turkish Star Wars (the actual title of the film eludes me).