You knew it was coming...
Sometimes bad movies incite pure rage, given the ever-ballooning prices of cinema tickets. Others, they just aggravate and disappoint. But then, sometimes, when conditions just happen to be right, a movie emerges that is so wrong, so absolutely inept, so awful that it begs to be seen.
What is it about bad movies that is so fascinating? Perhaps there's not a single reason: some have production tales from Hell. Others catch stars on the way down from the top of the heap, while still more seem just plain wrong! Most bad films will hit a theatre or disc and fall away into oblivion (incidentally, see also: Oblivion), but certain titles never seem to escape the mind...or maybe the public just can't escape them!
Which brings me to these 15 morsels. Call it a camp out: fifteen movies that fail so hard they become opprobrious comedies! Some you may have heard of, others might just beg for a viewing. Either way, consider yourself warned: these movies are horrid, and horridly fun!
DISCLAIMER: These movies are atrocious. Like, really, really bad! Think of them like LSD: they can offer a lot of fun, but some people will just die from taking them. In short, watch them at your own risk.
15 Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
14 The Room
11 The Apple
8 Plan Nine From Outer Space
7 Exorcist II: The Heretic
6 The Wicker Man
Liza Minnelli was a hot commodity in the 1970s, but by the late 1980s, her stock had fallen. She appeared alongside Burt Reynolds in this "thriller" about a cop and a hooker who fall in love. Cheap and loaded with steroidal 80s violence, the movie actually works better as a comedy. If I mention that Dionne Warwick plays a madam, does that help?
4 Manos: The Hands of Fate
2 Flash Gordon
Speaking of trippy movies, try Zardoz on for size. Starring Sean Connery as a hit man in a diaper, the film chronicles a post-apocalyptic future where the poor work as farmers for the rich who have developed psychic powers. They terrorize the poor using a flying head (yes, really)...or something like that. Charlotte Rampling shows up as sort of psychic dominatrix who punishes criminals by making them permanently old, which would later foreshadow MTV's The Real World. The movie is big on surreal images but light on everything else, though it does have a certain value as hilariously misbegotten cinema.
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