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Top 10 Films That Are So Bad They Are Good..
Member Name: rockinrach08
Top 10 Films That Are So Bad They Are Good..
Date: 31/07/11, updated on 31/07/11 (50 review reads)
Advantages: lots of cheese, b-movies and cult films.
Disadvantages: Not for everyone
I almost feel as though this section was made for me as I seem to be quite known for my strange taste in films. I absolutely love b-movie, cult films and just generally obscure films, mostly horror and sci-fi (though usually viewed with humour rather than as serious films). I do love these films and own over half of these on DVD.
I had real trouble keeping this to just 10, and I have so many more films that could have been included. So, here we are... in no particular order!
10. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
This is a great film, spoofing b-movies. It has everything: psychopathic tomatoes, singing, superman cameo... its just utterly ridiculous. A government taskforce is sent to investigate the murderous fruit, including somone disguised as black Hitler, a man never without his parachute (initially scared by 'Hitler') and an underwater expert. Definitely a film that everyone should check out once, especially those that love ridiculous films (though I think the title alone gives that away).
Favourite part: When the old couple don't care that a tomato ate 'little Timmy'.
-Favourite quote: Richardson: "Incredible! Kamikaze tomato!"
G-Man: "Tomatoes can't fly!"
Richardson: "Yeah? They can't eat people either, but they're doing one heck of an
There have been three sequels, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back and Killer Tomatoes eat France. The last of which I haven't seen and the second of which stars a young George Clooney.
9. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)
Great cult film! IMDb states, "Kung-fu Action/ Comedy/ Horror/ Musical about the second coming. Basically, its about a mordern day Jesus (who has some awesome kung-fu skills to boot) and he's on a mission to stop vampires for killing lesbians for their skin with help from Mexican wrestler El Santo). And on top of this we have some singing thrown in.
Favourite moment: The cameo from god. Ooh or the fighting scene with various organs. Or the crazy man in
the bush. Or when Jesus meets the atheists (also the stage for a joke on how many
atheists you can fit into a jeep).
Favourite quote: "We're running low on skin. I suggest we harvest another lesbian."
8. Snakes on a Train (2006)
This film was produced by Asylum, so instantly you know its going to be bad. Through the whole film I was utterly bored... until the last 30 minutes. I don't want to spoil it but it really is just awesome, and worth it for those 30 minutes of hilarity. A woman has a zombie curse placed on her that causes snakes to live inside her, she is on her way to L.A. to be cured.
Favourite moment: the train munching and the part that followed.
7. Sherlock Holmes (Asylum) (2010)
Another film from Asylum, this time taking on Sherlock Holmes. Not just any Sherlock Holmes story, no. This one has added dinosaurs, cybermen, a possible Kraken and a steam-driven dragon,We also have Gareth David-Lloyd trying to be English. Its obviously not seriously trying to bring a Conan Doyle story to life and I'm not convinced with the actor chosen to play Holmes, but it wasn't terrible and in some ways better than the latest Guy Ritchie version. If you are a Holmes purist, then clearly this film isn't for you. However, as someone who likes the Conan Doyle books, I loved this film. Low budget, but more than they needed for this nice mixture of Sherlock Holmes and steampunk.
Favourite moment: The moment with the guy, the prostitute and the dinosaur (sounds like the start of a bad joke).
6. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Ah, Roger Corman. One of my favourite people working in film. He directed this comedy horror film and was shot in 5 days. Its about a socially awkward busboy who longs to belong with the artists and bohemians that frequent the cafe in which he works. He gets his wish after he accidently kills his landlady's cat, which he then covers in clay to cover the evidence. People are impressed by his artwork... so he moves on to larger things to kill and cover in clay. A great film.
Favourite quote: "Do you really like my cat?"
Just found out that this film was remade in 1995, though Roger Corman produced it not sure I could bring myself to watch it.
5. Swing Kids (1993)
A slightly different take on world war 2. The Swing Kids were swing lovers in 1930 Germany who opposed the likes of Hitler. The film takes a look at this culture. It stars Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard and Kenneth Branagh. It follows a group of 'swing kids', two of whom end up in the Hitler Youth, and try to balance both lifestyles. It may not be for everyone, but I love it. Especially the relationship between the two characters played by Bale and Leonard.
Favourite moment: The final sequences, especially right at the end.
Favourite quote: "No one who likes swing can become a Nazi."
4. Sharktopus (2010)
Half shark. Half octopus. All awesome! Yes, this film follows the mighty sharktopus (or S-11), who has escaped from the control of the U.S. Navy. He swims around eating people. A SyFy (why did they change it from SciFi!) original and produced by the legendary Roger Corman, this film really is the definition of 'so bad its good'. I cannot recommend seeing this film enough. If you have the SyFy channel then I am sure it will be on your screen soon. If not, ebay/amazon/ the usual place.
To add to the awesomeness, it is produced by Roger Corman (who also has a small part in the film). It may be cheesy but I love this film!
Favourite quote: "Trust me, okay? There is no such thing as a sharktopus." (before being attacked by
Favourite moment: Whenever Sharktopus is on the screen.
3. Bad Taste (1987)
It was a hard choice between this and Braindead, both great films made by Peter Jackson (who is producer, director, actor, make up artist and writer in this amazing film). Bad Taste
follows the Astro Investigation and Defence Service (AIDS) who are a group of friends. They are sent to investiate a small town in New Zealand which has completely disappeared. It turns out a group of aliens have eaten them all. My description does not do this film justice. Definite a must-see film though.
Favourite quote: "I suppose you're wondering why you're soaking in Reg's eleven secret herbs and
Favourite moment: The alien eating his friends brain using a spoon; that amused me. Or Derek trying to keep his brain in his head.
2. Sins of the Fleshapoids (1965)
There are very few words to describe this film effectively. I usually find the acronym, "W.T.F." works quite well. Its a low-budget, campy, sci-fi film. Basically, its set long into the future and humans use fleshapoids (basically androids that look exactly like humans) as servants. The fleshapoids start to revolt, killing their owners in some cases. It was made on a budget of £600 and their effects department was comprised of people they pulled off the street that could hold a pen.
If you have LoveFilm, you can watch the film online. Having checked, unless you want to fork out £40 for a region 1 copy of a 40min film, you'll have to find other ways to watch it. Though if you do get the chance, do check it out! Its not for everyone but its worth a try, especially if you like more obscure films.
Favourite moment: The birth-giving scene. If you watch it... you'll know why.
1. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
Last but not least, Humanoids from the Deep. Another film Roger Corman was involved in (Executive Producer). The monster of this film is a mutation that has caused a half man/ half fish being which kills men and mate with women (who are kidnapped). It reminded me a lot of Creature from the Black Lagoon. Its a bit silly, a bit serious but entertaining!
Summary: My taste in films doens't suit everyone.