I’m not sure we’ve talked about it before on World’s Strongest Librarian, but I am addicted to movies that are terrible. B movies, usually horror films, that are unintentionally (or in some rare cases, intentionally) hilarious. Some of the best karate movies also fall into this category.
So while we have been griping about songs that are terrible, book that are terrible, and in the near future we will be griping about foods that are horrible, but today we are talking about good movies, that are also bad. Movies that are so awful that they are good, awesome, hilarious, and nifty, not to get too technical about it.
Note: I did not go to film school. But if you are looking for someone who feels like I do about these movies, but writes about them with a lot more skill, I would highly recommend Brian Collins’ hilarious blog Horror Movie A Day. It’s just what it sounds like. He watches a horror movie every day and reviews it, and I’d say the ratio of groaners to great films is highly skewed in favor of the groaners. He’s a funny, smart writer, and there is also some terrible language on the site, so be warned. But he deserves more readers.
Now then, here is a quick list of good-bad movies that I absolutely love.
- Troll 2
- Cool As Ice (starring Vanilla Ice)
- King Of The Kickboxers: American American Shaloin
- Plan 9 From Outer Space
- Manos: Hands of Fate
- Death Spa
- Sinbad (starring Lou Ferrigno)
And that’s what I’ve got off the top of my head today. Now I’ll turn it over to you. Let’s make this a big list. And seriously, please go say hi to Brian at Horror Movie a Day.
PS, if you are looking for a great horror movie, I would highly recommend Frozen by Adam Green. It is the best thriller I have watched in a long time.