The days are short, gloomy and cold. This is the time of year that is well suited to stay in and watch a movie. There are a lot of really good movies out there and there are a lot of movies out there that are not very good. In fact there are a lot of really, really bad movies out there. I will offer up the ten worst movies that I have every watched and you can learn from my experience or, if you are a glutton for punishment, you can dig up one of these “classics” on the internet or at the library and explore the horizon of really bad cinema.
Don’t forget the popcorn!
It Happens Every Spring (1949) – A scientist discovers a formula which causes a baseball to be repelled by wood. He promptly joins a major league baseball team and leads them to the World Series. They definitely struck out with this baseball movie.
The Food of the Gods (1976) – traveling friends discover an entire island crawling with animals that have grown to giant size. Watch out for the rats! (Note to self – never go to an unnamed, unexplored island, nothing good ever happens on these.)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1979) – scientists band together to save the world from mutated tomatoes that KILL! You will never look at a tomato the same way again. Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? It makes no difference this is a bad movie, however, even a movie this bad can have a sequel.
Kazaam (1996) – Shaquille O’Neal stars as a powerful genie – how could this be bad?
Going Ape ( 1981) – When his father – who owned a circus – dies, Oscar inherits 5 million dollars – and 3 orangutans – stars Tony Danza and an orangutan, not sure who did the better acting.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) – Martians kidnap Santa in an effort to make their bratty kids happy.
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) – Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humans from creating the Solaranite bomb. This one is always near the top of any list of the worst movies ever made. This one is so bad, you need to see it.
The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962) – A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend’s head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash. Yes, this one is a real love story. Hard as it might be to believe, the girlfriend does not really appreciate all that the boyfriend does for her.
Ice Pirates (1984) – In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her missing father. A Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps – something bad for everyone.
Yor Hunter from the Future (1983) – Yor, a prehistoric warrior, comes to question his origins, particularly with regard to a mysterious medallion he wears. When he learns of a desert goddess who supposedly wears the same medallion, Yor decides that he must find her and learn his true identity. Along the way, he encounters ape-men, dinosaurs, and a strange futuristic society. I still have no idea what this movie was about.
What is the worst movie you have ever watched?
I’ve sat through a few bad ones myself. Is it Mystery Science Theater that has the guy and a couple of robots who make funny comments throughout the bad movie? Usually the best part of it. 😀 Most of them were pretty hokey!
Yes, it’s Mystery Science Theater.
I saw two movies on that show that I’d consider the worst I’ve ever seen: “Manos, Hands of Fate” (which was directed by a fertilizer and insurance salesman who had lost a bet and was forced to make the film) and “Robot Holocaust” (which shamelessly rips off both “Star Wars” and “Alien”).
Long ago, my friend told me that her favorite movie (to watch while on acid) was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1979).
The worst movie I ever saw was ” If You Don’t Stop It … You’ll Go Blind” (1975).