Bad Movie Madness

Smoke Breakers – 005: The Good the Bad and the Zombie




Now, when you talk about Bad Movies, what actually do we mean? Movies with no social merit, entertainment value, or just failures at the box office? As you know, butt loads of bad movie are financial success, giving way to the bad franchise and the nine colours of shit you would expect.
But there is a lot of interesting ideas in these bad movies, stuff that you wouldn’t see in bigger budget entertainment. Be it a cause, personal agendas of the filmmakers, for just simple gore and special effects. And bad movies, a lot of the time have bad acting that makes porn actors seem like they were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and budgets so cheap you can seriously see the sets wobble with a heavy sneeze.
We all have an idea of a bad movie is, and we all have personal dislikes when it comes to movie watching. But a lot of these movies become cult classic and end up being celebrated, usually because of all the reason I’ve already mentioned. Why, you say? Time, it is as simple as that. After a period of time passes, the films change. And an audience’s reactions to them are different from when they were first released. All the elements that put the films together are perceived through different eyes.
I’m not going to write too much on it here, I’ll do that at a later date on this blog. What I would like to do it share with all you crazy cinefiles out there some of the bad movies that left a mark, either on me or on the world. All of these films I have seen, and the range from the woefully bad to the so bad they’re good. And you will be happy to know, most of these films are available to watch for free on You Tube. So head on over, microwave some popcorn, strap in and enjoy some of these not quite gems of cinema history. And I know there are many more, but let’s start here. And by all means, comment if I missed anything.

1930’s

Maniac (1934)
Refer Madness (1936)
Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

1950’s

Glen or Glenda (1953)
Bride of the Monster (1955)
The Giant Claw (1957)
The Killer Shrews (1959)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
The Tingler (1959)

1960’s

Robot Monster (1964)
Santa Clause Conquers The Martians (1964)
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
The Oscar (1966)
Satan’s Sadists (1969)

1970’s

Myra Brekinridge (1970)
The Black Gestapo (1975)
Giant Spider Invasion (1975)
Track of the Moon Beast (1976)
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)
Attack of The Killer Tomatoes (1978)
Starcrash (1978)
The Swarm (1978)
Caligula (1979)
For Your Height Only (1979)

1980’s

Alligator (1980)
The Apple (1980)
Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)
Motel Hell (1980)
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Frankenstein Island (1981)
Krull (1983)
Children of the Corn (1984)
C.H.U.D. (1984)
American Ninja (1985)
Creature (1985)
Howling II (1985)
Chopping Mall (1986)
House (1986)
Howard The Duck (1986)
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Troll (1986)
Rawhead Rex (1986)
Hell Comes To Frogtown (1987)
Ishtar (1987)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Mannequin (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
Leonard Part 6 (1987)
The Blob (1988)
The Hobgoblins (1988)
Killer Clowns From Outer Space (1988)
License To Drive (1988)
Return of The Killer Tomatoes (1988)
Laser Mission (1989)
The Punisher (1989)
The Puppet Master (1989)

1990’s

Ernest Goes To Jail (1990)
Troll 2 (1990)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
The Roller Blade Seven (1991)
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Demonic Toys (1992)
Leprechaun (1993)
Super Mario Bros. (1993)
Street Fighter (1994)
Showgirls (1995)
Striptease (1996)
Anaconda (1997)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Jack Frost (1997)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
The Avengers (1998)
Camp Blood (1999)

2000’s

Battlefield Earth (2000)
Dungeons and Dragons (2000)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Glitter (2001)
Master of Disguise (2002)
Swept Away (2002)
The Room (2003)
Ben and Arthur (2003)
Gigli (2003)
House of the Dead (2003)
Catwoman (2004)
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2004)
Soul Plane (2004)
Blade Trinity (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
Alien Apocalpse (2005)
Alone in the Dark (2005)
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Santa’s Slay (2005)
Son of Mask (2005)
Eragon (2006)
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Norbit (2007)
Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008)
The Twilight Saga (2008 – 2012)
Disaster Movie (2008)
The Love Guru (2008)
Max Payne (2008)
Meet The Spartans (2008)
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Year One (2009)

2010’s

The Last Airbender (2010)
Jack and Jill (2011)
Movie 43 (2013)
Sharknado (2013)

– Monkey

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