Monday, 29 March 2010

“A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made”


It took a year and he wrote a book about them: that special type of film that is so bad it’s good. Movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space, Showgirls, Mac and Me, Transformers 2, “and any movie by Uwe Boll … ”

The-Return-of-Doctor-X-01_240210120840 And apparently one in which Humphrey Bogart appears as a vampire!  Uugh!

“So bad it’s good”? So what the hell does that mean then?

    A: “I think boredom is probably the bottom line. That’s actually perversely what I was looking for, a movie that was so terrible that you’d rather watch a blank wall for two hours. I did find a few like that. It’s probably very difficult to make a movie that has no redeeming value whatsoever. A bad movie that’s really good is a movie that’s terrible but its terribleness is consistently over-the-top, wild, weird and funny.”

Ah, now that makes some sense.  Check out the interview with said film critic here about his year-long wallow in schlock—including some clips from what he calls the best of the worst.

1 comment:

  1. Darryn King must've slept all the way through 'The English Patient' and 'Titanic.' How else to explain their absence from ... the List.