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Suggestions for a "Bad movie night" menu.

Asked by Thammuz (8312 points ) March 23rd, 2010

I’m trying to compile a list of “Bad movies” to organize something like MST3K with my friends. Bad movies that are fun to hate: medium to low budget, cheesy, badly acted, but not supposed to be a bomb to begin with. So no “Manos: The hands of fate”.

For now i’ve found “Mazes & Monsters” (a badly disguised propaganda movie of the D&D panic period), “Suburban Commando” and “Deathstalker”

A different issue would be to find them dubbed in italian or at least subbed, since not many of my friends (Read: one, maybe two) are capable of following a movie in english, but that’s another matter.

To wrap it up: I’m looking for titles (and possibly a rundown of the plot) of bad movies. If you also happen to know know wether they’re available in italian, that’s a plus.

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Dr_C's avatar

Evil dead series(franchise)

Evil Dead
Evil Dead II
Army of Darkness

Thammuz's avatar

@Dr_C That’s not a BAD movie! It’s friggin hilarious! yeah it’s over the top but it’s its point to be so, it’s a parody!

anartist's avatar

women in cages 1971

erichw1504's avatar

Battlefield Earth

Symbeline's avatar

Check out Killer Clowns from Outer Space. I think it fits most of your criteria.

That’s if MST3K hasn’t touched that one already haha. Not much to say about the plot…the title says it all. Aliens desguised as clowns come to enslave mankind and use them as a source of nourishment.

You might try Basketcase too…personally I think it’s a classic though…still, the special effects…it just has to be seen.
Siamese twins separated at birth, the young man kept his ’‘brother’’, who’s really nothing but a malformed face with small limbs. He keeps him in a basket and carries him around everywhere…it feeds on human flesh, and the plot advances as the young man tries to live a normal life but eventually breaks down because of his morbid responsibility towards his bro.

Thammuz's avatar

@erichw1504 Damn, you’re right! And i can find it easily too!

erichw1504's avatar

@Symbeline Hell yeah! Killer Klowns! So bad it’s… well it’s actually just bad!

Also, Catwoman (2004) and most Uwe Boll films.

mrentropy's avatar

Mazes & Monsters is interesting because it has Tom Hanks in it. I’ve seen that and Deathstalker, although I don’t remember much about it.

I second @Symbeline and Killer Klowns From Outer Space (theme by The Dickies!)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Can’t go wrong with Toxic Avenger IV
Lemmy is fucking in it

anartist's avatar

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1978

erichw1504's avatar

Batman & Robin

mrentropy's avatar

Wax Works 2
@lucillelucillelucille I liked Bubba Hotep. I need to see if I can find it; I’ve only seen it once.

Dr_C's avatar

I can’t believe no one has mentioned Little Shop of Horrors!!!!!

@Thammuz I happen to love the Evil dead series!

Trillian's avatar

@Thammuz MST3K is my favorite. What do I have to do to be invited?
Anything with John Agar or Michael Pare in it.

Symbeline's avatar

Oh also! Flesh Gordon. Can’t believe I forgot. That’s gotta be the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen, haha.

And yeah, Catwoman…the problem with that movie is, it’s just so damn boring. Still, easy to make fun of as you watch.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Shangai surprise, Girls just wanna have fun.

Thammuz's avatar

@Trillian you gotta live here, for starters…

@Dr_C Again, that’s supposed to be stupid, i’m looking for the unintentionally idiotic.

Also thanks to everybody, i didn’t imagine i’d get so many replies!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Trillian The Philadelphia Experiment (with Michael Pare). I watched it again recently, and I can’t believe I ever thought it was good!

mrentropy's avatar

Earth Girls Are Easy

mrentropy's avatar

Red Sonja
Beast Master
Dungeon Master

syz's avatar

Black Sheep Killer, meat eating sheep. Weresheep. Human-sheep intercourse. What more could you ask for?

njnyjobs's avatar

Billy Madison – Adam Sandler movie… bad but funny.

syz's avatar

Teeth Vagina dentata. Need I say more?

Bluefreedom's avatar

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Any movie starring that unfunny idiot Will Ferrell

ucme's avatar

The Watermelon Man. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s about a bigoted white guy who wakes up one day of all things black.Truly atrocious but hard to tear yourself away from.I’d imagine dubbing it in Itallian would only enhance what few laughs there are.

syz's avatar

Starship Troopers Bad acting and giant space bugs.

CMaz's avatar

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Also:
Street trash
Demons (the dubbed version)
Wizard of Gore
Tourist Trap

OneMoreMinute's avatar

976-EVIL
Directed BY Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger)

ZEPHYRA's avatar

The Goonies.

syz's avatar

Thankskilling Killer turkey. “While on their way home for Thanksgiving break, five college kids run afoul of a homicidal turkey that wants them dead. As the cursed bird hunts them down one by one, the survivors scramble to find a way to defeat the possessed creature”

Trillian's avatar

@Thammuz Fine, blow me off. But here’s what’s funny. I recently made a mistake inthe grocery store. I saw a box set near the checkout with what looked like Clint Eastwood on the cover. I thought; “Yaay! Spaghetti Westerns, I can zing on these for days!” I got them home to find that though they were not Clint Eastwood, they were indeed spaghetti westerns. I’m still not through all of them and they give loads of potential for MST3K type comments. My only problem is that I’m alone. So look at your grocery checkout. Boxed sets may be the new way to go.

Thammuz's avatar

@Trillian If only there were such things here… My biggest problem with this project is that the few movies that arrive here dubbed are the major productions, like the already mentioned Catwoman, Batman & Robin and Battlefield Earth.

Beastmaster probably has never even been take in into consideration by our movie industry, let alone Deathstalker. And to make things worse it would be of no use to buy them online in english, since this would mean i’d, again, be alone in this. Or maybe with another guy. Which still wouldn’t be what i’m looking for.

I’m currently working with three good friends of mine to find some shop where i can actually find these movies, in DVD or even VHS, but so far we’re shit out of luck…

Trillian's avatar

@Thammuz I generally don’t ask this type of question, as I try to respect the privacy of other people. Would you mind telling me exactly where you are, and what language you need?

Thammuz's avatar

The question already says it, so it’s no intrusion, I’m looking for italian dubs, or at least italian subs. But i’m not turning down any suggestion. As for where i live, I live in one of the major cities in italy, so that should be as good as it gets, as far as accessibility is concerned.

Just_Justine's avatar

@anartist that movie sounds thrilling lolol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@mrentropy -Thinking with sand! LOL

Trillian's avatar

Oh. Duh. Sorry. I just went and checked that boxed set that I just bought. The songs are in Italian but the actual movies are dubbed English. I thought there may be an option to change the language to Italian, but no. Sorry. Let me ponder this for a while.

escapedone7's avatar

I remember some weird movie called The Stuff. People kept eating this yogurt like product and it took over their minds. It was weird weird weird!

rebbel's avatar

As we speak i zap into a very weird looking movie: Club Dread (When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete’s Coconut Beach Resort—a hedonistic island paradise for swingers—- it’s up to the club’s staff to stop the violence… or at least hide it!), which features people walking around in giant pineapple- and bananasuits.

And some two weeks ago we had the “Week Van De Foute Film (‘Wrong’ Movies Week)”.
Here you’ll find a trailer for it, with some scenes of movies that were broadcast.

njnyjobs's avatar

Have you checked out BLOCKBUSTER? There’s one out there in Milan.

Thammuz's avatar

@Trillian Apparently Many of the movies you mentioned were indeed dubbed, to my surprise. Finding them is still difficult bit that’s a huge step ahead.

The reason why i couldn’t find them is that we italians have this bad habit of BADLY translaiting the titles that we inherited from our fascist past, so i’m now workig my way with google and imdb towards finding all the translated titles. Not easy, but possible.

escapedone7's avatar

You could go for the obviously weird stuff, Pee Wee Herman’s movie, Cheech and Chong, Eraser Head. If you want to get adult and sick, Pink Flamingos

Thammuz's avatar

@escapedone7 What. The. Fuck.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Two absolutely Must See’s

The Forbin Project

Demon Seed

Both available in their entirety on YouTube. Neither one suitable for Bad Movie Night because they are absolute masterpieces.

Forgot one of the best… A Boy and his Dog

All the greatest SciFi from the 70’s!

escapedone7's avatar

giggle fits

Trillian's avatar

@Thammuz I had forgotten about that. I lived in Naples for three years and I can remember translating the movie titles and thinking “That’s not the title” Silence of the lambs was Silenza de la Innocenti. That was at least close, but there were a lot of others that I can no longer remember…

Thammuz's avatar

@Trillian “Silenzio degli Innocenti” (Silence of the innocents), but yeah, We have that horrendous tendency. And what’s worse is that this tendency is spawned by a fundamentally arrogant point of view.

Wanna know the reasoning behind that translation? I actually read about why the title was changed, and here’s why: the guy moron responsible for that said “hey, the lambs are a metaphor for innocent people, let’s change the title”. To which i reply “Fuck you, let the movie explain the symbolism, you retarded pretentious cocksucker.”

On that note i’d like to know HOW THE FUCK DID RED SONJA GET CHANGED TO YADO?

Ansible1's avatar

Freaked (1993)
Randy Quaid is an evil freak show ringmaster, Keanu Reeves is the Dog-Face Boy, Mr. T is the Bearded Lady and Bobcat Goldthwait is Sockhead.

Also starring Brooke Shields, Alex Winter, Morgan Fairchild, and Megan Ward with a cameo by Sam Raimi.

Trillian's avatar

@Thammuz Hehehehe. Perhaps it will amuse us to try to figure it out. Babel Fish translates it from yado to yado, so… no help there. Maybe only retarded pretentious cocksuckers understand it, but to them it’s perfectly clear. Maybe you have to be a retarded pretentious cocksucker to get the job in the first place. Keep me posted!

anartist's avatar

@Dr_C the Robert Redford version?

lonelydragon's avatar

Anything by the director Ed Wood.

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

All the “Home Alone” movies. Can’t stand that MacCauley Caulkin or the other little brats who star in them.

Any Steven Segal movie. A guy with no neck, bad acting, tacky outfits and a ponytail just doesn’t cut it.

Inglorious Bastards. A childish, unbelievable, silly interpretation of World War 2.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Motel Hell

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Ah yes, I’ve always wanted to watch motel hell.

escapedone7's avatar

The Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Bluefreedom's avatar

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, European Vacation, Vegas Vacation

jonsblond's avatar

The Day After Tomorrow

This movie includes one of my favorite chase scenes.They were chased by the freezing!

talljasperman's avatar

the brother from another planet…then terminator 2

Thammuz's avatar

@njnyjobs Yeah, but they had none of these in store and ordering this kind of stuff would be my last resort… Also there’s way more than one of them here, by now it’s the only video rental chain we have…

@ansible1: Wow, that’s suddenly in my priority list.

@Trillian: i swear to god i can’t think of any reason why the title should be changed to that, other than “i was REALLY high at the time”

Trillian's avatar

Heh heh heh, I’ve done that. Later I would be puzzled, like; “Why did I tape the tv to the ceiling?” but I remember that it made perfect sense at the time. ;-)

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I forgot this one: Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. So bad it was good!

mrentropy's avatar

@Dr_Dredd That’s one of my favorite movies! All star cast! New Jersey!

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Thank God It’s Friday, Can’t Stop The Music and Xanadu

Talk about “the end of disco”. It’s a trifecta of badness, with a great beat that you can dance to!

mrentropy's avatar

@aprilsimnel +1 for Xanadu

Watching Road House now.

Symbeline's avatar

@Mike_Hunt Street Trash is the fucking shit. That defintely needs to be on the list.
The guy who directed it basically admitted that in making this, he wanted to shock people as much as was humanly possible.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I love the shoplifting part.

Symbeline's avatar

I love everything about it. Also that part where the car salesman unbuckles his belt at the sight of the dead woman…haha ew.

birdland33's avatar

New classics Dinocroc, Supergator, Dinoshark (ScyFy Channel epics) are great, laugh a minute gems.

I already saw Watermelon Man mentioned. I saw that about the same time I saw Microwave Massacre (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085937/)

Road House
House Party

mrentropy's avatar

Hulu has “Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinsosaur Hell.” I was able to get through three minutes of it. I don’t think it comes in Italian, but if you watch that you’ll probably be in bad movie heaven.

monocle's avatar

Sci-Fighter/X-Treme Fighter
Silent Night Deadly Night 2
Cutting Class
The Room
Timecop

Early movies with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson are bad. Movies on the sci-fi channel are notably terrible. Movies made during the late 80s through the early 90s are the worst.

My friends and I do the same thing, like MST3K. I totally forgot about Suburban Commando!

Symbeline's avatar

Oh also, Horror Express. Hilarious.

VS's avatar

Let’s throw some shitty Nicholas Cage in there too with “Bad Lieutenant”

Thammuz's avatar

@VS I saw that, it’s fucking hilarious. I don’t know if it was meant to be, though.

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