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Old 11-04-2009, 03:39 AM
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Movies so bad ,they became cult .

Based on Ed Wood thread started by me .

What movies , do you think ,will fit into the "so bad, hence cult " category ?

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:44 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:50 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:20 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:37 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:41 AM
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Movies so bad, they became cult.

Based on Ed Wood thread started by me.

What movies, do you think, will fit into the "so bad, hence cult" category?

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There, fixed it for ya.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:44 AM
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Movies so bad, they became cult.

Based on Ed Wood thread started by me.

What movies, do you think, will fit into the "so bad, hence cult" category?

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There, fixed it for ya.

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:41 AM
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I have a Bad Film Festival every year, and show some of these. You may disagree about whether these are Bad, or Cult, but some of that's in the Eye of the Beholder


Plan Nine from Outer Space

Bride of the Monster

Robot Monster

Killers from Space

The Forbidden Zone

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Doc Savage

Night of the Lepus

Lizstomania
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:44 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:48 AM
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Evil Dead

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

There's even a musical (Evil Dead: The Musical) based on these two movies, and it's just as campy and silly as the source material. In other words, it's the greatest musical ever made (there's even a blood splash zone).

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Old 11-04-2009, 07:51 AM
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:52 AM
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"Movies so bad, they become cult."
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:13 AM
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Better Off Dead -- Back in college, we used to say that this this movie starring John Cusack was the "best piece of art ever produced by Western civilization" (tongue in cheek, of course).

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Evil Dead

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
What about Army of Darkness?!

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:38 AM
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...What about Army of Darkness?!
Aw, man, you're right. I meant to add it, but got distracted and forgot. How could I forget the wonder that is Evil Ash?
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:40 AM
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Fourteen posts about bad cult movies and no one has mentioned The Party Animal? Then again, it is redeemed somewhat by the awesome scene where two workers in a sex store use dildos as props to talk about missile treaties.

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Old 11-04-2009, 08:41 AM
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I kind of feel this way about Hide and Seek, the horrid DeNiro/Dakota Fanning movie from '05. I saw it with my boyfriend at the time and we would often quote the movie afterwards and giggle. After I'd watch it on HBO if it was on and kind of chortle because it was just so lame but in an entertaining way. I doubt it'll become the next Manos, but I enjoyed it.

Empire Records was so bad it was good?! it was...okay, it wasn't exactly good. Still, my love of Empire Records is more about liking it because it was cute and less loving to hate on it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:50 AM
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I actually consider Empire Records to be a bonafide good movie.

For Bad Movie, I'll add: Perils of Gwendoline in the land of Yak Yak.
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Ice Pirates
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:27 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:46 AM
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Can I really be the first to suggest The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:52 AM
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Can I really be the first to suggest The Rocky Horror Picture Show?
No, but second aint bad.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:55 AM
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Shakes the Clown.

Love that flick, and yes, I know how bad it is.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:00 AM
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Hmmph. I was looking for the whole title.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:01 AM
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Bad and cult? Look no further than Battlefield Earth.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:01 AM
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Better Off Dead?
Army of Darkness?
While they do have cult followings these movies were never considered "bad".

I'm thinking something more like Showgirls. Critically and publicly panned as a truely bad movie when released it found later life with a cult following.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:06 AM
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Agreed with Empire Records. Damn the man! Save the Empire! Although, I don't think that movie is so bad as it is dated.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:13 AM
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Better Off Dead -- Back in college, we used to say that this this movie starring John Cusack was the "best piece of art ever produced by Western civilization" (tongue in cheek, of course).

What about Army of Darkness?!
OMG my husband LOVES "Better Off Dead". It's kind of like the alleged 3 stooges phenomenon, where the man keeps saying it's comedic brilliance, while the woman rolls her eyes.

We BOTH love Army of Darkness - I can't understand anyone classifying it as a bad movie. Well, OK, we tried to turn my sister & her husband & kids onto it, at which point they were rolling their eyes at us. But that's because they are fans of all mythic fantasy stuff, no matter how cheesy, and were used to the hero actually being noble. So they were not ready for Ash to be kind of a jerk. To me that's what made it great. "That was just pillow talk, baby!"

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:15 AM
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Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter! My husband doesn't get it - but I just love it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:19 AM
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Nice Girls Don't Explode, due to Wallace Shawn's and Michelle Meyrink's cult followings.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:26 AM
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Space Mutiny, made famous on MST3K. I consider it the modern standard for lovable bad movies.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:27 AM
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Flash Gordon, as well as the porn reworkings.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:30 AM
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OMG my husband LOVES "Better Off Dead". It's kind of like the alleged 3 stooges phenomenon, where the man keeps saying it's comedic brilliance, while the woman rolls her eyes.

We BOTH love Army of Darkness - I can't understand anyone classifying it as a bad movie. Well, OK, we tried to turn my sister & her husband & kids onto it, at which point they were rolling their eyes at us. But that's because they are fans of all mythic fantasy stuff, no matter how cheesy, and were used to the hero actually being noble. So they were not ready for Ash to be kind of a jerk. To me that's what made it great. "That was just pillow talk, baby!"
hubby and I both love Better Off Dead


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Old 11-04-2009, 10:45 AM
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There's also Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:49 AM
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There's also Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Not really a "bad" movie; it's just aimed at children.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:55 AM
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Nice Girls Don't Explode, due to Wallace Shawn's and Michelle Meyrink's cult followings.
Oi! You didn't notice Barbara Harris? A film with her in it is by definition transcendent. But if was possible for a film to be bad enough that it's good (despite being disqualified by having Barbara Harris* in it) this could be it.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:58 AM
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*I'm pretty sure she must have a cult following of her own
I know there's one for Wallace and one for Michelle but haven't heard of one for her. I guess she has a following of at least one.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:03 AM
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Not really a "bad" movie; it's just aimed at children.
No......it's really a bad movie. I must have watched it ten times, and I'm pretty sure on this one.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:08 AM
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No......it's really a bad movie. I must have watched it ten times
How many times did you see it as a child?
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:09 AM
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The mentioned movies already seem to have cults. I read the OP to be asking for NEW movies.

I submit GI Joe. You can watch it but you'll be sorry. Then you'll watch it again and still be sorry.

Bubba-Ho-Tep. I don't know if it has a following, it's Bruce Campbell so it may. I like it for what it is and it definitely has cult-ish leanings.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:11 AM
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The mentioned movies already seem to have cults. I read the OP to be asking for NEW movies.
Except the thread title is in the past tense.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:15 AM
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:20 AM
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Except the thread title is in the past tense.
I are a idiot.

I've REALLY got to start answering THE questions asked and not what I expected to be asked.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:22 AM
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Fourteen posts about bad cult movies and no one has mentioned The Party Animal? Then again, it is redeemed somewhat by the awesome scene where two workers in a sex store use dildos as props to talk about missile treaties.
THANK YOU! I saw this movie years and years ago (seriously I was maybe 11 or 12?) and had no idea what the name was.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:36 AM
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Reefer Madness! (the musical adaptation is great too, based on its own merits)
I personally thought I Accuse My Parents, as seen on MST3K was hilarious, though I don't know if it has a cult following. In fact, I love all those "lesson/exploitation" movies from the 30s and 40s.

Don't know if this qualifies as cult, but it should be to fans of the movie Airplane!: Zero Hour!, upon which Airplane! was based is unintentionally hilarious in its own right, not just because of the zingers you anticipate, but because of the cheesy lines that you thought were specifically written for Airplane! but were in fact lifted verbatim from Zero Hour!.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:40 AM
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There was a thread recently about The Thing With Two Heads , a movie so stunningly bad that I love it. My husband and I watch it when it's on TV and laugh through the whole thing.

Another trashy cult film I absolutely love is Valley Of The Dolls. I have every bit of Neely O'Hara's dialogue memorized and I act it out with the movie. This is a movie that should have midnight showings with audience participation. I'd be there with my straitjacket on!
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:40 AM
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Maybe not "cult classics", but two seriously bad movies that are fun to watch are Weird Al Yankovic's UHF and John Wayne's The Conqueror. The latter stars the Duke as Gengis Khan. I never realized Gengis Khan was white and spoke with a Texas drawl, but hey, the things you learn from bad movies.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:49 AM
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Weird Al Yankovic's UHF.
A terrible movie indeed, but it does boast this hilarious moment courtesy of John Cadenhead as car dealer Crazy Ernie.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:52 AM
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Bubba-Ho-Tep. I don't know if it has a following, it's Bruce Campbell so it may. I like it for what it is and it definitely has cult-ish leanings.
Anything with Bruce Campbell qualifies.

The man does indeed have a cult following.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:08 PM
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A terrible movie indeed
You have a weird definition of the word terrible.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:58 PM
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...John Wayne's The Conqueror... stars the Duke as Gengis Khan. I never realized Gengis Khan was white and spoke with a Texas drawl, but hey, the things you learn from bad movies.
Not just bad, but lethal. The Master Speaks: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...tive-movie-set
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:59 PM
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