I have 3 nominees. All 3 have some technical skills and sufficient budgets that they don’t look as bad as Ed’s movies.
First is M Night Shamaylon. I don’t think he’s hit his bottom yet, but not for lack of trying. Signs is among the worst sci-fi alien invasion movies ever. And there’s The Happening – I just don’t have sufficient adjectives for its badness. Shamaylon seems to strive very hard to get his stars to deliver their most lackluster performances of their careers.
And speaking of bad sci-fi, there’s Roland Emmerich. IMO Independence Days ranks as the benchmark of bad sci-fi movies, and it’s only redeeming feature is that its badness in itself has a certain entertainment value. But fighting it out right there with it are that Mayan calendar flick, and the freezing Earth flick, neither of which I can stand enough to look up their titles.
And finally there’s Lars von Trier, who managed to make two movies about nymphomania unexciting and uninteresting.
Who are your candidates?