I write a weekly column at Film.com entitled Eric’s Bad Movies, in which I watch a bad movie and then tell you about it. Aside from the watching, the hardest part is often choosing a film that’s suitable. I’m not aware of every bad movie ever made, and certain types of bad movies make better fodder than others.
And so I occasionally come to you for suggestions. Which is what I’m doing now! Post recommendations below, but please look at the requirements first, as well as the list of what I’ve already covered. If you don’t want to post a comment, you could always send me an e-mail or Twitter me.
Here are the criteria. I reserve the right to ignore these as I please, but you should stick to them when making suggestions.
1. It needs to be really bad. Films that are merely mediocre are a waste of time.
2. The film should be considered bad by most people, not just you. The column works much better when the reader sees the movie I’ve selected and already agrees that it is appropriate, or at the very least understands why I chose it. I know it’s hard to gauge a consensus sometimes, but use common sense. No matter how much you happen to hate “Titanic” personally, surely you understand that yours is not the prevailing opinion.
3. It needs to have been released theatrically. No straight-to-video or TV movies.
4. Nothing from the 2000s. I probably already reviewed it when it came out, and I’m trying to avoid double-dipping. I’m already aware of the few exceptions to this. So think ’90s and earlier.
5. No comedies. Comedies are very hard to make fun of because they already don’t take themselves seriously. When I have tried, I have usually failed. (I’m in good company: The “Mystery Science Theater 3000” crew, in 200 episodes, only heckled one or two comedies.) Should I feel a need to dip into comedies, I already have a lengthy list of suitable ones.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend
Batman & Robin
Beautician and the Beast
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
The Care Bears Movie
The Delta Force
Ernest Saves Christmas
The Forbidden Dance (is Lambada)
Garbage Pail Kids
High School Musical
Howard the Duck
Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf
The Ice Pirates
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jaws: The Revenge
Kull the Conqueror
Mac and Me
Masters of the Universe
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
The Neverending Story III
The Other Sister
Over the Top
Power Rangers: The Movie
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Star Trek V
Super Mario Bros.
Tarzan, the Ape Man
The 13th Warrior