Eric’s Bad Movies needs suggestions!


It is time once again to solicit suggestions for Eric’s Bad Movies at There are far too many bad movies out there for me to keep track of them all, and you guys gave some terrific suggestions last time I asked. I used a bunch of them!

Below is a list of what I’ve already covered. Do not suggest any of these movies or everyone will think you weren’t paying attention. Beyond that, these are the basic criteria (which of course I reserve the right to violate at any time):

1. It needs to be really bad. Mediocre isn’t bad enough. Don’t waste my time with mere mediocrity.

2. It should be universally regarded as bad, not a movie that most people like that you happen to hate. You might personally think “Titanic” is an awful, awful film, but you must realize that this is far from the majority opinion, and thus it is not a suitable film for Eric’s Bad Movies. “Anaconda,” though — everyone can agree on that.

3. It must have been released theatrically — no straight-to-video or TV movies — and it should be one that people will have at least heard of, if not seen. It’s more fun that way. Avoid the obscure.

4. If I wrote a regular review of it when it came out, skip it. A good rule of thumb: If it was released in the 2000s, there’s about a 99 percent chance I already reviewed it. The notable exceptions were “Glitter” and “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” and I already got ’em.

5. I won’t say no comedies, but keep in mind that comedies are very, very hard to make fun of. They already don’t take themselves seriously, so all you can really say is, “Boy, this movie sure isn’t funny!” A bad adventure, drama, or horror movie, however, lends itself to plenty of ridicule.

6. As a preemptive measure, let me mention that “Howard the Duck” and Vanilla Ice’s “Cool As Ice” are not available on DVD and won’t appear in Eric’s Bad Movies until they are.

Eric’s Bad Movies so far:

“The Adventures of Pluto Nash”
“Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold”
“The Avengers”
“Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend”
“Batman & Robin”
“The Beastmaster”
“Beautician and the Beast”
“Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”
“The Delta Force”
“Double Impact”
“Ernest Saves Christmas”
“Grease 2”
“High School Musical”
“Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf”
“I Know What You Did Last Summer”
“Inspector Gadget”
“Jack Frost”
“Jaws: The Revenge”
“Kull the Conqueror”
“Mac and Me”
“The Mangler”
“Masters of the Universe”
“Mortal Kombat: Annihilation”
“Over the Top”
“Patch Adams”
“Silent Night, Deadly Night”
“Speed 2: Cruise Control”
“Spice World”
“Staying Alive”
“Superman IV”
“Super Mario Bros.”
“Tarzan, the Ape Man”
“The Wiz”