Welcome to Worst Movies Ever Made, where we review and examine some of the most terribly bad movies ever put to celluloid.
The terrible directing. The hacky script. The amateurish acting. All of these factors can make a movie unwatchable. But sometimes, there's just something about a film that's so awful, that it becomes unintentionally hilarious.
"Worst movies" can be defined in a few different ways. They could be films that are critically panned or box office bombs. Or, they could simply be films that are so poorly made, that they're impossible to sit through.
Worst movies have been around since the dawn of cinema. Some of the earliest examples include 1903's The Great Train Robbery, 1916's Intolerance, and 1925's The Lost World. Even these early worst movies had something that made them entertaining in a so-bad-it's-good kind of way.
Over the years, there have been countless worst movies made. In the 1950s, Ed Wood released a string of now-infamous worst films, including Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen or Glenda. The 2000s saw the release of such classics as The Room, which has gained a cult following for its awfulness. And more recently, films like Birdemic: Shock and Terror and The Happening (Mark sometimes has a lot to answer for) have continued the tradition of being so bad they're good. Let's not even get into Neil Breen.
What is it about worst movies that make them so enjoyable? For some people, it's the sense of schadenfreude they get from watching someone else's misery. For others, it's the challenge of seeing if they can make it through an entire worst movie without throwing up or falling asleep. Whatever the reason, worst movies have a special place in our hearts.
So next time you're looking for something to watch, why not try one of the worst movies ever made? You might just have the time of your life. Or the beginning of the end of it.