Thursday, April 7, 2016
Thursday Movie Picks-So Bad It's Good
This week, head on over to Wandering through the Shelves to see what the others have picked. This week it is about movies that are so bad it's good. There are so many to choose from in this category. There are many creepy-crawly films alone to choose from (Anaconda, Snakes on a Plane, Swarm) but I went with these...
1. ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN-1958
OK, so this is about a snotty brat of a woman who, in a huff, leaves her home only to be found by some alien who looks like Mr. Clean and he somehow is able to make her grow into this gigantic bitch. What's hilarious is just the acting, writing, set design...ugh you name it. What sealed the deal for me was seeing the doctor attending to this gal in her bedroom. Now, she has already grown quite tall because all you see are her huge feet at the edge of the bed but where is the rest of her? Somehow she can still stay in that bed in that 12x12 room..hahahaaa. Who cares about plot just sit back, get some popcorn and enjoy.
2. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE-1959
This is the mother and father of all bad, bad movies directed by the cross dressing nut, Ed Wood. I am certain Caitlyn Jenner secretly has the hots for this guy. I have a feeling this will be popular today because it is just so bad. Aliens come down on the planet to create Ghouls to keep the humans busy so they don't develop nuclear weapons or something absurd like that. Poor Bela Lugosi was in this film and died during the making of it. Ed Wood decided to hire his wife's much taller, thinner and younger chiropractor for the part. Doors move, car change colour and change makes while they drive to their destination. The spaceship is actually a hubcap that you can see the wires hanging from it. I mean, I lost count with all the issues of this film but it's so totally worth watching.
Oh my...this is a blaxploitation film which was big in the 1970's. What's sad is that the star is William Marshall who was actually quite an excellent actor playing Paul Robeson and Frederick Douglas on stage. He had a great voice and could sing as well so somehow he ended up in this flick. he plays Prince Mamuwalde who is made a vampire by Dracula who immediately imprisons him. Give it a 100 years or so and 2 interior designers (of course) go to this castle and find the coffin which they bring back with them to LA. These 2 numb nuts open it and, well, Blacula is hungry. Blacula is wreaking havoc when the police get involved (Gordon Pinsent is one of the cops) and find out about Blacula. Let's also put in a black chick who looks like a dead (sorry) ringer for his Blacula's wife. It's messy but also funny and so funky.
Which 3 would you pick? Oh and if anyone is interested I am doing to A to Z challenge and my theme is Movies. I pick and Old and a modern film and connect them. Today is the letter F. Just go to my older posts to see the others if you wish.