Showgirls or Spice World?
Reefer Madness or Robot Monster?
battlefield Earth or The Black Gestapo?
One reviewer's relentless search for the most appalling abomination ever to disgrace the screen—at the rate of one movie a day . . . for a year!
For every cinematic classic the studios have released, there have been dozens of cheesy monstrosities, overpriced flops, and schlocky epics. Rampaging robots, bouncing bimbos, moronic martial artists, vapid vampires, troubled teens, barbaric bikers, and idiotic infants—all of these, and more, have been foisted on us in the name of "entertainment." And entertaining they are—for all the wrong reasons!
Featuring a cast of thousands, including A-listers like Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock in their Z-grade origins, and firsthand interviews with bad-movie aficionados, from Leonard Maltin and David Sedaris to John Waters and Eli Roth, this odyssey charts one intrepid critic's attempt to maintain a normal family life and two day jobs as he watches hundreds of dreadful tapes and DVDs in every conceivable genre. Even movie buffs will be surprised by what they can learn as they laugh out loud at the worst of the worst.
With a foreword by revered Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies is an unforgettable journey deep into film's forbidden vault of irredeemable crud. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Recommended for any fans of movies, any art and film school graduates with notions of grandeur, armchair critics, and Internet bloggers who professes a deep love of cinema in all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark Finn
I enjoyed a totally excellent buying experience, such that I felt it incumbent on me to bring to the attention of other buyers how great this seller is. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lary Crews
Despite rarely having the guts to actually watch a bad film (or at least one all the way through, without the Nostalgia Critic or MST3K to filter it somewhat), I have a rather... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kenya Starflight
As a young lad, 25 or so years back, I read the Medved's seminal text on Golden Turkeys. So did the author of this book. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by John Middleton
I had a lot of fun reading this. There were a lot of films I had never seen or even heard of, which is a real accomplishment. Naturally, I had to check most of them out. Read morePublished on July 11, 2010 by Thomas P. Tiernan
The only thing I like better than reading about film is reading about BAD film. Michael Adams' does a stellar (if slightly dangerous) job in watching at least one bad film every... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by Rabbit_With_Fangs
An excellent overview of the worst of cinema and how a movie with all the best intentions can go completely wrong, this is more thoughtful than I expected. Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by Joseph J. Finn