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Best worst horror movie of all time


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#1 ChristineHoard

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 02:10 PM

I have a feeling that poster was a spambot. If you notice, there's a hotlink in his post that takes you...somewhere else. I didn't click, nor would I recommend anyone, as it could be malware, or a torrent site.

 

Thanks for the heads-up.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:22 PM

Assuming you mean the current movie, please explain.  It's gotten decent reviews.

 

I have a feeling that poster was a spambot. If you notice, there's a hotlink in his post that takes you...somewhere else. I didn't click, nor would I recommend anyone, as it could be malware, or a torrent site.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:55 PM

For me, The best Worst horror movie is the "IT Movie". Does anybody else feels the same?

 

Assuming you mean the current movie, please explain.  It's gotten decent reviews.


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#4 Tom Morvolo Riddle

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

For me, The best Worst horror movie is the "IT Movie". Does anybody else feels the same?


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#5 SleepyDogFilms

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

I love how you put "best" worst, because the best of the worst are still really enjoyable. I always dread finding one that sounds like it would be enjoyably bad and then realizing it's just all around bad with not enjoyment factor :)


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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Tabunga??!!

 

Don't diss the Tabanga / Tubanga / Tabonga!!  He may have had a sprout that gonna get you!



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 05:44 PM

I would have to say From Hell it Came. The Tabunga is the worst!

 

I just came across this old post. Shocking. You know what happened to the poster -- entgirl (only one post) -- who seems to have joined the Board just to dis the Tabanga:

 

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:21 AM

Grave of the Vampire

 

This crazy film has some really good/bad lines, including

 

"This cake is so delicious. I'm surprised dead people haven't found a way to eat it."

 

 

I kinda liked this film because of Michael Pataki's performance.  It definitely needed more William Smith.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:16 AM

Grave of the Vampire

 

This crazy film has some really good/bad lines, including

 

"This cake is so delicious. I'm surprised dead people haven't found a way to eat it."

 


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Posted 11 June 2016 - 06:36 PM

That's great! I hadn't realized Tor Johnson was soviet scientist Joseph Javorsky who defected from Russia. Now I know why he's so good with numbers.


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:30 PM

Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

 

Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973)

 


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

So many to choose from, it's difficult to narrow it down. I'll mention a few:

 

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

 

Night Train to Terror (1985)



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Posted 10 June 2016 - 08:10 AM

I am going to have to give this a three way tie. It's between the Plan 9 From Outer Space (bad editing, bad acting, bad special FX, bad plotline--still hilarious to watch every Halloween!)-- The Brain Eaters and Blood of Dracula. The former I always get sucked into watching because of the title, not remembering it was an awful movie with no real plot or special FX, plus an out-of-place scene where a group of boys (The movie takes place in a Girl's School) sneak through a girl's dorm room window only to break out in song, I think it was called "Puppy Love." I still get a kick out of this movie though! The worst is when the lead female character "transitions" into a vampire--worse special FX, and this was from around 1957. At first I thought "Well, 1950s... they really didn't master special FX yet--but i'm reminded of 1941's Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Spencer Tracy, and they have awesome FX for 1941! So I think the movies I mentioned were on a very very tight budget. The Colossal Beast from the mid 50s early 60s... don't even get me started...!


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Posted 10 June 2016 - 07:56 AM

Plan 9 From Outer Space. So bad it's fun to watch.

 

I was going to say the exact same movie. Bad editing, bad acting, bad plotline, bad special F/X, but it was hilarious, and i'm keeping it as part of my DVD collection. It's a shame though that this was the great Bela Legosi's last and final film before he died.


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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:52 AM

How about "Humanoids from the Deep"?  Maybe not in a class with "Plan 9 from Outer Space" or "Attack of the Killer Shrews", but pretty lame.



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Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:59 PM

Barbara Payton films.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 01:07 AM

"The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)--Mamie van Doren & the Navy vs. Killer TREES.   :)



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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:46 PM

One bad movie that really disappointed me was The Yesterday Machine(1963). Former Nazi scientist  sets up a secret laboratory in an abandoned farm house in Texas (or someplace similar) where he invents time travel in an attempt to change history and the Nazi defeat. When the disgruntled Confederate soldiers he's accidently brought forward in time shoot a local boy and his majorette girlfriend disappears, the local sherrif knows it must be Nazis! There's an Egyptian slave girl, a cocky newspaper reporter and a down-on-her-luck lounge singer (who happens to be the majorette's sister).. All the ingredients for a so-bad-it's-good movie are there (implausible plotline, terrible acting/writing, cheap special effects etc), but somehow, it never gels. 


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 11:46 AM

Assuming GODZILLA qualifies as a horror film, then it's GODZILLA (2014).  Easily, the worst movie I ever saw.  It has absolutely nothing to recommend it.  It's not even bad good.  It's just bad.

 

Okay, just realized my mistake with my answer, above.  This thread is asking for Best worst, not worst worst.

 

Wow, that's tougher.  There are so many.  I think I'll go with THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH/



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:44 PM

I've said this for years... Bela Lugosi is a fine actor, if you ever get to see him in good material. But despite his talent, I find DRACULA a bore.

Yes, if we ever need a film to testify about the additive quality of a musical soundtrack, DRACULA should be part of that lesson-plan.

 

In films where Bela wasn't The Only Star (or 'actor', even), he always turned in credible even heartening performances.  For example, THE SAINT'S DOUBLE TROUBLE, or much earlier, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, one of my favorite li'l hidden-gems (which, along with THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE, compete for Most Fun Film Ending Ever awards).  And THE INVISIBLE RAY, with Karloff and early lessons on the joy of radioactivity vs. humans.

 

I wonder who Bela insulted?  Who he humiliated repeatedly so he was kept away from even halfway decent scripts.






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