Ian Watson is the author of the #1 bestseller Midnight Movie Madness, a 400+ page guide to such bizarre, campy and endearing classics as Reefer Madness, Attack of the 50ft Woman and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.
on Oct. 27, 2014 :
Some bad movies can use lack of budget and an inability to acquire the services of skilled actors as a defence. Not so the movies reviewed here. They were major productions, often with big stars, which missed the mark of providing the kind of entertainment they intended and yet succeeded in providing unintended laughs. Some of them are from director's who have produced great films - e.g. John Frankenheimer and Dario Argento - others represent a failed chance at the big time from those who specialised in trashy drive-in flicks - e.g. Hal Needham and William Girdler.
Ian Watson's movie reviews are often at their most entertaining and always at their most useful when alerting us to tasty trash that may have previously escaped our attention. These are not the most obscure of movies, but there is a good chance that at least some of them will have slipped past even the most scrupulous of trash aficionados. In fact, the only film reviewed here that I've actually seen is "Anaconda".
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