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Found this list on Wikipedia and thought the Film Sack audience might get a kick out of it. Check out a sample:
Robot Monster (1953)
A science fiction film, originally shot and exhibited in 3D, featuring an actor dressed in a gorilla suit and what looks almost like a diving helmet. The film, produced and directed by Phil Tucker, is listed in Michael Sauter’s book The Worst Movies of All Time among “The Baddest of the B’s.” It is also featured in The Book of Lists 10 worst movie list, in The Fifty Worst Films of All Time, and in the 2004 DVD documentary The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made. The Golden Turkey Awards confers its main character the title of “Most Ridiculous Monster in Screen History” and, listing its director Phil Tucker among the runners-up to “Worst Director of All Time” (the winner being Ed Wood), states that “What made Robot Monster ineffably worse than any other low-budget sci-fi epic was its bizarre artistic pretension”. Noted film composer Elmer Bernstein wrote the score for this film. It was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and was fondly remembered by author Stephen King who quotes, and agrees with, a review in Castle of Frankenstein magazine (“certainly among the finest terrible movies ever made”, “one of the most laughable poverty row quickies”).
Sounds like one I’d like to see! See the whole list here.
A reminder to all that our next film will be “2010: The Year We Make Contact”. Netflix streaming has it, and so should you! The new episode will air this Friday, November 6th, 2009.
Welcome to FilmSack! Let me quote the about page.
Each week, the FilmSack crew picks a strange movie from the bowels of Netflix streaming and splatters it all over your inner ear. Sometimes it’s a long forgotten horror movie from the 70′. Sometimes it’s a under the radar gem of brilliance from last year. One way or the other, this is not your typical movie show.
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Scott Johnson is the founder of FrogPants Studios, and the creator of webcomics like Extralife and Experience Points. Brian Ibbot is the host of the long running and extremely awesome podcast, Coverville. Brian Dunaway co-hosts ExtraLife Radio with Scott, and also hosts ComicsCoastToCoast and is the artist behind Guy In A Bush. Randy Jordan co-hosts The Instance with Scott, and has a wicked awesome blog.