Posted October 30, 2014 by Paul Candelaria in Movies/TV

Five Horror Movies That Are So Bad, They’re Good

How’s everyone’s Halloween preparation doing so far? Have you guys chosen a movie from our “Top Ten Disturbing Movies” list yet? Well, we’re not yet done here! Now we present to you five horror movies that are so bad in a plethora of ways and utterly ridiculous that it actually becomes acceptable to some hardcore movie buffs. So here we go!

The third installment of the popular Evil Dead series, Army of Darkness reunites us with that lovable bastard Ash Williams as he is transported to the Dark Ages, where he goes on a quest to retrieve the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. Evil Dead actually started out as a low-budget film but gained a huge cult following after its first film. What makes the film so ridiculously good are Ash’s flashy 90’s one-liner scenes in a world ruled by sorcerers, kings and knights (Does the phrase “Give me some sugar, baby” ring any bells?) as well as his futile attempts in combating the Deadites in a comical way.

The prehistoric and savagely brutal, flesh eating fishies return, and this time, they terrorize a newly opened water park! Piranha 3DD has a lot of painfully bad moments: Low-key acting, a story that seems to have been written in a rush by a a writer who has had way too many Monster energy drinks and no sleep, lots of nude babes to gain more viewers. None of these worked as the story drove on (OK, maybe the nude scenes helped a bit)… until this guy and entered the picture.

Need I say more?

No, I’m not even kidding. They really did make this. Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood is the sixth installment of the universally panned franchise about a creepy and wrinkled Leprechaun who, in his relentless search for his missing gold, comes across a town where a group has stolen his gold. Along the way, he even befriends a stoner who was more than happy to indulge his newfound BFF… only to get impaled with the bong afterwards. Just how bad is this franchise you ask? Rotten Tomatoes gave two of its films a 0% ROTTEN ranking. The rest are better by just around a few percent. But you really have to admire their courage to create SIX films of this annoying little green fiend.

Is it just me or do you guys also notice that any movie with “In 3D” included in its titles often bomb miserably? This is the only sequel to the iconic slasher franchise to literally wear its sense of humor on its sleeve. This super campy installment has 300 characters that Jason Voorhees dispatches with a lot more gusto and glee than he normally does. Oh, and did I forget to mention? It’s 3D!!!

If the movie Gremlins had a younger, crazier brother, it would be this B-movie. Hobgoblins is about small, ugly creatures that makes their victims wishes come true. And when the victim is at the height of his euphoria from his desires being fulfilled, these ugly little monsters suddenly attack. Without even mincing words, this is so bad that if a movie could spark a riot, this would be it.

So that’s it for our Halloween lineups of “Movies So Bad They’re Good”. We hope you guys enjoy your Halloween celebration, whether it be trick-or-treating or chilling with your loved ones in the cemetery. Just make sure to watch your back for any walkers OK guys?

Happy Halloween everyone!

Paul Candelaria

Paul is a call center agent in Makati and seriously believes he is the reincarnation of Liu Mao Hsing of Cooking Master Boy, minus the theatrics when he cooks.