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So Bad It’s Good – Labyrinth


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By Amber Maiden

Have you ever tried to explain a movie to someone who has never seen it, and as you do so, you realize that you sound absolutely insane? That was my experience trying to explain the plot of Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie as a tight-pants-wearing, child-kidnapping, Goblin King named Jareth. Along side, a young Jennifer Connelly plays a bratty 16 year-old named Sarah, who just wants to dance in the park in peace, and not babysit her younger brother. The movie devolves into sexual innuendos, creepy Muppet-like goblins, random bursts of song and dance, and a giant, seemingly unsolvable maze.

So Bad It’s Good – Grease 2


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By Andrea Selitto

The fact that I lived well into my teen years without knowing that there was an actual sequel to the 1978 movie-musical Grease is either an extraordinary blessing or a horrible tragedy. I prefer to think of it as a tragedy. Director/choreographer Patricia Birch’s Grease 2, released in 1982, is so awful that it doesn’t merely miss the mark for a successful movie sequel, but it actually manages to fly straight past the mark, into the upper atmosphere, eventually escaping the Earth’s gravitational pull and launching itself directly into the Sun; where it ends in a massive, fiery explosion. Put simply, this movie is an abomination. And I love it.

So Bad It’s Good – Vampire’s Kiss


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By Dominic Vadino

Sometimes you see a terrible movie and after watching it, you think to yourself: “Wow, I am never going to watch that again.” That thought process is justified by the time wasted watching some films. Other times you find yourself a gem that is so bad, that you actually enjoyed it. I’ve found a gem.

Vampire’s Kiss (1988) is the film where you’ll see Nicolas Cage at his core. In this film you’ll get to see Cage put on this really strange, unidentified accent, while making himself believe he is truly turning into a vampire. He plays the part perfectly!

So Bad It’s Good – Battlefield: Earth


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By Alexander Goodlive

It’s the year 3000. Intelligent life in the universe has been discovered, and they’ve taken over the world. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

Unfortunately, this is not the beginning of Futurama. Instead, it’s the set-up for something unintentionally funny: A small rebel force of humans taking on an entire army of “intelligent” life from the planet Psychlo in the delightfully ridiculous Battlefield: Earth.

So Bad It’s Good – The Rocky Horror Picture Show


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By Alexander Goodlive

I saw it on Cult Weekend at the Uptown Minneapolis Theatre, along with my favorite bad movie The Room, on the last weekend of the month. Now, I’m going to take an unpopular position and say that Rocky Horror is not a good movie like many argue, but is so bad that it’s rather entertaining. Now, before you find me with your pitchforks, at least give me a chance to explain why.

So Bad It’s Good – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark


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By Caroline Meuser

When a Saturday Night Live director decides to make a horror film, the finished product is bound to be one-of-a-kind. Now having learned this detail of James Signorelli’s background, I can certainly understand what drove the creation of his ridiculous film Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. How a videotape copy wound up in my living room as a child, however, remains a mystery. I remember forcing my friends to watch it when they came over for slumber parties, and they left the next morning mildly horrified that their friend was a psycho. As I quoted every other line while watching it last weekend, their assumptions were confirmed.

So Bad It’s Good – Mutant Girls Squad

Mutant Girls Squad

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By John Smith

Guilty pleasures are a necessary recourse for any cinephile, no matter what genre or style you gravitate towards. My poison comes in the form of the over-the-top, blood splattering films of the Sushi Typhoon production company. These films barely classify as B-movies, and one of my personal favorites is Mutant Girls Squad. This film is vulgar and has pretty poor production value, but I can’t help but enjoy it just for the pure madness that it has to offer.

So Bad It’s Good – The Room, Live at Midnight


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By Alexander Goodlive

Surrounded by the nostalgic feel of a double-level theater, the 35mm projector, and a hundred fans anticipating a movie they’ve seen more than their fair share of times, the silver screen flickers to life. The cheap blue logo of a film franchise only known for one movie spins its way to the screen, and the crowd cheers its presence. Are we in for another riveting tale of cinematic excellence, guaranteed to take us on a timeless adventure through the magic of celluloid?

Not really.

But are we in for a fun time? You better believe it.

So Bad It’s Good – My Best Friend is a Vampire

My BF is a Vampire

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By Alexander Goodlive

With all the hate that The Twilight Saga gets (and rightfully so) for destroying the image of what a vampire is and should be, few realize that vampire movies have always existed outside of household Anne Rice fetish material. While it is tempting to blame the downfall of modern vampires on Stephanie Meyer, a movie came out in the 80s that, if held to the same standards, would be equally as blasphemous in the eyes of many a Hot Topic shopper.