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ShatFest 2012

I mentioned in my Roundup Friday Post that my friends were holding their Annual ShatFest Movie Festival. Shatfest is named in honor of William Shatner, one of our favorite actors because of Star Trek and many many other movies and tv shows. It started out with them watching all the bad movies that William Shatner was in (the first year) and then turned into ‘bring the worst movie you can with c level or above actors.’

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This year’s first movie was Hercules (1983) with BAD special effects. There were better special effects on the first Star Trek series from the 1960s. The greek gods were all blonde with dark eyebrows, instead of, you know, greek. The main actor was awful. He was very wooden with his acting. However, it wasn’t too bad against the other movies. And I can appreciate the interesting costuming, at least.

The second movie I need brain bleach to remove from my head. It was called Thanks Killing (2009). It’s freakin’ awful. The kids in the movie were stupid. Like _reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally_ stupid. And sadly, I saw so many things coming that I begged them to turn off the movie. This one was really trying to be bad, I think it just failed at being bad, too.

The third movie was an awful art film called Rubber (2010) I really hate movies like this, especially when they keep saying ‘there’s no point!’ Also, a tire? Really? Sadly, every single guy at the event liked this movie. Ick.

The fourth movie was BloodRayne (2005). I’ll be honest. I love vampire movies. I really do. I didn’t think this was bad, BUT I was pretty sure that most people would think it was terrible. The dialogue is painful at points. It does have an interesting cast, with Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3), Matthew Davis (Vampire Diaries), Meat Loaf, Billy Zane and Michelle Rodriguez (Lost). No one voted to turn it off.

The final movie was Laserblast (1978). We didn’t stay to finish it, but what I saw was awful.

My vote for the worst movie of the lot was definitely Rubber, followed by ThanksKilling. Ug. There are some movies that should never be made.

What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen? Was it intentionally trying to be bad?

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    • Ollie

      That sounds fun. Some movies are so bad they’re good but in my opinion george clooney should never play Batman, yes who plays character roles are critical..but seriously I’ve never been able to sit through Batman and Robin, it’s Mr. Freeze and something I can’t put my finger on. Also The Human Centipede, the whole movie is based on some nut guy who sews 3 people ass to mouth for no apparent purpose and can be a little disturbing to people

      • Phyrra

        Ewwwww the Human Centipede sounds awful.

      • http://brightlycoloredperson.wordpress.com/ Daena

        The Human Centipede!! I watched that not long ago and I didn’t find it as gross as people made out. I mean, it could have been sooo much worse.

        I think the thing that struck me the most was the psycho doctor’s house, which was ultra modern and so gorgeous. It distracted me from the movie, it was so nice.

        • Ollie

          lol exactly, it was just really gross, ah netflix worth the investment

          notice the safest people are always the neighbors they hardly ever get in harms way

    • Jean

      Piñata: Survival Island (now renamed to Demon Island) starring Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and a poorly-created totem pole creature as the “piñata”.

      Jaws 3-D (now Jaws 3) starring Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr and what appears to be a cardboard shark.

      Awful. The worst. Hands down.

      • Phyrra

        Eww, neither of those sound good.

    • http://brightlycoloredperson.wordpress.com/ Daena

      Oh wow that sounds like a blast! I think one of the worst movies I’ve seen is “Vampiyaz” which my husband and I rented years ago sheerly b/c it looked terrible. Oh and it was.I think most high school plays have a bigger budget. But it was funny for all of that. Sometimes ‘bad’ movies can be a lot of fun.

      Even though Shatner is kind of terrible I can’t help but love him because I’m such a big Trekkie. Hoping to meet George Takei this month at Comicpalooza. :-D