Videos: La Creme de la Crap
It’s true, you have to know what’s bad in order to know what’s good. My friends and I have Long been aficionados of the worst that’s cinema has to offer. Before the advent of Mystery Science Theater, we even had a Bad Film Club which would meet on a monthly basis, compare two films of a similar theme, and then vote on such finer points as worst direction, worst special effects, least convincing scientific explanation or theory, and so forth.
Here, then, is a compendium of 50 of my favorites, arranged in a roughly downward spiral, each one being successively worse than the one that preceded it. As you get towards the bottom half of the list, this creates a certain delirious “circling the drain” effect.
Many of these were difficult to find, and there are significant omissions I would’ve preferred to include, but this is what was freely available on YouTube at the time. For example, the WORST film ever made, in my opinion, is PSYCHED BY THE 4-D WITCH, which was released on DVD as a double feature with the current dead-last entry, MONSTER A GO-GO, but it’s nowhere to be found, probably due to “adult subject matter” and extensive nipple shots.
So enjoy – if that’s the word for it – this voyage to the bottom of the barrel.
- Essentials – Frank’s Picks
- Secret Agent
- John Ashton – Satellite Paradiso
- 777s (Triple Sevens)
- Direct From Hollywood Cemetery
- F-Units – Alone in Babylon
- Expanded Radio – The WZBC Sessions
- The Dots
- Spotify Playlists
- Amon Tobin Melts in Your Mind
- My Trip Through Bowie
- Over the Wall – A Bunnymen Primer
- Catherine Wheel – Heavy Rotation
- Cool Grooves
- More Bad Advice From The Cramps
- Totally Wired – The Fall Remembered
- Incidental Trance
- The Killing Joke Primer
- Masterpiece Theatre
- Midnight Oil Classics
- Talking Heads – Crosseyed And Painless
- Tom Waits Lunchbox
- Rowdy Voices
- Wipers Classics