We’re sure you’ll disagree with some movies on this list, but deep inside you know you’re wrong. Here are 7 terrible movies that actually became cult classics.
1. Children of the Corn (1984)
Let’s start off with Stephen King and his corn-loving kids. Shot plot overview: kids go bonkers, kill all the adults to ensure the crops thrive. A young couple come across the wacky village, then the kids chase them, something about a corn demon, blah-blah-blah, the crops burn down, end of story… it was not, sadly. The best part about the entire movie was John Franklin’s superb performance, who was 25 at the moment, as Isaac – the child Prophet. And by superb I mean so-bad-it’s-hilarious.
2. The Room (2003)
Tommy Wiseau, who wrote, directed, and starred in his own movie The Room, is probably crazy enough to think he made something exceptional. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work like that. Nobody knows how this film got such a huge following, but it definitely doesn’t deserve it. Instead of suffering through the Room, just watch James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist”. It’s not that funny but at least it knows what it’s supposed to be.
3. Showgirls (1995)
The movie that ruined Elizabeth Berkley’s career, while giving boners to the every dude in the 90’s. It was supposed to make some statement about feminism, but instead backfired right into Paul Verhoeven’s face. I mean, what kind of a movie takes home 7 Razzie Awards in a single go? The answer is – a particularly bad one.
4. Dune (1984)
Today David Lynch is a living legend, but back in 1984 he was pretty much an amateur. But filming Frank Herbert’s “Dune” was just too much even for Lynch. The movie was an ugly mess, with pointless scenes, over-the-top acting, and one of the most confusing screenplays of all time. All that was neatly compacted into 140 minutes of runtime. Maybe if you read the books it’d make more sense, but as it is – it’s a bloody mess.
5. Troll 2 (1990)
First, there are zero trolls in the movie. Second, the plot makes no sense at all. And third, there’s a documentary about just how awful this movie is. Oh, and as a bonus, the movie’s antagonist – the witch – loves eating human flesh… but only after she turns it into veggies. 10/10, best movie ever.
6. Howard The Duck (1986)
Decades (or should I say DUCKades, mheheh) before Samuel L Jackson rounds up all the Avengers to fight Loki the Marvel fans had the Fantastic Four, the Lou Ferigno Hulk, and of course, Howard The Duck. In modern era MCU, a talking tree and a space raccoon are fine, but 30 years ago seeing a kung-fu-fighting duck from another dimension… well, let’s just say people were not ready for such an atrocity. Then again, 80’s were an entirely different era.
7. The Boondock Saints (1999)
So someone’s been watching a lot of Tarantino and decided to make their own movie in the save style. Isn’t that right, Troy Duffy? Okay, fine, fine, it’s not the worst movie out there. God knows I used to love it too, but upon closer inspection, it really doesn’t look all that great, compared to actual Tarantino hits like Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction. You can’t do Tarantino if you’re not Tarantino. Have I said Tarantino too many times?