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Ever seen Troll 2? This movie is consistently in the top 5 on IMDB's Worst Films Ever list and is currently #1. There was a UCB screening for it in New York last week, and apparently it is starting to gain a pretty loyal and huge following.
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NILBOG... IS GOBLIN BACKWARDS!!
posted by maxreax at 9:32 AM on September 20, 2006


If only we could figure out a way to cash in on artificial hype.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:33 AM on September 20, 2006


I want that motherfucking internet hype, like that motherfucking plane movie!
posted by Artw at 9:37 AM on September 20, 2006


Which troll is dios and which is alexreynolds?
posted by davy at 9:38 AM on September 20, 2006


Seems like your run of the mill bad horror movie to me. Now Hulk Hogan's Santa With Muscles, on the other hand...

An evil millionaire (Hulk Hogan) gets amnesia and then belives that he is Santa Claus.

That's looks like real badness--fermented, clarified and bottled.
posted by Iridic at 9:38 AM on September 20, 2006


And yet Jason X still labors in obscurity.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:42 AM on September 20, 2006


That's looks
That looks

posted by Iridic at 9:42 AM on September 20, 2006


I hope you snarky fuckers aren't thinking about pissing on hospitality. I won't have it.
posted by Mikey-San at 9:46 AM on September 20, 2006


a lot of good that hype did for SOAP in the end. nothing like a shitting movie pimped for being shitty and flopping.
posted by blueplasticfish at 9:47 AM on September 20, 2006


I prefer Ankle Biters.
posted by slimepuppy at 9:50 AM on September 20, 2006


Anyone else remember when bad wasn't good?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:50 AM on September 20, 2006


There are so many worse movies than this.

And I'm proud to have seen many of them.

Want really amazingly bad? Check out Cannibal Hookers sometime.
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:53 AM on September 20, 2006


a lot of good that hype did for SOAP in the end

Let's wait and see what the DVD sales are like - I bet they rake it in. It's apparently due for release in the UK on 5th December, right in time for the holiday season Christmas. Kerching!
posted by TheDonF at 9:54 AM on September 20, 2006


Those of you in the DC area should check out the Washington Psychotronic Film Society. They show all kinds of crap like this. I go occasionally--lemme know, and I might join you.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:00 AM on September 20, 2006


I have seen this film more times than any human being ever ought to. I was once in a show centering around it. And now, in a part of my brain that once knew, say, math, I have memorized the entire script and every cue of the score.

My favorite line - if I could pick a favorite line - would be when the dad goes, "NOW WHERE'S THAT DAMN MIRROR?"

The man thunders when he speaks.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:02 AM on September 20, 2006


A clip from Troll 2.

It does look bad--but only silly, amateur-night bad, not if-I-had-a-time-machine-I'd-seriously-consider-going-back-and-preventing-the-filmmaker's-birth bad.
posted by Iridic at 10:09 AM on September 20, 2006


Looking at the IMDB list, I had no idea Dane Cook was in Simon Sez. I may have to see that again.

Also, please note:

12.) House of the Dead (2003)
27.) Alone in the Dark
49.) BloodRayne (2005)

All Uwe Boll films. Someone remind me again how this guy is still allowed to make films.
posted by quin at 10:13 AM on September 20, 2006


I've often wondered about this - No doubt the IMDB ratings ballot box is stuffed on behalf of a lot of films, but what if it happens in both directions? If I was a filmmaker or studio in possession of a crappy movie I would try to make it famous for its crappiness. Then maybe I could have a "campy" movie or a "cult classic" on my hands.
posted by TunnelArmr at 10:21 AM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


And yet Jason X still labors in obscurity.

Jason X does not belong anywhere near a worst-of list. While nobody is going to confuse it for a mislaid Bergman movie, it excels at being a good-natured, delightful slasher movie that pokes gentle fun at itself at the same time that it delivers on the slasher-gore goods.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:24 AM on September 20, 2006


Holy shit. Muscles on a motherfucking Santa. I cannot believe it.
posted by glenwood at 10:28 AM on September 20, 2006


I'd have to say the worse the better. I laughed pretty much the whole way through this. Though I'm sure the movie itself is the equivalent to a lobotomy.

Did anyone ever notice the name of the kid in the first one was Harry Potter? This was way before J.K. was rolling around and cackling in her pile of money. Guess it shows it isn't what you have; it's how you use it.
posted by Spacey at 10:28 AM on September 20, 2006


I'm going to post this here in this thread because it is a bit of ephemera and it did take some time to complete.

For some reason about two years ago, I thought I'd check which actor/actress had the most films in the IMDB top 250. I had suspected it would be DeNiro or Brando. It turned out to be Harrison Ford. Part of the reason is obvious: the original Star War films are there along with a couple of the Indiana Jones films. Then he got several for star appearances in Witness, Blade Runner and The Fugitive. But the reason he snuck up the list was bit roles: Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, and American Graffiti.

I imagine this "analysis" is defunct. Several of the films were hanging on to the bottom rung of the top 250.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:31 AM on September 20, 2006


John Titor watched Troll 2 before it even came out.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:32 AM on September 20, 2006


That indie trailer is pretty spot on.
posted by thanatogenous at 10:47 AM on September 20, 2006


I loved Troll 2. One of the most quotable movies I have ever seen.

Especially: "They devour their prey with a voracity that know no equal on Earth."

And the line about pissing on hospitality. I love that the family seems entirely unconcerned that their son managed to hop instantaneously from the window over to standing on the table (they didn't know that time had frozen).
posted by ORthey at 10:48 AM on September 20, 2006


great post... troll 2, LOL
posted by tonygarcia at 10:50 AM on September 20, 2006


Anyone see the rottentomatoes.com ratings for this weeks movies...

1. 43% Gridiron Gang $14.4M
2. 30% The Black Dahlia $10.0M
3. 43% Everyone's Hero $6.1M
4. 02% The Covenant $4.8M
5. 45% The Last Kiss $4.6M

Bad movies sell. And Troll 2, look out for Crossover, with a 1.8 on imdb and a whopping 0% on rotten tomatoes.

All Uwe Boll films. Someone remind me again how this guy is still allowed to make films.

German tax code loopholes that they closed up this year? I've read tax loopholes don't exactly work that way, but the most logical explanation I've heard is that he has some sort of elaborate scam going like "The Producers" where his films have to lose money.
posted by bobo123 at 10:56 AM on September 20, 2006


I don't know why people aren't already lauding the new version of The Wicker Man that just came out as the camp piece of crap of the century. I seriously haven't laughed that hard at a horror movie ever.

It goes over the top about the moment that Nicholas Cage screams, "YOU MONSTERS! KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMNED HONEY!"

I guess that should've had a spoiler warning. Seriously, though, see it for yourself. It's an instant classic.
posted by koeselitz at 10:57 AM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


All Uwe Boll films. Someone remind me again how this guy is still allowed to make films.

Well, either they make money or it's some kind of tax dodge.
posted by Artw at 10:58 AM on September 20, 2006


I like the tagline: "One was not enough!"
posted by brundlefly at 10:59 AM on September 20, 2006


This list is totally wrong. Future War is WAY worse than Troll 2 and I bet half the people that voted for "Gigli" never saw the movie.

Seriously. Want to see a movie that's so awful that half a bottle of Captain Morgans won't even make better, rent "Future War."
posted by drstein at 11:00 AM on September 20, 2006


Anyone else remember when bad wasn't good?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:50 AM PST on September 20 [+] [!]


This bears repeating. I've never understood the "so-bad-it's-good" argument.
posted by trey at 11:02 AM on September 20, 2006


trey -

Bad movies are hilarious and fun to watch - it's that simple. It's not an argument, it's just truth. People obviously take it too far - but there is an undeniable joy in watching a sincere effort gone horribly wrong.
posted by ORthey at 11:08 AM on September 20, 2006


Camp movies like Troll 2 don't really do it for me, but I can't think of them as "bad movies" even though they are undeniably that. I'm with iridic on true badness.

For sheer stupidity, hollywood faceplanting justdontgetitness, this is the worst movie of all time: A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers. [trailer]
posted by kosem at 11:11 AM on September 20, 2006


- "What are you going to do to me, Daddy?"
- "Tightening my belt one loop so that I don't feel hunger pains, and your sister and mother will have to do likewise. Okay, Joshua. You wanna get rough with me? You wanna show me that you don't like the choice of this house for our vacation by going on a hunger strike? Well, I'll accept the challenge. But just remember when I was your age, I really did suffer from hunger. We'll se who gets through this, but just remember I've got more practice than you. I'll see you tomorrow."

- "There're sandwiches for tonight! It'll go easier on you if you eat'em. Otherwise, we'll be forced to kill you VIOLENTLY!"
- "It would be a shame! The blood would mix with the meat, and we'd have to leave it in vinegar for the whole night!"
posted by ORthey at 11:11 AM on September 20, 2006


Clip from Troll 2 (youtube)
posted by shawnj at 11:15 AM on September 20, 2006


I'm confused by this list. Manos didn't even make the Top 10. I haven't seen many that are in there either, but I'm pretty sure that any movie that includes Ninjas is automatically better than Manos, so there.
posted by splice at 11:20 AM on September 20, 2006


I love Jason X unironically. Well, semi-ironically.

Troll 2 is so bad it's genius. I was at the screening, and it was one of those rare occasions when the Q/A session with the cast (most of whom were Brigham Young students at the time the movie was filmed) was as entertaining as the movie.
posted by Epenthesis at 11:21 AM on September 20, 2006


kosem: In college, I once lived with a guy who owned both that film and that film's soundtrack. Of his own volition.
posted by Sticherbeast at 11:21 AM on September 20, 2006


Future War is WAY worse than Troll 2 and I bet half the people that voted for "Gigli" never saw the movie.

I like the way the tag line for Future War tries to hit on three of the biggest sci-fi franchises ("Past Predator, Present Alien, Future Terminator") in a desperate cheap hooker sort of way.
posted by Luddite at 11:23 AM on September 20, 2006


There are way worse ones out there. Most haven't ever seen the inside of a theater. But Black Devil Doll From Hell shouldn't even see the light of day.

All copies of it should be shielded in lead lined canisters and sent into space and left to drift into the sun. Otherwise, just place it on the moon and have them nuked from orbit.

Just to be sure.
posted by Spacey at 11:25 AM on September 20, 2006


hey i was at the UCB screening. here is the cast member Q&A.

i mean the movie is funny but from what i gathered from this Q&A was that bestworstmovie.com is run by the guy that played joshua and he is responsible for taking screenings on the road, pushing it to be viral, and making a documentary on its cult classic status. seems a little forced and desperate.

that said the movie is the madness that arises when you mix mormon non-actors, a script written by a man who doesnt know english, and a three week shooting schedule.
posted by c at 11:27 AM on September 20, 2006


MrMoonPie, I've headed over to Dremo's/Ningaloo's/Bardo's once for the Tuesday night screening and was pretty impressed by the turn-out; looks like their closing isn't so imminent now, too. Troll 2 makes the movies they screen there look like Citizen Kane, though.
posted by redsnare at 11:54 AM on September 20, 2006


What about Heartbeeps?
posted by lovejones at 11:58 AM on September 20, 2006


There's good bad films and bad bad films. Good bad films somehow end up being fun -- not just in spite of their badness, but because of it. It's a hard thing to put your finger on, but there is a reason why Glen or Glenda remains watchable while Barn of the Naked Dead doesn't.

Snakes on a Plane wasn't a bad film, by the way. It had 15 minutes of by-the-book opening, but then it featured 45 minutes of absolutely glorious mayhem. Once the snakes got loose, the film was perfect.

By the way, I saw Crank last night. Sweet Jesus, that film is a masterpiece.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:58 AM on September 20, 2006


Speaking from the heart, Santa with Muscles remains the ultimate bad movie - it's got it all. A sitcom meetup, Hulk Hogan, amnesia.
posted by Vantech at 12:05 PM on September 20, 2006


Some praise should be sung for the "Too" movies. These are sequels to popular films where someone in the studio realized "Too" means also, which is like another film, and it sounds like "Two" which makes a sequel. It's like. . . a clever pun!

There is:
Teen Wolf Too (2.6 on IMDB)
The Jerk Too (3.5)
Splash Too (3.0)
and
Look Who's Talking Too (3.7)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 12:06 PM on September 20, 2006 [1 favorite]


Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe.

This film is genius.
  • Jesse Ventura, trying very very hard to be Schwarzenegger.
  • Sven-Ole Thorsen as his completely unintimidating nemesis. Fun fact: Thorsen, Ventura and Schwarzenegger were all in Predator and The Running Man as well.
  • A very embarrassed James Belushi as a school principal. For one two-minute scene.
  • A woman giving birth through a pair of jeans.
  • The "anti-life equation".
  • Light jazz soundtrack during climactic battle scene.
  • Science fiction film with no special effects, and no shots of space.
Please watch this film. It's... pleasant.
posted by Shecky at 12:16 PM on September 20, 2006


"What about Heartbeeps?"

I'm almost ashamed to admit that I paid money to see Heartbeeps (I was just a kid!).
I'm surprised that "The Day The Clown Cried" hasn't been mentioned yet. Of course only a handful of people have seen it so I don't know if it can be ranked.
posted by MikeMc at 1:07 PM on September 20, 2006


God, that's the holy grail of bad films. Somebody needs to steal it from Jerry Lewis's office and post it online RIGHT NOW!

Then we will know that the Internet has been worth it all along.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:11 PM on September 20, 2006


No movie, and I mean no movie, could be worse than Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.

Examples:

- The research sub has torpedos.
- The shark changes size every time it eats something.
- Every time it eats something they use the same single piece of stock shark footage.
- The research sub has a door on top that they open underwater, repeatedly.
- The pickup line. Oh dear god, the pickup line. Read the reviews, the all just call it the line.

Please, for the love of your children, don't watch this movie.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:15 PM on September 20, 2006


I saw Crank last night. Sweet Jesus, that film is a masterpiece.

No kidding, Astro? I've liked Jason Statham's other work, but the reviews I've read really savaged Crank. So it's worth a ticket or two after all?
posted by Iridic at 1:22 PM on September 20, 2006


Well, I'm a big fan of "bad" B-films so I have to weigh in.

Uwe Boll is, well, pretty much the worst, but its the worst in a goofy Ed Wood kind-of-way. And Bloodrayne, as painful as it was, was still better the most of the crap SciFi shows on the weekends. Dean Cain anyone?

I laughed at Troll 2 - nuff said there.

Crank qualifies as silly B-flick nonsense. Absurd and only to be viewed on a cheap matinee or rental - good for a laugh while drinking brews.

Among my own personal faves, so to speak:

Forbidden World: Nuthin like feeding your own cancer to a monster to make a good gut-buster.

Showdown in Little Tokyo: or really anything with Dolph Lungren. Big dick jokes and the worst acting ever.
posted by elendil71 at 1:41 PM on September 20, 2006




oooh, bold, nice.
posted by bokeh at 1:47 PM on September 20, 2006


Hurray! I love this post!

That kid in Troll 2 totally deserved on oscar!
posted by Stauf at 1:48 PM on September 20, 2006


Then again, there's really no good way to deliver that line...
posted by Stauf at 1:49 PM on September 20, 2006


No movie, and I mean no movie, could be worse than Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.

Corpse Grinders 2 is far, far worse than SA3:M.

The musical Nudist Colony of the Dead? Worse than SA3:M. Even though it has Forrest Ackerman as Judge Rheinhole, it's worse than SA3:M.

You may wonder... how bad is Mansquito? Well, I dunno how bad it is, but it's worse than SA3:M, that's for goddam sure.

Now, Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter is in some ways a better film than SA3:M (it certainly has many more Canadian lesbians), but it is inarguably more sloppily made.

SA3:M is an immensely fun little B-movie. Well worth watching if you're the kind of person who can enjoy a good shark-eats-stuff movie.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:07 PM on September 20, 2006


Dammit.

Attack of the The Eye Creatures, complete with superfluous nipple"the" is so much worse than SA3:M that it even makes Corpse Grinders 2 seem bearable by comparison. The MSTed version is watchable.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:10 PM on September 20, 2006


Uwe Boll is, well, pretty much the worst, but its the worst in a goofy Ed Wood kind-of-way.

I dunno... there's a certain cynical lack of enthusiasm in his movies. They're not joyously overblown explosions of badness, they're cynical, carefully manufactured exercises in deliberate badness.

His movies are far better in every way, but I'd put Paul (WS) Anderson as making arguably bad movies that are great, immense piles of fun, made with love by someone who loves the genre and has an encylopedic knowledge of it. Also Anderson doesn't suck, even when his movie is a bug hunt.

Bloodrayne, as painful as it was, was still better the most of the crap SciFi shows on the weekends

Testify, brother!

Would it kill SciFi to make half as many movies with twice the budget each? What really bothers me are the times when you could have taken the basic concept (There are pterodactyls, and they're pissed off!) and made a halfway decent horror flick out of it, but everything about the movie is too cheap for even halfway-decency.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:15 PM on September 20, 2006


Oh, and Night of the Lepus, which has "special effects" that even Ed Wood would cringe at.. and Deforrest Kelly.

The thing with Uwe Boll is that his films are so honestly bad that I cant decide whether he's being ironic or not. I mean he's had freakin Sir Ben Kingsley in Bloodrayne!! Who the hell chooses to star in a Uwe Boll film?! It's like going to a gallery opening with all the snooty artistes and black-clad literatti, listening to their vapid conversation and all the while realizing that the show sucks.. but you dont dare say anything because, after all, you just paid $40 to hobnob and what the hell do you know about art anyway.

I think Uwe has made a career of cinematic flim-flam.. and perhaps that it itself a kind of art. Go figure.
posted by elendil71 at 2:30 PM on September 20, 2006


I know some brain-damaged fans of 70's cinema actually liked The First Nudie Musical, but that guy's other "big" movie is so bad, so cheap and nonsensical, that I got nightmares just thinking about the plot.

(This seems to be an unspoken rule already, but just to clarify: when comparing bad movies, anything released by Troma doesn't count.)
posted by dgbellak at 2:36 PM on September 20, 2006


Clearly none of you have seen Future War. If you have, this thread would have ended, as it is the worst movie ever made.
posted by drstein at 3:20 PM on September 20, 2006


What about The Crater Lake Monster? I could paint my pinky finger brown, wiggle it across the camera, and it would still be better special effects than the "monster" in this film.
posted by jonp72 at 3:41 PM on September 20, 2006


No Night of the Bloody Apes on that list?
posted by slip81 at 3:59 PM on September 20, 2006


I kid you not. Crank is a lunatic masterpiece made for lunatics who are in dire need of a masterpiece. It's like Speed if Keanue Reeves used massive amounts of cocaine.

So it's just like Speed.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:15 PM on September 20, 2006


Astro Zombie, it's funny that you draw that connection. I've been calling it 'Speed without a bus'.
posted by quin at 4:30 PM on September 20, 2006


Seriously. Want to see a movie that's so awful that half a bottle of Captain Morgans won't even make better, rent "Future War."

Actually, there is a way to make watching Future War bearable. Thank diverse deities for MST3k!

In fact, the Future War episode features one of my favorite exchanges:

[Goofy protagonist ends up in a dead end of a confusing maze of what appear to be empty cardboard boxes]

Crow: He's boxed in!
Mike: Well, I'm card-bored.
posted by sparkletone at 5:10 PM on September 20, 2006


I would also like to point out that despite its title, Future War neither takes place in The Future, nor involves a war of any sort.
posted by sparkletone at 5:12 PM on September 20, 2006


PS: My vote for worst film ever made either lies with Manos: The Hands Of Fate, or Hobgoblins, a film that certainly deserves attention in this sort of thread.
posted by sparkletone at 5:16 PM on September 20, 2006


I'm very glad someone mentioned Crank. That film is the sort of masterpiece I thought I'd never see from a mainstream American studio. There's no good guys, no sappiness, no trace of political correctness, no slowdowns, no cute kids, completely amoral, beautifully and unrelentingly violent. For some reason, I kept thinking of Takeshi Miike and Fudoh while watching it.

This is everything SoaP needed to be and wasn't.

I usually don't say this but for this film, the critics obviously didn't get it. From the 8bit graphics used for the intro to the strangely poetic ending, its really like nothing else I've seen in the US.

Plus the film has Mr. "Cocksucker! Swedgin!" Wu as a crime lord. And "Vote for Pedro" as a gay, cross-dressing prostitute. What more do you need from a film?
posted by pandaharma at 5:39 PM on September 20, 2006


Yeah, Crank is batshitinsane, in a good way. I went into it expecting zilch and got a helluva ride. I actually enjoyed SoaP a great deal, but it has nothing on Crank.

"You have to keep moving... Where are you right now?"

"Driving through a shopping mall, being chased by cops."
posted by brundlefly at 5:45 PM on September 20, 2006


Oh, and another good/bad movie: Dead Heat.
posted by brundlefly at 6:00 PM on September 20, 2006


Astro Zombie, it's funny that you draw that connection. I've been calling it 'Speed without a bus'.

quin, it's funny that you draw that connection. I've been calling it "Speed, except instead of a bus there is Jason Statham".

...but I still haven't seen it yet, and begin to think that maybe I should.
posted by moss at 6:03 PM on September 20, 2006


The amazing thing about crank is that a lot of action that would be the focus of other films is almost incidental in this one. When he drives into the shopping mall, the camera is on him, and you just barely glimpse out the window that he's just smashed directly through a plate glass window.

Well, that's one of the amazing things. The crows in Chinatown cheering when Statham manages to make public doggie style love to his girlfriend is another.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:12 PM on September 20, 2006


Crowd, rather. Crows wouldn't be surprising, though.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:12 PM on September 20, 2006


After seeing The Transporter, I'm afraid to see Jason Statham in anything.
posted by malaprohibita at 6:33 PM on September 20, 2006


c: hey i was at the UCB screening.
Epenthesis: I was at the screening, and it was one of those rare occasions when the Q/A session with the cast was as entertaining as the movie.

Mikey-san and I were also at the screening - anyone else want to fess up? Was the audience significantly MeFi?

And Crank was amazing; it's one of those movies that really just doesn't care about anything resembling reasonability.
posted by Remy at 7:03 PM on September 20, 2006


Crank -- that movie was fuckin' awesome. I watched that movie two weeks ago and afterwards I told my wife, "I'm pretty sure that's the greatest movie ever made."

She did not agree.

Anyway, I (barely) remember watching Troll 2 in college... it's in that same genre as the Evil Dead series -- they started making serious movies and they just got more and more ridiculous, so they made them sillier and sillier.

Also along those same lines: Deathstalker II.
posted by ph00dz at 8:10 PM on September 20, 2006


Here's a mash up of "The Best of Troll 2" (YouTube, 8 minutes) Holy cow this movie is a stinker... Great thread, btw.
posted by wfrgms at 9:43 PM on September 20, 2006


If you really, really want to push the limits of what you conssider a bad film to be, may I humbly suggest Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny.

I suffered for years after seeing this abomination and finally gave up trying to convince other people it existed.

Then, the wonderful site Agony Booth came to the rescue.

Think you know bad movies? If you haven't seen this one, BOY are you in for a treat.
posted by squidfartz at 10:27 PM on September 20, 2006


I prefer the first Troll movie which featured Sonny Bono and had a lot of puppetry involved. The only clip I could find was translated in Spanish. I wish there were more clips around.
posted by spacelux at 11:54 PM on September 20, 2006


« writes "The amazing thing about crank is that a lot of action that would be the focus of other films is almost incidental in this one. When he drives into the shopping mall, the camera is on him, and you just barely glimpse out the window that he's just smashed directly through a plate glass window."

Exactly. That moment is what sold the movie for me.
posted by brundlefly at 1:47 AM on September 21, 2006


The mention of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny has triggered flashbacks to Ice Cream Man, starring Clint Howard, Sandahl Bergman, Olivia Hussey, and a barely verbal Jan Michael-Vincent. I would have remembered it sooner, but apparently my brain had repressed the memories.

Howard plays a murderous ice cream vendor who chops up his corpses and mixes them into his wares. For reasons of plot convenience, no one notices anything unusual about the tainted ice cream, even though it plainly contains blood, gristle chunks, whole eyes, and, at the single lowest point in American Cinema, a discarded diaphragm.
posted by Iridic at 7:22 AM on September 21, 2006


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