I have an inexplicable fondness for cheesy monster movies. I’m not talking the good ones–I mean the ones where the budget seemed too low for decent special effects, the actors are no one you recognize and don’t seem especially experienced, and the plot makes no sense whatsoever.
And the monster…
Any number of predators some scientist decided to make enormous, horrifyingly violent, and toss in something extra special just for fun, contained by a cage ‘guaranteed’ never to fail. (Because we have never learned from the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, or any other disasters. Haven’t these people watched Godzilla?)
A genetically spliced shark/octopus (Sharktopus!)? Why not?
Mutant crocodiles made into pseudo-dinosaurs? Sounds like fun.
A python given a modified scorpion-tail complete with venom? Excellent decision!
I saw a movie recently about killer piranha. These fish were the size of a bus by the end of the movie–they just kept growing! And they survived a nuclear explosion. (There were no lasers, but that would’ve been amazing!)
Every time one of these enormous fish went flying out of the water–did I mention they could almost fly, they leap so far?–and went smashing into a building, I laughed.
What makes a movie so awesomely bad it’s good? You ask yourself ‘Why is this so funny? It’s meant to be serious. People are (fake) dying here!’
But still, you can’t look away, or stop laughing.
What are your guilty pleasures? Your favorite movie monster?