Some movies, like The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror, are so awful that they’re simply amazing to sit down and watch. You can tell that the people who made these films did so with the best of intentions and seriously had no idea how bad they were, and that’s what makes them so compelling. Naturally, it stands to reason that other filmmakers would want to latch on to that kind of cult status, but it’s hard to make a so-bad-it’s-good movie when you’re actually trying — usually it just ends up being bad. Still, there are some amazing films that were actually intended to be pretty ridiculous, and we’d like to share them with you — if you can stomach the terrible special effects and contrived plots, of course. Let us know your favorites in the comments!
Full of nonsensical action (Rose McGowan has a machine gun leg that she uses to fight off the undead!), grainy images, torn film, “missing” reels that don’t exist, and fake advertisements that later went on to become real movies (like Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun), Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to the exploitation genre has become a cult hit despite its poor performance at the box office.