So Bad, It's Great!

by mystic-jim | created - 22 Jun 2014 | updated - 17 Oct 2015 | Public

Films that transcend mere badness and somehow become entertaining as a result of their ineptitude.

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1. Octaman (1971)

PG | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them.

Director: Harry Essex | Stars: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, David Essex

Votes: 791 | Gross: $0.28M

2. Weasels Rip My Flesh (1979)

67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Returning from the planet Venus, an errant NASA spacecraft crashes into the ocean, spilling its radioactive cargo. Enveloped by a radioactive mass, a rabid weasel is transformed into a ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Schiff | Stars: John Smihula, Fred Borges, Fred Dabby, Jody Kadish

Votes: 350

3. Blood Freak (1972)

X | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes | Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan, Randy Grinter, Heather Hughes

Votes: 1,342

4. Nightmare in Blood (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror

Attendees at a horror-film convention in San Francisco keep disappearing. It turns out that the guest of honor is a real vampire, and his henchmen are kidnapping the convention guests. A ... See full summary »

Director: John Stanley | Stars: Jerry Walter, Dan Caldwell, Barrie Youngfellow, John Cochran

Votes: 135

5. Zone Troopers (1985)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson | Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard

Votes: 1,334

6. Killer Nun (1979)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism, torture and death. Sister Gertrude is the head nurse/nun in a general hospital,... See full summary »

Director: Giulio Berruti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Paola Morra, Alida Valli, Massimo Serato

Votes: 1,372

7. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

51 Metascore

A group of helpless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 5,474

8. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,902

9. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror

A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

Director: George Barry | Stars: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond

Votes: 1,935

10. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

Science fiction suspense thriller, in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 5,902

11. The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage.

Director: William Sachs | Stars: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge

Votes: 3,814

12. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,225

13. Spawn of the Slithis (1978)

PG | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A nuclear leak creates a mutant Slithis sea monster, which terrorizes the variety of pets, winos, and hippies who hang around Venice, California.

Director: Stephen Traxler | Stars: Alan Blanchard, Judy Motulsky, J.C. Claire, Dennis Falt

Votes: 692

14. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In rural Arizona, countless killer tarantulas are migrating through a farm town, killing every living thing in their path. The town's veterinarian will do everything in his power to survive the onslaught.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling, Woody Strode, Lieux Dressler

Votes: 4,170 | Gross: $17.00M

15. Necromancy (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror

Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell, Michael Ontkean

Votes: 628

16. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

Votes: 1,860

17. Empire of the Ants (1977)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

A con artist tries to sell bogus real estate deals in an area overrun by giant ants.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Joan Collins, Robert Lansing, John David Carson, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,996

18. Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Earth, a group of punk friends find themselves against millions of bloodthirsty rats - but the weirdest is yet to come.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta, Massimo Vanni, Gianni Franco

Votes: 2,096

19. Kraa! The Sea Monster (1998)

PG | 69 min | Sci-Fi

Planet Patrol agent Mogyar allies with a team of human planetary guardians to stop the plans of evil galactic overlord Lord Doom when he sends a gargantuan monster called Kraa to destroy the Earth.

Directors: Aaron Osborne, Dave Parker | Stars: Michael Guerin, Jerry Lentz, Jon Simanton, R.L. McMurry

Votes: 293

20. Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator (1989)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Horror

STUFF STEPHANIE IN THE INCINERATOR is the twisted tale of a husband and wife, Jared and Stephanie, who delve into the demented fantasy games of the super wealthy.

Director: Don Nardo | Stars: Catherine Dee, William Dame, M.R. Murphy, Dennis Cunningham

Votes: 308

21. Zombeavers (2014)

R | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.

Director: Jordan Rubin | Stars: Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Lexi Atkins, Hutch Dano

Votes: 15,136 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Black Sheep (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.

Director: Jonathan King | Stars: Oliver Driver, Nathan Meister, Tammy Davis, Matthew Chamberlain

Votes: 37,828 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Rabid Grannies (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into demons who proceed to gorily knock-off their greedy relatives.

Director: Emmanuel Kervyn | Stars: Catherine Aymerie, Caroline Braeckman, Richard Cotica, Danielle Daven

Votes: 1,517

24. Turkey Shoot (1982)

R | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Deviants are held at a rehabilitation fortress until they're set into a deadly game of survival, in the hopes of returning to world society.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan

Votes: 2,782

25. The Gingerdead Man (2005)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer - this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Gary Busey, Robin Sydney, Ryan Locke, Larry Cedar

Votes: 3,238

26. Road Wars (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

When an amnesiac wakes up in a post apocalyptic world ravaged by a rabies type virus, he must band together with a small group of survivors.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Chloe Farnworth, Cole Parker, John Freeman, Phillip Andre Botello

Votes: 624

27. Biohazard (1985)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien monster uses a psychic to try to take over the earth.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Aldo Ray, Angelique Pettyjohn, William Fair, David O'Hara

Votes: 565

28. Sorceress (1982)

R | 83 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Sword and sorcery story of the cosmic struggle between white magic and black magic.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, Roberto Nelson, David Millbern

Votes: 1,366

29. Street Trash (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.

Director: James M. Muro | Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Votes: 8,271

30. Q (1982)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

NYPD detectives Shepard and Powell are working on a bizarre case of a ritualistic Aztec murder. Meanwhile, something big is attacking people of New York and only greedy small time crook Jimmy Quinn knows where its lair is.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 6,000

31. R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Cullen Blaine | Stars: Margaret Trigg, Richard Gesswein, Jayne Smith, James Cole

Votes: 2,624

32. Laserblast (1978)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

Director: Michael Rae | Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak

Votes: 5,372



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