It all started with Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Surely you've seen it or at least heard of it. Reputed to be the worst movie ever made, no Crapfest would be complete without director Ed Wood's ultimate-in-cheesy film.
Yep, I've seen it. I had to. I had to see for myself if it was really as bad as it's rumored to be. It is. It's the ultimate in crap, what all other crap aspires to be. Ishtar, Waterworld, Pluto Nash...none of them measure up to the epitome of crap, Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Collin and I came up with an idea: an annual Crapfest, for which we'd rent all the worst films of the year and watch them back-to-back. (Buy them? No way!) Oh, I've bought a few stinkers over the years. I don't pay much attention to the critics, since their tastes and mine seldom mesh--but they do occasionally issue a bomb alert I find myself wishing I hadn't ignored.
Eye of the Beholder. Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd. I'm a big McGregor fan, but this film's such a turkey, it should have been released at Thanksgiving. And I saw it in the theater first, so I have no excuse for such poor judgment. I remember thinking (as I was watching it), How could such a good actor make such a crappy film?
We all make mistakes.
Oh, sure, sometimes it's just a matter of taste. I don't like the Twilight films, but then, I just don't like the genre. I used to love vampire movies, until the undead population overtook us and the living became a minority. The last vampire movie I actually liked was Wes Craven's Dracula 2000.
I confess: I wouldn't object to being bitten by Gerard Butler.