I love bad movies, just like the next person. If you ask my husband, I don’t know what a good movie is, because all I watch is the bad stuff. I love romantic comedies, silly action flicks whose ending is so obvious it hurts when you figure it out in the first five minutes of the film, and any TV movie made by Disney. But the list of movies we have recently been working our way through? I think they take the cake.
The Sunday night dinner crew stumbled upon Asylum Films a few months ago, God only knows how. While I wasn’t there that night, I was told later that they found Titanic 2 and had watched it, giggling the entire time. It was so ridiculously bad that it was funny. Titanic 2?! Really? How could you create a sequel to a movie where the BOAT SINKS?! And my dear friends actually WATCHED the silly film.
Well, this has now become a game – find the most ridiculous Asylum production and make the group watch it. My husband is very excited about the new game. Recently, I was forced to watch 2010: Moby Dick and Mega Python vs Gatoroid. I’ve been able to avoid such cinematic masterpieces as #1 Cheerleader Camp and 18 Year Old Virgin.
Many of these lovely movies are available on Netflix streaming. Oh goodie. We don’t even need to wait for the mailman to deliver the disc before we are subjected to the fruits of their labor!
Needless to say, the script is awful and the special effects are worse. The boys have done some research and found out that the production timetable is laughably short, the scripts written in a week in some occasions.
But I have never seen these movies in the theatres – have you? So one is left to wonder how in the world they are making back their money, even if the investments aren’t very big like some other movie studios.
The best part about this whole thing? Mega Python vs Gatoroid featured two 80’s pop stars – Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. Do you remember them? “I think we’re alone now…” Oh yes, that Tiffany. But even better than old musicians trying their hand at a movie was Tiffany’s classic lyrics showing up in the action thriller. As serious lines. I think we’re alone now. There doesn’t seem to be…anyone…around. WOW.
Ok, I have to confess – I fell asleep during that movie. As I did with Moby Dick. Because who in the world can stay awake during those silly movies? Husband filled me in on the classic lyrics insertion and I feel like I watched all 90 minutes of ridiculousness.