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  • 2025: The World Enslaved By a Virus, from German Christian content creators Joshua and Simon Wesely (who serve as producers, directors, writers, and editors), is a 2021 film that's incompetent even by indie religious film standards. The premise is a dystopia where the COVID-19 Pandemic (which is still going on by that year as far as the movie's concerned) has led to the spread of Communism and the prohibition of public meetings, and the protagonists venture out to bring Christianity back to society while fighting off a government of strawmen. If that premise alone alienates you, don't worry too much — after an Anvilicious Info Dump in the introduction, the COVID-19 aspect falls completely to the wayside. The actors (including Joshua Wesely as the protagonist Roy) seem to struggle with English, leading to very stilted line delivery, as well as copious amounts of padding where they speak about nothing particularly relevant. The editing is absolutely wretched; at one point, a solid black frame appears during a scene, and when the scene returns, one of the characters has vanished without explanation. The romantic leads, despite being played by Joshua and his young wife, have zero chemistry whatsoever. The action is underwhelming, with blatant Hollywood Hacking, low-budget set design, and an oversimplified plot. To cap it all off, it has an awful Downer Ending. All this has earned it a dismal 1.2 on IMDB and a 2.1 on its native distribution service, Amazon Prime. Kurtis Conner reviewed the film here, saying that it made him reconsider his theory that all movies could be good.
  • 476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Aries is a film written, directed by, and starring Croatian "artist" Ivan Pavletic. The film is apparently about the fall of Rome, though you wouldn't know it if not for the expository text at the beginning and the costumes. The film is rife with bad acting and Stock Footage in addition to nothing but transition shots - 90% of the film consists of so much dizzying, spinning, and clashing stock footage that you're bound to last 5 minutes before running to the toilet. There are a good 10 minutes of content in a 74-minute movie. The costumes are hilariously cheap-looking and the chroma-key is even worse, even for a low-budget film. The audio editing sounds as if the actors recorded their dialogue in a decompression chamber. Even worse, it's unclear exactly what the message of the film is, or the purpose. And it's only a part one. Worse yet, director Ivan Pavletic has proven himself to be extremely immature, with a big ego and unable to take criticism, even going so far as to send threatening messages to YouTube profiles who have given clips even slight criticisms, and apparently seems to be paranoid that people are trying to get him. Watch the film on YouTube here, if you dare.


  • The Babe Ruth Story tried to tell the story of famed baseball player Babe Ruth... but was made while he was on his deathbed and was rushed to make it to theaters before he died. The film itself is poorly acted (Babe is played by William Bendix, an accomplished actor who inexplicably portrays Ruth from adolescence to adulthood looking 40 all the way, making for some awkward lines in his earlier scenes), heavy-handed in its directing, fails to show much of any baseball-playing, ignores Babe's drinking and infidelity problems, and is full of Glurge moments like Babe curing an ill paralyzed kid by merely saying "Hello" as well as curing another kid of his cancer by hitting a home run. (And not just any home run, but his famous called shot at the 1932 World Series!) Small wonder Allied Artists Video went down as soon as it did, considering they somehow thought it was a good idea to release this stinker so early in their run. Nathan Jones has made fun of it here, and The Cinema Snob had a field day with it.
  • The Bagman is a testament to everything that can go wrong in a Slasher Movie. The premise is pretty basic: A maniac in a burlap sack mask bumps off the teenagers connected to the murder of a disfigured teen. That's already a Cliché Storm in this genre, but the real problem is the dreadful execution. The acting is universally utterly wooden, not helped by the bad sound quality. Virtually every character is utterly unlikeable, even by slasher flick Asshole Victim standards. The reveal of the killer is as shocking as revealing the sky is blue, while the other reveals are Ass Pulls with no foreshadowing whatsoever. All in all, the film deserves its 2.5 IMDB rating. Watch the Angered Beast Reviewer cover the film here.
  • Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is a mindless action flick starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu — both phoning it in hard — as a pair of dueling secret agents. The main problems are that the story makes absolutely no sense (why are the FBI and DIA doing all of their work out of Vancouver?), and the title is misleading - Ecks and Sever only have one brief fistfight, after which they actually team up to take down the Big Bad partway through. The rest is simply a forgettable blur of shooting, fighting, explosions, Slow Motion cuts, and other action film clichés used to disguise Ballistic's lack of actual substance. It was called the "Worst Movie of the Decade" by Rotten Tomatoes, beating such atrocities as Gigli, Disaster Movie, and Alone in the Dark (2005) (all of which are listed here) and has the dubious distinction of being the worst-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes by far, with an atrocious 0% (and a score of 2.6/10) based on 116 reviews. When a movie's outclassed by its Game Boy Advance tie-in game (based on an earlier and far better version of the script, getting very high praise from even Nintendo Power), you know it's failed. Just read Roger Ebert's review of the movie, as it's some of his finest work. The DVD has no blurbs of positive reviews, meaning that there were neither positive reviews nor phrases in the reviews that could be twisted to look positive, so Warner Bros. resorted to describing one of the scenes in the movie to make it seem interesting. Watch Emer Prevost tear into it here and Cinematic Excrement do the same here.
  • Basic Instinct 2 promised to continue the eroticism of Basic Instinct, a box-office smash thanks to an erotic and visceral (if controversial) plot and Sharon Stone's electrifying, charismatic, and seductive performance as Catherine Tramell. The reason why this long-awaited sequel to Paul Verhoeven's erotic classic failed so miserably can be pointed out to one trope: Bait-and-Switch. Instead of enjoying an extension of the sleazy, carnal scenes found in the trailer, we instead get a simultaneously ludicrous and lazy plot filled with predictable dialogue. In addition to overstretching the material of the original to the point of becoming one-note and unsexy, the film is riddled with painful acting, weak editing, and one heck of a Gainax Ending that only leaves viewers bewildered and outraged by the lack of payoff. Oh, and you don't get to see Sharon Stone's snatch, in case you were wondering. Cinematic Excrement talks about the film here.
  • The characters in the imaginatively-named Bear are beyond unlikable, the acting's poor (only Katie Lowes from Scandal seemed to have a career after it was done; it helps that she has bashed it since), the plot's poorly explained (they don't say where they were going until after the eponymous bear attacks). The special effects are highly questionable (there are several shots where you can clearly see the lights, film crew, and stuntmen... and when the bear's obviously a guy in a suit), and there are several inconsistencies in the bear's behavior throughout the film.
    • The ultimate low point is when they're crawling out of a pipe. You can see a man wearing a bear glove standing on top, ready to reach through for a Jump Scare after the tunnel scene is finished. As Film Brain points out, he's waiting for a nonexistent cue and therefore has no reason to be in the shot.
    • The most surprising thing about this film is that it was produced by Freddie Wong, who is usually praised for his great special effects on Rocket Jump.
  • Ben and Arthur was directed, produced, executive produced, written by, edited by, cast by, scored by, and generally crapped out by one Sam Mraovich. He stars as Arthur, a pudgy, whiny gay guy trying to get married to the hunky Ben despite the wishes of his closet case fundamentalist brother and a priest with apparent mob connections. The production values are so poor they make Plan 9 from Outer Space look like Titanic, the acting's hilariously wooden, and Mraovich apparently doesn't know the first thing about filmmaking… or even religion for that matter (one scene has a character claiming to have obtained the "recipe" for holy water, even though holy water is simply water that has been blessed by a clergy or religious figure), resulting in an Anvilicious tripe that's offensive to gays and Christians alike. You need only see the trailer to get an idea of how bad this is. It was also tackled by Obscurus Lupa here, in Spanish by Videofobia (where it's called "the gay version of The Room") here, and Cynical Reviews tears it apart here.
  • Big Fat Liar, while a funny family movie fondly remembered by people who saw it, was not something anyone wanted a sequel to. But that's what we got in 2017 with Bigger Fatter Liar. The plot is a rehash of the first one, but with a few major changes. One change is that the plot is about an app, the coding of which was hand-written (despite almost no word processor requiring internet) because the main character plagiarized a paper for his social studies class and needed to write something in one night. Another difference is that the main character steals the credit information of two different people to fund his venture. Anything that wasn't awful was taken from the first movie - making you wonder why the movie exists in the first place. Kyle Norty took a look at it here.
  • While Birdemic may be one of the most legendarily bad films ever made, all its sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection will grant one is a headache. While the original developed a cult following due to its earnest passion from director James Nguyen, the sequel attempted a Parody Retcon, and in the process sucks out all the charm. Long, unfunny gags, eye-rolling attempts at meta-commentary, random plot developments which make the story incoherent and an extremely random ending where the Author Avatar dies and the film then...stops make the entire thing a chore to get through...and that's without the long stretches of time which are spent directly copying the first film. Smeghead, who admits to having enjoyed the first film, has nothing nice to say about this one.
  • In 2000, Kim Basinger followed up her 1997 Academy Award victory (for L.A. Confidential) with Bless the Child. This film torpedoed her prospects as a leading lady of films. Perhaps the first red flag is that Bless the Child was Not Screened for Critics by Paramount. The film tries very hard to be a Supernatural Religious Horror film (à la The Omen). But, it fails every step of the way, from the clichéd, predictable storyline to the ridiculously limp non-scares, most of them jump scares, to the awkward dialogue to Basinger's emotionally sterile performance. The plot is full of holes and heavy-handed Bible allusions, with many characters just being there to make her character, Maggie O'Connor, look good by comparison. Not that Maggie herself is particularly intelligent throughout, mind you. Even worse are the special effects—no effort is taken to hide the California Doubling, the spirits take the shape of glowing lights, and a roomful of rats looks like a scene from an animated cartoon. The film made $29,381,494 against a $40 million budget, got a 3% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and scored 17/100 on Metacritic. Basinger was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award but "lost" to Madonna in The Next Best Thing. The movie also severely harmed the careers of writer Tom Rickman and director Chuck Russell. The podcast We Hate Movies goes further into Bless the Child.
  • Blood Orgy of the She-Devils is a film that directly insults its awesome title. Despite claims of Satanic debauchery, nothing really happens. There's an even less cohesive plot than gore, with the film plodding along while showing disjointed scenes of generic occultism strung together by the most boring Occult Detective ever. Add to that a wholly unnecessary flashback to the days of torture-happy witch hunters (one of whom wears a modern cut-off shirt) that is somehow tamer than the rest of the film, and this snoozefest deserves its 2.7 IMDb rating. Watch Dark Corners Reviews tackle the film here.
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is a case study in how Executive Meddling can completely derail a promising idea. While The Blair Witch Project is undoubtedly a polarizing film, those who liked it loved it, and few will doubt its place in the horror canon or the massive pop culture phenomenon that it became. And Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker (best known for True Crime documentaries) who was tapped to create the inevitable sequel, had some pretty interesting ideas for it, writing a film steeped in metatextual satire that was fundamentally about that phenomenon and how people reacted to the original film. The studio, however, had other plans, and the resulting clashes between their visions-Berlinger wanting to make a more Psychological Horror film about mass hysteria and the studio wanting a more traditional supernatural horror film about a Wicked Witch-turned the film into an incomprehensible mess. Scenes that have no bearing on the plot are awkwardly shoehorned in, the editing makes the story difficult to follow, it can't be certain whether anything shown on screen was real, and the clues left throughout the film paint a confused, contradictory portrait of just what the hell actually happened. While the film all but made back its budget in its opening weekend, it met scathing reviews and crashed hard after that, and it quickly earned a reputation as one of the worst horror sequels in history. Its IMDb score stands at a pitiful 4.0, and what defenders the film has largely mourn What Could Have Been rather than actually describe the theatrical cut as a good movie, holding out hope for a director's cut. Smeghead, naturally, has taken a crack at it. Good Bad Flicks went into just how badly the film was screwed over. The Nostalgia Critic reviews this trainwreck of a movie here.
  • Box Office 3D was announced to be a breakthrough in the Italian film industry, being their first venture into the then-new stereoscopic 3D technology, and the newest work by director Ezio Greggio in a decade (who is famous for being a showman for Mediaset, presenter for Striscia la Notizia and Paperissima, and for shooting a bunch of rather passable films with fellow comedian Mel Brooks). It was presented at the 2011 Venice International Film Festival and, needless to say, everyone was outraged by its substandard production and low-brow humour, which consisted mostly of jokes that were already out of date in the early 1980s, with most of them rehashed from Paperissima. The film is a collection of loosely connected film parodies in which the source materials are treated in ways that not even Seltzer and Friedberg would ever attempt. Characters barely represent their original selves (for example, Lisbeth Salander is portrayed as an overblown caricature of a drug addict, and Hermione Granger has been degraded to a sex object that Frodo Baggins wants to hit), the jokes either have a horrible setup or have bad or no punchlines, references to contemporary reality shows and stale jokes pandering to soccer fans are shoehorned in for no reason, and shameless self-referential humour is overabundant. It has questionable casting choices, including but not limited to the likes of Luca Giurato, Anna Falchi, Bruno Pizzul, Aldo Biscardi, and Gina Lollobrigida. There are no 3D effects despite having "3D" right in the title, except for a badly rendered cat flying towards the screen in one scene. Despite having a respectable budget, it made almost no money back, because at that time word of mouth spread quickly about the film's quality. For a while, it became the laughingstock of Italian cinema for several weeks before being swiftly forgotten and buried. The Mighty Pirate breaks it down in a lengthy rant about how not to do a parody film.
  • Brain Drain (Spanish: Fuga de cerebros) is a 2009 Spanish comedy about a boy going to Oxford with his friends just to get laid with his girlfriend. Never mind the fact that it sounds like the plot of any late-90s/early-2000s teen sex comedy, the plot is an excuse for massive amounts of Toilet Humour and unfunny gags, two of them being one of the protagonists filling a jar with his own semen and another sleeping with corpses in a mortuary, with one scene implying that he had sex with one of them.
  • The 2003 Cannes Film Festival cut of The Brown Bunny. The theatrical cut did okay at best, So Bad, It's Good at worst, but the Cannes version, which its director and main star Vincent Gallo admitted wasn't completely edited (about 26 minutes had yet to be cut out), had even more trouble with pacing. Many scenes were either pointlessly long or merely pointless, which, alongside the stuff present in the final cut - such as Gallo's role as the protagonist (and the countless shots of his face) and the notorious closing scene with Chloë Sevigny - resulted in a freak hybrid of Gerry's absence of pacing and Ctrl+Alt+Del's lack of humility. Roger Ebert, who would later give the final cut a good review, claimed the Cannes cut to be the worst Cannes film he'd ever seen.
  • Buck Breaking is a documentary directed by Tariq Nasheed (known for the song "Wash Yo Ass" as K-Flex) that tries to argue that LGBT people are a threat to black masculinity. As bad as that argument sounds, its execution is even worse. It jumps between a long string of topics, which range from dubious to outright insane, in a vain effort to tenuously connect them all to his major thesis. Its research favored blog posts and interviewees who seemed to have no idea where they were, over newsreports or even actual books (only two of which were cited). It even brushes over the fact that several sources contradict the film. It's also loaded with pornographic depictions of history, both real and claimed to be by Nasheed. If the utter Insane Troll Logic of it all could've resulted in a So Bad, It's Good watch, the incompetent, yet stone-cold serious delivery of Tariq's incoherent and patently offensive claims cancels that potential out. Currently, the film rates as a 2.9 on IMDb, with many of the positive reviews for this film both on there and on Amazon being made by profiles exclusively created to do so. Both Dylan Burns and (with Dylan's assistant) looked at the film in as close to its entirety as one could get here, with Adum seeing this as the worst documentary he has ever watched in its entirety. F.D Signifier also tore it apart here, speaking as someone that could have followed through this film's message years ago had it been released in The New '10s instead.

  • Can't Stop the Music, a musical faux-biopic of the Village People, which was released all the way back in 1980 but would have a lasting impact on both the world of film and the world of music - and not a good one. Watching it together with Xanadu as a double feature would inspire John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards; it sank the careers of the Village People and is considered to have not only set the movie-musical genre back years but also to have been the last nail in the coffin for the Disco era, which was already on its way out at the time of release. It suffers from many, many problems: its story lacks any lasting struggles or setbacks, the designated romantic relationship progresses at an implausible rate and has nothing to do with anything else in the movie, its jokes (ranging from poorly-done slapstick to running gags that seem more absurd than amusing) are goofy and unfunny, and it blatantly attempts to pair the Village People up with women while also blatantly pandering to the band’s LGBT Fanbase in a sequence at the YMCA featuring good-looking extras. These issues are compounded by almost universally bad acting, the general loathsomeness of the supposed good guys and a script that clearly only went through a single draft. On Rotten Tomatoes a total of 13 critics reviewed it and 12 gave it a Rotten response; even the lone Fresh review acknowledged its status as "an absolute trainwreck of a movie", which the reviewer considered only worth watching for its camp value. It was the well-deserved winner of the first Razzies for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay and was nominated for several others, including both Worst Actor and Worst Actress. You can watch it being mocked by Musical Hell here and by Mister X and Alex Jowski here. Cinematic Excrement begins his Razzie marathon with this film.
  • Captain America (1990) has garnered a reputation as being one of the worst superhero movies ever made, and for good reason. It was made on a budget of $10 million, and it shows in the worst ways possible, with awful editing (one fight sequence features rapid Jump Cuts that occur over the course of a few seconds, presumably trying to mask the poorly-executed fight sequence). In addition, the writing is incompetent (for instance, the US president sends one man to help Cap for no good reason), the acting is hokey (with Matt Salinger, who played the titular character, being the only one to give a genuinely compelling performance), and a lot of Cap's fight scenes end with him being defeated or else being forced to run away. The film was panned by critics and audiences alike (it has an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.3 rating on IMDb), and wound up a flop, grossing only around $10,000. Fortunately for Cap, he got a much better reboot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with more acclaimed films afterwards. You can watch The Nostalgia Critic mock the film here, as does The Cinema Snob here, and Chris Stuckmann compares the film unfavorably to fellow Horrible entry Fant4stic here.
  • Even by the standards of a No Budget Slasher Movie, Carnage Road is an atrocity. For starters, the villain is named "Quiltface", one of the least intimidating names ever. For the first half of the film, we follow a group of unlikable photography students as they bicker their way through a photography assignment in the desert. This includes the most stereotypical Geek of all time, which is an impressive feat for somebody who never once references anything geeky. The second half of the film has our "heroes" being killed because they're too incompetent to look 10 feet in front of them. With its only redeeming quality being its 69-minute runtime, Carnage Road earns its 2.6 IMDB rating.
  • Wasting the talents of Christopher Lee, The Castle of Fu Manchu is a colossal mess of a spy movie. Lee stars as the titular Fu Manchu, a villain who loses all potency as he and his minions blow up lots of stock footage just to dick around in the Mediterranean. To stop him from freezing the world's oceans, a James Bond Expy is called in to save the day and a kidnapped scientist. Said scientist has heart issues that result in 10-minute scenes of him whispering while the camera just drones on the cavern walls. Things seem to happen, gunfights look like they happen, people tend to "happen", but in all reality, nothing happens. A barely-comprehensible plot, painfully-wooden acting, and a plodding narrative turn a vapid thriller into a deadly bore. This film is particularly infamous for being one of the few MST3K movies where Joel and the Bots' riffing does absolutely nothing to make the film any less soul-crushingly painful, and in-universe, the film is one of the few that comes very close to breaking them, as they routinely break down during host segments, and it’s only a "The Reason You Suck" Speech Joel gives at the end that prevents the Mads from using the film to take over the world. Additionally, the MST crew chose the film in response to critics claiming that anyone could riff on the movies like they did. Leigh Jones of EternallyOptimistic Reviews considers Castle the worst of MST3K's films when viewed on their own.
  • Catwoman (2004) is a special kind of bad (quote The Nostalgia Critic, "the kind of bad that the main characters from The Producers would put together as an intentional flop to cash in on some sort of money scheme"). Not only is it completely unfaithful to the source material (right down to Catwoman's alter ego being named "Patience" and not Selina Kyle), it's just downright boring. The plot (if you can call it that) is about Catwoman trying to stop an evil cosmetics company from releasing an indestructible makeup that can damage the skin if it's not continually applied. And if that weren't bad enough, the acting is wooden, the writing choices are bizarre (Halle Berry rubs her face with catnip in one scene), the villains are cartoony and the special effects are horrendously bad. Makes you wonder why the producers even decided to salvage it from Development Hell. It currently stands at a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.3 out of 10 on IMDb, failing to recoup its $100 million budget. The film earned seven Golden Raspberry Award nominations and won four for Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Actress for Berry, who accepted it by poking fun at the film. Pitof has only directed a TV movie since then, while Berry and Sharon Stone fell from the A-list. Along with contemporary Elektra, it killed any potential female-led comic book films for more than a decade until Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel finally proved they could be successful. It’s also notable as a rare film whose official trailer doesn’t feature a single line of dialogue after a leak of the initial version was mocked to hell and back. You can also watch it being mocked by The Blockbuster Buster (here), Dena Natali (here and here), Cinematic Excrement (here), Adum & Pals (here) and the Nostalgia Critic here..
  • The Cavern (formerly known as Within back when it was shown in film festivals): An indie horror movie made by Olatunde Osunsanmi, it's a pale shadow of better cave-themed horror movies such as The Descent and The Cave. The cinematography is utterly incompetent, with the lighting alternating between impenetrable darkness and blinding brightness. The characters are unlikable dimwits. The plot is completely idiotic, filled with Voodoo Sharks and having a heat-seeking, precision-guided, extra-sticky Idiot Ball, and the twist near the end is completely moronic. To top it off, in an extremely insensitive and reprehensible touch, the film stops in the middle of a rape scene. You can watch Film Brain tear it a new one here.
  • Cell is the 2016 adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name, and is considered one of the worst adaptations of his work. Wasting talented actors like Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, and Isabelle Fuhrman, this film has many issues such as poor special effects (for instance, four of the same person can be seen in one shot) and horrific editing, and while the film has lots of unintentionally hilarious moments involving its zombies (including a scene where they sing Eduard Khil's "Ya Ochen Rad, Ved Ya, Nakonets, Vozvrashchajus Domoy" for no reason), they aren't enough to save the film from its dull story, which has a very unclear ending where Cusack's character may or may not have become a zombie. Unsurprisingly, this film was panned by critics and audiences alike (a 10% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 4.3/10 on IMDb). Chris Stuckmann talks about it here, and later named it the 4th-worst film he'd seen in 2016. FoundFlix gives the movie a quick breakdown and tries to figure out the ending.
  • A Certain Sacrifice, a low-budget independent film from 1979 starring a pre-fame Madonna that was never finished due to money issues but eventually released in 1985 when director Stephen Jon Lewicki put it out on video to capitalize on Madonna's fame. Madonna hated the film and attempted, unsuccessfully, to have it pulled - and for good reason. It's easy to tell that it's unfinished, as despite running just 62 minutes every scene goes on for far, far too long, and the way the scenes are edited together is downright confusing. The plot is mostly incomprehensible (more or less nothing happens until about 40 minutes in, when it suddenly turns into a rape-revenge movie), and most scenes are completely purposeless and inexplicable. The acting and dialogue are both awful, the synthesized soundtrack is hideously grating, and the quality of the sound recording is inexcusably bad, often to the point where you can't understand the dialogue. And there's an out-of-nowhere twist at the end, with Madonna's rapist being sacrificed to Satan and a terrible song that goes on for seven minutes. Todd in the Shadows expounds further.
  • Chairman of the Board was comedian Carrot Top's first (and only) major role in a feature film, starring him as an annoying inventor called Edison who inherits a business from a millionaire. With bad jokes, a stupid plot, and obnoxious acting, it's no wonder the film got Carrot Top a Razzie nomination for "Worst New Star", and his costar Raquel Welch another Razzie nomination for "Worst Supporting Actress". It currently sits on the Bottom 100 on IMDb, has a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and only made $181,222 out of its $10 million budget, Mike Nelson considers it one of the five worst comedies of all time, and The Nostalgia Critic took a look at it here as does Allison Pregler on her review. The director and writer of this film, Alex Zann, would eventually go on to make fellow Horrible entry Woody Woodpecker (2017). It did at least provide an especially notorious episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien where all of Courtney Thorne-Smith's attempts to promote the film were ruthlessly torpedoed by fellow guest Norm Macdonald:
    Norm: "I'll bet that 'board' is spelled B-O-R-E-D."
  • Children of the Living Dead presents itself as a sequel to George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead (1968). In reality, all it has in common are the words "Living Dead" in the title, one of the producers on Night (John A. Russo) filling the same role in Children, and the fact that it features zombies. What would otherwise have been an unremarkable zombie exploitation flick got turned into an absolute trainwreck by the egotism of writer-producer Karen Lee Wolf, who took the film away from the director (he unsurprisingly disowned it afterward), re-edited it into a total mess, and then hired a bunch of talentless voiceover "artists" to redub all the dialogue to make some sense out of the now-butchered storyline. Add some horrendous cinematography and mediocre zombie/gore effects, and you have a film that can't even hold its own against the cheap Italian zombie movies of The '70s and will make a user of the Ain't It Cool News forums Persona Non Grata just by mentioning its name. The one thing it has in its favor is an entertaining cameo by Tom Savini... who dies five minutes into the film. Diamanda Hagan concurs.
  • Christmas in Wonderland is a 2007 Christmas movie with an All-Star Cast, apparently no script, and exists solely to piss off the entire population of Edmonton and Canada in its sight. Its main selling point is that 90% of it was shot in West Edmonton Mall (formerly the world's largest) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada... yet when it's not being a 100-minute commercial for said mall, it's trying to justify its plot by relying on the main characters being ten times as moronic as families in average family Christmas films. To make a list of all its inconsistencies would be writing a list as long as the script itself - for example, the opening credits are supposed to be in Los Angeles, yet it's obviously shot in Strathcoma in Edmonton. The two boys apparently hate Canada, yet they have strong Canadian accents. Furthermore, the mall itself is made to look like a magical palace on the exterior, with puke-worthy results. That's only the beginning. The film's an insult to Edmonton and Canada, and the one cinema in the mall that showed it in 2007 dropped it after a week because it's so bad. And boy, Patrick Swayze looked horrible; this is not a film you'd want to remember him by. The fact that in this movie, there is no snow anywhere in Edmonton at Christmas sums up how little they cared.
  • A Christmas Story 2, a direct-to-video sequel to the 1983 classic, was made in 2012, 29 years after the first, with none of the original cast (understandably). The main problem is that all of the jokes are rehashed from the original film in one way or another - for example, the famous scene in the original movie where Flick gets his tongue stuck on a frozen metal pole is reenacted as a teenage Flick deciding to stick his tongue in a vacuum tube while working in a mail office (and we get a Gross-Up Close-Up of it, too!). There's also the actors phoning in their performances, characters becoming despicably unlikable, and the lesson that implies that girls will only be interested in you if you have a car. Fans pretend that it doesn't exist, if the YouTube video for the trailer is anything to go by. When the trailer decides to market the movie as the "Official Sequel" to something, then you know you're in for a blatant cash grab. On top of all that, it's not even an actual Christmas Story 2 - the real, Jean Shepherd-penned followups are the 1988 made-for-TV film Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss and 1994's My Summer Story/It Runs in the Family. And to add insult to injury, Warner Bros. themselves would later send this film into Canon Discontinuity by making a more direct (and better received) sequel, A Christmas Story Christmas, with Peter Billingsley returning as Ralphie. Bobsheaux talks about it here, making him appreciate the first movie more. Emer Prevost also rants about it here, saying that it was so bad it almost made him retroactively hate the original film. The Nostalgia Critic also talks about the film here.
  • Code Name: K.O.Z., a Turkish film from 2015, zoomed to the #1 position on IMDb's Bottom 100 soon after its release. The movie is purely Turkish propaganda, depicting Turkish president Erdogan as the hero and the Gulen movement as the villain. The film editing is sophomoric, the actors are bland, and the script itself has too many plotholes. Two major Turkish newspapers, Hurriyet (Turkish) and Today's Zaman (English) tore the film apart.
  • The Creeping Terror, a horror/sci-fi film from 1964 that tells the story of a UFO that releases a monster that crawls around and eats people, is widely considered to be one of the worst films of all time, and for good reason. It was directed, produced, and edited by Vic Savage, who bought a story from filmmaker Allan Silliphant, but pretended that it was from his more famous brother Stirling Silliphant as a way of attracting investors for the movie, in addition to promising them cameo roles. However, Silliphant would clash with Savage during filming, and eventually quit to save his brother's reputation. The final product, however, turned out to be an absolute mess. There's hardly any dialogue in the film, as almost the entire original soundtracks were lost for unclear reasons, so a narrator was brought on to provide the expository dialogue as if it were an educational film. The plot itself is incoherent, the characters bland and forgettable, but above all, the titular Creeping Terror is absolutely laughable, looking more like a shag rug hastily thrown together (due to Savage not paying the original costume creator enough, resulting in the original costume being stolen before production). And all attempts at creating horror fall completely flat when the monster just ambles ever-so-slowly towards its victims, who could easily outrun the creature but just choose to lie still and scream before climbing into the monster's mouth. Ultimately, the final product is so dry that it must not be watched without the crew of Mystery Science Theater 3000 giving their commentary.

  • Daddy Day Camp, the sequel to Daddy Day Care, replaces all of the cast (including Eddie Murphy, whose role was taken by Cuba Gooding Jr.). Aside from relying too much on Toilet Humour (moreso than even the first film, which was guilty of it but not to its detriment), the film was also notorious for its clueless direction, phoned-in acting from the replacement cast, and some of the worst dialogue one could hear from a film that gets theatrically released (it was originally scheduled to go direct-to-DVD). With a 2.7 on IMDb, a 1% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a Razzie for "Worst Prequel or Sequel", it's hardly surprising why Richard Roeper said he had "a finger [he] could use" to review this movie. It's also frequently referred to in Mike Nelson's RiffTrax commentaries when compared to horrifying experiences. You can watch a British person tear the film apart here. You can also watch Mark Kermode give his thoughts on this "excrementally terrible" film, as well as a commentary on the decline of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career. Carlyle and Leon of Spill also despised it, with Carlyle later declaring it the worst film of 2007.
  • Dancin': It's On! could easily give From Justin to Kelly a run for its money in terms of being one of the worst dancing-themed romance flicks of all time. Rich girl Jennifer falls in love with Ken, a dancing dishwasher, at the hotel managed by Jennifer's father. The two have a bog-standard romance which leads to a dance competition. Said father doesn't approve of Ken, and Ken is caught in a Love Triangle with his existing dance partner Shotsy (who has an unrequited love for him) and Danny (a gofer hired by Jennifer's dad to drive a wedge in between by dating Jennifer and convincing her that Ken and Shotsy are a couple). What could have been mediocre at worst is made awful for many reasons. First, the leads Witney Carson and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp were contestants on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance respectively, and neither of them seem to have any acting skills (Wespi-Tschopp has not appeared in anything since, while Carson's only other notable role is becoming the Lovely Assistant on the game show Catch 21 after it was Un-Canceled in 2019). The writing is all over the place, with awkward and narmtastic lines, and the editing is confusing (at one point, the movie hard cuts to a war scene to explain David Winters' character's motivation for mentoring Ken). Many secondary characters come in and out so randomly and jarringly that their appearances stand out, including an annoying African-American doorman at the hotel who calls himself "The Captain" and appears only to spout "wise" and "witty" advice. It also has downright abysmal production values: the title card appears for half a second, the lighting is all over the place, and for whatever unknown reason the entire movie has absolutely terrible ADR. The film grossed only $27,000 against an estimated budget of $13 million, IMDb users gave it 3.0, and the only mainstream critics who bothered to review the movie were uniformly negative. Watch Brad Jones tear it apart on Midnight Screenings here and again as The Cinema Snob here.
  • Dead Clowns painfully bungles the So Cool, It's Awesome premise of zombie clowns in a hurricane by presenting the world an insidiously dull, slow-paced 94 minute trek of constant (inconsistent) hurricane Stock Footage doubling as Padding, ridiculously flat and almost entirely nameless cast of characters that get killed long before the viewer could care about them, a rather shallow plot that leaves questions and Plot Holes behindnote , dreadful cinematography driven by a rather cheap looking camera, numerous instances of Special Effect Failure (inconsistent zombie makeup and masks, laughably poor gore, the clowns are entirely clean and dry despite being dead in the sea for 50 years and walking around in a hurricane to kill and feast on people, and in one scene cocaine is clearly represented as sugar or salt), and absolutely thoroughly lifeless acting tto the point where one could be led to believe that the film was starring a gang of androids. And, the cover features two living clowns that do not appear in the film proper. The only real positive of the film would have to be its haunting minimalist score and shockingly great soundtrack (notably the closing credits song). You can see Emer Prevost review the film here.
  • Deadly Lessons isn't as well-known or infamous as films like The Room or its contemporaries, but those who have seen it can confirm all of its flaws. The film, directed, written by and starring Stuart Paul, who purposely left his name uncredited for directing, opting to be labeled as Q. Mark ("Question Mark", gettit?), is about Paul playing a seemingly magical "prophet without a god" named Simon Conjurer (apparently based on Simon Magus), who's absolutely perfect in every possible way, who has to contend with a murder accusation concocted by his arch-enemy (played by Jon Voight… no, really) while teaching a night class full of individuals with varying mental problems. The class helps clear his name while also confronting their own inner demons. Filmed in 2005 as The Legend of Simon Conjurer but never formally released until it was quietly released on streaming services in 2014, Deadly Lessons is a complete abject failure. The film has a wildly inconsistent tone, going back and forth between being a somewhat serious thriller to a bizarre catoonish comedy at a wild rate. Not only that, the film is honestly quite offensive in its portrayal of mental illness, implying that Conjurer can cure their problems in one night without any sort of issue (including homosexuality, which is cured by the gay character watching Simon have sex with his love interest in the film). All of this is also ignoring the pitiful special effects, the slow pacing of the film's near two-and-a-half hour runtime, Voight's absurdly cartoonish performance under excessively silly looking prosthetics and a fat suit, the film's extensive Idiot Plot and its incomprehensible combination of absurdities and psychological elements.
  • Deck the Halls was a 2006 Christmas comedy film that was thrashed by critics and audiences for all the wrong reasons. The main plot is that Buddy (Danny DeVito) moves next to Steve's (Matthew Broderick) house, and Steve is obviously not happy. Buddy realizes that his house is not visible from space, according to a Google Maps knockoff, so he decorates his house with Christmas decorations in order to make it visible; even though map apps don't use live feeds to display data. What happens next involves awkward acting (Matthew Broderick is WAY too awkward and wooden, even for a film like this), gross jokes (Ex: Buddy and Steve drool over 3 girls wearing Santa outfits, only to realize that they are their daughters), boring filler, a completely preposterous plot that's not interesting in the slightest, and two unsympathetic main characters. It's got a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Richard Roeper named it among the worst films of 2006. Not only that, people like Matthew Buck, The Nostalgia Critic, the Smeghead, and Good Bad Or Bad Bad have also expressed their distaste for this film.
  • The 2004 film adaptation of Devilman is infamous for being one of the worst live-action adaptations of an anime or manga, even by the notoriously low standards of such films. The movie's plot is rendered incoherent due to cramming the entire five-volume manga series into a two-hour film and the pacing is a mess (to name a few examples, it takes ten minutes for the main plot to even begin and pivotal scenes from the manga such as the fight with Jinmen are over in a few minutes). The fight scenes are dull and poorly choreographed and the acting is wooden and emotionless, with the acting of lead stars Hisato and Yusuke Izaka (both twin brothers and J-pop singers) being universally panned as miscast in the lead roles of Akira and Ryo. Despite the film's budget of ¥5,200,000,000 (equivalent to over $49,000,000 USD adjusted for inflation as of 2019), the production values are shockingly poor, with sets being reused for various locations and the CGI special effects looking cheap and unconvincing even for the time. Predictably, the film was universally condemned by critics and audiences alike, "winning" an award for Worst Picture at the Bunshun Kiichigo Awards and topping a poll as the worst Japanese movie of the 2000s. The film is so reviled that years after release, fans of the franchise have mourned the film's release on its anniversary. With all this in mind, it's no surprise why the film has a paltry 4.0/10 on IMDb, was named among the top ten worst anime live-action adaptations by WatchMojo, and declared the worst ever live-action anime movie by TitanGoji, who even went as far as to unfavorably compare it to fellow Horrible entry Dragonball Evolution.
  • The Devil and Father Amorth shows how far a once-respected director (in this case, William Friedkin, of The Exorcist fame) can fall from grace. Supposedly a documentary about the real-life ninth exorcism of a woman named Christina in Italy, it was filmed under the condition that Friedkin filmed the exorcism without any crew or lights, and only one camera. Needless to say, the final result doesn't look very professional. It also comes across as a Documentary of Lies, as footage of the exorcism has Christina speaking in the Voice of the Legion, clearly edited. After a montage of Friedkin interviewing various scientists about the footage, he claims they believed it was Satanic in nature, in spite of the fact that the footage clearly shows their skepticism. Furthermore, it goes off topic by showcasing various locations used in the aforementioned horror film, and showing footage of Father Amorth's 91st birthday. JonTron hilariously points out all of its faults here.
  • There's a reason why The Devil Inside is considered one of the worst horror films ever made: exceedingly slow pacing, characters that nobody can relate to discussing eye-rolling semantics repeatedly, piss-poor editing, awful handling of both the found-footage gimmick and the exorcism-themed plot, lack of creativity or originality, rampant contradictions of virtually every claim the film makes related to Catholicism, and numerous directions that never get explored fully at all (such as a Vatican conspiracy, Ben's Dark and Troubled Past, and whether Maria’s second exorcism was successful or not). While this is typical poor-movie fare, what makes this worse than other bad movies is the main reason people even remember the film: the infamous ending, which has a twist occur out of the blue and stop the film dead in its tracks, with the final image before the credits being a link to a website that went defunct just six months after the movie was released - and even that didn't give a conclusion (as implied by the credits), since the site just had some pictures and videos of the characters, and nothing in it gave any sort of hint at a conclusion (archived link, so you can see for yourself). It was panned by almost every reviewer, with a 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a Metacritic score of 18, and Peter Howell of the Toronto Star writing that the film is a candidate for the worst film of 2012. It was also slammed by the public to the point where it received a 76% drop in box office earnings for its second weekend. Audiences were seen booing at the film after it ended and gave an F on a Yahoo! Movies poll and Cinemascore. You can watch Film Brain tear it down here.
  • The Devil of Blue Mountain is a "horror" film with zero scare value. What little plot there is relies on the two main characters being ten times as moronic as the (non-villain) protagonists of most horror films. Approximately an hour's worth is nothing but silent footage of the characters walking through the woods. The film's main selling point was that it was shot during Hurricane Ivan, but the hurricane weather is only seen in the first four minutes and serves little purpose but to drown out the dialogue. Oh, and the "Devil" of the title, supposedly the point of the film, is a guy in an obvious fursuit who shows up in the last 10 minutes and does nothing but run around, roar a bit, and get shot. Something Awful, as always, says it best.
  • Dirty Love, starring ex-Playboy Playmate and current anti-vaccine activist Jenny McCarthy. A gross-out sex comedy with a female viewpoint may be unusual (and Bridesmaids proved that it can be done well)... but the novelty of the movie's premise quickly foundered under a bad script (by McCarthy herself), wretched cinematography, and tasteless and gross humor (such as McCarthy dancing topless with her breasts covered in vomit and carpeting a store with her menstrual blood). Carmen Electra plays her Token Black Friend as an Ethnic Scrappy, even though she isn't black. The movie won four Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress. Read Roger Ebert's review of it here. Truly some of his best work. The Smeghead also gave his post-mortem here. It was a massive Box Office Bomb grossing only $36,099, one of the lowest of any movie on this entire list.
  • The Disappointments Room is a poorly-made horror/thriller movie starring Kate Beckinsale and Lucas Till. The movie is about a family that moves into an old manor in the countryside. After settling in, Beckinsale's character starts seeing terrifying visions and dreams she cannot explain. Then she finds a secret room in the attic and discovers the dark history of the family that lived there in the 19th century. The movie sat on the shelf for 3 years due to Relativity Media going bankrupt. The movie feels like it has no beginning, middle, or end (despite a 92-minute runtime, nothing actually happens), the acting is mediocre at best, the editing is very choppy, the characters aren't developed at all, and the movie isn't scary and is stocked with all the horror movie cliches. The so-called "Disappointments Room" in the marketing is hardly in the movie. The movie got a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and completely bombed at the box office ($1.4 million in its opening weekend on a $15 million budget). Chris Stuckmann talks about it here, and he later named it the second-worst film he'd seen in 2016.
  • What really stands out about Dracula 3000 is all the ways it could have been So Bad, It's Good: For starters, the intro speech mentions Energy Weapons, but none are present in the movie. The rampant use of familiar names can lead one to believe it's Bram Stoker's Dracula IN SPACE!; it isn't; the plot borrows many plot points from the first Alien film than anything. To rub salt in the wound, the vampire isn't even named Dracula note . There are only five vampires in the whole movie, despite having genuinely suspenseful scenes (like a room full of coffins) that are completely tossed away in the end. The two token black guys are portrayed in an offensively stereotypical way (one of them, played by Coolio, is a stoner who becomes Orlock's first victim and then tries his best to chew the scenery, while the other one is a typical Dumb Muscle). And while the box cover tries to deceive viewers with cool space vampires, the actual film has a pasty rando in a vampire costume that was probably bought at Walmart and looks it. Despite being released in 2004, the film looks like it was made at least a decade earlier. The finale is a complete joke: The protagonists slam a door shut on Orlock's arm, cutting it off, and he breaks down weeping and screaming like a wuss. The final tease is the beginning of a sex scene after the last human carries the sex-droid towards the bedroom, which cuts off and shows the ship exploding from getting too close to the sun to kill Orlock. YouTube reviewer Fedora of Oh The Horror stakes this movie here. A review stated that "To call this film shit is an insult to fragrant brown logs everywhere." Possum Reviews also reviews it here.
  • What Devilman is to the East, Dragonball Evolution is, without a doubt, to the west. The clichéed, nonsensical plot (complete with out-of-nowhere twist) somehow borrows much more from Spider-Man than Dragon Ball. The special effects are subpar - the computer effects are beyond dated, and the practical effects aren't entirely up to scratch.note  There's a limited sense of continuity between shots at best. Everybody but James Marsters (who would later go on to voice Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super) and Chow Yun-fat give lifeless readings of embarrassing dialogue, as characters whose actions don't even make sense in-script. The sad part is that other, more faithful efforts (at one point Akira Toriyama himself wanted in) were all shot down in favor of this; one of the scriptwriters ultimately apologized. The movie was Not Screened for Critics (who trashed it when they did see it, and it has only 14% on Rotten Tomatoes. It opened at #8 at the box office only to quickly drop out of the top ten the next week. Other online reviewers trashed it as well, such as The Blockbuster Buster (who wasn't even a fan of the series when he reviewed it) here and Cinematic Excrement (who was a fan of the series) here. RebelTaxi hated the movie so much that he made a four-part review of the film while drunk. Chris Stuckmann (a fan of the franchise) also covers it in a Hilariocity review here as well as in another review and when it was first released, and to this day considers it his least-favorite movie of all time. The Nostalgia Critic tears this movie apart with help from MasakoX and LittleKuriboh here. Possum Reviews, who has admitted that his knowledge of the franchise is limited, reviews it here. It is currently #2 on the AlloCine list of the 100 worst movies, being only as of 2016 dethroned by the French film Pédale Dure. Perhaps the one good thing about this film is that Toriyama hated it so much it convinced him to return to the franchise and continue it on his own terms, and one of the reasons he made Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was out of spite for it.
  • Dylan Dog is a tricky comic to adapt due to its surreal and ambiguous nature, and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is a textbook example of how bad an adaptation can be if it's not handled carefully. It's loaded with dull and insulting caricatures of Dylan, Bloch, and the other recurring characters, Groucho is replaced by an annoying whining sidekick (the cast couldn't get the rights from the Marx family to use his likeness), the plot is stale, generic, and unfit for a Dylan Dog story, and it's chock-full of overused scenes from other better horror films. Italian website Coming Soon cited it as too similar to teen vampire TV series like True Blood or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that those similarities make it "like baby food, good for an extremely young target (audience) without a deep critical edge", although the director "avoids disappointing the audience and gets a couple of good gags (in)". Without any comedy or horror effects to speak of, it got a well-deserved 8% on Rotten Tomatoes and only made back less than a quarter of its budget.

  • Ed is a supposed baseball comedy made to capitalize on both the "family monkey movie" trend of the mid-90s and the rising fame of Friends star Matt LeBlanc. You get a man who's clearly wearing a chimpanzee suit, unfunny jokes, and an unappealing relationship between LeBlanc and Ed, and the film ended up becoming a flop with critics and audiences. Also, the movie doesn't seem to know what its audience is supposed to appeal, since there are a lot of cartoony moments to appeal to the kids, yet there are also some questionable moments, note  To make things worse, there's a moment near the climax in which then-L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda makes an utterly pointless cameo in which he complains about Ed's missing presencenote , something that could've been taken out without changing the movie at all. It was nominated for three Golden Raspberry Awards, ranks among the IMDb Bottom 100, and sports a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Media Hunter goes into further detail here. The Cinema Snob also reviewed it, saying that it looked like one of the fake bad movies Joey would star in on Friends. Two Takes has nothing else but bad comments on their IMDB Bottom 100 marathon.
  • While Netflix's documentaries tend to vary in quality, Enter the Anime is such a failure at what it sets out to do that it becomes downright infuriating to almost anyone familiar with the subject. Ostensibly about an outsider discovering the medium for the first time, what the "documentary" is actually about is a glorified advertisement for Netflix's anime roster, a fact made glaringly obvious by how every series highlighted is one on the platform (all the more blatant by the inclusion of Castlevania, despite it being an American production), yet is not disclosed at all until the credits. As a documentary, the whole film fails miserably, lacking any coherency or through-line, with large amounts of Padding through random trivia and the host complaining about how difficult the documentary was to make, with actual interviews with industry professionals being reduced to short five minute sequences that lack detail and are over-edited to the point of being difficult to watch, and then-recent events (such as the Kyoto Animation arson attack) being glossed over. Perhaps worst of all however is that, despite the beginning openly attempting to dissuade old orientalist portrayals of Japan as inaccurate, the film itself embraces it to the point of painting the anime industry in an almost inhuman light, even taking comments relating to the industry's long history of worker abuse and framing it as pure artistic passion. Casual viewers gain no incentive to delve into the medium itself, casual anime fans will gain nothing that a quick search online can't easily grant, and anyone genuinely invested in the industry will likely be infuriated by the inaccurate and insulting portrayal of the medium, which has led to the film having a 2.5 on IMDB and an 8% on Google Play. Watch Mother's Basement rip it apart here while Callum May of ANN highlights its faults here.

  • F the Prom was an attempt by The Fine Brothers to write a feature film. While most YouTuber movies are low quality, this one takes the cake. It has a Cliché Storm of a premise, as well as obvious attempts to pander to teenagers (The movie's title credits have emojis, among other things). The characters are mostly unlikable cliches, making decisions that don't make sensenote . The humor is also quite vulgar and unfunny, such as Cole's dad making inappropriate comments on teenage girls, or the principal of the school saying "It's only statutory if you get caught". I Hate Everything suffers through it here.
  • Fantastic Four (2015) (otherwise known as Fant4stic) has all the hallmarks of an Ashcan Copy... except for the part where they released it. 20th Century Fox made this just to keep the rights from lapsing back to Marvel Studios and put Josh Trank in the director's chair for his work in Chronicle, despite the fact that Trank didn't want to make a traditional superhero movie. By the time they took it off his hands completely, the production was in shambles, and it shows. The script is plagued with poor pacing and characterization, including a plot full of Aborted Arcs. The cast of up-and-coming stars gives lifeless performances—even Doctor Doom, or rather, the Generic Doomsday Villain given that name, verges on Cold Ham. The special effects start out on par with actual ashcan copies and only go downhill from there. Worst of all, the movie throws out the lighthearted charm of the source material in favor of grime-colored misery porn. Throw in a squandered moment of David Cronenberg-esque Body Horror and the occasional bad joke, and you have a recipe for disaster. Fant4stic ended up with a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a 4.3 on IMDb, and Golden Raspberries for Worst Picture (alongside Fifty Shades of Grey), Worst Director, and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel. Fox wound up out over $80 million, Josh Trank wound up out of a job (with his next film, Capone, released to video-on-demand), and all other parties are trying to stay out of the picture. Chris Stuckmann covered the movie, as did Lady Jess & The Rap Critic here. The Nostalgia Critic rips it apart here. Comic Book Girl 19 discussed the movie's very Troubled Production here, as did Midnight's Edge with a whopping 13-part series. The Blockbuster Buster did a review, as well as Cinematic Excrement. During his appearance on The Film Brain Podcast, Ashens called it the 3rd worst film he saw in the cinemas and in particular called out the Protagonist-Centered Morality ending.
  • In 2004, what could be charitably called an adaptation of the English comic strip Fat Slags was released. Not long after seeing it, the strip's creator allegedly underwent Creator Breakdown and threatened to discontinue the strip (though in the end, he settled for having another artist draw it for a few months). Viz had no executive control, which might not have been as bad if it was clear anyone involved had read the strip, or that those who did even cared. The film relies mainly on Vulgar Humor and Toilet Humour, which fall flat. Barring that, there are the many crude parodies, the desperate attempts to appeal to the Rule of Funny, the clear lack of budget (Sandra and Tracy's fatsuits are blatantly-padded body-stockings), the ridiculous stereotypes, the clichéd, disjointed plot, and the ham-fisted Character Development. It holds an average score of 1.7 on IMDb. Film Brain, who at the time regarded it as the absolute worst film he had ever reviewed on his show, and at the very least still considers it to be the worst comedy he's ever reviewed, has some not-so-kind words of his own towards it. Same goes for Two Takes, who both completely suffered through this garbage as part of their IMDB Bottom 100 marathon. It also had the side effect, in tandem with the same year's Thunderbirds, of killing William Osborne's screenwriting career.
  • FeardotCom was a desperate attempt to make a film in the style of the Japanese remake fad of the mid-2000s. The viewer would be more scared by how badly done the CGI is rather than the story itself, which is just The Ring but with THE INTERNET! It met harsh reviews by both film critics and horror junkies alike, rightfully getting a generous 3% on Rotten Tomatoes (whose critics' consensus describes it as being "As frustrating as a 404 error"), and made only $18.9 million against a $40 million budget. To add insult to injury, the film also became one of the very few in history to receive an F rating from Cinemascore. Phelous made a review to this movie.
  • In the already seedy world of Bruceploitation, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death goes a step further. Unlike most of its ilk, it's presented as a Mockumentary about a martial arts tournament to determine "the successor to Bruce Lee". However, it's all just footage of semi-famous martial artists like Ron Van Clief and Bill Louie in terrible fights and lame skits, faked interviews with a poorly-dubbed Bruce spouting one Ice-Cream Koan after another to host Adolph Caesar, and an episode of an old Hong Kong soap opera Bruce acted in, redubbed and presented as a "Karate crazy" Bruce arguing with his parents. The film can never seem to distinguish between kung fu and karate, and claims that Bruce Lee's grandfather was "the greatest Samurai swordsman in 19th-Century China". It's constantly repeated that Bruce Lee died from the "touch of death" technique, but whatever that is is never explained.

    The whole movie, in fact, was a self-promoting cash-in by New York karate instructor Aaron Banks, with faked scenes of Bruce praising him to no end and calling him "the greatest martial arts promoter in the USA", even if, after so much ego-stroking, the last scene features Adolph Caesar delivering a sappy speech about how "no one can replace Bruce Lee and no one needs to". Fist of Fear, Touch of Death currently holds a one-star rating on IMDB and was voted the worst Bruceploitation film ever, on the now-defunct websites "Keith's Bruceploitation Website" and "Movies in the Attic". When reviewed on the Spanish web show Videofobia, this was the film that made the hosts genuinely angry.
  • Five Across the Eyes attempts to be a found-footage horror flick of a group of girls being harassed and tortured by a crazy woman. What it actually is, is a movie shot on someone's VHS camera, where we're stuck listening to a bunch of stupid, bratty, teenage girls screech and argue the entire time while driving, until they get attacked, in which case they cry and screech. It's so dark and low-quality that almost nothing can be seen at times, and there are no scene changes- we're just stuck watching the entire car ride. With a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 2.6 on IMDb, this "film" is more of an endurance test than anything. Phelous suffers through it here.
  • The Fog (2005), remake of The Fog (1980) is often cited as one of the worst horror remakes in history, with a 4% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.6 on IMDb, and it's not hard to see why. While the 1980 original by John Carpenter is a Cult Classic, this film does virtually nothing right. Terrible and overused special effects that look like they were pulled from a video game from that time do nothing to build tension, only producing some death scenes that border on the laughable. The entire cast was clearly picked mainly for their looks and the fact that they were on popular TV shows at the time, all of them turning in Dull Surprise performances and making hilariously stupid decisions. Finally, it ends on a Gainax Ending that contradicts many of the events of the film and produces more problems than it fills. It effectively killed the career of director Rupert Wainwright (who previously made Stigmata and Blank Check and has only done short films and television since), and derailed Tom Welling's career outside of Smallville.
  • From Justin to Kelly features Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, the winner and runner-up of American Idol Season 1. Texan singing waitress Kelly Taylor meets Pennsylvania college student Justin Bell; they fall in love and spend the rest of the movie annoying the audience. The dialogue's just as bad as the forgettable musical numbers, and wouldn't even have been passable in old cheap 1950s-vintage flicks. Clarkson once explained in an interview that it was a contractual obligation; this is the only time that Idol winners have been required to do a film. It won the Golden Raspberry Award in 2005 for "Worst 'Musical' of Our First 25 Years". Todd in the Shadows teamed up with The Nostalgia Chick to review it, while Musical Hell also tore it apart here. The only remotely good thing about the movie was that it was the film debut of Anika Noni Rose, later also known as Lorrell and Tiana. Clarkson, whose singing career was still going strong well into the 2010s, regrets having starred in this movie while Guarini disappeared off the face of the earth for years before reappearing as Lil' Sweet, the mascot for Dr. Pepper Zero Sugar in the latter half of The New '10s.
    • Fun fact - this movie was written by Kim Fuller, whose brother (Simon Fuller) created American Idol. Kim also wrote Spice World and S Club: Seeing Double (S Club was a British pop group that didn't make it in America and didn't survive to its film's release date). It's quite an artistic legacy.
  • Frozen Assets is a 1992 comedy about a banker (Corbin Bernsen) hired to run a sperm bank, where he meets a woman (Shelley Long) and falls in love while getting people to abstain from sex for $100,000 while a brothel protests against them; oh, and there's an escaped mental case too. If any of this seems funny, don't worry — it isn't, as every joke is thoroughly and completely neutered. Roger Ebert famously called it "a children's movie with a dirty mind" when he reviewed it, and it was a Box Office Bomb (grossing less than $400,000!) and the death knell for the directing career of George T. Miller (not to be confused with the other George Miller): after this, it was family films and Sci-Fi Channel original movies.