So I was talking with Quazar a while back about “bad” monster movies. And how great bad movies are. And how more people should watch them.
So here is a haphazard list of some of my favorite bad science fiction monster movies and also movies that weren’t considered very good or are very popular but I liked anyway. Also some actually good movies. Just monster movies in general at this point.
Bloodsuckers (Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe) - A dysfunctional band of heroes fight space!vampires with lots of enthusiastic blood spatters and a bit with a sock puppet worm sticking out of some dead guy. One of my absolute favorites. I own it on DVD.
Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness - The only D&D movie I will ever acknowledge. Super cheesy and ridiculous but actually quite good? Has plenty of D&D references and vile and darkness and also there’s a book involved.
Sharktopus - It’s part shark and part octopus WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED. THERE IS NOTHING.
Other SyFy movies I have seen and enjoyed: Ice Spiders, Sabretooth, Sands of Oblivion, Sharknado, Star Runners, Stonehenge Apocalypse, Boa Vs Python, The Snake King, Mega Piranha, and Yeti..
Deep Blue Sea - A cheesy monster movies so aware of being a cheesy monster movies that it gets cheeky about it. Features a bunch of superintelligent sharks chomping on people. Gets clever and breaks a few tropes in the best way possible. One of my faves.
The Relic - A pretty cool monster attacks people at a museum, is it related to the ancient relic an explorer has brought back? Or is it something else? Horrible science that’s what it is.
Peter Benchley’s Creature - Many thanks to Quazar for showing me this. A genetically engineered shark monster kills people. Has science, loves sharks, awesome movie.
Doom - Based off the “space marine versus demons” video game but actually has very little in common with it. Still awesome somehow. Violent, gory and also has a stray boob here and there somehow. And The Rock (but not the Rock’s boobs).
THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN
Birdemic - Like it was not enjoyable and actually physically painful. I get to brag about having seen it. But at what cost.
Other misc monster movies: Predators, Megashark vs Giant Octopus, Megashark vs Crocosaurus, Dragon Crusaders, Anaconda: Hunt for the Blood Orchid, Dog Soldiers (it premiered on Syfy but idk if it counts as an original?), Mimic, The Cave, that 1998 American Godzilla movie, Alien vs. Predator, Grabbers
"Good" monster movies you should watch if you haven’t seen them: Alien, Aliens, Predator, Pumpkinhead, Anaconda, Tremors, Dragonslayer, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day
MONSTER MOVIES I LOOK FORWARD TO WATCHING / NEED TO WATCH: The Faculty, Aztec Rex, Project: Metalbeast, Hypothermia, Virus, Deep Rising, Jaws, Sharknado 2: The Second One, The Thing, Swamp Shark, The Host, actual Godzilla movies
If you have any links to my “need to watch list” that would be much appreciated.
A GOOD LIST