Guilty Horror Pleasure

I’m always looking for that one horror film that no one even knows about or has any decent actors in it. Some of the worst horror films out there are some of my favorites, one’s that I love to watch late at night when everyone has gone to bed. Finding a horror film not even I have heard about and is forever lost in the depths of the film industry with not even a DVD or Blu-ray release is like finding gold

One of my guilty pleasures is seeking some of the worst films of all time, not just horror films. Watching these films is like witnessing the worst of human creativity, the failures that somehow made their way onto video. Underneath all of the glamorous award-winning films are the films that are so bad, their names are only whispered in the corners of society, but which eventually turn into cult classics.

You can find some really good (but bad) horror films on Netflix, at least before they started to do away with the old films and add some of their originals. Some two star or less films are actually quite entertaining to watch if you aren’t expecting much. The utterly bad scriptwriting and overdramatic acting make for a good popcorn flick. It’s fun to go down a list of some of the worst films of all time and see how far you can get before you just can’t take it anymore.

One of these has to be the cult classic Pumpkinhead. I watch it every Halloween and the tale seems to get better every time. It’s actually not that bad of a film, even if the online ratings say otherwise. The monster was done very well and is believable enough for you to be just a little frightened.

My Top Five Best Worst Horror Films:

  1. Mindwarp (1992)
  2. House of Wax (2005)
  3. Pumpkinhead (1988)
  4. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
  5. A Crack in the Floor (2001)

I hate to waste my time on such horrible films, not just including the five above, but what else is better to do when you are bored? It’s a pleasure to bury myself in these low budget thrillers and some of them are purely out of nostalgia, having not seen them in a long time and wanting to relive a distant memory.

I don’t always gravitate towards the good films because the bad ones are also appreciated in my world. Everyone of them is a unique piece of human history and has contributed, in maybe the smallest ways, to who we are as a whole.

In Response to the Daily Prompt: Hate to Love

What is a guilty pleasure that you hate to love?