So you’re self-isolating and have run out of good films to watch. Might we suggest some awful ones to cleanse the palate? Here we’ve rounded up ten truly bad films you can watch for free and laugh at the absurdity of these forgotten nightmares and how they actually came into being. We live in terrible times, here are some terrible films.

The Room (2003)

Arguably the most famous bad film around, Tommy Wiseau’s story of love, betrayal, plastic cutlery and playing American Football whilst wearing a tux is a must see and one of the more quotable shitfests on the internet. Oh hi Mark…

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

This eighties slasher has all the hallmarks of a classic horror flick and is for the most part an absolute shlocker stinker but it does boast one of the stranger and more shocking twists of the genre.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Ever wondered what Alfred Hitcock’s The Birds would be like if it was directed by a 14 year old for whom English was a second language? Well, wonder no more friend. Birdemic is just for you…

Mac and Me (1988)

Looking to entertain the kids during the shutdown but can’t afford E.T.? This straight knock off is right up your street. Though be warned: it seems to be have been bankrolled by MacDonald’s so if you’re pining for a Happy Meal you best steer clear.

Theodore Rex (1995)

Whoopi Goldberg was contractually forced to make this futuristic buddy cop movie about a crime-solving dinosaur. She’s such a professional though that you can barely tell…

The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

The Star Wars spin-off so bad that George Lucas tried to scrub from the annals of history by destroying all the copies he could find but every once in a while one escapes onto YouTube from an old VHS and you get to see why Georgie wanted rid so much…

Solarbabies (1986)

This post-apocalyptic sci-fi kids adventure makes almost zero sense but does feature a magic orb called Bodie and a young Jason Patrick looking dreamy. Feels like it’s from another universe.

Chopping Mall (1986)

A schlocky gore filled nonsense of a film where young folk having a party in a mall are stalked and picked off by Johnny 5’s portlier cousins. They don’t come much more eighties than this.

Garbage Pail Kids (1988)

If you’re of a certain age you’ll remember Garbage Pail Kids cards – the hilarious spoof of Cabbage Patch Dolls. They were stupid, gross-out fun for kids who didn’t know any better. What you may not remember is that they made a movie of it for some reason and it’s an absolute abomination.

Double Dragon (1994)

Video game adaptations are notoriously bad, and this is no exception. This mess of a martial arts movie set in a post-apocalyptic future stars Scott Wolf, Alyssa Milano and Robert Patrick in a mad, neon, nineties fever dream. Dig in…

John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 24 Mar 2020