Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made
"Michael Adams's book is great fun! No one intends to make a truly bad movie, but when they do, Michael Adams will be there to watch it...and make it entertaining!" —John Landis, director of Trading Places and The Blues Brothers
In Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies, film critic Michael Adams embarks on a year-long odyssey to discover the worst movie ever made, which Mystery Science Theater 3000 star, writer, and director Kevin Murphy calls "disturbingly comprehensive, joyously critical, and the best of its kind." From all-time cult classics such as Reefer Madness and Plan 9 from Outer Space to new entries to the pantheon such as Gigli and Baby Geniuses, no genre, star, or director is safe from Adams’s acerbic wit and hilarious observations. In the vein of A.J. Jacobs’s New York Times bestselling book The Know-It-All, and with the snarky sarcasm of television’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Soup, Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies leaves no stone unturned. With a foreword by cult director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead).
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First of all, this book has a fascinating premise. (It inspired me to do the same!) I read it in 3 1/2 hours.
That's not to say it's without its flaws, however.-You can't see all the worst movies in a year without missing some. Even he admits this.
-He still thinks MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE is bad, but is rather generous toward it.
-Leonard Maltin's picks for some of the worst movies are terrible—not the films themselves, but the choices. They have no business being discussed among "worst movies ever" material.
-It seems like the closer he gets to his deadline, the harder he marks movies.
You be the judge.