always flirted with humour, but when horror films go wrong, nothing’s funnier.
You sit there with your popcorn and your enthusiasm, waiting to be scared, then
as the monster in the the silly rubber suit (with the zipper clearly visible)
appears to menace a Playmate of the Month everyone explodes with laughter.
that someone would set out to make a serious
film featuring centrefolds and rubber monsters is itself amusing, but
watching their efforts with a receptive crowd is even better. “Bad” horror
films are usually more fun than their “prestigious” counterparts and boy do
they give the crowd something to talk about afterwards. Anyone who’s ever
attended a midnight screening of Troll 2 knows what I’m talking about.
picture like It Follows or The Babadook, your local multiplex will show a
half-dozen would-be shockers so inept that the audience screams only with
laughter. They’re not necessarily terrible films, just misunderstood
masterpieces that have a shot at becoming camp classics (as well as appearing
on Mystery Science Theatre 3000).