10 Most Insufferable Movies Since 2000

"Just give them garbage!"

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The only person in Hollywood that ever set out to make a bad picture, Jerry Warren didn'€™t care for rehearsals, multiple takes or allowing an actor to develop a character; you simply prodded your cast onto the set and rolled camera. Told by a colleague to €œ"do something good for a change"€ he responded: €œWhy? People aren€™t interested in anything good. They don€™'t know and they don€™'t care.€

Warren€™s self-stated credo was €œjust give them garbage€ which with the likes of Teenage Zombies (1959) and Terror Of The Blood Hunters (1962), he did. His films were so insufferable, in fact, that even his own financial backers wondered what they'€™d gotten themselves into.

When the lights went up on a screening of 1966€™'s The Wild World of Batwoman (whose title caused Warner Bros to sue), Warren had to deal with a group of dumbfounded investors. €œAfter all,€ he told them, €œit is a low-budget picture.€

Warren passed away in 1988, but his spirit lives on in films like The Hottie And The Nottie and Freddy Got Fingered, which seem to have sprung from the same creative mind. These are joyless and oppressive films, cinema for people who aren€™t interested in anything good. And there€™s plenty more where they came from.


Ian Watson is the author of 'Midnight Movie Madness', a 600+ page guide to "bad" movies from 'Reefer Madness' to 'Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead.'