Cult Films: The Best Worst Movies Of All Time (VIDEO)
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Tommy Wiseau's accidental cult hit "The Room" may be terrible, but it's successful. How many other plays-based-on-movies land premieres at the American Film Institute? As a counterpoint to our interview with the man himself, we've put together a list of equally bad movies (maybe) with devoted followings. As you click through, keep in mind: "The Room" managed comparable success with no studio backing. Eh? Impressed? He's a genius, we tell you!
'Plan 9 From Outer Space' (1959)
This Ed Wood sci-fi/horror bomb is a favorite bad movie in-joke. On the "X-Files," Mulder said he switched it on every time he needed to silence his brain's logic centers.
'Mommie Dearest' (1981)
Meant to be a biopic about Joan Crawford, "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway, has instead became a favorite of camp aficianados, winning five Razzies in its storied career.
'Howard The Duck' (1986)
This live-action adaptation of the comic book failed to win theater audiences over, mainly because Howard is so creepy, but it's since become a cultural touchstone.
'Troll 2' (1990)
Italian director Claudio Fragasso helmed this Ebert-approved "best worst movie" under a pseudonym. Good choice Fragasso! It's plagued by terrible acting, a zero count of trolls and a semi-successful followup doc about it called, no surprise, "Best Worst Movie."
This unlikely DVD bestseller for MGM was widely panned as a shoddy raunch-fest in its early days, but it's since been recast by critics as an intentional satire.
'Birdemic: Shock And Terror' (2008)
Jason Nguyen's homage to Hitchcock's "The Birds" is laughably bad, with screen-saver special effects. Oh, and Tim and Eric <a href="http://video.adultswim.com/tim-and-eric-awesome-show-great-job/crows.html" target="_hplink">love this one too!</a>