2020-12-05 08:00:35

One-star wonders: how to make a film that’s so bad it’s good

Anyone can make a bad movie. But, from The Room to Cats, it takes something special to make a turkey that stands the test of timeThere is nothing quite like a good-bad movie. Sometimes the title alone is enough to let us know what we’re in for: think Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958). Sometimes the good-badness might be about knowing we are guaranteed an over-ripe performance from a particular star: think Nicolas Cage from around 2010 onwards. Sometimes a lurid or ridiculous premise promises a good time all by itself (see: Night of the Lepus, AKA the killer rabbit movie). But whether or not