Scott and his friend Paula have an annual Halloween season tradition in which they screen a day's worth of bad and awful scary movies. Sheena, Scott's co-worker Heather, and I joined the festivities. I'm not a fan of the horror/thriller movie genre, but I'm all for laying around all day. Here's the highlights of the movies we saw:
- Andre the Butcher: Amateur slasher movie starring infamous porn star Ron Jeremy. It was a funny self-effacing movie which blatantly included many of the standard teenage horror movie cliches such as gratuitous breasts, a lesbian scene, and ill-timed sex etc. It was a good, poor quality movie to start the festivities.
- Green River Killer: Another bad movie that was really bad in the worse ways. We thought the movie would be scary since it was based on the real Green River Killer; however, the production was so poor that it was painful to watch. The sex scenes were too long, graphic, and uncomfortable to watch -- especially offensive and exploitive considering the scenes were based on real victims. The movie was so unwatchable, we turned it off after 40 minutes.
- The Gingerdead Man: A short and cute movie starring Gary Busey. This movie was bad in all the right ways. A ridiculous premise -- a vengeful 12-inch gingerbread cookie -- just wasn't very scary.
- Detour: I took a nap and missed most of this movie. However, it seemed like a good average horror picture.
- SLiTHER: By far, my favorite movie of the day. It starred Nathan Fillion playing a witty, guile-less hero, with country slang -- very similar to his character in Serenity. The alien-invasion movie had a lot of humor and one-liners.
- Vacancy: A recent thriller starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. Although the movie started off slow and lacked humor, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.