So Bad It’s Good: The Best Worst Movie Ever Made

I know that some of you will say that I am late to the party, especially after The Disaster Artist, but I just want to write about the movie that made me laugh until I felt my ribs break.

THE ROOM.

Tommy Wiseau, the man behind this movie, stars as the main character in what was supposed to be a drama. Sort-of. I suppose one can guess what happens when one guy tries to produce, write, direct, and star in a movie. Oh, and this guy never had any sort of prior work experience in the cinematic world.

So, yeah, as a drama, this is the worst drama ever.

If judged by what it tried to be, The Room is most certainly the worst movie ever made. Without a doubt.

Just the number of glaring mistakes is…

But if you want to laugh, and Adam Sandler stopped being funny some ten years ago, then The Room is well worth the time.

And one thing you can be sure of: you never imagined that such a movie could ever be released, let alone produce. It’s hilarious in a way that you never even thought possible.

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10 thoughts on “So Bad It’s Good: The Best Worst Movie Ever Made

      1. I haven’t seen it, but there are plenty of resources available. Director Ed Wood had shot footage of Bela Lugosi for another film, then Lugosi died…and then Wood decided to have his wife’s chiropractor stand in for him when he used the footage of Lugosi for Plan 9, but he looked nothing like Lugosi in stature, so he spent his scenes bent over with a cape over his face! Ed Wood’s films, though, have become cult classics. Tim Burton even made a biopic about him called just “Ed Wood”, starring Johnny Depp as Wood.

  1. I have it on good authority from a fellow Raveler that the worst movie ever made just might be “Red Zone Cuba”. He and I have only seen it in the form of a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode (which I think is still up on YouTube if you’re curious), but he has a version of it on DVD in its original, un-riffed form and he has written repeatedly that he has never watched it because he doesn’t think there are any legally obtainable substances available that could get him through a movie like that. (He’s a martini enthusiast and one of the few male knitters in our Ravelry group for atheists, agonostics, and generally non-religious people.) It is one of three films its star Coleman Francis directed, and all three of them have been turned into MST3K episodes.

    The “highlights” of the episode: its opening theme song, “Night Train to Mundo Finé” sung by John Carradine and Crow T. Robot saying, “I want to hurt this movie, but I can never hurt it the way it hurt me.”

    You can watch the episode here, if you dare: https://youtu.be/YzwVDkLgrts

    There is also a collection of classic episodes of the series on Netflix (two popular ones from the classic episodes are “Manos: The Hands of Fate” and “Eegah!”, the latter of which costars a young Richard Kiel — later known for playing Jaws in several James Bond movies — and the cantilevered hair of Arch Hall, Jr., the son of its star and director, Arch Hall) and new episodes will be dropping on November 22.

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