Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scorpion Thunderbolt (1988)

The final film of our Thanksgiving Turkeys to avoid is yet another film based on a story by AAV Creative Unit...aka Godfrey Ho and associates.

This movie walks that fine line between being "one of the absolutely worst films ever made" and "one of the absolutely worst films ever made, yet somehow entertaining". Its a line it crosses and re-crosses frequently with in its 90 minute running time making for a surreal experience. (And don't get me wrong this movie is BAD, but its occasionally as low as you can go in badness and still be enjoyable in a jaw dropping sort of way.)

The plot of this film has a witch queen sending off a rubber suited monster that's controlled by a guy playing a magic flute, to kill people while the cops try to stop the mayhem. Meanwhile in unrelated footage Richard Harrison runs around trying to look like he's part of the movie after a girl he picks up on the side of the road (after she flashes him her breasts) dies spewing orange ooze after a failed murder attempt during sex.

I wish I was making this up.

Dreadful, this is a movie that will tax even the most jaded bad movie lover. Die hard bad movie fans might, possibly on a masochistic night eat this up most others will be shaking their head wondering what in the Wide Wide World of Sports is going on and how many people actually paid to see it.


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