30 Hilarious Movie Titles…

I’m a lover of B-Movies and/or any film in that niche pseudo-genre known as: “the so bad it’s good movie”. But, there are some films with such bizarre titles that you automatically assume that they’re “so bad they’re good”…there are some which you’ll literally consider buying purely because of the name that they posess.

So here’s my list of films with titles that are funny, wacky, stupid, ridiculously long, or just downright bizarre. Oh, and if you think some of them are fake…I checked…they all have an IMDb page.

In no particular order…

1) The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964)

2) They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)

They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)

They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)

3) Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)

4) Santa Clause Conquers the Martians (1964)

Santa Clause Conquers the Martians (1964)

Santa Clause Conquers the Martians (1964)

5) Radioactive Cannibal Vikings from Hell (2007)

6) Disco Beaver from Outer Space (1978)

7) Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)

8) Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

9) The Perils of Gwendolyne in the Land of Yik Yak (1984)

10) Don’t Worry, We’ll Think of a Title (1966)

11) The Fearless Vampire Killers, or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My
Neck (1967)

12) Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

13) The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993)

14) Killer Condom (1966)

15) Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

16) Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)

17) Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

18) The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)

18.5) The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (2008)

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (2008)

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (2008)

19) Attack of the Flesh Devouring Space Worms from Outer Space (1998)

20) Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007)

21) Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver (2011)

22) Matango: Attack of the Fungus People (AKA. The Fungus of Terror) (1963)

23) Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1967)

24) Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989)

25) Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

26) Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

27) A Vagina for Christmas (2011)

28) Rock ‘N Roll Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1964)

29) Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)

Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)

30) Vampire Vixens from Venus (1995)

Vampire Vixens from Venus (1995)

Vampire Vixens from Venus (1995)

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

ZERO STARS

General Information:

Information below is taken from the following link:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/

74 min  –  Horror  –  15 November 1966 (USA)

Director

Harold P. Warren

Writer

Harold P. Warren

Stars

Tom Neyman; John Reynolds; Diane Mahree

Plot:

A family gets lost on the road, they stop off at a house to use a phone and to hopefully stay there for the night. However, te owner of the house they stay at is a member of a devil-worshipping cult, who is led by the mysterious ‘Master’. (Essentially some people arrive at a house and some ‘stuff’ happens).

Review:

When writing a review of a bad movie, I usually write it in a cynical, sarcastic tone, and include bitter one-liners in the hope that the reader:

(a) Assumes that I’m taking the persona of a miserable git and…

(b) They will never see said movie.

I will not write this review – in fact, I refuse to write this review – in the style of a sarcastic cynical film snob throwing his toys (and Andrei Tarkovsky boxset) out of his pram. Instead, I shall merely list what I thought was bad about this movie, and leave you to make your minds up and either:

(a) Never see it.

(b) Add it to your stash of bad movies which is mainly taken up by the grand master-works of the deceased genius and child prodigy that was Ed Wood.

Consider the fact that the entire movie was shot on a handheld amateur movie camera where it could only record 34 seconds of footage at a time.  Consider the fact that it was shot on a camera of such a poor standard that the image has a ‘crackly’, ‘grainy’ quality to it, and that everything seems pixelated.

Grainy, pixeled, dark visuals in Manos

Grainy, pixeled, dark visuals in Manos

Also, consider the fact that they had to dub in the dialogue afterwards…and then reconsider this idea when you realise that it is evidently clear that the audio was dubbed in because throughout the movie, you can hear the sound of air (‘noise’) throughout. (Listening to dialogue where in the background we can hear this faint ‘shhhhhhh’ sound).

Woops. I just realised that I sound like a cynical film snob having a tantrum. Now, that I have broken the promise which I spelled out at the beginning claiming that I wasn’t going to be remotely cynical, I shall now just be utterly hypocritical and rant endlessly.

I realise that you have absolutely no idea what the plot of this film is, let alone the key themes, cinematic style, and of course, reoccurring motifs. I shall divulge as quickly as possible in order so I can rant in such a vicious way that I’ll be more vicious than the pretentious vicious grammar nazis and those vicious ‘I-know-more-than-you-do’ types you get on YouTube and other vicious internet message boards.

We start off with a family driving. They get lost. There is dialogue such as: “Now, look, the sign pointed this way!”; “Listen, I’ve never gotten us lost before!” These ‘interestingly’ directed scenes last for around eight minutes. Or maybe ten. Either way, I don’t particularly care. Eight to ten minutes is a lot of time wasted to get lost, and hell, I could’ve turned my television set off. They then end up near a house owned by an eluvious and bizarre man called ‘Torgo’. His interesting qualities are his beard and the fact that he has the most bizarre walk in the world. He resembles that stock-character who is usually called ‘Igor’: bent-backed, dumb, and essentially the dogsbody to the supreme villain. Oh, and if you go on the IMDb Trivia page, you’ll discover that Torgo was initially called ‘Igor’. I can assume the writer’s wanted Torgo to assume this stock character role, but reconsidered his name to somehow ‘develop’ the character further. Torgo’s voice has the most bizarre pitch. It kinds of rises up and down to form an inflection at all of the most unnatural moments.

Later on, we find out that Torgo is somehow related to The Master. The Master is a pathetic villain who leads some form of voodoo cult.

The most pathetic, annoying, badly-dressed villain ever

The most pathetic, annoying, badly dressed villain ever

He has numerous wives, who for some bizarre reason stand up when asleep, and near the movie’s climax, they have the worst fight scenes ever. Later on, Torgo is taken by The Master for betraying the cult because he’s been touching and caressing said girls whilst they’re standing up asleep. But before this, The Master delivers a dramatic line: “You have failed us Torgo. For this you must die.”  Torgo defends his acts by saying: “But master, you have six wives. Why can’t I have one for myself?” Alas! Poor Torgo is put on a plinth and tortured…by having all of the girls rub his face and body…and then his hand is set on fire and we never see him again.

Having your face violently rubbed is torture in this film...

Having your face violently rubbed is torture in this film…

Anything else? Numerous people are slapped around the face in this movie. Sometimes you don’t hear the sound of the slap…or you do hear the slap, but the actor is so bad at ‘stage-slapping’ (or rather ‘screen-slapping’), that you can tell that it is a screen-slap as opposed to a…well, a real slap. There are scenes where characters get distressed and they scream and shout, but don’t resemble it on their faces. There are scenes where in between the scene the lighting condition changes (almost as if they filmed the scene on two separate days…which is probably what they did do…but God, they made it so obvious).

I shall now stop before my review turns into that of something produced by Mark Kermode’s mouth. I do not want The Exorcist to be me favourite film, so I will shut up. But I have one final thing to say:

The film was actually the result of a bet. Warren, the director, was in a coffee shop and claimed that it was not at all difficult to make a horror film. The person he spoke to said otherwise. Warren then wrote the script on a napkin, got $19’000 dollars funding.

It’s very difficult to make a horror film, and I imagine, Warren lost the bet.

Verdict:

It is said that reviews should be written objectively and subjectively. This is impossible for this film. It’s so bad that you ignore the plot and despise the way it’s made, this is the true test of how bad this movie is. Limp acting. Bad script. Terribly directed. And the worst visuals I’ve ever seen in a film. Warren certainly made the worst bet of his life.