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What is Your Favourite Bad Film?

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Published October 4th 2011
I like films, I like all types of films and I'll pretty much watch anything, well, maybe not the The Human Centipede 2 (apparently the British Board of Film Classification did Britain a favour by banning it). Back to films - in particular 'bad' films; well to be specific 'guilty pleasures.'

Now, I've seen a majority of the classics over the years; you know, 2001: Citizen Kane (1941), A Space Odyssey (1968), The Graduate (1967), bout de souffle (1960), The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Godfather (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), Rashomon (1951), The Bicycle Thief (1948), Blow Up (1966), Psycho (1960), Raging Bull (1980), Rebel Without a Cause (1955) - you get the picture. Watching a great film is a wonderful experience - but sometimes there are not so great films which you love.

I'm someone, who as mentioned, likes a lot of films; yep even the 'complete' works of M. Night Shyamalan and pretty much all the films Nicolas Cage has starred in (even Wicker Man (2006) was fun), there are probably a lot of films I could place on this list, but one that sticks out is a little number called Electric Dreams (1984).

Theatrical poster for 1984 film Electric Dreams (Time Warner Inc)

Now this 80s flick basically concerns a love triangle, but only two of the three involved are human! The theatrical poster for Electric Dreams does the cult film no favours, it depicts a PC (aka Edgar) as the devil - but that's not really what Electric Dreams is about.

The drama concerns Miles Harding, an architect portrayed by Lenny von Dohlen, who purchases a brand new PC to help him with his work. Miles doesn't know much about computers - so he decides to buy the very latest PC on the market. The PC aka Edgar not only helps Miles develop his architectural designs, but also helps him simplify his life by controlling all the electronic devices in his apartment.

However one night while downloading data, Miles accidentally spills champagne on Edgar - but Edgar isn't damaged, instead he begins to speak, learn, understand and eventually feel emotions. And to further complicate matters, Miles is beginning a relationship with his neighbour, Madeline, played by a young Virginia Madsen, who Edgar is also falling in love with.

All this melodrama is backed up by the classic 80s track Together in Electric Dreams.

So that's my so called 'bad' film pick - it is trashy, 80s and fun.

So what is your favourite 'bad' film?

We look forward to your responses.
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From Dusk Til' Dawn; the story line is ridiculous and the transition from bank-robber kidnapping drama to vampire shoot'em up is jaw droppingly silly - I love so much of this movie. So many good scenes / great lines / and impossible solutions.
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