Sometimes, filmmakers have to go to the deepest depths of their minds to create something that will truly stand out; something unique and invigorating. Other times they opt for a different route. I’m not exactly sure how they come up with these ideas, but they’re absolutely insane. Maybe they just look at a household object, or pick out of a hat and decide on a villain for a movie right then and there. I’m not worried about how they do it really, I’m just happy that they do. If you like stupid, gory humor like I do, you’ll get a kick out of these films. Here are 10 movies that will have you saying, “WTF!?”
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)
I’m laughing to myself as I type this. What has my life come to? How did I get to lucky to be able to get to write about a movie featuring giant, evil tomatoes? With glee, I start the list with this amazing and totally WTF film. Personally, I think this movie, and all of the other movies on this list for that matter, are hilarious. The critics, for the most part, do not agree.
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Gingerdead man. So un-clever. I love it! This movie stars Gary Busey as an evil Gingerbread cookie that wants to kill everything in sight. It spawned two sequels, with the second one being titled The Passion of the Crust. Come on, that one is pretty funny.
A typical slasher movie with a twist. The killer is a turkey. One with a horribly foul mouth as well. Hey, there’s even a turkey sex scene! The effects are terrible and the dialogue is even worse. The jokes aren’t even the slightest bit clever. It’s intentionally bad, but it works. I found this movie absolutely hilarious. “There’s no such thing, as an evil turkey.” Just keep repeating that to yourself and see if it helps.
Wadzilla, Chillerama (2011)
Chillerama is an anthology film only for those that can handle tasteless, offensive humor. All of the segments are pretty WTF, but none more so than the first one, Wadzilla. An homage to the 1950’s monster films with a disgusting twist. A man’s sperm count is raised, only to have disastrous consequences. They become humongous and they want to kill you. Adam Rifkin, the director of this one, has also done a bunch of family flicks. You can’t trust anyone these days.
Basket Case (1982)
One of three movies on this list that I don’t think were intentionally WTF. This one features a man and his brother, whom he carries around in a little basket. The basket case is an evil removed siamese twin named Belial. It actually looks pretty terrifying. Oh, and there’s a sex scene in this one too. What is with people making such strange creatures have sex? What is wrong with you people!? Never change. You’re sick and I love it.
Evil Bong (2006)
If you get all the way through this movie, I owe you a firm handshake. I like Charles Band, I really do, and I’ve always had an appreciation for his ridiculous Puppet Master franchise. But the Evil Bong Franchise? Not so much. And yes, I wrote franchise. There are like seven million Evil Bong movies. There is even one where the Evil Bong faces off against The Gingerdead Man! Oh, and Bill Moseley is in this one. WTF!
The Lift (1983)
The second film on this list that isn’t intentionally WTF, but still manages to be. Okay, so get this; the villain in this movie is an elevator. A killer elevator. And it’s supposed to be scary! This isn’t even a joke film! Every death in the movie could have been avoided by taking the stairs! Just take the stairs, you idiots! Enough with the nonsense! Enough!
Jack Frost (1997)
I have to admit something about this movie. When I was a young boy, at the tender age of seven, I saw the cover for this VHS tape in a Blockbuster and it scared the shit out of me. Yep. Jack Frost, the killer snowman, successfully scared at least one person since it’s release. I pray to everything holy that I am the only one who could admit to this truthful embarrassment.
Troll 2 (1990)
Regarded by most people as the worst film ever made, this one truly needs to be seen to be believed. I usually don’t want to give any spoilers, but here, I need to. At the end, the evil goblins (there aren’t even any trolls in the damn movie) that live in the town of Nilbog are defeated by a bologna sandwich. Read that again. A bologna. Sandwich. This is the third movie that was not intentionally supposed to be funny.
Yes, this movie is exactly what it sounds like. An evil piece of shit. Literally. Someone actually had this idea, wrote a script, hired actors, and committed the whole thing to film. Just watch the trailer. I don’t even know what to say about this. WTF. W. T. F.
Hopefully you find these movies as funny as I do. Maybe you won’t. I don’t know. It’s really hard to gauge how well any of these WTF movies will be received by normal, rational people unlike me. If you’re going to choose one of these, make it either Troll 2 or Basket Case. Troll 2 is so funny that you will be laughing the entire duration of the movie, and Basket Case is actually kind of…good.