|Yeah, I went there.|
I've never seen most of the movies popularly held up as the "worst ever" (The Room, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Troll 2, etc.), so I'm by no means the ultimate authority on bad movies. But Frightmare, you know... it's really, really bad. And it's bad in that adorable early 2000s way: the "hardcore" typeface on the intro credits, the NIN-lite background music, the needless zoom shots, handheld camera footage, and jump cuts. Frightmare wants to be 3/4 Scream and 1/4 I Know What You Did Last Summer, with the power tool dance from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre thrown in for good measure: but it's actually eerily like what would happen if the creative team responsible for the "Piracy: It's a Crime" ads were asked to make a feature length horror film.
I got Frightmare on VHS and paid twenty cents for it, which feels right in retrospect. I can't in good faith recommend it, but it had its moments (and - gore warning! - a hilariously accurate one-liner from the killer).
|Some mornings I feel like that too.|