In case you haven’t heard of it before: Project Terrible is an irregular column where a group of sado-masochistically inclined movie bloggers assign each other the most terrible movies imaginable, with the goal of inflicting as much pain as possible. Sounds fun, right?
Originally created by Mondo Bizarro‘s Alec Pridgen and featuring an assortment of more-or-less regular contributors, I was kindly invited to participate in the next round. And I got no one else to blame for that than myself. See, here’s the deal: I recently watched the great Cannon Films-documentary “Electric Boogaloo”, a film that not only stirred some nostalgic feelings (since I’ve grown up with their B-movie action stuff, like “Delta Force”, “American Ninja” and so on) and tempted me to further increase my already impressive DVD- and Blu-Ray-collection, but which also brought a couple of seemingly bad movies to my attention. And one of them, “The Apple”, seemed to be perfect for my buddy Maynard – well, perfect in the sense that I strongly suspected that he’d end up hating every second of it. But how to force him to actually watch it – other than to go all “Clockwork Orange” on him? Well, Project Terrible, of course! Because there, I can assign it to him! In the end, since each of us chose a theme for the movies that we’d watch and review, and “The Apple” didn’t fit with his, I actually had to make a separate deal with him anyway, and we agreed to give each other an additional movie from our own themes (Me: Cannon Films. Maynard: IMDB Bottom 100). Thus, I ended up with “Manos: The Hands of Fate” – and I strongly suspect that I got the worse part of that deal. However, I’m not a quitter, so I’ll now have to endure my very first Project Terrible – and you’re very welcome to share my pain!
Over the next couple of days, you can expect reviews of the following movies from me:
Bolero (assigned by Maynard, that devious bastard)
Hercules (assigned by Bob)
Mako: The Jaws of Death (assigned by Michele)
Rappin’ (assigned by Alec)
Special bonus feature: Manos: The Hands of Fate (assigned by Maynard)
Robert (reviews will appear on Mondo Bizarro; “Superheroes”):
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion
Thor: Hammer of the Gods
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
I very much hope that you’ll find our misery entertaining!