Temple of Bad

BLACKENSTEIN: Bad Movie Podcast

BLACKENSTEIN: Bad Movie Podcast

As we’ve previously noted, in the sixties, the revolution wasn’t televised, and film wasn’t always an accurate conduit for measuring the temper of the times. BLACKENSTEIN was meant to ride the then-burgeoning wave of (duh) blaxsploitation films, reaching out to African-American audiences with a story that provided all the elements of [...]

SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE: Bad Fantasy Film Podcast

SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE: Bad Fantasy Film Podcast

Are you hungering for a wonderful, whimsical tale filled with magic and adventure? A story that captures the spirit of the most joyous time of the year, and brings to thrilling life the legend of the man who became the ultimate symbol of generosity and good will? Sorry, we’re all out of [...]

THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY: Bad Movie Podcast

THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY: Bad Movie Podcast

As best as we can determine, the producers of THE MAN WITHOUT A BODY had a camera and some film and said to themselves, “Well, we’ve got to do something with this stuff.” And the dedicated advocates of the Temple of Bad have to agree with these esteemed artistes: This film is certainly a thing. [...]

RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY: Bad Movie Podcast

RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY: Bad Movie Podcast

In the future — and by “future,” we mean 2001 — the Chinese prison system will be stupid. Also violent, sadistic, and quite, quite unsanitary — what with there not being a wall, fixture or floor that isn’t thoroughly coated with the viscera of its unfortunate inhabitants — but mostly really, [...]

MAC AND ME: Bad Film Podcast

MAC AND ME: Bad Film Podcast

MAC AND ME is another one of those transcendental experiences — a film so awful, a film so wrongheaded in all its aspects, a film so cynically devised and ham-fistedly executed that it practically redefines the idea of the bad film. An obvious rip-off of the Steven [...]

MARS NEEDS WOMEN: Bad Film Podcast

MARS NEEDS WOMEN: Bad Film Podcast

Oh, the Sixties, was there a way in which you weren’t one of our most fraked-up decades? War, assassinations, riots in the streets, MY MOTHER THE CAR on TV — never was there a time when it more seemed that society was shredding at the seams. Fortunately, director Larry Buchanan, the mastermind behind such cinematic [...]

STARCRASH: Bad Film Podcast

STARCRASH: Bad Film Podcast

Italy has brought us so many wonderful things: Fellini; lasagna; Silvio Berlusconi (that last is debatable). But among the many marvels borne of those shores, truly the most wondrous has to be the knock-off film, a genre that took groundbreaking, innovative American titles and replicated them with [...]

XANADU: Bad Film Podcast

XANADU: Bad Film Podcast

Somewhere towards the end of the 1970′s, the entertainment industry got it into its head that the public not only wanted to spend their nights out rollerskating to driving, disco music, but that they wanted to watch people rollerskating to driving disco music — so much so that there’d be no [...]

INVISIBLE INVADERS: Bad Film Podcast

INVISIBLE INVADERS: Bad Film Podcast

This is an episode of Temple of Bad that includes several firsts. It’s our first discussion of a black-and-white film. It’s our first discussion of a film that has such a ridiculously short running time. It’s our first film starring John Carradine, and our first film starring the oh-so-dreamy John Agar. Sadly, it’s also our [...]

AN AMERICAN CAROL: Bad Film Podcast

AN AMERICAN CAROL: Bad Film Podcast

Could there be a movie so inanely scripted, so ineptly produced, so all-around awful that it confounds even the staunch acolytes of the Temple of Bad? Uh, yes. Yes there is, and it’s the topic of our latest episode.
AN AMERICAN CAROL was intended to serve as a counterbalance to the perceived liberal tilt of mainstream [...]