Thanksgiving week – Turkey Galore

Ah the holidays! Like many folks, I look forward all year to a turkey feast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce (the good stuff – not the junk that comes out in the shape of the can), and pumpkin pie. I thought this week I’d prepare a virtual turkey feast.

I covered Thankskilling last year and it is truly an awful film. Unfortunately it is not awful fun but simply awful. I was the only one in the family who sat through it.

Much higher on the so-bad-it’s-fun scale are previously covered turkeys Battlefield Earth and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Both are still available on instant Netflix if you are inclined to laughably bad movies. Each has their own particular charms. Battlefield Earth is almost unbelievably bad and has a jaw-dropping performance from John Travolta.

I’m going to try to cover a few new bad movies this week. Borrowing from wikipedia’s list of the worst films ever made, these are the ones currently available on instant Netflix: Battlefield Earth, Santa Clause Conquers the Martians, At Long Last Love, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, Howard the Duck, Mac and Me, North, Gigli, Troll 2, and Birdemic: Shock and Terror. There are a few others under the Mystery Science Theater 3000 label but it’s hard to properly condemn, I mean judge a film with nonstop chatter played over the soundtrack.