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COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Review of "The Best of The Worst"

Updated: 09/03/2013 1:36 PM
Created: 09/03/2013 12:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

Sometimes, the worst horror film or “B” movie is sometimes the best.  They are so bad that you cannot believe they were even made.  It could be the horrible acting, the terrible special effects or the ridiculous story that make these movies so entertaining to watch. 

You also don’t really know if the directors and writers were really serious when they were making these films because they are so silly.

These are the types of films that I really enjoy.  I find great amusement from watching them.

Mill Creek Entertainment has just released a DVD collection of these types of films called “The Best of The Worst” and it’s a great collection if you enjoy these types of films. I was really excited when I received my review copy.

The set contains three DVDs that have four movies on each disc. They are packaged in a really nice case.

I love the artwork on the front cover of “The Best of the Worst.”  It really gives the feel of old horror movie posters from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The movies featured in this collection are: “Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966),” “Track of The Moon Beast (1976),”  “The Atomic Brain (1964),” “Dementia 13 (1963),” “The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961),” “Unknown World (1951),” “EEGAH (1962),” “The Terror (1963),” “The Ape Man (1943),” “The Amazing Transparent Man (1960),” “Mesa of Lost Women (1953),” and “The Incredible Petrified World (1957).”

One of my personal favorite films in the collection is “EEGAH.”  It’s about a teenager named Roxy who is traveling through the desert in California and almost hits a caveman with her car. Roxy tells her boyfriend Tom and her dad about the caveman.  They all go into the desert to look for him.  The caveman eventually kidnaps Roxy when they are in the desert and Tom must try to rescue her.

I really liked this movie a lot because it was so ove- the-top.  The acting was bad, and the idea of a caveman in present time was pretty silly. 

The caveman is played by Richard Kiel who also played “Jaws” in the James Bond films.  I met Richard Kiel last year at Crypticon in Minneapolis, and he is such a nice guy.  I actually had him sign a “EEGAH” movie poster for me, and it’s hanging up in my office.

If you are looking for a collection films that are so bad that they are good, then I would highly recommend picking up Mill Creek Entertainment’s “The Best of the Worst.”  I really enjoyed this collection a lot, and I know I will be watching.

To learn more about Mill Creek Entertainment and their products go to www.millcreelent.com.

Aaron Chalich is a columnist with KSTP.com writing about the latest entertainment news.

Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment

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