Horribly Amazing Films: A Humorous Blog for Bad Movie Lovers

R.O.T.O.R., a murderous robot in the terrible 1988 film of the same name reviewed on Horribly Amazing Films.
R.O.T.O.R., a murderous robot in the terrible 1988 film of the same name reviewed on Horribly Amazing Films.

I'm not typically one for self-promotion, but I feel we all need to do it at one point or another. I've been pretty busy outside of HubPages, as anybody can guess by my lack of output in these past few years. I'm working at an online marketing company as a copywriter and (pseudo) SEO specialist, as well as a freelance copywriter, and I often find that I'm too mentally exhausted from work to even find the motivation to work on my novels and short stories. I'm working to change that, however, and have found the energy to work on those personal projects.

But there's another mode of entertainment that I've recently explored in my writing, and that is reviews of horrible films, or as my blog describes them, "horribly amazing". I started Horribly Amazing Films last August, and it went from a modicum of visitors to about 400 (and many more views) per month within a year. It's been enough to encourage me that I might have something here, and I thought I'd share it here for anybody willing to listen.

What is Horribly Amazing Films?

Simply put, it's a blog with really long written posts recapping laughably terrible movies. I was inspired by Ben "Greasnin" Platt and others who extensively reviewed horrible films on SomethingAwful in the early-to-mid-2000s, which used to get me laughing pretty damn hard during my high school years. Well, I thought, why not do that and include a ton of screenshots to help enhance the humor of these films while analyzing them? And why not do it in an ironic voice to make it sound like I actually love these films earnestly, something of a fresh turn when it comes to bad movie reviews? So, that's how Horribly Amazing Films was born.

I've found an awesome and receptive audience for my reviews at reddit.com/r/badmovies, and it's encouraged me to keep doing this. In a way, it keeps me sane through the whole 9-to-5 grind I'm forced to deal with every week (boo hoo). I also write much shorter ironic reviews of recent films, parody articles about celebs, and even other miscellaneous stuff like a satirical "Choose Your Own Film Adventure" post that was a blast to put together.

So, if you love films both good and terrible, please check out Horribly Amazing Films. I'm also prone to write detailed recommendation posts for other people's blogs to help them out without expecting anything in return, so if you would like some attention for your blog or to simply send me a recommendation for a review, view my About Page for contact info.

Thanks for checking it out!

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Titen-Sxull 14 months ago from back in the lab again

Sounds cool, I'll be sure to check it out.

Ever since I rediscovered MST3K on youtube years ago I've become a bad movie connoisseur. Lately though I've realized that the truly offensively bad movies are the mediocre trash Hollywood turns out (off the top of my head I think of Furry Vengeance).

Anyone can make a decent movie or a good movie but it takes failures on multiple levels to make an entertainingly bad movie.


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Ben Graves 14 months ago from Chicago, IL Author

Thanks for commenting, and I agree. Guys like Tommy Wiseau and now Neil Breen just manage to fail on every level imaginable to conjure up a great-bad film.

I also recommend the Flop House podcast, where every other week 3 guys (two of them former Daily Show writers) discuss a laughably bad movie.

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