For my next list in the Silver Screen Streak Movie challenge, Flickcharter Michael Reap either misunderstood the goal of the challenge or jumped three-feet-first on the self-destruct button. He picked a list of predominantly terrible movies. Like myself, Michael is a fan of the "How Did This Get Made?" podcast, in which comic actors Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukas watch and discuss some of the most puzzling movies ever produced.
That is not to say that all of the movies covered by this podcast are unlovable; some of them I like quite a bit, especially those that emerged from the fantastical B-movie machines of the 1980s, like Mac and Me (1988), Sleepaway Camp (1983), Never Too Young to Die (1986), Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986), Cobra (1986), Over the Top (1987), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), Streets of Fire (1984), Chopping Mall (1986), Ninja III: The Domination, and, of course, Nicolas Cage's masterwork Vampire's Kiss (1988). So, while it may seem counter-intuitive to select a list of famously suspect movies for a challenge in which one displeasing film ends my streak, there is a sliver of hope for Michael.
Then again, Michael may have further limited his chances by picking a list, compiled at the website iCheckMovies, that stopped adding films in late 2017, making it some 70 movies short of the complete HDTGM oeuvre as it stands today. I suppose that odd condition fits with the overall dubious nature of choosing this list in the first place. Michael has asked me to sort this list by which films appear the most on iCM "Official Top Lists," their source for authoritative curated lists, which has hopefully filtered the best of this bad lot to the top.
As I've listened to every episode of HDTGM, I have some familiarity with every movie on this list. A few I have seen before, but too long ago to remember well.
I’ll watch the first two movies from each list, giving each participant the chance to avoid an instant exit and maybe even earn some free passes.
The first two movies on this list are: