As the cinematic world waits breathlessly for the release of ‘mockbuster’ Mega Piranha, we at Best For Film have been bemoaning the trend towards making deliberately dreadful monster films (here’s looking at you, Sharktopus). With that in mind, we’re trying to reverse the trend by harking back to some of the most disastrous monsters of yesteryear, when filmmakers understood that all you needed was a leaky reactor and a comparison to the Russians to make your superbeast a dead cert. We’ve scoured YouTube for the best of the worst, and here they are: our top ten best worst monster movies!
It’s been reported that Legendary Pictures – the company behind The Dark Knight and 300 -will be creating a new Godzilla flick, having reached a deal with rights owners Toho. The last time the scaly beast raised its infamous head was in 1998, in a fairly horrendous film by Roland Emmerich. However, it could be that the guys behind The Dark Knight have a bit more to offer. They’re certainly no strangers to creepy city shots and shadowy midnight battles.
Consummate landscape smasher Roland Emmerich isn’t happy, or so it seems, with killing us all off with global warming, Godzilla or Mayan predictive chicanery. No. He wants us to suffer more and more pain, to constantly jack up the glitzy blitz of our apocalypses, trumping our destruction each time with yet another continent-melting conceit. You might even begin to think he’s some sort of sadist. This, to be honest, would explain his palpable delight in noisily offing humanity every other film.