My significant other and I were sitting down to watch a movie last night, but we didn’t really have any particular film we wanted to see. Both of us had had a busy day, and we just wanted to sit and unwind for a couple of hours before going to bed.
We no longer have cable television and rarely watch a DVD, but do most of our TV and movie watching through the Internet. She flipped through a couple of various websites, ones we got to every so often for movies, and finally came upon a horror movie neither of us had ever watched before. For that matter, neither of us had ever even heard of this movie before.
We were kind of in a mood for some horror, but something not too graphic, so we opted to watch the flick.
Within a matter of minutes, both of us realized this movie was going to be bad. And we were right. We waded through the entire film and, sorry, but the acting was bad, the writing was bad, the editing was bad … it was all bad. There was one very brief scene which had some decent special effects, but the rest of the effects in the movie were below par.
But we still enjoyed the movie.
How is this?
It was easy, actually. We laughed. That’s right, we laughed. We made fun of the movie while watching it. We pointed out stupid and goofy things in the film. That kept us going for an hour and a half.
It wasn’t the first time my other half and I have done this while watching a movie, but we’ve found that for some reason it works best with cheesy horror films. I don’t remember the name of it, but there was a bad zombie movie we watched several years back that had a singing cowboy throughout. Yes, you read that correctly, a singing cowboy. In a zombie movie. It has had us laughing for years. Last night, after the movie, I even turned to the wife and said, “It sucked, but they didn’t have a singing cowboy.”
So don’t let bad films go by you. Sometimes you can have the best fun watching them.