On this episode, we look at what happens when someone attempts an unlicensed sequel. And what happens when the movie’s entire budget comes from investors pushing product placement. Thumbs Down is a bi-weekly podcast written and produced by Josiah Keehn. Every bad movie has a story behind it, and I want to find what makes … Continue reading Episode 6: Mac And Me (1988) →
This week, we wade into the treacherous waters of independent 1970s horror movies. We’ll discuss how this surreal film almost never saw the light of day, and we’ll try to understand how a bed can eat. Thumbs Down is a bi-weekly podcast written and produced by Josiah Keehn. Every bad movie has a story behind … Continue reading Episode 5: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) →
This week, we’re going to explore the 2010 cartoon adaptation, The Last Airbender. It’s a bit of a convoluted plot, thanks to cramming 20 episodes into under two hours. This decision led to the film being a mess for audiences to try to understand. Thumbs Down is a bi-weekly podcast written and produced by Josiah Keehn. … Continue reading Episode 4: The Last Airbender (2010) →
This episode, we’re focusing on what many critics consider “the worst film ever made.” Manos: The Hands Of Fate follows a vacationing family as they’re held at the mercy of a polygamous cult. We’re not just looking at the film and it’s failings this week; this time we’re also going to explore the cultural legacy … Continue reading Episode 3: Manos: The Hands Of Fate (1966) →
We’re going to take a look at The Fantastic Four, one of the first movies to come out based on a Marvel Comics property. The film had a difficult time releasing, and is complimented by some interesting theories regarding its critical failure. Let’s unpack them together.