Uwe Boll is God!
I know there are alot of fans of schlock out there. So who's your favorite "BAD Film" director that doesnt have the name Ed Wood? Ive recently become a rabid fan of one of the great bad film directors, Juan Piquer Simon. How could I not? If your not familiar hes the guy behind the legendary sickie PIECES. Also from Simon, SUPERSONIC MAN, SLUGS and the dreadful but engaging POD PEOPLE (for me atleast, even without the MSTK guys). Remember you have to like these directors.
Uwe Boll is God!
Andy Milligan! Mr. "brass one's" himself!
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Ditto on that. I truly think that Milligan was one of the most sincere and brilliant directors of all time.Originally Posted by Bill Pissott
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Another vote for Andy...he is an acquired taste.
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Gotta love the late,great Doris Wishman. BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL, THE AMAZING TRANSPLANT and NIGHT TO DISMEMBER (just to name a few) are masterpieces of "bad" drive-in cinema.
Definately Wishman is one of mine, too.Originally Posted by Gunnar Jonsson
H. G. Lewis made a bunch that I like and would consider "bad" but not in the Ed Wood sence.
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Doris Wishman -I really love her films
Coleman Francis - He really likes shots of nothing
Andy Milligan - not sure if like is the proper word but I do admire his films in a twisted sort of way
Roger Corman - he's either great or Z-grade level bad - I love him either way
Dwain Esper - genius in all the wrong ways
HG Lewis - 'nuff said
William Grefe - I think Grefe is a decent filmmaker but I know he is generally considered a stinker.
Special mention: Hal Warren, one time director of MANOS THE HANDS OF FATE. Amazing man.
Great Bad Filmmakers:
Doris Wishman - Juicy stories, horrible dubbing, random cutaways (lots of feet and furniture...)
Andy Milligan - Made some entertaining films for about 2 cents each (although I think FLESPOT ON 42ND STREET, VAPORS, and SEEDS and actually pretty good).
Lee Frost - Often a good filmmaker, even his bad ones, like ZERO IN AND SCREAM are somehow good (or at least enjoyable).
The Findlays - The films are just not good technically speaking but are oh so enjoyable.
CHARLES B PIERCE. I hope I spelled the name right. I actually paid money to see his dog, THE VIKINGS, in a theater. Howwwwwl! The neo-Frazetta poster suckered me in, what can I say? The second of his BOGGEY CREEK sequels is actually pretty funny and the MSTK cast really adds to it.
Pierce is a great choice! I like his "TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN" which we'll probably never get to see on dvd.Originally Posted by Tim Mayer
William Grefe has made some great "Bad Films" though he might be too good for this lot of directors. Ive had STING OF DEATH /DEATH CURSE OF TARTU in my dvd collection for about 4 yrs and its still one of my top dvds.
First off, Greydon Clark - from Al Adamson cast member in DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN and SATAN'S SADISTS to making movies for Menahem Golan, this man has toiled many years to give us good trash. And with a track record that includes THE BAD BUNCH, BLACK SHAMPOO, SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS, WITHOUT WARNING, WACKO and JOYSTICKS, his credentials are beyond reproach. Did I mention he worked with Joe Don Baker several times?
Also, Cliff Roquemore. This frequent Rudy Ray Moore collaborater directed the legend in THE HUMAN TORNADO, PETEY WHEATSTRAW and his low-rent concert movie RUDE. He also cowrote DISCO GODFATHER. Each of the above is godly in its schlockiness, especially PETEY WHEATSTRAW, which is my personal pick for The Most Compulsively Watchable Bad Movie Ever Made.
Also - the already mentioned - Doris Wishman and H.G. Lewis.
Greydon Clark. For sure.
Oh, and there is this really really shitty director named Stephen something who made a few really amazing movies very early in his career: Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Duel.
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