The Worst of the 90s (1990 – 1992)
This 90s feature has been a big old love fest for the most part. I have posted very few reviews for films I have disliked. I have seen dozens of films I hated and I thought it was about time I shared. Since I don’t really want to dedicate much time to these duds I chose three from each year that I thought were particularly poopy. With so many to choose from it was actually difficult deciding which three were the worst of the worst. I have included trailers and clips to speak for me; easy for me and I hope entertaining for you…
Directed By: Michael Rissi
Starring: Joe Estevez, Vivian Schilling, Gregg Thomsen
Bad in every respect and more holes in it than Swiss cheese and that ain’t the only cheesy thing about Soultaker. “You must track them and you must abide by the rules of time and space.”
Skinned Alive (1990)
Directed By: Jon Killough
Starring: Mary Jackson, Scott Spiegel, Susan Rothacker
A psycho-ala-Texaschainsawmassacre type family scenario featuring bad people doing bad things often in broad daylight. Darkness would have been a friend to Skinned Alive.
Maniac Nurses (1990)
Directed By: Léon Paul De Bruyn
Starring: Susanna Makay, Hajni Brown, Celia Farago
I fell asleep through this film twice! I finally got through it on try number three. How could a film with this premise be so freaking dull?! The trailer makes the film look sorta fun! Maniac Nurses does not have nearly as much nudity and violence as the trailer seems to suggest and the editing is epically bad.
A few other titles I gave a failing grade to from 1990: Lisa, The Final Sacrifice, A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell, Disturbed, Mister Frost, Hard to Die, Metamorphosis, Night Angel, Shadowzone, Pledge Night, Vampire Cop, Evil Spirits, Pale Blood, La Casa 5
XTRO II: The Second Encounter (1991)
Directed By: Harry Bromley Davenport
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman
I actually enjoyed the original Xtro as corny as it was so I thought I would give the sequel a go. Xtro II: The Second Encounter may be one of the worst sequels of all time. Unless I missed something it seems to have no connection to the first film whatsoever.
Zombie ’90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)
Directed By: Andreas Schnaas
Starring: Matthias Kerl, Ralf Hess, Mathias Abbes
This will not be the only Andreas Schnaas film on this list. I am actually concerned about Andreas Schnaas’ mental health. Unbelievably utter vile dreck. This is a fan trailer…
Dead Space (1991)
Directed By: Fred Gallo
Starring: Marc Singer, Laura Mae Tate, Bryan Cranston
I had to laugh at the comment accompanying this clip stating this was “the best 110 seconds in the entire movie which should give you a good idea about what to expect”. Could not agree more. Bloody hell there were some pretty bad space-themed flicks from the decade!
A few other titles I gave a failing grade to from 1991: Brain Twisters, Voodoo Dawn, Killer Tomatoes Strike Back, Zombie Cop, Alligator II: The Mutation, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Dolly Dearest, Scissors
Violent Shit II (1992)
Directed By: Andreas Schnaas
Starring: Anke Prothmann, Andreas Schnaas, Claudia von Bihl
Ugly, badly filmed, slow, disgusting, disturbing atrocious garbage. Here is just a sampling. It is Violent Shit alright, heavy emphasis on the Shit. WARNING: This clip is NASTY and it ain’t the nastiest.
Cthulhu Mansion (1992)
Directed By: Juan Piquer Simón
Starring: Frank Finlay, Marcia Layton, Luis Fernando Alvés
I was super excited to check out Juan Piquer Simón’s Cthulhu Mansion! I am a big fan of his films Pieces and Slugs: The Movie. What a monster disappointed! This film is about as Lovecraftesque as The Tigger Movie. There isn’t even much gore, which is what makes Simón’s films so fun (it ain’t the acting I assure you). The only good thing I could say about this film is the mansion was pretty neato. One of the worst Lovecraft-inspired films I’ve ever seen. IMDB lists the film as 1992, whoever posted the trailer has noted 1990, but I assure you it is the same film. To be honest, this trailer makes the film look kinda appealing but here it is anyway.
The Weekend It Lives (aka Ax Em) (1992)
Directed By: Michael Mfume
Starring: Michael Mfume, Sandra Pulley, Joe Clair
This film left me completely speechless. As much as I disliked every single film on this list, I think that The Weekend It Lives may be the most incompetently made film I have ever seen. Seriously. Here’s a clip…
A few other films I gave a failing grade to from 1992: Hellraiser III, Evil Toons, Bloodlust, Critters 4, 976-Evil II, Scanners III: The Takeover, Severed Ties, Hellmaster, Netherworld