30 years after the "Golden Turkey Awards," I'm reviewing as many films described (by anybody)as so-bad-it's-good as possible.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
How bad is it? It's almost universally included in worst-movie lists. Should you see it? Absolutely.
It's hard to give the plot of this movie, because it seems to be a different film with each reel. Jackie Coogan, in a fake beard and bushy eyebrows, portrays a mad doctor giving women the emotions and powers of insects and spiders. He creates a giant spider. He has the requisite dwarf assistant. He has pretty girls made into half-tarantulas. The music is all flamenco (and later used by Ed Wood in one of his films) and ill-suited. The sets, the acting,the writing and especially the direction (by Ron Ormond) are all awful - and rather entertaining.