Cinema Terrible - My Adventures In Riffing

In the early days of the pandemic, I happened to catch a panel at the ALA virtual convention for unusual virtual programming ideas and met a fellow librarian who had begun doing virtual riffing events at her library. We hit it off and started co-hosting our own bad movie nights for friends on Discord. The crowd of regulars is small but loyal and we amuse ourselves if nothing else.

Here’s a rundown of everything we’ve seen in the past year.

Bad Girls From Mars
Super Mario Bros.
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
Street Fighter
Hercules in New York
Return to Oz
Birdemic 2
She Wolves of the Wasteland
Cherry 2000
House of Ghosts
The Sisterhood
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
The Beastmaster
Beastmaster 2: Through The Portal of Time
Blood Rage
The Adventures of Hercules
Revenge of the Samurai Cop
The Final Alliance
The Wraith
The Uncanny
The Great Rupert
Don’t Look In The Basement
The Last Man On Earth
Robot Overlords
Turkish Star Wars
Robot Monster
Hercules and the Masked Rider
Dead Heat
Clash of the Titans
Tourist Trap
The Final Alliance
Battle Queen 2020
Hell Comes To Frogtown
Santal Claus: The Movie
Terror of Mechagodzilla
The Ice Pirates
Deathstalker II
Toad Warrior
Princess of Mars
Night Train to Terror
Masters of the Universe
Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold

Next week, we’re tackling the infamous North Korean kajui movie Pulgasari.


We… are… not… worthy! This is awesome! And what a list, Ice Pirates is a lost gem of a turd (“the ship has herpes”).

You definitely need o do Q: The Winged Serpent (it’s even on YouTube), it fits your lineup perfectly!


That’s is quite a list. Well done for making it through all those and riffing on them too!


And me wearing my Wizards shirt. (Well, one of them.)

Quite a mix!


Here’s the updated list of everything we’ve done since my original posting.

The Sword and the Sorcerer
The Leprechaun’s Game
Two Headed Shark Attack
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Dr. Phibes Rides Again!
A double feature of The Bat and the made-for-TV special The Wild Weird World of Doctor Goldfoot
Three episodes of the Japanese Spider-Man show
Repo: The Genetic Opera
The Snow Queen
Holiday In Handcuffs
Heavy Metal
The Final Programme
The 1994 Roger Corman Fantastic Four
Theater of Blood
Titanic: The Legend Goes On
The Conquerer
Sonny Chiba’s The Bodyguard
Savage Beach

This week, I think we’re going to return after a one-week break with Beastmaster 3.


This is a really cool idea! I’ll definitely have to check some of these out as well.

If you don’t mind sharing, where are you located?

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@Starman, is there a way for us to join in and watch along with you?

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We’ve been trying to keep the group sort of compact. My co-host used to stream them on Twitch before it became impossible to put movies on there. I would like to set up something so we could have an audience without tons of people joining in the shouting…

That makes sense. You gotta keep a firm hand on the peanut gallery.

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