What is the best RiffTrax?

Title says it all.

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My answer will always be R.O.T.O.R.

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Honor and Glory

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Demon Bat

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anything by Bridget and MJ

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I’d probably go with something like Miami Connection (live) or Samurai Cop (studio).

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Ugh, this is hard. Um…

For movies: it’s a toss up between Fun In Balloon Land (But can that even be considered a movie? I’m still not sure…) and Terror at Tenkiller, since those are the ones I repeatedly come back to.

For shorts: This is Hormel. Never before have I laughed so hard or been so horrified.

Or, like FastidiousRobot said: Anything with Mary Jo and Bridget.

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Ah yes, Tenkiller. The movie that boldly asks, “What if Friday the 13th was boring?”.

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I have seen several dozen but they have hundreds available (I haven’t seen any new-release stuff like Twilight). Of the ones I’ve seen my favorites are:

  • Birdemic
  • Samurai Cop
  • Guy from Harlem

In my second tier:

  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Lycan Colony
  • Oblivion
  • Psychotronic Man
  • Carnival of Souls
  • Day of the Animals
  • Attack of the Puppet People
  • Retro Puppet Master (oh hai Mark!)
  • Astro-Zombies
  • Radical Jack
  • House on Haunted Hill
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Who can pick just one?

But the one that never, ever fails to make me laugh out loud even though I’ve seen it probably close to 100 times? Fun in Balloonland.

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I could do without the homophobic moment in Reefer Madness. Despite that, it would be my choice based solely on how often I happily rewatch it. It’s a legendary awful film, and they’re clearly having fun with it.

Favorite short: Buying Food, with Nobody Tells Me What To Do closing in fast. Overall, I watch the shorts more than the movies.

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And revealed their killer in a (not so) shocking first act twist! Classic.

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Over The Top

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I’m a big fan of Mary Jo and Bridget and am more inclined to watch something iffy-looking if they’re riffing it. Possibly my favorite is their re-riff of Angels Revenge. I also really like The House on Haunted Hill and Carnival of Souls, both of which I love even unriffed.

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I like the live Sketchfest stuff.

My favorite is Night of the Shorts - SF Sketchfest 2015

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Buffalo Rider or Dangerous Men.

So much inexplicability.

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But soft, what light through that there wind’r breaks?
My new girlfriend, but she don’t know it yet.

Whoa, hang on now, she’s pullin’ off her top.
Probably shouldn’t be here now, but damn, she makes we want to violate parole!

Instead I’ll fire me up a Camel Light,
‘n’ tarry 'til my beer-buzz starts to fade.

Arise fair sun, ‘n’ kill the envious moon,
And make it so that I can get me some!

But not 'er maid,
Oh crap she killed the light!

Now what the hell am I supposed to do?
I’m hornier than a fifty-piece brass band.

Ah, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?
Guess I’ll head back and fap to Miss July.

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Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny

For me, the first time I saw it, it was “laugh till I cried and my sides hurt” funny. It still holds up okay on repeat viewings, but its initial impact was beyond compare. Unless I compare it to Birdemic. Birdemic was like that too. And Battlefield Earth too, now that I think about it. So forget that “beyond compare” stuff. Can’t we all just get beyond compare?

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The Curse of Bigfoot is great.

The Last Slumber Party has one of my favorite riffs ever: “Man, dating Fred Phelps’s daughter is tough.”

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Yes! Samurai Cop was a really painful delight!

I also painfully endured and enjoyed Guardian of the Universe. Ouch!

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