Most Loathsome MST Movies
February 12, 2017 7:18 PM - Subscribe

This question came up in the Racket Girls post: what are the most loathsome MST3K movies? That is, not just bad, but reprehensible in some way? Creepy? Grossly exploitative? Makes you feel bad about the people who made it? Suggestions made so far are Racket Girls, The Girl in Gold Boots, Hobgoblins and The Horror of Spider Island.
posted by JHarris to Mystery Science Theater Club (10 comments total)
One I forgot to mention is Attack of the the Eye Creatures, but the loathsomeness in that one—while intense—is mostly confined to certain scenes, e.g. the Peeping Panopticon scenes.

And of course, you know, Manos.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:29 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Hobgoblins is preeeeeeeeety horrible.
posted by hobgadling at 5:39 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

Isn't there a sword-and-sorcery one that's basically set in rape world? Maybe Deathstalker?
posted by paper chromatographologist at 6:18 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

_Outlaw_ (s5e19), which is based on a Gor book.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:37 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

I seem to remember those early biker movies (like Sidehackers) being pretty skeevy in a thoroughly off putting way.
posted by valkane at 7:45 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

For being set in creepy rape world, Outlaw is actually pretty tame on the skeevy violence.
posted by hobgadling at 7:54 AM on February 13, 2017

Deathstalker I (which MST didn't do; they did #3 IIRC) is suuuuuuuuuuuper rapey. Like "turn it off three minutes in" rapey.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 11:54 AM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

I think Hobgoblins bothers me so much because it is relatively contemporary and set in "the real world."
posted by Chrysostom at 1:47 PM on February 13, 2017 [1 favorite]

From seeing the MST episode, we rented a different Deathstalker (II or IV) looking for some good-natured bad movie watching and was pretty shocked to find it had a ton more nudity. III seems to standout for its lack, it's just bad.

The first Gor movie is also pretty light on the rape world stuff. It's like the moviemakers decided to just throw all that out, which is a rare moment of sanity and consideration from Cannon Films.
posted by JHarris at 7:24 PM on February 13, 2017

Well, I think Sidehackers is pretty well known for being the one where they didn't realize there was a violent rape scene in when they decided to riff it. At least they cut it.

I feel like The Violent Years has a lot of odd stuff in it (like the implication that the gang of women raped the guy in the car, which is supposed to be funny somehow, and the dying in childbirth as punishment, and the preachy judge).

And, of course, there's always Mr. B. Natural (I kid, I kid).

(This is the comment I make to celebrate my 10th MeFi anniversary?)
posted by ilana at 8:50 PM on February 14, 2017 [4 favorites]

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