The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made. The story is a loose adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story " The Black Cat " and follows a vaudeville impersonator who becomes an assistant to a mad scientist. Danny Peary believes that Maniac is the worst film ever made, Charlie Jane Anders of Gawker Media ' s io9 described it as "possibly the worst movie in history" and Chicago Tribune critic Michael Wilmington wrote that it may be the worst film he had ever seen, writing: "There are some voyages into ineptitude, like Dwain Esper's anti-classic Maniac, that defy all reason. Reefer Madness originally released as Tell Your Children and sometimes titled or subtitled as The Burning Question , Dope Addict , Doped Youth , and Love Madness is a American exploitation film and propaganda work revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana —from a hit and run accident , to manslaughter , suicide, attempted rape, and descent into madness. Pacific Standard wrote that Reefer Madness was "one of the first films ever to be considered transcendentally bad"  and Leonard Maltin has called it "the grand-daddy of all 'Worst' movies". No Orchids for Miss Blandish , a British gangster film adapted from the novel by James Hadley Chase , received a very hostile reception from the press. This was mainly due to the film's high for the time level of sexual and violent content, but also because its attempt to portray Americans using a largely British cast including an early role for Sid James  was seen as unconvincing. No Orchids for Miss Blandish was described by British film reviewer Leslie Halliwell as a "hilariously awful gangster film
A sleazefest like "Showgirls" promises the inside dope on Las Vegas, stripping, hooking and all that stuff. What "Showgirls" delivers, however, seems basically to be Joe Eszterhas' masturbatory fantasies. The screenplay is the fevered product of a very limited imagination, brought to a high gloss in a slick, expensive soap opera. It contains no true eroticism, however, and that's why I think it reflects a grounding in sexual fantasy: Eroticism requires a mental connection between two people, while masturbation requires only the other person's image. What seems to turn Eszterhas on are images of women with knives a switchblade appears in the first 60 seconds , lesbianism, sex for cash and violence. Eszterhas is the highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood history. The movie has been directed by Paul Verhoeven , a polished craftsman "Total Recall," "Basic Instinct" , and together they have rehabbed an ancient show-biz formula chorus girl is overnight discovery after star breaks leg. It's " All About Eve " with some new touches: The star doesn't break a leg, but gets a compound hip fracture, and is philosophical about her fate because her lawyers negotiated a big settlement. Meanwhile, the heroine's best friend is beaten senseless by a famous male singer. Another character does break a leg, and still another is more or less rendered useless in a savage karate attack.
Basic Instinct is a American neo-noir  erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. The film follows police detective Nick Curran Michael Douglas , who is investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star. During the investigation Curran becomes involved in a torrid and intense relationship with the prime suspect, Catherine Tramell Sharon Stone , an enigmatic writer. Eszterhas developed the script in the s, which became a subject of a bidding war until Carolco Pictures acquired the rights to the film. From there, Verhoeven signed on to direct and Douglas and Stone joined the project, after many actresses were considered the role of Tramell. Before its release, Basic Instinct generated heated controversy due to its overt sexuality and graphic depictions of violence, including a scene of rape. It was strongly opposed by gay rights activists, who criticized the film's depiction of homosexual relationships and the portrayal of a bisexual woman as a murderous psychopath. The film has contemporarily been recognized for its groundbreaking depictions of sexuality in mainstream Hollywood cinema , and has been referred to by scholars as "a neo-noir masterpiece that plays with, and transgresses, the narrative rules of film noir. In San Francisco , homicide detective Nick Curran investigates the murder of retired rock star Johnny Boz, who has been brutally stabbed to death with an ice pick during sex with a mysterious blonde woman. Nick's only suspect is Boz's bisexual girlfriend, crime novelist Catherine Tramell, who has written a novel that mirrors the crime.
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