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We polled more than a hundred horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, as well as such horror legends as Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – to come up with a definitive top 100 horror films list.
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Looking for a horror film that is hilarious for all of the wrong reasons? They’re all here: giant rabbits, gay demons, murderous lawnmowers, killer bees and ‘shit weasels’. Every one of these horror films comes heartily recommended: grab a friend, crack a beer and join Tom Huddleston for the ten most hilariously, stupendously, side-splittingly rotten horror films ever made…
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What’s the pitch?
Stephen King made his directorial debut (and, to date, his directorial swansong) with an adaptation of his own short story ‘Trucks’, in which all the planet’s electrical devices suddenly achieve sentience thanks to a passing comet. It’s not long before they begin to turn on their erstwhile masters: us…
What went wrong?
The script is stuffed with King-isms (‘I don’t give a ladybug!’), the special effects are dire, and the whole thing creaks and wheezes like a junker on its way to the scrapyard. That said, there are songs by AC/DC, a great cast and buckets of gore, so it’s an entertaining debacle. King swears he was ‘coked out of his mind all through production’.
‘Honeybun! This machine just called me an asshole!’
The Little League baseball game, in which the coach gets stoned to death with projectile Coke cans from a vending machine, while one of the kids gets minced by a lawnmower. But this hysterical trailer might be even better:
If we were the British Board of Film Classification, we’d probably have to award this feature an 18. No, scrap that – an X rating. Because here, we select some of the scenes that have made us cower in our boots, dash for the exit sign and weep for the very future of humankind.