The lovely chap you see above is not Jason Voorhees. He’s Trevor Moorhouse, the unofficial mascot of That Was A Bit Mental.
Trevor is the killer in Scream Bloody Murder, an atrocious camp slasher film released in 2000 and one of the films I used to constantly recommend to people when I was at uni because of its sheer badness.
You know those little masks at the end of each review in place of the usual stars? They aren’t Jason masks, they’re Trevor masks. To me, Trevor sums up everything great about bad horror films.
Besides, sometimes it’s just fun reading reviews of films that are truly shite. With this in mind, I bring you the That Was A Bit Mental Hall Of Shame.
This is a list of all the films reviewed on the site that received scores of one-and-a-half stars, one star or the dreaded lowest score on TWABM, half a star.
They’re truly the worst films I’ve seen in the past couple of years, but I still love them all the same.
If you ever want to see the Hall Of Shame again in the future, just look up. It’s been added to the menu that runs along the top of the page. Meanwhile, if you’d like to see the BEST films on the site, head to the Hall Of Fame.
Enjoy. And I mean that.
HALF STAR REVIEWS
Actium Maximus: War Of The Alien Dinosaurs
Giant dinosaurs fight in an arena while a robot dictator plots the genocide of an entire species. Infinitely worse than it sounds
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
This sequel to one of the greatest horror films ever somehow manages to be one of the worst
Faces Of Death (1978)
Grim video nasty showing footage of dead bodies and animal killings – some fake, some horribly real
The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Group of teens in a bakery are tormented by a small baked murderer played by Gary Busey
The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre (2013)
A band’s tour bus breaks down so they travel to a tiny village where everyone’s a cannibal. Not as fun as it sounds
ONE STAR REVIEWS
The Amityville Asylum (2013)
Girl works in a nuthouse built on the old Amityville house’s land. The results are dismal – I’m talking about the film, mind
Creepshow 3 (2006)
Disappointing horror anthology with confusing stories and horrible acting
Deadtime Stories: Volume 1 (2009)
George Romero “presents” this abysmal collection of short stories
A dinosaur crossed with a shark decides it’s time to eat some Mexicans
Glacier researchers in the Arctic comes across… um, something. It’s never really explained all that well
Ghetto kid sick of being picked on uses voodoo to resurrect an evil gangsta clown demon
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
The girl from the first film is sent to a home to get better but the demon that possessed her isn’t finished with her yet
DMX tries to act as a giant snake-crocodile thing starts gobbling up horrendous actors
Resurrection Of The Mummy (2014)
A young archaeologist and her super-keen pals team up with her estranged father to dig up an old mummy’s tomb
Scream Bloody Murder (2000)
So-bad-it’s-good slasher that rips off umpteen films and still manages to suck balls
The Tenant (2012)
David Arquette moves next door to a family and begins to creep them out. And not just because he’s David Arquette
Troll 2 (1990)
A family moves into a town inhabited by trolls in what is famously one of the worst movies ever created (Also in the Hall Of Fame)
ONE AND A HALF STAR REVIEWS
On-the-run gang of crooks take solace in a girl’s country home but she’s not having any of it
Bad Kids Go To Hell (2012)
Six teens spend their weekend at detention but is their school haunted by a Native American ghost?
Children Of The Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
A news reporter travels to the village from the first town and encounters the same evil children
Dangerous Worry Dolls (2008)
Woman in prison prays to some dolls and a skull appears in her forehead for some reason
Dead Space: Downfall (2008)
A prequel to the Dead Space video games, showing how a bunch of nasty Necromorphs invaded a mining ship with dismal results (in more ways than one)
Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)
Michael Myers returns to kill his niece and her newborn son in this confusing cult-themed mess
Two mutant collectors fight over a mutated foetus while other mutants watch on and do very little
Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
The ninth (and worst) entry in the Friday The 13th series, in which Jason’s spirit possesses numerous hapless sods
Mega Piranha (2010)
Special forces tough guy teams up with Tiffany to stop a wave of mutated piranha fish swallowing Florida
Please Don’t Eat My Mother (1973)
Pervert buys a plant that grows ten feet tall and wants to eat people
Scream 3 (2000)
Even more teens are killed while barely referencing any horror cliches
Spirit Trap (2005)
Billie Piper and some other randoms move into a house which contains a haunted clock
A pair of genetic engineers splice human and animal DNA to make a creature that’s a bit shaggy and a tad killy
Test Tube Teens From The Year 2000 (1994)
Two teens from the future go back in time to stop the headmistress of an all-girl school from taking over the world and banning sex
Killers From Space (1954)
A military scientist is captured by the shittest aliens ever and made to help them conquer the world
The Rise And Fall Of A White-Collar Hooligan (2012)
Misleading British crime film that has nothing to do with football hooliganism at all
A soulless remake of the ’70s original with all the good bits taken out and replaced with nu-metal music and that lacrosse prick from American Pie
Teen meets vampire, not much else happens for 110 minutes
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)
Vampire gets teen pregnant, then everyone sits around looking nervous for a while