So it looks as though we’re going to move ahead with our plans (previously mentioned here) to tackle the IMDb top 250 in an ongoing series of articles over the next year or so (who knows at this point how long the task will take?). Look for this “IMDb 250” series to start up in the approaching days, once all the kinks have been ironed out (formatting, methodology, etc.).
More exciting news coming down the pipeline: in addition to reviewing the IMDb top 250, a few brave souls at Wipe have decided to take it upon themselves to seek out as many of the IMDb bottom 100-rated movies as possible, and subject them to no-less-than-rigorous exegesis.
There are some pretty lively titles to be found on the list, which can be seen here. Wipe is certainly anxious to learn what ungodly cinematic terrors await in films like Die Hard Dracula; Pocket Ninjas (starring Robert Z’Dar!); and The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II. And yet, we can already tell you that at least one of the films on the list–It’s Pat: The Movie–might be a masterpiece. So the review process on the bottom 100 could prove more contentious than first meets the eye.
There is of course one major obstacle to reviewing the bottom 100: a lot of these films will be awfully difficult to find. We’ll do our best to get ’em all, but we might need your help with some of the more esoteric titles, if you happen to be someone who specializes in tracking down obscure foreign horror films and the like. In the coming weeks, Wipe’ll be on the hunt for the 100, keeping you apprised of the movies we find, and the ones we don’t. Expect reviews for these cellar dwellers to begin sometime between now and the beginning of March.
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