Pretty Much Pop #73: Beloved Bad Films w/ Manos’ Jackey Neyman Jones

What makes a film transcendently bad? A cult classic, as opposed to merely unwatchable? Child Jackey appeared in 1966’s Manos: The Hands of Fate, and she joins Mark, Erica, and Brian to discuss growing up in community theater, being reintroduced to her family movie by MST3K, and the over-confident auteur. 

We also touch on Birdemic, Catwoman, The Happening, and Battleship, as well as films about the making of bad films: The Disaster Artist, Best Worst Movie, Ed Wood, and Dolemite Is My Name

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MST3K on wishes, physics, and obsession

In anticipation of our episode on Freud, we welcome your Freudian analysis of this extremely weird short about the value of springs, presented in MST3K-vision to make it tolerable. Watch on youtube. This particular video is sort of “It’s a Wonderful Life” made into a commercial about springs, and the fact that it was ever made is thoroughly astounding. What Continue Reading …