October 17, 2005

Der Beste of Der Krapp

Hatched by Dafydd

Way back in the dim mists of antiquity, before many of you were more than a gleam in your parents' eyes -- I refer to the dark hell of the Carter 70s -- Brad Linaweaver began a column about the best of the worst movies ever made, the "golden turkeys," as Harry and Michael Medved dubbed them. Brad called his column Der Krapp.

While occasional columns have been reprinted here and there, and he even wrote a retro column in the 1990s, at no time for the last twenty-five or more years has the entire run of Der Krapp been collected: if you missed them in their original magazine, fanzine, and advertising-circular venue, you were just SOL.

But no longer! Brad, who is of course a partner in this very website, has turned over publication of (eventually) every, last Der Krapp column right here on Big Lizards. To read the first "boxed set" of seventeen columns right now (confusingly numbered 1 through 16 with two number 11's), just click on the Movies button in the navigation bar up top (if you can't work the graphic nav bar, use the text-based equivalent at the top of the sidebar on the right hand side, above).

Or else just click here. In either case, just follow the links!

(Yes, amazing... some non-blog content on Big Lizards!)

Some of the topics Brad covers:

  • The rise and tragic fall of Bela Lugosi!
  • The exquisite agony of Robot Monster!
  • A complete rundown of Japanese giant-monster and space cinema (and some of them are very run-down indeed!)
  • The gore-fest vulgarities of Hershell Gordon Lewis!

In other words, it's like Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- except done by somebody who actually likes movies!

I cannot recommend it enough, and not through lack of trying, either. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll cringe! But best of all, you'll increment our page views through the roof!

As Bela said, chomping on his stogie, "Some of these brains wouldn't be missed."

P.S. Check out the nifty drop-down menu, by which you can jump immediately to any piece of Krapp that you desire!

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 17, 2005, at the time of 4:39 AM

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The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist

OK, since no one else wishes to say anything, humble me will:

Der "Crackdown"...

The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 17, 2005 4:27 PM

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