I need your help, guys. When I was in fifth grade, my dad invested in this AWFUL movie, Skullduggery, with $10k that my grandfather (on my mother’s side) had given me to start a college fund. We lost every cent on it; we no longer have any rights to the thing. This is not about money. This is about a bucket list item for me: Getting this awful thing riffed by the guys at RiffTrax! The old MST3k guys! Now my dad is suffering from congestive heart failure, and this would be the ULTIMATE present I could get him to cheer him up.
What I need you to do is go to: http://ideas.rifftrax.com, type in “Skullduggery (1983)”, without the quotes, find the entries, and vote them up with all your votes!
There is a review of the movie up over here at SomethingAwful.com. My favorite line from the review: “There aren’t enough obscenities in the English vocabulary for what I want to say, so I’m going to have to modify one: superfuck you, Ota Richter. Superfuck you and your superfucking movie.” (Ota Richter directed it; friend of my father’s).
Over here at the iMDB boards, there are posts dating back to 2001 begging for the movie to be riffed. One review actually says, “When the MST3k guys get together and reunite at some point and lament the movies they missed, I hope this at the top of their list.” Review titles? “This movie made me hate life itself”, “I rented it!! Someone please help me!!!”, “Why, Skullduggery, why?”, “The hurting, the hurting…”, and on and on and on.
And, last but not least, here’s a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9LOjhHxysg
So hurry up, go to ideas.rifftrax.com, type in “Skullduggery (1983)” (without the quotes) and use all your votes to vote it up! You don’t even need an account! Please! Help me get this riffed, come on!
There are many bad movies out there that are simply not worth seeing. On the other hand, there are some bad movies so bizarrely terrible that they end up being good in a funny-peculiar way, which actually makes them worth viewing. Alas, there is also a category of films so incredibly bad that they are simply too awful in every way to have any chance of being good by being bad, movies so unbelievably disastrous that they are far beyond having any sort of reason for reconsideration or redemption, and yes, this is one those movies. Some movies belong in a film can, some movies head for the trash can but can be pulled back out for another look, and some, like Skullduggery, deserve to simply be shredded and shit-canned and forgotten forever.
Obviously you’ve never seen “Red Zone Cuba” riffed. 🙂