Anyway, the term is "nanar." It is a french word for just that, films that are so bad they are good. Films like The Room, Birdemic, and Troll 2 all fall in this category ... genre? I don't know, it is amorphous. But it is a thing I have loved for a long time. I recently learned the term because of two things: Spoony's review of The Barbarians (a movie I MUST own now) and the PBS Idea Channel episode on just this thing, embedded right below.
I have loved these films for a very long time. I have a pretty decent collection of them (and just bought The Stuff to permanently add it to my collection). But I want to do more. So here's my proposal for the site: I will be trying to review one of these films a week. Not only that, I will be adding a tag, nanar, that way people can easily find these wonderful films and I hope I can enlighten you all about the ones you don't know.
See you soon for a Nanarsday review!