There’s something satisfying about watching a film you know isn’t all that great from a critical perspective, but despite this you find it still entertains you at a base level. We all know these mediocre films; we’ve seen thousands of them released into cinemas, watched the censored versions on late night cable, or purchased the now-obsolete DVDs from the bargain bin for an inexpensive price. These movies are familiar, they’re safe, and they rarely challenge us or our expectations during their runtime; rather, they’re merely an escape, an excuse to turn our brains off for a few hours and be whisked away to a world of mediocre acting, writing and production. We here at Goliath have rounded up 10 of these incredibly average but satisfying films, so as to help our dear readers jump to a selection when the time to be merely entertained wanders into their lives.
10. Club Dread (2004)
This mock horror/comedy is a product of the Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe, made up of Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske. The men and the minds behind the cult classics Super Troopers, Beerfest and The Slammin’ Salmon, Broken Lizard also wrote, directed, produced and starred in Club Dread, which follows a group of tourists after landing on Pleasure Island, a tropical resort in Costa Rica owned by the famous musician Coconut Pete (played hilariously by Bill Paxton). While there, the tourists are taunted and hunted by a masked murderer, who kills them in increasingly gruesome (and hilarious, and ridiculous) ways. A horror spoof that also stars Brittany Daniel, Jordan Ladd and Lindsay Price, Club Dread was deemed too gross to satisfy comedy fans and too comedic to satisfy horror fans; however, we here at Goliath find it to be a gleeful and absurd combination of the two, and a perfect addition to an evening where you want to watch Shaun of the Dead, but you know you’ve seen it too many times (trust us, we know this pain all too well).