Poll suggestion: Great Poster for a Bad Movie.

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what's your favorite poster for a bad movie?
Movies with an IMDB rating under 5.0.
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls085482814/
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Fantastic Four (2015)
IMDb Rating: 4.3
My Rating: 2

Fantastic Four Poster
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Batman & Robin: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118688/mediaviewer/rm398858240

IMDb Rating: 3.7

My rating: 4
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My vote:
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)
Plan 9 from Outer Space Poster

This is perfect example of the covers of pulp science fiction books from the 30s and 40s.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/robots-mad-scientists-and-damsels-astounding-pulp-cov-5834890
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Thanks, riverotter.
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I'll pay that.

Hey Jess old buddy old pal... can you make this happen before 9 PM Eastern Time?
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That's Jessica's pick, not mine as shown on your list.

Sorry for causing confusion by haggling here.
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ah, I'll fix it.
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I liked the poster for Fifty Shades Freed. I feel like it really understands its audience.
Still haven't seen the movie, though.
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Cool World (1992)
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Pink Flamingos (1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069089/reference
Divine...Divine / Babs Johnson
  
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine 
goes up against a sleazy married couple 
who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her 
and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069089/ratings
21,420 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 6.1 / 10

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Divine in Pink Flamingos 1972
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069089/mediaviewer/rm1396840192
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rating over 5.0
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Reefer Madness (1936)
Tell Your Children (original title)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028346/reference
Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana.
A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers 
to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes 
by holding wild parties with jazz music.
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028346/ratings
7,655 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.8 / 10
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Tell Your Children 1936
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028346/mediaviewer/rm1772257793
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Not spam.
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1071875/...
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Good choice.

I never bothered to watch Spirit of Vengeance. The first installment was bad enough; I had no desire to see any more of it.
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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080391/reference
A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.
  
User Ratings
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080391/ratings
12,246 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.6 / 10
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080391/reviews - 105 Reviews
    
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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080391/trivia
Most of the cast had never appeared in a movie before, and several never acted again.

Poster


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Would this more be a case of bad poster, and bad movie? :D
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ACT_1

I think you are (probably deliberately) missing the point.

The poll author is asking for movies where the POSTER LOOKED GOOD but the MOVIE WAS BAD.

While one's tastes in what "looks good" on a poster is admittedly subjective, all the posters you have put here are as awful and the movies.
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Sharknado (2013)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/reference
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, 
nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air 
as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/reviews - 312 Reviews
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/ratings
45,562 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.3 / 10

Poster


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2724064/mediaviewer/rm1267169792
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rather not do made for tv movies.
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Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083170/reference
While on an African expedition with her father, 
Jane Parker meets Tarzan, and the two become fascinated by each other.
  
Bo Derek  Bo Derek...Jane Parker
Miles OKeeffe  Miles O'Keeffe...Tarzan
Richard Harris  Richard Harris...James Parker

    
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083170/reviews
Who looks better naked than Bo?
SanDiego24 - September 1999
 
Quite possibly the worst movie ever made
skinnyjoeymerlino21 - March 2007
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083170/ratings
5,090 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.4 / 10
 
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Looking up some oldies... (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Feature Film, Released between 1950 and 1960 
User Rating at most 4 
Sorted by Popularity Ascending
408 titles!

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=1950-01-01,1960-12-31&use...
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Looking up some oldies... only in the USA (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)  

Feature Film, Released between 1950-01-01 and 1960-12-31,
User Rating at most 4, 
United States
Sorted by Popularity Ascending
110 titles.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?title_type=feature&release_date=1950-01-01,1960-12-31&use...
  
  
Maybe find more to add here ?:?
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My vote: The Unborn
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The Unborn (2009)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139668/reference
A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Odette Annable  Odette Annable...Casey Beldon 
Gary Oldman  Gary Oldman...Rabbi Sendak

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139668/reviews - 242 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139668/ratings
48,903 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.8 / 10

Odette Annable and Ethan Cutkosky in The Unborn 2009
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For a second pick, a famous "bad movie" whose poster I think should be here: Showgirls
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I obtained a copy of this on VHS when I was about 13.

At that age it was the BEST. MOVIE. EVER.

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Showgirls (1995)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114436/reference
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer 
and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls.
Elizabeth Berkley  Elizabeth Berkley...Nomi Malone
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114436/reviews - 493 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114436/ratings
60,825 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.9 / 10

Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls 1995
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I was busy making a poll when I saw the movie poster of The Swarm (1978). I think it’s a cool poster. If you like you can add it as second pick or replace it with my first pick.
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The Swarm (1978)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/reference
A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities
by killing thousands of people.

Michael Caine  Michael Caine...Brad Crane
Katharine Ross  Katharine Ross...Capt. Helena Anderson
Richard Widmark  Richard Widmark...Gen. Slater
Richard Chamberlain  Richard Chamberlain...Dr. Hubbard
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/reviews - 138 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/ratings
6,709 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.5 / 10

The Swarm 1978

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The Hideous Sun Demon (1958)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052888/reference
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052888/reviews - 53 Reviews
Nan Peterson ... Trudy Osborne
After exposure to radiation, 
an atomic research scientist finds himself changing into 
a murderous, lizard-like creature every time he is exposed to sunlight.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052888/ratings
1,123 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 4.3 / 10
The Hideous Sun Demon 1958
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052888/mediaviewer/rm3274902272
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The Louisiana Hussy (1959)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122159/reference
Nan Peterson ... Nina Duprez 
Cajun newlyweds ...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122159/ratings
78 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 5.9 / 10

Nan Peterson in The Louisiana Hussy 1959
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122159/mediaviewer/rm1915428352
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Doomsday Machine (1972)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061592/reference
Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" 
capable of destroying the surface of the Earth
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061592/reviews - 44 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061592/ratings
945 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 2.5 / 10
Bobby Van  Bobby Van...Danny
Ruta Lee  Ruta Lee...Dr. Marion Turner
Doomsday Machine 1972
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061592/mediaviewer/rm2382376448
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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060741/reference
Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060741/reviews - 22 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060741/ratings
550 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.4 / 10
Mamie Van Doren   Mamie Van Doren...Nora Hall
Bobby Van  Bobby Van...Ens. Rutherford Chandler
Anthony Eisley and Mamie Van Doren in The Navy vs the Night Monsters 1966
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Robot Monster (1953)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046248/reference
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, 
but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046248/reviews - 154 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046248/ratings
4,454 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 3.0 / 10
George Nader  George Nader...Roy
Claudia Barrett  Claudia Barrett...Alice
George Barrows  George Barrows...Ro-Man the Monster 

Robot Monster 1953
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046248/mediaviewer/rm2044010240
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Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061765/reference
Country singers on their way to Nashville 
get in between a shoot out between Spies and the local Sheriff, 
forcing them to stop at an old haunted mansion.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061765/reviews - 40 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061765/ratings
1,008 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 2.6 / 10

George Barrows  George Barrows...Anatole the gorilla
Joi Lansing  Joi Lansing...Boots Malone
John Carradine  John Carradine...Dr. Himmil
Lon Chaney Jr  Lon Chaney Jr....Maximillian
Basil Rathbone  Basil Rathbone...Gregor
Merle Haggard  Merle Haggard...Merle Haggard - Singer
Hillbillys in a Haunted House 1967
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061765/mediaviewer/rm3456121856
  
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Bigfoot (1970)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/reference
Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/reviews - 21 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/ratings
723 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 2.6 / 10

John Carradine  John Carradine...Jasper B. Hawks
Joi Lansing  Joi Lansing...Joi Landis
James Stellar  James Stellar...Bigfoot
Bigfoot 1970
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/mediaviewer/rm1745322753
  
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/mediaviewer/rm3794492928 ? !
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065470/mediaviewer/rm4012596736 ? !
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Can not add ...

Gorilla at Large (1954)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047041/reference
At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla... or
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047041/reviews - 26 Reviews
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047041/ratings
520 IMDb users have given a weighted average vote of 5.4 / 10

Cameron Mitchell  Cameron Mitchell...Joey Matthews
Anne Bancroft  Anne Bancroft...Laverne Miller
Lee J Cobb  Lee J. Cobb...Detective Sgt. Garrison
Raymond Burr  Raymond Burr...Cy Miller
Lee Marvin  Lee Marvin...Shaughnessy--Policeman
George Barrows  George Barrows...Goliath the Gorilla 

Gorilla at Large 1954

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