Mike / August 21st, 2010
Video description by Mike Matei:
William Shatner has been known to lift the presence of some bad movies. Here’s Cinemassacre’s Top 10 picks of movies that we wouldn’t give a damn about, had it not been for the Shat!
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August 21, 2010 at 3:02 am
Best subject ever.
William Shatner is Spanish for William shat there. Did he ever.
August 21, 2010 at 3:13 am
Was this rejected by Spike.com or something? Surprised to see you do a movie related Top 10 that you’re just posting on Blip.
August 21, 2010 at 3:31 am
Yeah, I was wondering that too. Maybe it’s because of the ass shitting coins or the language. It’s a shame, because it’s probably one of the funniest top tens James has done.
August 21, 2010 at 3:32 am
Hey Night of the Spiders is better than Arachnophobia. I Like the gremlin on the wing but I never really watched that spirits 37,000 feet movie.
Airplane II is one of my favorite movies with Shatner.
More Useless Knowledge Even one of the blinking Airplane II lights was used in Star Trek before, behind Shatner with the red lights going back and forth. BTW That same light was also in Wrath of Kahn for a few frames. It is one of the most used movie props.
Is that Borgnine? I think I should see if I could get that Devil’s Rain movie.
Did they get DeForest Kellly into that Shatner movie? I mean he’s been doing Westerns so much longer.
I’ve always felt Big Bad Mama was the inspiration for the Beagle Boys in Duck Tales but Disney didn’t want to let them have girls being criminals with Ma Beagle. But there were some similarities when Webby spends some time with the gang.
Someone argued with me that Impulse was a Jack Nichelson movie.
I never heard of Incubus.
Great roundup and you added quite a few movies I either wish I had or now have to try to track down and at least see if not collect.
August 21, 2010 at 3:43 am
I remember that “Show Time” had a lot of Shat all over it too.
August 21, 2010 at 5:09 am
With you as a horror-fan I expected American Psycho 2 in this list. Funny, I used the same footage of oddjob in my james bond-review!
August 21, 2010 at 5:35 am
The way I heard about William Shatner was actually because of the Halloween movies xD. I’m not a Star Trek fan but he’s pretty damn cool. Nice top 10 James!!
August 21, 2010 at 7:13 am
I never even knew the Shat shat that much.
But why is Impulse so high up on the list? You keep praising the great casting and his acting, but it’s still a shitty movie?
August 21, 2010 at 7:38 am
I dont know how big it has been in america but he also
presented Rescue911 YEARS ago on the dutch television.
Another great one James.
August 21, 2010 at 9:12 am
Wow, the Shat has really hit the fan!
Definitely in the Top 10 of Cinemassacre’s “Top 10″ lists.
Now I want to see Incubus.
August 21, 2010 at 9:15 am
I’m only interested in The Devil’s Rain because by the looks of it, it looks awesome! Probably falls somewhere between The Satanic Rites of Dracula and To the Devil…A Daughter. (Both produced by Hammer Films and Starring Christopher Lee)
August 21, 2010 at 11:26 am
entertained this time it was good
August 21, 2010 at 11:45 am
…. Denny Crane!
August 21, 2010 at 11:49 am
After a second viewing, I suddenly realized that the guy in the No.9 movie was trying to say ‘stuff’ instead of ‘shit’ reminds me of Shatner’s upcoming show based on the popular Twitter account S@!t My Dad Says. I don’t know if the network will use its original title or something different like Stuff My Dad Says.
August 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm
I absolutely MUST see Devil’s Rain now. It’s mandatory.
…and no mention of the “shtuff” guy being Jed Clampett?
August 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Why is someone who doesn’t know who William Shatner is watching a video about him and then complaining about it? Also, has he ever heard of Santa? Mickey Mouse? Hitler? Barack Obama? Shatner is as universally recognizable as any of these.
August 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm
always enjoy your top tens
August 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm
Incubus’s story was creepy.
August 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm
As always, good list James! The fact that a movie with “demons” ends up costing lives and career’s is pretty disturbing on itself… o.O;
August 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Awsome work James! I knew about like 2 movies shat was in that were pretty bad but man I didnt think their were more than that, good finds.
Im Excited to see the next top 10 youll do :D.
You forgot American Psycho 2 which was a huge kick in the balls to Brett Easton Ellis’ masterpiece.
August 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm
reminds me of shit pickle
August 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm
wow, the rumor kind of freaky
August 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Nice one, James.
August 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm
I own Impulse on DVD. One of my prized possesions.
August 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Nice! I was hoping another top 10 would come out soon and you did not disappoint.
August 21, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Teaching grandmother to suck eggs
August 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm
hey, weird or not, some people don’t know about some people no matter how famous they get. hell, i sometimes can’t identify some of my favorite actors in roles they play, but that’s more attributable to their talent and my adhd. many of you have probably never heard of KMFDM, one of my favorite industrial bands, and they’re famous from movie soundtracks to rock fans.
August 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm
p.s. someone would watch this review because they’re a fan of james’ not necessarily shatners.
August 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm
I’m watching The Devil’s Rain on Youtube right now. Ernest Borgnine and Anton LaVey as an official technical advisor representing The Church of Satan! What was Shat thinking!!! Thanks James.
August 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm
Incubus does sounds really great movie, but seems like it failed. That “curse” does sound damn creepy. And that music in backround is really creepy.
August 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm
This one is not on spike?? you should send it!! It’s great! but oh well it’s also cool that you keep posting stuff on your website only, You’re a good man to be a fan of Dr. Rolfenstein!
August 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm
I remember a scene from Incubus from Blade Trinity when Ryan Renolds’s character was recovering from being staked by Drake.
August 21, 2010 at 5:53 pm
James missed a “goatzilla” joke ar 13:42
August 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm
I really expected to see Star Trek 5 make the list, but that was because I had no idea that the Shat was in so many shitty movies.
August 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm
Oh yeah, and Shat’s wife drowned in the mansion pool from an OD or something like that… add to the curse of incubus.
August 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm
finally signed up after all these years of enjoying your vids James..keep em coming!
August 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm
that was awesome! shatman is just so cool and seeing a couple flicks i haven’t seen before is just what i needed! thanks James!
August 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Gotta love “The Shat”. Thanks for making this top 10, I’d already seen most of them but there’s a few I’ve never heard of. I’ll be sure to hunt down some copies.
August 21, 2010 at 7:41 pm
Pretty Shitty indeed. I expected Impulse to be in the top five somewhere given that Shit Pickle didn’t like it.
August 21, 2010 at 8:22 pm
lol I needed this shatner looks out of place when not on startrek
August 21, 2010 at 9:17 pm
The Devil’s Rain! I love that movie. I first saw it in 1996 when I worked at Blockbuster, and now I have it on DVD. There are so many awesome Shatner lines. The satanic priest is played by Ernest Borgnine, and it also co-stars a young Tom Skerritt. I think he plays Shatner’s brother.
Also, Anton LaVey, the guy who wrote the Satanic Bible, oversaw all the satanic ritual scenes. He has a cameo during the scene where Borgnine actually turns into a goat.
Classic Shatner in this movie, definitely a must-see. Oh, and the tagline on the VHS box made no sense at all:
“God help us all…when the devil’s rain!”
To quote the nerd: What were they thinking??
August 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm
I remembered The Devil’s Rain. I saw it on TV once was at the part where everybody started melting. Did not see Shatner, maybe cause all I saw was Ernest Borgnine as a devil worshiper. Hard for me to see him as a devil worshiper.
August 22, 2010 at 1:03 am
Who’s that old Jew with the shitty movies and the cat in his head? SHAT. Who’s the old guy who keeps going where no man has gone before? SHAT.
August 22, 2010 at 1:17 am
Sorry James. I’d love to watch your video, but Blip’s new mission in life seems to be making their videos as unwatchable as possible. Every change they make makes it worse. Now my fucking BROWSER crashes whenever their videos freeze. I don’t get this crap with youtube, bing, or google vids. Hell, I’ve had better video success with porn.
Blip has failed to get it’s shit together for over a month and a half. Now it’s just a mess.
August 22, 2010 at 1:41 am
Old school shittiness. I wonder what James thinks about Shatner being in Miss Cogeniality or being the Priceline Negotiater.
The next captain of the Enterprise Picard (Patrick Stewart) at least still does good nowadays, such as being Professor X in the Xmen movies.
August 22, 2010 at 2:31 am
Awesome as always,
August 22, 2010 at 3:44 am
Hey, he puts the SHAT in SHATNER……long live Canada!!!
August 22, 2010 at 4:47 am
@ Fantasy Forest – I’m not 100% on this, but I think I first saw The Devil’s Rain on Joe Bob’s MonsterVision late night show. The reason I think that is because I recall a full description of how the special effects were very much ahead of their time. Anyway, I showed the movie to a few friends, and they loved it. We have watched it every Halloween for the last fifteen years. And that’s saying a lot since we all live in different states.
August 22, 2010 at 4:52 am
TVland’s website releases a new episode of 3rd Rock every day. Every time I see Lithgow I think of the remake of the TLZ movie.
August 22, 2010 at 5:16 am
The shat sure was in some….well, SHAT great video James!
August 22, 2010 at 5:24 am
Shat sure played a booze hound a lot in these movies. I guess you stick with what your good at, right? lol
August 22, 2010 at 5:25 am
A list of bad movies that are only good because of one actor’s presence; sounds like something that would be good for a Vincent Price special.
August 22, 2010 at 5:57 am
Great top, really funny. But using esperanto is an original way to
make a movie even if Shatner don’t speak it. I never see movies in
my own language, I rather use subtiltles which is cool coz I wanna respect the intensity of a dialogue and the origin of the film.
August 22, 2010 at 6:22 am
I love it.
August 22, 2010 at 8:13 am
TWICE THE SHAT! One of the best vids yet, James.
August 22, 2010 at 9:30 am
might try some of these shatty shitner erm i mean shitty shatner movies
August 22, 2010 at 11:20 am
only one of those Ive seen is Kingdom of the spiders, which as I recall is freaky as all get-out if your arachnaphobic. I’ll look for the rest, tyvm mate
August 22, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Great video James, I did not even know bout these movies.
I like how you used the AVGN Star Trek music
August 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm
OMG my dad has Big Bad Mama on vhs and we used to watch it when I was a kid. I never realized Shatner was in that
August 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Love the double pun in the title there, don’t know if it was intentional, but kudos :3
August 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm
Wonderful. I was laughing my ass off. I have to get all those movies. The Shat rules!
August 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm
lol I saw “shoot or be shot” it was alright xD
August 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Ryan Reynolds is watching Incubus in Blade Trinity, how odd. Great video btw
August 22, 2010 at 8:04 pm
Great video. I kept waiting for Incubus to come up, glad to see it got the number one spot. I saw the movie on DVD a few years ago. There were a couple of scenes in there that were creepy and I always had a thing for no budget horror films from the 60′s. Unfortunately where Night of the Living Dead and Carnival of Souls succeed, Incubus fails.
Cool to see a Roger Corman movie in there. Not only did he work with legends like Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff but he helped launch some major careers. Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Francis Ford Coppola and Jack Nickleson all got their start with Roger Corman. I’d love to see a video about Corman. He made some really crappy movies but also some pretty good ones. The Terror and The Last Woman on Earth are two of my favorites.
August 22, 2010 at 9:31 pm
Sucking a egg while holding a frog……..sounds fun!!!!!
August 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm
William Shatner is so freaking awesome! I have to watch these movies now. Great job man. Your top ten list are the best!
August 23, 2010 at 12:12 am
I loved that, “Notice the ass shitting gold coins.” Definitely gonna tell that one to my history teacher.
August 23, 2010 at 12:13 am
Great video. Probably my favorite in the past month. Looking forward to this years MONSTER MADNESS!!!!
August 23, 2010 at 12:27 am
This is going to bother me forever if I don’t say something.
Romulus and Reamus were, according to Roman mythology, the two founders of Rome. They were raised by wolves. Hence, the reference doesn’t have any bearing on Star Trek at all.
A wolf/dog being named Romulus isn’t that far out of the question.
August 23, 2010 at 1:35 am
I’m surprised American Psycho 2 isn’t on this list.
August 23, 2010 at 12:18 pm
I don’t know any of those movies. I’d like to see Airplane, for its jokes.
I only know William Shatner from Star Trek, Boston Legal and Over the Hedge.
August 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm
the spider movie looks kinda cool
August 23, 2010 at 1:17 pm
James is aware of that. He wasn’t implying that the name was a direct reference to Star Trek. Romulus and Remus are also the names of the Romulan home worlds in Star Trek.
August 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Airplane II:The Sequel, You know I think James should do a list of the Top 10 Parody or Spoof films, if he does though I will consider him to be not quite right in the head if he 1.puts any film my Jason Friedburg and Aaron Seltzer on the list and 2. doesn’t put either Airplane or one of Mel Brooks’ films at the top.
August 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm
All those movies are AWESOME because Shatner is in them!
August 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm
avgn avgn where are they and finilly another top 10 but seriesly avgn avgn or moivei reveiw horro please cant wait for mm
August 23, 2010 at 5:59 pm
Good piece, however you missed one MAJOR Shatner film, PRAY FOR THE WILDCATS! Shat, Andy Griffith and Robert Reed running around in the desert on dirt bikes. The shirts speak for themselves!
January 6, 2012 at 12:43 am
OMG!!!! I remember this one!! This was such a weird movie, mainly because it was impossible to imagine Andy Griffith as a bad guy…… and why does his gang, consisting of Greg Bradys’ dad, Marjoe Gortner, and Shatner all wear Star Trek shirts???
…… on a side note. My older brother lives near Manteo, N.C.
The home of Andy Griffith. Everybody down there, pretty much sees him around town, and it’s a normal thing. (Hey, there’s Andy Griffith!!) Anyway, my brother reached the age of 50, and decided to see his doctor, because,,, that’s what you do at that age, and the doctor needs to stick his finger,,, somewhere. While my brother was waiting for his turn,,,,, Andy Griffith came walking out. Then the Dr. told my brother it was his “turn”. My brother asked the Dr. ,, “Are you gonna use the same finger on me, that you just used on Andy Griffith?” The Dr. replied,,,”Indeed, I am.” He called me that night.
I guess that was his brush with greatness.
August 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm
DUDE! Seriously James, being a horror fan, especially Hammer films and satanic cult genre movies i MUST disagree with you. THE DEVIL’S RAIN IS A CLASSIC!!! of 70′s genre films!
August 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm
It’s true, Incubus is pretty freakin’ crazy, but i like it. i tend to like avant garde stuff, so there’s that. the DVD for Incubus also has Shatner commentary which is great.
i’m somewhat convinced that Shatner is not really a bad actor at all. i think the whole thing is an art hoax, perpetrated by a guy who got his start in avant garde theatre. there’s no way he’s so delusional as to think that his spoken word albums and such are “good”. he’s totally in on it.
August 24, 2010 at 5:00 am
“Notice the ass sh*tting gold coins.” That made me laughed so hard.
I’m not familiar with William Shatner myself but wow, what a great video. I love it! I had no idea he was in so many sh*tty movies. My fav is the The Devil’s Rain. I need to see that movie myself.
August 24, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Nice but it should have been “Here’s Cinemassacre’s Top 10 picks of movies that we wouldn’t give a Shat about.
August 25, 2010 at 5:22 am
now all they need to do is make a film where a man is sucking an egg while holding a frog.
August 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm
Its actually true that the Michael Myers mask is a Captain Kurk mask paited white. It has 2 do with the production value of the original movie.
August 25, 2010 at 11:52 pm
Shatner drinks, shatner plays an alcoholic… LOL every single movie!
August 26, 2010 at 2:01 am
That spider movie came on once on TV, and because of my hatred of spiders I didnt watch it, I had known William Shatner was in it I would have kept watching it.
August 27, 2010 at 10:43 am
I watched Star Trek series but never knew that old guy was shatner.. I guess he aged well for a more comedic appeal
August 27, 2010 at 10:56 am
Ah! Horror at 37,000 feet!
For 30 odd years I’ve been remembering snippets of that film but could never remember the title or enough about it to do a proper search! Thank you!!
Now, if only I could find a copy….
August 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm
I noticed you mentioned The Intruder. The bulk of that movie was actually made in my hometown.
August 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Haha, I so love you for making this.
Shatner is the best!
When you said that Gene was a fan of Esperanto and thought about making Star Trek in that language I almost choked. Could you imagine that! haha.
You can’t go wrong with Shatner. Ever.
August 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm
Real spiders?! Gee, this freaks me out more than Poltergeist.
August 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm
That is simply too funny. Gotta love, ‘The Shat’!
August 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm
You could have mentioned the new priceline.com commercial. They usually have Shatner in it, but in this one he appears with his “evil twin”!!!
Lol, I guess that seeing two Shatners on screen is a tradition that doesn’t die.
January 6, 2012 at 12:21 am
It’s funny, but why do Evil Twins always have a “Goatee”?
September 2, 2010 at 5:54 am
I feel sorry for those spiders. The terror they induce is funny considering that they look so passive, just milling about oblivious to the danger of being flung across a room, blown up, shot at etc. Saying that, I am scared of spiders – good job I don’t own a gun.
Anyway, I enjoyed the reviews! ^^
September 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm
It’s really John Travolta’s 2nd flim. His first would be “The Tenth Level.”
September 5, 2010 at 10:22 am
Wow. So basically, they slaughtered a ton of helpless tarantulas to make a really, really shitty Shatner movie. That is pretty sick.
September 8, 2010 at 10:58 pm
that was great! very informative and entertaining. that last one, incubus, was pretty freaky:-D
September 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm
Nice one james ^_^
btw, i’ve got a very strong feeling that i’ve read or heard something about the egg sucking and frog holding thing. I dont remember where i read or heard about it but i think i remember its some sort of superstition for guarding against satan or evil spirits and shit (like duh… i know). thing is, i just did a quick search on google and i didnt find anything.
anyway, i dont think its the filmmakers inspiration or just random, i think its a pretty classic superstition, just not well known.
September 11, 2010 at 2:59 am
I’m suprised you didn’t mention Groom Lake.
September 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm
September 17, 2010 at 12:50 am
That’s a great way to impress an art teacher! Love that one, too funny!
Like the movie list, and the details behind Incubus were very interesting “… and William Shatner went on to make a lot of shitty movies!” Great!
October 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm
Loved watching this, did anyone see him getting Roasted, man were those people rude http://www.vizzed.com/vizzedboard/vizzedindex.php?ref=65348
October 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Great video but why the trash on ‘The Devils Rain’ … this is an excellent and unique movie that seriously pushed the envelope on satanic worship along the lines of “The Devil Rides Out” with Christopher Lee.
As a b movie fanatic this was my only real problem with the list. Great job and continue the amazing work.
Wish List for Toxic Avenger remains brother!
October 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm
“Notice the ass shitting gold coins….”
October 11, 2010 at 2:35 am
I’ve never even heard of most of these. At least I remember Airplane II.
October 17, 2010 at 4:03 am
Im going to watch number one (i already forgot what its called, lol) and Devils Rain, because that looks interesting, and Impulse, because he plays the perfect manic with an impulse control problem, as youve stated.
lol poor shatner. At least hes famous for being bad….
November 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm
The First time i knew about William Shatner was on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Awesome episode.
January 16, 2011 at 1:54 am
Damn! Crazy aftermatch of that last one
January 18, 2011 at 9:09 pm
speaking of the boom mic i saw the movie little fockers and u could easily the mic that was fuckin cheap
January 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm
I actually read the novelization of Kingdom of the Spiders sometime around the fourth or fifth grade. I can remember thinking to myself “Damn, I bet this is the greatest movie ever made!” Boy was I wrong.
February 8, 2011 at 3:23 am
thought i grab something to eat and watch a couple movie reviews, had to put the fork down at that people melting part.
April 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm
June 14, 2011 at 2:11 am
You Cant Shat on The Shatner!
June 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm
Night of the (Motherfuckin) Lepus. Damn I need to watch that now . JAMES PLEASE DO A REVIEW FOR THAT. And no not for “That” you wise ass.
August 2, 2011 at 12:53 am
The curse of Incubus also claimed The Shat’s third wife. She drowned in a swimming pool in 1999.
August 2, 2011 at 11:02 am
Real spiders? OH SHIT!
November 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm
I want to see incubus, but i can’t find it anywhere
January 6, 2012 at 12:08 am
O.K. First of all, I think I’ve actually seen about half of these films, and yes,,, they’re all pretty horrible. I’m older than most of the folks on this site, and I remember seeing Star Trek, when it was on prime time, when I was a kid. I loved Shatner for his work on that show, and on Twilight Zone. He disappeared for awhile after that, then started showing up in a lot of lousy movies in the 70′s. Most of which I saw at the local Drive in Movies. I remember seeing The Devils’ Rain at the drive in, and, I dunno,,? It was crummy, and kinda sick. Very much like a Kenneth Anger film. Disturbing, at best. I also remember seeing a movie starring Shatner called R.I.P. somewhere around 1974, which sucked too, but I cannot find any reference to it on the web. It was horrible, and I figured it would definitely be in James’ top 10. Hmmm? Weird. I never saw Shatners’ Incubus, but I remember another film called Incubus in the 70′s that starred a very young Sharon Stone. It reminded me of the Devils’ Rain. Same kinda feel.
But definitely,, hands down,, the goofiest, most horrible, embarrassing, ever performance by William Shatner, would be this…..
Rocket Man. Just like Plan 9 From Outer Space,,,, it’s soooo bad,,, it’s good. Enjoy!!
May 25, 2012 at 2:44 am
shatner is the man, and may be able to beat norris
September 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm
Does anyone know what the movie or tv show that shows Shatner in bed screaming in the introduction?
September 13, 2012 at 3:52 am
anything shatner was always shitty imo including the commercials so i don’t see what the big deal is…