What would the 1990s be without R-rated thrillers? The genre certainly became cliché during this era, but as the Golden Raspberries tended to point out – and prey on – was the lack of robust storytelling. Well, it is hard to come up with a storyline that works around all of the border bits. Well, “Color of Night” came up with one, and we promise you it won’t deliver anything convincing. Little wonder it won the Golden Razzie for Worst Picture.
Interestingly, the film also made Golden Raspberry founder John Wilson’s book for “The 100 Most Enjoyably Bad Movies Ever Made”.
A popular choice for the Golden Razzies is the genre of R-rated thrillers, especially the ones produced during the early 1990s. “Indecent Proposal” is one of those thrillers, as the name suggests. During the 14th Golden Raspberry Awards, the film was nominated for seven awards and, during the ceremony, left with three of them, including Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay.
Interestingly, Demi Moore, a typical Golden Razzie contender, once again was nominated for the Worst Actress award, but it was her co-star Woody Harrelson who ended up with the Golden Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor.
“Ghosts Can’t Do It”
There was enough scandal around the relationship between the director, John Derek, and actress, Bo Derek, to make viewers’ ears prick when “Ghosts Can’t Do It.” Fortunately, for the controversial showbiz couple, the movie was so rotten – scoring only 12% on Rotten Tomatoes from audience members – viewers paid attention to something other than the couple.
The movie, with its odd supernatural but somewhat superficial appeal, left much to be desired in viewers. It earned four Golden Razzie wins, including Worst Picture and Worst Director. Interestingly, ex-president Donald Trump won a Golden Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for his role.
“Leonard Part 6”
The title doesn’t give away much, and while in some cases, that would be a good thing, in the case of “Leonard Part 6”, it’s a bad thing. Too much curiosity might just make viewers accidentally watch this movie and pray that they hadn’t.
“Leonard Part 6” is a parody espionage film featuring Bill Cosby, who was also one of the screenplay contributors. Not only did it earn several Golden Razzie nominations and wins, but it was a major box office flop. In fact, it was so bad that co-writer Bill Cosby wanted nothing to do with it.
This film is so bad, it has actually made a resurgence in popular culture for being one of those movies to watch simply because it is so bad. Elizabeth Berkley was hoping to get her big break after starring in the teen sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” so she took off her clothes and gave it her all.
Perhaps, she shouldn’t have tried so hard as her role felt overacted, as she was given a direct line to earning the Golden Razzies for Worst Actress and Worst New Star. Truthfully, the failure of “Showgirls” was not all Berkley’s fault.