The 50 Worst Special Effects In Movie History

20. The Langoliers

Movie: The Langoliers (ABC, 1995)

If you thought that Stephen King's stories have only been bastardized by big-screen filmmakers, think again. Several of the prolific author's best novels and short stories have been made into crappy TV miniseries, the worst one of all being director Tom Holland's May 1995 two-parter The Langoliers, about airplane passengers confronted by sky-dwelling monsters from another dimension.

Starring Bronson "Balki Bartokomous from Perfect Strangers" Pinchot, The Langoliers assaulted viewers with bad acting, sloppy pacing, and zero tension before unleashing its crowning achievements of lameness: the Langoliers themselves. It's as if Holland took pictures of skeletal shark jaws and lazily superimposed them onto his shots.

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