Golden Raspberry Awards: 1989
The Golden Raspberries started off as an informal joke. Something for a publicist and his friends to do after the Oscars had ended. Over time, it has become and enduring and irreverent tradition. In theory, The Razzies poke fun at the worst movies of the year. But like any awards ceremony, the Razzies frequently make the wrong call. We’re going back and looking at the history of the Golden Raspberry Awards one year at a time.
The tenth annual Razzies nominated the movies of 1989. Batman and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were the big movies that year. Driving Miss Daisy won the Oscar for Best Picture and Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for My Left Foot. But the Razzies were suffering from a bad case of sequelitis.
Worst Original Song
- “Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter” from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, written by Bruce Dickinson
- “Let’s Go!” from A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, written by Mohanndas Dewese (also known as Kool Moe Dee)
- “Pet Sematary” from Pet Sematary, written by Dee Dee Ramone and Daniel Rey
Winner:“Bring Your Daughter… to the Slaughter”
As usual, we’re kicking things off with Worst Song. We’ve got three nominees in this category and two of them are off the soundtrack for the latest Nightmare on Elm Street movie. The third is from the soundtrack to Pet Sematary. Sort of seems like the Razzies just didn’t like music from horror movies. Let’s check them out.
First we have the Iron Maiden song from Nightmare 5.
You guys know I’m not a big music guy. This sounds like every other heavy metal song from every single horror movie soundtrack.
Next Kool Moe Dee busts rhymes on a Freddy movie.
Again, not my thing. Of the three songs nominated, this one is my least favorite.
Finally we have a Ramones song from Pet Sematary.
I don’t know. I kind of like this one.
I don’t have a lot to contribute to the Worst Song debate. If you feel strongly one way or another about any of these tunes, let me know in the comments section.
Next: Worst Screenplay