As many of us know, there is a wide range of pastas out there that vary greatly in quality. Some of them are now considered classics and are highly regarded among horror fans. Others, on the other hand, are so terrible that one can't help but wonder what the author was thinking when he or she wrote it.
And, then there are these pastas. Pastas that are far from great, but still have something enjoyable about them to keep them from being terrible. I use the term "Macaroni And Cheese" because I feel it perfectly sums up the kind of pasta I'm talking about. They're cheesy (pun not intended), flawed, and in general are not high-quality works of literary art. Yet, we can't help but enjoy them. They're stories that are so bad they're good. They have a charm to them that causes us to read them again and again.
"Macaroni And Cheese" are not the same as Trollpastas. While Trollpastas are deliberately bad and are not written as serious stories, "Macaroni And Cheese" pastas are ones that were intended to be taken seriously but fell short of the goal. Maybe the plot had too many holes. Or, perhaps the supposed "horror" of the story is just too goofy-sounding to come off as anything but unintentionally hilarious.
So, I'd like to know something. What is your favorite "Macaroni And Cheese" pasta? What story do you like to read for a good laugh?
For me, it would have to be Jeff The Killer. Yes, I know it's flawed. Yes, I know it's overrated. But, I can't help but enjoy it. I actually find a sort of charm in its flaws. To me, JTK is like one of those cheesy slasher films from the 1980s. The story is dumb, the characters have the IQs of banana slugs, and it has more holes than a donut shop. And, yet, I can't help but like it and have fun reading it.