Catch the latest 'Best Worst' movie, Birdemic, swooping into the UK soon
13th May 10
It's been a massive cult hit in the US ("The Best Worst Movie of all Time" says CBS Sunday Morning, and "A High Flying Cult Hit" screeched The New York Times), so it's great to hear that Birdemic: Shock and Terror is finally coming to the UK shores so that we Brits can see what all the fuss is about.
Now, I'm not saying we're the best "Bad Movie" experts here at Eatmybrains, but with a fair few porkers reviewed in our Review section, as well as the low-grade delights we regularly take in on our Zombie Club evenings, I think we can safely say we do like a good trashy flick now and then.
So, bearing that in mind, we're eagerly anticipating the first UK theatrical premiere of Birdemic: Shock and Terror, to be held at the Curzon Soho in London on May 28th, with much relish.
And if you don't live in London, then have no fear, further screenings have been confirmed for Nottingham (at the Broadway on June 4th on a double-bill with Plague Town) and Bradford before the film rolls out nationwide.
Brought to us by those wonderful guys at Severin Films, Birdemic, described by director James Nguyen as “a romantic thriller", is a horror/action/special-effects-driven love story about a young couple trapped in a small Northern California town under siege by homicidal birds. The film also (allegedly) tackles topical issues of global warming, avian flu, world peace, organic living, sexual promiscuity and lavatory access.
Nguyen, a 42-year-old Vietnamese refugee, wrote, cast and shot the film over the course of four years using salary from his day job as a mid-level software salesman in Silicon Valley. The film pays homage to Hitchcock’s The Birds via location shooting in Mission Bay, California, as well as an appearance by Tippi Hedren, star of the classic Hitchcock film.
When rejected for an official screening slot at Sundance, Nguyen spent eight days driving up and down the festival’s nearby streets in a van covered with fake birds, frozen blood and Birdemic posters, while loudspeakers blared the sounds of eagle attacks and human screams. The tactic caught the attention of festival organizers, filmgoers and local police, as well as executives from Severin Films. Severin’s executives walked into a screening, took one look at Nguyen’s masterwork, and immediately locked up BIRDEMIC’s worldwide rights for the next twenty years.
Still not convinced? Well, maybe the trailer below will convince you - this is one film you really don't want to miss on the big screen...