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Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 27 February 2010 (USA)
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A horde of mutated birds descends upon the quiet town of Half Moon Bay, California. With the death toll rising, Two citizens manage to fight back, but will they survive Birdemic?

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James Nguyen

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James Nguyen (screenplay), James Nguyen (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bagh ... Rod
Whitney Moore ... Nathalie
Tippi Hedren ... Julie McNeal (archive footage) (as Ms. Tippi Hedren)
Janae Caster Janae Caster ... Susan
Colton Osborne Colton Osborne ... Tony
Adam Sessa Adam Sessa ... Ramsey
Catherine Batcha ... Becky
Patsy van Ettinger ... Nat's Mom (as Patsy vanEttinger)
Damien Carter Damien Carter ... Nightclub Singer
Rick Camp ... Dr. Jones
Stephen Gustavson ... Tree Hugger
Danny Webber Danny Webber ... Rick
Mona Lisa Moon Mona Lisa Moon ... Mai
Joe Teixeira Joe Teixeira ... Cowboy
John Grant John Grant ... Dylan
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In the town of Half Moon Bay California, there's an epidemic on the horizon: a Birdemic. All the birds are attacking humanity for their devastating damage they're inflicting on the Earth: they're going after gas stations and people's cars, and the birds have something the humans will never see coming: Bird-Acid. Written by Johnny

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Birdemic: Shock and Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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After the Sundance Film Festival rejected the film, James Nguyen put banners, fake blood, and fake birds all over his van, then drove around to advertise the film. Eventually, he caught the attention of Severin Films, which distributed the film. See more »

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When the forest is set on fire, one shot fades into the next, and during the crossfade effect, the fire disappears. See more »

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RodWaitress: [first lines]
Rod: Hi.
Waitress: Hi.
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really awful, but strangely entertaining
1 March 2011 | by Hinosan417See all my reviews

Given that "Birdemic" has been blasted by many critics, I think I should say something positive about it to start off with. The scenery of Half Moon Bay is agreeable, for one thing, and Ms. Moore has at least a modicum of charisma; also, anyone who appreciates a stylish blue hybrid Mustang rolling along in a stately manner gets to savor that very sight in many lingering shots. All positive aspects of this film.

Less positive aspects of this film are legion, so much so that I'm reminded of my wish that IMDb.com would allow a vote on a scale from 1 to 100 rather than 1 to 10 (in which case "Birdemic" would rate at least a 3 out of 100 for the reasons mentioned, and perhaps a 4 for meaning well (though the message about global warming comes across in a preachy and ham-handed manner)). Still, something about the profoundly amateurish quality of this film makes it feel a little unfair to rate it at all ~ in much the same way that it would feel wrong to grade a term paper on the basis of some rough notes jotted down before writing the paper rather than the paper itself. This film very much reminds me of a rough draft ~ a sort of rough visualization of what the film would have been if the producer had more resources at his disposal (thus making the upcoming larger-budget sequel all the more intriguing).

Yet, I wonder if this film might have been less entertaining if it were better made. If it featured better sound, editing, writing, acting, direction and special effects, it might just be a forgettable homage to "The Birds"; its very flaws elevate (or should I say depress?) it to a special level otherwise occupied by a few special films like "The Room" and "Manos: the Hands of Fate" ~ the legendary realm of films that are so bad they're good. So, giving it the benefit of the doubt as a real film and not just a rough draft, I tender my vote of 1 out of 10 and hope that other fans of this film will also give it an appropriately low vote and insure its rightful place on the Bottom 100 (once it gathers the requisite number of votes).


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