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Newswire: Exclusive: RiffTrax takes on another Hitchcock clone from the director of Birdemic

The RiffTrax gang of Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett are back again, this time taking on Replica, an as-yet-unreleased film from the writer/director of Birdemic: Shock And Terror, James Nguyen. The former Mystery Science Theater 3000 jokesters and director Ngyuen talked exclusively with The A.V. Club about Replica, intentional camp, and why filmmakers let these guys put their films through the wringer.

“There’s probably been some release for everything we’ve done,” Nelson says on the unprecedented move of taking on a film that’s never been released to the public. “We had a strong suspicion that Replica would be good. We heard from Mr. Ngyuen that, unlike his other films, this one was more of an immature vision and that made us lick our chops. ‘Wait a minute, there’s a film that’s worse than Birdemic?’”

According to Nguyen, Replica is “a story
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Get out your coat hangers, Birdemic 3 is on the way muthaf*ckas!

  • JoBlo
Man, Birdemic: Shock And Terror is one of my all-time favorite bad movies. It probably tops even The Room for me (and that's saying a lot). From the terrible, creepy romance between a Victoria Secret model (who got her gig from doing photos at a Rite-Aid) and her stalker; to the wooden "acting" of lead Alan Bagh, who has to be a faulty android trying to... Read More...
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‘Birdemic’ Documentary: Vice Follows James Nguyen, The Director of The ‘Worst Movie Ever Made’

‘Birdemic’ Documentary: Vice Follows James Nguyen, The Director of The ‘Worst Movie Ever Made’
In January 2009, software salesman James Nguyen traveled to the Sundance Film Festival to self-promote his low-budget independent horror film “Birdemic: Shock and Terror.” He handed out flyers from a beaten-up van with a stuffed bird on the antenna and covered with paper signs reading, “Bidemic.Com” (accidentally misspelled) and “Why Did The Eagles And Vultures Attacked?”

Word of mouth from horror movie websites spread around the festival and eventually the trailer was shown on G4’s “Attack of the Show.” In February of 2010, “Birdemic” had its Los Angeles premiere hosted by Tim & Eric, and it was soon picked up for distribution by Severin Films. It had a brief theatrical run in numerous cities in the United States and in Toronto, Canada from April through July.

Read More: Watch: 3-Minute Lowlight Reel Of The Worst Special Effects Ever

“Birdemic” became a cult hit among bad-movie fans, with many calling it “the worst movie ever made.
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‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror’ Blu-ray Review (Severin)

  • Nerdly
Stars: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore | Written and Directed by James Nguyen

There are films that can be called “so bad they are good” and other bad films that are funny to watch for all the wrong reasons… What camp does Birdemic: Shock and Terror sit in? That’s for you to decide. With a story similar to The Birds, Birdemic tells the story of two lovers Rod (Alan Bagh) and Nathalie (Whitney Moore) who find themselves caught in the “Birdemic” with birds of prey suddenly attacking a small seaside town.

It is hard to defend Birdemic: Shock and Terror, it just isn’t a good movie. I can see why some may champion it as being so bad its good, but it didn’t fit that category for me. This review isn’t going to be me bashing it though, because that would be unfair. Why would you consider purchasing the Blu-ray?
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Kirk Cameron Film Named Worst Ever

The recent "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" has officially become the the worst movie of all-time according to the film database site The IMDb. 4,918 users have voted in the poll with the movie pulling a 1.5/10 rating, overtaking the legendarily terrible "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" at 1.8/10.

The faith-based "Saving Christmas" stars Kirk Cameron and Darren Doane in which the pair play brothers-in-law with Kirk's character showcasing to Doane's that various popular elements of Christmas are actually Biblical.

Cameron's film did not go well with critics, garnering a rare 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 18/100 on Metacritic - to be fair to Cameron, the woeful Ben Affleck comedy "Surviving Christmas" several years ago didn't score much better.

After the initial wave of critical reviews, Cameron took to social media to rally his fans for support by asking them to give the film a high public rating on Rotten Tomatoes. When word got
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Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' Voted Worst Movie Ever

Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas' Voted Worst Movie Ever
Christmas certainly hasn't come early for Kirk Cameron. Not only has his latest effort Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas been deemed the worst movie of the year, and the worst holiday movie ever, it has reached the dubious distinction of being voted worst movie ever. That is quite a huge achievement, but not one we're sure he was aiming for.

The movie, which follows Kirk as he takes his brother-in-law "Christian" on a tour to explain why Christmas is still a Christian holiday, was voted worst movie ever according to IMDb's charts, which is determined by users. The film has received 1.5 stars, which plummeted it all the way to the bottom quite quickly, replacing Birdemic: Shock and Terror as the worst movie of all time. That film has held onto the crown since its release in 2010.

For a movie to appear in IMDb's bottom 100, a movie has to have at least 1,500 ratings.
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13 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies To Watch On Halloween

13 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies To Watch On Halloween
These so-bad-they're-great horror movies are perfect for gorehounds and comedy fans.

Halloween is arguably the greatest of all holidays. First off, as an adult, Halloween is the perfect excuse to marathon-watch the scariest, goriest, most pants-soiling horror movies available. Secondly, adults can buy their own candy, and none of it will be an eraser, gum or three dirty pennies.

Video: The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of All Time

But what if you don't like being scared, and would rather watch a violent, gory scream-fest that makes you laugh? Well, you might be a crazy serial killer, in which case, we can't help you. But if that's not the case, check out our list of 13 awful horror movies that are so wonderfully terrible you can't help but love them.

13. Jason X

The legendary Friday The 13th franchise follows -- for the most part -- an unstoppable killer named Jason who uses a machete to murder sexy teens while wearing
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40 Things We Learned from the ‘Ed Wood’ Commentary

With the popularity of films like The Room, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, and Sharknado (now with a 2 behind it!), it seems that some people tend to like bad movies more than they like good ones. However, long before Tommy Wiseau or James Nguyen were directing films, and before Tara Reid was even born, there was a magical man named Edward D. Wood, Jr. Even with his terrible sense of plot, sequence and cinematic structure, Ed Wood managed to give his own flavor to his films, culminating in the granddaddy of all bad movies: Plan 9 From Outer Space. In 1994, Tim Burton directed Ed Wood, telling the story of the infamous director and how his friendship with horror movie legend Bela Lugosi helped breathe some life into both of their careers. The 2004 DVD release of the film includes a commentary with Burton, edited together with his filmmaking cohorts, which delivers a comprehensive look at the film’s creation
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Franco Makes A Film About "The Room"

Rabbit Bandini Productions has optioned the rights to "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room" by actor Greg Sestero which deals with the 2003 micro budget cult film "The Room" which some call the worst movie ever made (fans of "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" may disagree).

Sestero co-wrote the film with Tommy Wiseau who directed, produced and financed the film. Sestero also starred in the movie as Wiseau’s best friend, Mark. Self-released only in Southern California, word-of-mouth spread and it quickly became a cult midnight show regular due to its terrible acting, bad production values and gaping plot holes.

Franco will direct and co-produce the book adaptation from a script by Ryan Moody. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce and it's likely James and Dave will take on key roles onscreen.

James Franco’s has optioned book and life rights to The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room,
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2013 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 7th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival, which runs this year on September 5-8 at the Factory Theatre, opens with a real bang when they will screen cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest cinematic odyssey, The Dance of Reality. This is Jodorowsky’s first film in over twenty years and is an imaginative and playful quasi-autobiography.

The rest of the four-day celebration is packed with more film oddities and excursions into surreal and transgressive territory. One particular highlight that is not to be missed is Don Swaynos’ incredibly crowd-pleasing comedy Pictures of Superheroes, about a slacker cleaning woman’s descent into an absurd world she can’t escape. Read the Underground Film Journal’s review of Pictures of Superheroes here.

Other twisted fiction films screening include Drew Tobias’s sick and twisted See You Next Tuesday, Cody Calahan’s apocalyptic Antisocial and Lloyd Kaufman’s highly-anticipated sequel Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Vol.
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Chill with Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

We knew it wouldn't be long before somebody - pardon the pun - swooped in to start snatching up distribution rights to Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, and we have the early bird details for you right here along with the worm.

From the Press Release

Chill, the Web’s premier video distribution platform for entertainment content distributed direct from filmmakers, artists, and comedians, today announced that it has acquired exclusive digital rights for James Nguyen’s highly anticipated cult sequel Birdemic 2: The Resurrection. The film will be available exclusively on Chill for 90 days, before Chill rolls it out wide to other VOD platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Additionally, the film will be shown in theaters across the U.S. and internationally as part of a multi-city theater tour with stops in New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Los Angeles, The Mall of America in Minnesota, London and Paris,
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So What's The Worst Movie Of All Time?

That's right, "Disaster Movie," at least according to IMDb users who voted. The comedy, a send-up of disaster flicks, received 55,112 votes. But here's the more interesting part. Paris Hilton topped the charts with two movies appearing in the Top 10 namely "The Hottie & the Nottie" and 2006's "Pledge This."

So without further adieu, here's your Top 100 Worst Movies of All Time!

Rank Rating Title Votes

1. 1.9 Disaster Movie (2008) 55,112

2. 1.9 The Hottie & the Nottie (2008) 27,996

3. 1.9 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) 20,247

4. 1.9 Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) 27,348

5. 1.9 Pledge This! (2006) 13,121

6. 1.9 Die Hard Dracula (1998) 2,641

7. 1.9 Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) 4,842

8. 1.9 Anne B. Real (2003) 3,325

9. 1.9 From Justin to Kelly (2003) 21,887

10. 1.9 Going Overboard (1989) 7,713

11. 1.9 Track of the Moon Beast (1976) 2,272

12. 1.9 Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1985) 2,021

13. 1.9 The Maize: The Movie (2004) 2,284

14. 1.9 The Pod People (1983) 3,089

15. 1.9 The Wild World of Batwoman (1966) 3,097

16. 1.9 Turks in Space (2006) 9,634

17. 1.9 Who's Your Caddy? (2007) 12,991

18. 1.9 The Creeping Terror (1964) 2,764

19. 1.9 Crossover (2006) 8,350

20. 1.9 Girl in Gold Boots (1968) 2,532

21. 2.0 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004) 1,945

22. 2.0 Space Mutiny (1988) 4,376

23. 2.0 Daniel - Der Zauberer (2004) 12,159

24. 2.0 The Starfighters (1964) 2,726

25. 2.0 Fat Slags
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Hilariously Bad Trailer for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

Have you seen the movie Birdemic: Shock and Terror? Well, it's gloriously awful, and unless you enjoy watching movies that are so bad they're good, it's hard to recommend. The script, story, acting, and special effects are all just utterly terrible, but the movie has managed to gain a cult following, and director James Nguyen is back with a laughably bad sequel called Birdemic 2: The Resurrection.

A platoon of eagles and vultures attack Hollywood, California. Why did the eagles and vultures attack? Who will survive?

If you've got 3 minutes to kill you can see for yourself how ridiculously bad this movie looks.

Source: Yahoo! (http://movies.yahoo.com/video/birdemic-2-trailer-152023565.html)
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Official Birdemic 2: The Resurrection Trailer Finally Crash Lands

The trailer for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection was originally supposed to land online yesterday, but the people programming it were attacked by a flock of murderous eagles. Shit happens, ya know? Either way, here it is!

Below you'll find the current theatrical schedule for the flick:

Los Angeles, CA - Cinefamily - 3/28 Thurs 10Pm Premiere San Diego, CA - Ken Cinema Landmark - 4/2 Tues 7Pm Premiere San Francisco, CA - The Roxie - 4/3 Wed 7Pm Premiere Eugene, Or - Bijou - 4/4 Thurs - 9:30Pm Premiere Portland, Or - Hollywood Theater - 4/5 Fri 7Pm Birdemic: Shock and Terror in Hecklevision Portland, Or - Hollywood Theater - 4/6 Sat 7:30 10Pm Premiere NYC, NY - Sunshine Cinema Landmark - 4/10, 4/12, 4/13 (Times to be Announced) Premiere Long Island, NY - Elwood Theater - 4/11 Thurs 8Pm Premiere Boston, Ma - Kendall Landmark - 4/16 Tues 9:30Pm Premiere Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Village - 4/18 Thurs 7Pm Premiere New Orleans,
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Official Trailer Debut for Birdemic 2: The Resurrection Looming; First Theatre Listings

Listen up, my fellow feathered fiends! We've got word that the official trailer for the absolutely batshit nuts sequel to Birdemic: Shock and Terror (review here), entitled Birdemic 2: The Resurrection, is on its way, and we have the first theatre listings! Read on!

First things first... below you'll find the current theatrical schedule for the flick:

Los Angeles, CA - Cinefamily - 3/28 Thurs 10Pm Premiere San Diego, CA - Ken Cinema Landmark - 4/2 Tues 7Pm Premiere San Francisco, CA - The Roxie - 4/3 Wed 7Pm Premiere Eugene, Or - Bijou - 4/4 Thurs - 9:30Pm Premiere Portland, Or - Hollywood Theater - 4/5 Fri 7Pm Birdemic: Shock and Terror in Hecklevision Portland, Or - Hollywood Theater - 4/6 Sat 7:30 10Pm Premiere Seattle, Wa - The Egyptian Landmark - Details To Be Announced NYC, NY - Sunshine Cinema Landmark - 4/10, 4/12, 4/13 (Times to be Announced) Premiere Long Island, NY - Elwood Theater - 4/11 Thurs 8Pm Premiere Boston,
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New Birdemic 2: The Resurrection Poster Sets Hollywood on Fire

The glory of the original Birdemic: Shock and Terror (review here) still warms our heart with its insanity, and from what we gather, Birdemic 2: The Resurrection more than recaptures the lunacy. That being said, dig on the new artwork!

From the Press Release:

The squawking fan gets the sequel – two months sooner than expected. The highly anticipated film ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection,’ written and directed by the Master of Romantic Thrillers™ James Nguyen, will be flying into select major cities worldwide in April 2013.

In response to an unexpectedly large number of fans being cuckoo for these killer birds, the film’s production company, I Got a Fish Productions, turned down standard distribution deals at the last minute to remain independent and push the self-theatrical distribution of ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection’ ahead of its previously anticipated June 2013 release date.

“The main reason behind our decision to bypass traditional distribution was
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Exclusive: Birdemic II: The Resurrection Flies into Theatres Early!

Here's some news that will ruffle your feathers! The sequel to Birdemic: Shock and Terror (review here), entitled Birdemic II: The Resurrection, will begin hitting theatres early; and we've got the first word! Read on for details.

From the Press Release:

The squawking fan gets the sequel – two months sooner than expected. The highly anticipated film ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection,’ written and directed by the Master of Romantic Thrillers™ James Nguyen, will be flying into select major cities worldwide in April 2013.

In response to an unexpectedly large number of fans being cuckoo for these killer birds, the film’s production company, I Got a Fish Productions, turned down standard distribution deals at the last minute to remain independent and push the self-theatrical distribution of ‘Birdemic 2: The Resurrection’ ahead of its previously anticipated June 2013 release date.

“The main reason behind our decision to bypass traditional distribution was simply to get
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Best of Bad Cinema – ‘Birdemic’

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Written by James Nguyen

Directed by James Nguyen

USA, 2008

You have to respect an artist with a vision. Sometimes they make Dances With Wolves or The Passion of the Christ and are rewarded critically and commercially for their risky works of passion. Other times you get James Nguyen’s notorious 2008 film Birdemic. The film is an homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds and Al Gore’s Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Shot largely on weekends and funded completely by Nguyen’s day job as a software salesman in Silicon Valley, the film is actually quite magical for bad movie fans due to the tonal shift midway through. It’s kind of like two awesomely bad movies for the price of one!

The first half of the film focuses on the wooing of Victoria Secret model Nathalie (Whitney Moore) by leading man Rod (Alan Bagh
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Birdemic 2: it'll be poultry in motion

Films as bad as Birdemic: Shock and Terror aren't supposed to get sequels, but if James Nguyen can keep the acting poor, the sound abysmal and the humour intact, it'll be another classic

Made on a reported budget of $10,000 (£6,385), Birdemic: Shock and Terror quickly vaulted into the highest echelons of the best worst films ever made upon its 2010 release. Thanks to Birdemic's trailer – largely comprised of a scene where several almost-actors listlessly flap their arms at a handful of stock-still Commodore 64 maybe-eagles – the film immediately joined the likes of The Room and Sharktopus; films best watched drunk at 3am when your brain has lost the power to process competency.

And thanks to all this notoriety, there's going to be a Birdemic sequel. According to Dreadcentral, Birdemic 2: The Resurrection will be released in June, with screenings all over the world. This is uncharted territory. Films as bad as Birdemic aren't supposed to get sequels.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Birdemic II: The Resurrection Spreads its Wings in June

A little bird dropped by our mailbox to let us know that the sequel to Birdemic: Shock and Terror (review here), entitled Birdemic II: The Resurrection, will begin hitting theatres in June with screenings being held everywhere from Los Angeles to Paris, France. Said bird then exploded, much to our delight.

We'll have all of the official details for you as soon as possible. Just wanted to give you guys enough of a heads-up so that you can prepare your hangers.

Visionary writer/director James Nguyen said his inspiration for the film was the La Brea Tar Pits. “I went to the museum at the Tar Pits, which had an exhibit of ancient eagles and vultures,” he recalled, “and as I walked through it, I said, ‘This is Birdemic 2.’” He added, “The Tar Pits are a major hint why the birds attack La.”

“As a rabid fan of the original
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