PROJECTOR NO. 10
Everyone hates a poor quality movie with not just bad acting but also dumb and cheesy. There’s nothing worse than a poor script mixed with bad acting but when these two are mixed in the worse way you can imagine, they become part of the history and instead of being hated they’re loved, not in a way that a good movie is loved but in a special way. A typical bad movie that is simply boring or that just doesn’t make sense is forgotten simply because there’s nothing interesting to talk about. When Tommy Wiseau and James Nguyen were thinking about writing and directing “The Room” (you can find my review here) and “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” they both thought that their ideas had some sort of potential and after the release of their works, the world reacted enthusiastically because a new sort of masterpiece was born. And by mixing the poor acting and script in the right way, they managed to create not a typical bad movie but a movie that it’s so bad it becomes great.
Although “The Room” and “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” are both really crappy, while one of them brought us the pain of one man dealing with the love of his life while she was cheating on him with his best friend (a story written by Tommy Wiseau himself), the other is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. Probably you’re wondering how an adaptation of a Hitchcock’s story could be that bad but in one hour and a half I haven’t seen any horror in the middle of the movie. “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” is an American independent romantic horror film released in 2008 about a town under attack from a group of eagles and vultures (probably the worst birds I’ve seen in my entire life). In James Nguyen’s film we watch a “high-successful” software manager getting laid with a “successful” model while a group of sick birds is attacking the city with “massive” high-quality explosions. The birds are probably the real deal of the movie since they’re terribly realistic. So if you want to be shocked and afraid of the poorest CGI effects you’ll ever see than you really should consider watching “Birdemic: Shock and Terror”.
Considered as one of the worst movies ever made, Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” gained a lot of importance around moviegoers since its release. The film did poorly at the box office but then all of a sudden, Wiseau saw his dream becoming real. Instead of being forgotten, “The Room” was highly supported by its fans and now it’s probably one of the most successful bad movies ever made. The plot is ridiculously funny and it’s just so damn hard to not laugh about it. The characters are dumb, the story is like a gigantic plot hole and the result of everything combined is perhaps one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.
So if you are planning on watching a movie with your friends, instead of picking a dumb and predictable horror movie, pick one of these two and I guarantee you that you’ll remember them for the rest of your lives. Forget about Asylum movies, forget about comedies like “Epic Movie”, if you want to have the time of your life with a bad movie, “The Room” and “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” are the perfect picks to fulfill your wishes.