The World is Gripped by Birdemic: Shock and Terror! New Theatre Listings, Trailer, and More!

Having just seen Birdemic: Shock and Terror, we can honestly say that it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Words completely failed me by the film’s end, and I was sure of only one thing – I had just had the funniest, most awesomely bad experience of my entire life!

Thanks to constant championing by sites like Bloody Disgusting (much like we did with Paranormal Activity), the little flick is developing quite a name for itself both here and abroad. In fact click here for a video examination of the phenomenon from the UK.

The good news? More theatres have picked up this flick for a limited run so you, too, can experience the insanity!

From the Press Release
Severin Films has received countless emails and phone calls from fans across the continent, demanding that ‘BIRDEMIC: SHOCK AND TERROR’ be brought to their town,” said Carl Daft, CEO and co-founder of Severin Films. “We are very happy to announce that the greatest avian-based romantic thriller since THE BIRDS will be making its proper debut in theaters throughout North America. Our only concern is … who will survive?”

BIRDEMIC, described by 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. BIRDEMIC also 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 the 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 star of THE BIRDS Tippi Hedren. 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. Discussions are currently under way for Severin to add an additional thirty years to the initial agreement.

Fans can connect with BIRDEMIC on Facebook, follow along on Twitter, and of course visit the official Birdemic: Shock and Terror website.

Check out the tour dates and The Birdemic Experience Tour 2010 trailer below.

Theatrical Dates

  • April 16th — LOS ANGELES, CA — Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theater
  • April 16th & 17th — WASHINGTON, DC — E Street Theater
  • April 23rd — PORTLAND, OR — The Bridgetown Comedy Festival @ The Baghdad!
  • April 23rd & 24th — DENVER, CO — Esquire Theater (Director James Nguyen in person 4/24!)
  • April 23rd-25th, 28th — DETROIT, MI — The Burton Theater
  • April 23rd & 24th — RICHMOND, VA — Bowtie Cinemas
  • April 30th & May 1st — SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Roxie Theater (Official Bay Area Premiere) *James Nguyen and Cast of BIRDEMIC in Attendance*
  • April 30th-May 6th — PORTLAND, OR — The Clinton Street Theater
  • May 7th & 8th — NEW HAVEN, CT — Bowties Cinemas @ The Criterion
  • May 8th — PHILADELPHIA, PA — Ritz East Theater
  • May 14th & 15th — NASHVILLE, TN — The Belcourt Theater
  • May 15th — MILWAUKEE, WI — The Oriental Theater
  • May 19th — AUSTIN, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
  • May 20th — TORONTO, ON — The Bloor Cinema (Presented by Rue Morgue)
  • May 21st & 22nd — MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Uptown Theater
  • May 21st & 22nd — HOUSTON, TX — River Oaks Theater
  • May 21st & 22nd — COLUMBUS, OH — TBD
  • June 4th & 5th — DALLAS, TX — The Inwood Theater
  • June 4th – 6th — BOSTON, MA — The Brattle Theatre
  • June 11th & 12th — CLEVELAND, OH — The Cleveland Cinematheque
  • June 15th, 18th & 20th — ATLANTA, GA — The Plaza Theater
  • June 16th — AUSTIN, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
  • June 18th & 19th — CHICAGO, IL — The Music Box Theater – *James Nguyen in Attendance, presented by Bloody-Disgusting.com!
  • June 25th & 26th — SEATTLE, WA — The Egyptian Theater
  • July 16th & 17th – TUCSON, AZ -The Loft Cinema

  • The Birdemic Experience Tour 2010 – Trailer
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    • Terminal

      I’ll see this even if it is critic proof. If people love it they’ll say it’s because it’s destined to be a cult classic. People will hate it because it’s awful but admire it for being a cult classic. The director who obviously made this with the utmost sincerity will then milk it for all it’s worth reveling in the success as a cult classic.

      Much like the director of “The Room.”
      “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • Vanvance1


      I know me. I will eventually see this.
      Then I will ask myself why I watched it.

      Then someone will release a flick about reanimated baked goods come to life to kill man and I’ll see that too.

      Do they have a 12 step program for this?

    • Floydian Trip

      Who’s James Nguyen?

      • Floydian Trip

        Ah, the director I guess. Not worth the drive.

        I wouldn’t go around bragging about hyping PA. That movie sucked total and complete ass.

    • The Woman In Black

      Oh, man. If you guys live in any of the cities where this is playing, do your best to see it with a crowd. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! Not necessarily a good one, but an experience nonetheless.