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