Writer/director James Nguyen’s Birdemic: Shock and Terror is a tender love story, a graphic horror shocker, an urgent ecological warning, a testament to its creator’s enduring vision, and a must-see “midnight movie” sensation!
Shot on video on a beyond-shoestring budget, and conceived over the course of five years, Nguyen — the self-proclaimed “Master of the Romantic Thriller” — tells the tale of a sexy lingerie model (Whitney Moore) and a successful software salesman (Alan Bagh) on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town. When the entire region is attacked by millions of homicidal birds, their picturesque paradise becomes a winged hell on earth. Can mankind now survive the avian onslaught of…Birdemic!?
Directed by James Nguyen. 2010. 105 mins. USA
Friday, June 15 – 11pm
Saturday, June 16 – 9:30pm
“Nguyen’s DIY-fingerprints are on every frame. Like The Room, it’s the antidote to mass culture — a singular auteur with a dream.” – Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
“Howlingly bad films are a dime a dozen, but the evident Ed Wood-like sincerity with which writer-director James Nguyen lovingly crafted this compendium of cinematic don’ts gives it a goofy, almost surrealist charm.” – Ronnie Scheib, Variety