Birdemic: Shock and Terror


Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 - 18:00


The Book Club
100 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH

Despite having no formal experience in film-making, Hitchcock-obsessive James Nguyen wanted to pay homage to his hero by creating a movie inspired by The Birds but with an ecological twist. The result is BIRDEMIC, which tells the story of a romance between the two main characters as their small town is attacked by birds.

Made with no studio support, largely self-financed and produced on a budget of less than $10,000, the film has gained notoriety for its wooden acting and dialogue, amateurish sound and editing, nonsensical plot and, in particular, its special effects, consisting entirely of poorly rendered CGI eagles and vultures that, in addition to performing physically awkward aerial manoeuvres (non-animated bird sprites in the background will simply rotate 360° in mid-air), spit acid and explode.

Chuck on your chicken costume and join us at The Book Club for a special Easter screening of the film that "makes THE ROOM look like a masterpiece" (, along with our now legendary trailers, snacks and prizes. You'd be a right (blue) tit to miss out so swallow your pride and put the ticket on your Egg card. Trust us, it's going to be one fowl evening!

"If there was ever a film to really take the crown as the best worst movie, it's Birdemic" - Screenjabber

"Everything about this movie is wrong, and that is not an exaggeration. The acting is wrong. The directing is wrong. The screenwriting is wrong. The cinematography is wrong. The color correction is wrong. The sound is wrong. The sound mixing is wrong. The special effects are wrong. Everything is wrong." - Dread Central

"The performances are soggier than a pool hall urinal cake" - Bloody Good Horror