Birdemic: Shock And Terror


Birdemic: Shock And Terror

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This low-budget thriller follows a sexy lingerie model and her computer engineer boyfriend as they take a pleasant trip to Northern California, only to discover that legions of malicious birds are descending on human kind. Soon, the couple's dream vacation becomes a battle for humanity's survival. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Birdemic: Shock And Terror

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (13)

  • Nguyen's DIY-fingerprints are on every frame. Like The Room, it's the antidote to mass culture -- a singular auteur with a dream.

    Aug 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    Jul 6, 2010 | Full Review…

    Ronnie Scheib

    Top Critic
  • Simply foul.

    Jun 11, 2010 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • A shot-on-video reworking of The Birds as a screwy commentary on the dangers of global warming, Birdemic: Shock and Terror pours every stupid horror movie cliché into an abstract road movie ...

    Jun 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • so dull, incompetent and ridiculous that it can and will be championed only by a repeat audience of ironists and iconoclasts looking for the next cult film to worship.

    Aug 15, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Birdemic appears to be completely sincere, an attempt by Nguyen to make a serious and moving work of art. So what if it moves us to tears with laughter?

    Mar 17, 2011 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Birdemic: Shock And Terror

  • Mar 22, 2014
    An embarrassing dreck that is so bad it defies comprehension, with what seems to be the most incompetent editing and worst (unmixed) sound ever. And what to say of those ridiculous CGI birds? Even Ed Wood would run away from something like this. (Zero stars)
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2013
    James Nguyen has constructed the worst piece of cinema in history, and the final product shows that he has never been to film school, never studied films or how to make them for that matter, and it became a cluster F$#K of a movie, filled with cheap gags, the worst visuals on the face of the earth, stomach turning sound design, horrendous editing, and direction that makes absolutely no sense. With takes being reused over and over again and effects that could have been created by a kid in grade school learning after effects, "Birdemic" is THE WORST film I have ever seen and will ever see. The funny thing is, I hoped the entire time, that this film was a joke, but it is surely not. Let's just say that you must be extremely bored if you take the time to watch this thing.
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2012
    Could be on the throne for worst ever all around. I think so.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2012
    Only a movie this bad could have scenes like the one where the main character says "there's dead people on the side of the road!" then when he walks over to the bodies yells "they're dead!" There are so many shots that last a full 30 seconds after everyone stopped talking, so the actors are just standing there doing nothing. The sound editing is hilariously bad, the volume of everyone's voices changes often and there are awkward silences whenever the camera cuts to a new shot. The birds don't move much, they just have a looped animation of their wings moving up and down. The disease the birds have is, in a creative twist, called "bird flu virus." So bad it's funny, and so funny it hurts.
    Joey S Super Reviewer

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