There is high art, and then there is low art, and then there is terrible art. The new film, titled “Everything Is Terrible! The Movie,” is a hilarious and strange collection of found footage, compiled by the blogging group Everything Is Terrible. “All of our footage is ripped from VHS tapes we rescue from thrift stores and video store going-out-of-business sales,” says Katie Rife, a member of Everything Is Terrible. The footage shown in the film was hand-picked from the amassment of footage the group has gathered throughout the years, which range from comically dated infomercials to creepy children’s shows. “We gathered together all of the footage onto hard drives, organized it loosely by theme, and just started going through each clip one by one and trimming the fat,” says Rife. “The ones with the best punch lines made it to the movie.” The result is a fifty-minute journey through the bizarre underbelly of American media. The people who will most likely enjoy the movie are “people who cope with the absurdity of life by laughing at it,” says Rife.
The film plays at The Hungry Brain on August 10 at 8:30pm.