The Room arguably qualifies as one of the worst films ever made, but I’m not sorry I saw it. I’m only sorry I witnessed its shlocky attempt at eroticism on DVD instead of with a group, like at the Plaza Theatre’s upcoming screening Tues., Feb. 17, at 9:30 p.m. Barely noticed upon its original release in 2003, The Room has inspired a fanatical cult following that includes Hollywood cool kids such as Paul Rudd and David Cross. The Room invites joyous ridicule at midnight screenings like The Rocky Horror Picture Show for a new generation.

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This Is Some Scene for Weirdo News: Sure Signs of the Impending Apocalypse ;) followed by an interview with actor/writer/filmmaker Tommy Wiseau. Tommy Wiseau is an actor, writer and filmmaker, who made the cult hit film The Room, which has screened in Los Angeles since 2003. The film is about a love triangle between a man, his fiance, and his best friend. Wiseau promotes the film as a black comedy.

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Episode 19 from Mahalo Daily- Veronica Belmont gets an exclusive interview with Tommy Wiseau!

NPR digs deep for what makes “The Room” so special-

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So what’s the attraction? The consensus is that the movie is so bad it’s actually painfully funny to watch. What makes the experience so much fun are the hundred or so fans that routinely show up for screenings.

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“The Room” Fast Facts

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Fast Facts

1. The film screens once a month at midnight in Los Angeles
2. The film’s star, Tommy Wiseau also wrote, produced and directed the film
3. IMDb reports the budget at $6,000,000.00
4. Was shot on 35mm and High Definition simultaneously
5. The film shot for 8 months in Los Angeles
6. Second unit shooting took place in San Francisco
7. Film employed 400 people
8. Running time 99 minutes
9. Wiseau made a documentary short in 2004 called Homeless in America

Awfully Good!

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The Room is probably the worst film ever made, but it’s peculiarly difficult to hate it because of how awfully good it is.

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From Variety – Long-running midnight movie developing cult following:

The face on the billboard leers down over Highland, half-lidded and haunting in black and white. The image — actually the headshot of helmer Tommy Wiseau — has branded “The Room,” a self-distributed directorial debut so hopelessly amateurish that auds reportedly walked out during its two-week run in July 2003.

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This is a great interview with Tommy and the A.V. Club.

You could make an argument for several movies given new life by the witching hour—Donnie Darko, Showgirls, and Troll 2 leap immediately to mind, and Road House seems to be gaining momentum—but Tommy Wiseau’s The Room may be the first true successor to the Rocky Horror throne. Since ending a two-week run at Laemmle’s Sunset 5 theater in Los Angeles in 2003, Wiseau’s self-distributed anti-gem has nurtured a cult following through once-a-month midnight screenings.

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Johnny and Mark on the roof in

Johnny and Mark on the roof in "The Room"

This is a great piece on “The Room” phenomenon from ABC News!

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