It all started on @twitter.
If you are apart of the twitter world in Birmingham, you know that there is a kind of, let’s call it a “Birmingham Circle” of people, that are on twitter, have similar interests, involved with the city, and have a love of Birmingham. I have been apart of this circle for a little over a year now and have met some great interesting people I probably would not have met or had a conversation with if it wasn’t for twitter. That’s one reason why I love twitter.
I believe it was a late weekday night, reading the twitter feed I jumped into a conversation about “Bad Movies”, you know the kind, the ones that are so horrible that they are actually great and sometimes (sometimes) genius.
One of these “Bad Movies” was on Cartoon Network (of all networks) called The Room and a group of us were all discussing how bad it was, others got into the conversation who hadn’t seen it, curious. We tried to explain (in 140 characters) this terrible script with a wannabe Arnold Schwarzenegger director and lead in the film.
If you hadn’t seen this movie. Don’t. It really is a waste of 99 minutes. I would do laundry instead. Seriously.
However, our conversation turned into discussing other bad “great” movies. When I was growing up I loved cheesy movies such as Howard the Duck , Masters of the Universe and those great “B” horror movies like The Blob (1988, I am an 80′s kid), Attack of the Killer Tomatoes , Killer Klowns from Outer Space and let’s not forget the greatest of them all, The Evil Dead trilogy.
Mike Carpri, owner of Lou’s Pub in Lakeview, is a friend who also has a passion for “Bad Movies”. He had started showing various movies on Monday nights, so I approached him about having a screening at Lou’s. He loved and agreed to the idea. That’s when #BHMMovieClub was born and what better movies to start off the first official meeting of the Birmingham Bad Movie Club then the Evil Dead Trilogy.
We drank Zombie cocktails, hung out, some of us for the first time IRL (in real life to those non-twitterers) and watched The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, and Army of Darkness. It was quite a night of loud screaming and loud laughter. Thanks to everyone who came out: @scottschablow @socialmediabham @somesoma @moniebaloney @piercingwit @gabinator @idowens @jtylerduke, @iamdangavin @BreanneKostyk and @Eakin_Reich .
What’s on the agenda for the next #BHMBadMovieClub showing@LousPub ?
Guess you will have to come on August 8th to find out…either way, you’re bound to have a “bad” time.