Johnny, Sean, and Dave, writers who host the Self Publishing Podcast, decided that they didn’t spend nearly enough hours talking into microphones, so they decided to start this brand new podcast, Better Off Undead.
This podcast is a celebration of all that is awesome in the world of horror, a genre they all write in. Johnny, author of the non-horror Bialy Pimps, is working on a zombie series while Sean and Dave have written the Yesterday’s Gone post-apocalyptic serial, and are now at work on a proper zombie serial.
They decided to start a podcast for horror fans, people who like great horror fiction, TV, movies, comics, and video games. In other words, they enjoyed the self-publishing podcast so much, they decided to sit around and talk about the non-writing cool shit they like.
So how did they kick off the first podcast celebrating all that is awesome in horror?
The guys decided they’d begin the inaugural podcast by challenging themselves and YOU, the reader/listener, to find a movie worse than Birdemic: Shock and Terror. (Good luck with that, by the way).
Johnny, Sean, and Dave talked about just what makes this movie so awesome (or horribly awesome), but not before Johnny dissed Twilight, Dave defended it (because he has a thing for girls who don’t smile), and Sean tried to pretend that he didn’t just have a Team Edward poster up on his wall a week ago!
The guys then went picked the movie apart, debated whether the movie was intentionally awful or some kind of Andy Kaufmanesque work of subversive genius (Dave voted for the latter, though he may have been pulling a Kaufman, himself), and played clips from some of the best parts of the movie.
Speaking of “best parts,” you should watch this short YouTube highlights reel first. It’s epic:
At nearly a full hour, they may have actually spent more time on talking about the movie than the writers spent writing it.
After devoting the first episode of Better Off Undead to the cinematic masterpiece, Birdemic: Shock and Terror, the guys weren’t sure if they’d just made the best show ever or worst. Kinda like the movie. They promised to actually talk about things you care about in the next episode. Assuming they haven’t all slit their wrists in a post-Birdemic depression.
THE CHALLENGE IS ON
Got a movie WORSE than Birdemic that’s available on Netflix instant streaming? Post a link in the comments below and maybe the guys will watch it and devote an hour to your most loved/despised movie.
In case you haven’t SEEN Birdemic: Shock and Terror, watch the clip below and re-think whether you can find something to top this movie.
Though, it seems like the makers of Birdemic might actually be the first to answer the challenge, when they come back later this year with Birdemic The Resurrection, which, if you recall, was clearly predicted by the Mayans.
See you next week!
To view the video version of this episode, go to: Our Review of Horror Classic “Birdemic” and Other Stupid Shit