What we're about

Cinema Terriblé [noun] (si-nā-ˈmä-te-rē-ˈblā, or "however the Hell you want to pronounce it"): A play on the term cinema verité. A style of film-making in which the result is unintentionally, hilariously, and often just awesomely, bad.

We are:

- Fans of "so-bad-it's-good" movies. Cult classics, exploitation films, B-movies, Z-movies, midnight movies... In a nutshell, if there's a movie that is so awful that it makes people laugh and applaud, we love it, and we want to see it.


- Fans of MSTing (movie-mocking in the style of MST3K; also known as "riffing"). We love Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, Cinematic Titanic, Master Pancake Theater, and everything in that vein.


- Fans of Austin weirdness. We love the Alamo Drafthouse theaters (which have awesome events such as Terror Tuesdays, Weird Wednesdays, Video Vortex, Hecklevision, and Fantastic Fest) and the Austin Film Society (AFS). We also love local video stores -- I Luv Video and Vulcan Video -- which carry most of the movies we want to watch.


- Fans of neo-VHS culture, and VHS found footage. We love stuff like Adjust Your Tracking, Bleeding Skull! and Everything is Terrible.


- Fans of laughing, meeting cool new people with similar interests, socializing with friends, and just having a fun time!


If you're one or more of these, become a member and RSVP to an event.

We hope to see you soon!

Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/205891259566842/

Upcoming events (1)

August Anniversary Double Feature

Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Cafe

Terribléans! Sorry I had to reschedule but I wanted us to be able to adequately prepare for our anniversary (and I had a conflict:/) Anniversary theme - Just some look at the worst of cinema terriblé. So many years of terribleaness. Hope to see costumes and games prizes any festivities you want to get involved in! Long live terriblé in our new location:) Hopefully we can top a Z'dar cookie cake from last year haha!! HOW THIS WORKS [basic stuff] On the night of the meetup, we’ll have a small, diverse, and pre-determined selection of good-bad movies. Then we’ll participate in a simple majority vote, and the two movies that win the most votes will be screened for everyone’s pleasure*. Remember that although the restaurant does not charge us a fee for the room, they do expect us to spend $, so please plan on ordering something. It's a full-service restaurant but they provide separate checks. Thanks and we are looking forward to seeing you all! * Pleasure not guaranteed. I’ll bring a bottle of ibuprofen. [advanced stuff] If you’re interested in contributing to the pre-event movie selection process, read on! Otherwise, you can ignore the rest of this stuff and just show up to the event. About a week before the event (AKA the “cut-off date”), the organizers will put together and send out a small list of about 4 or 5 movies. We pull these movies from a great big movie pool that is basically a list of every movie we ever want to watch. We try to span our small selection across different genres – action, sci-fi, horror, etc. Now if you would like to be involved in process of choosing movies, here’s what you can do: Step 1) Please check out our movie pool (link)! If you see anything that you really want to watch, discuss it in the comments below, or on our Facebook page (link). The more buzz around that movie, the more likely we’ll select it. Step 2) If you want to watch a movie that isn’t already in the movie pool, you can send us a submission! You can do that in the comments below, or on our Facebook page (link). Keep in mind that we are selective when it comes to good-bad movies, and you can read about what we’re specifically looking for on the submissions info page (link). In short, the essential criteria are that the movie must be unintentionally funny and so-bad-it’s-good, and you must have the movie on DVD or VHS. Everything else is optional and good-to-have, but can significantly increase your odds. Lastly, remember that your submission should be sent by the cut-off date, or about a week before the meetup, in order to be considered for this event.

Past events (156)

June Double Feature

Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Cafe

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