Those krazed VHS-hunting pupz from Everything Is Terrible! (everyone’s favorite found footage chop shoppe) are back with their third inner-eye-opening feature — containing a feat never before attempted in either human or canine history. EIT! asks but a few simple questions: 1) “What if we made a movie composed ENTIRELY out of dog-related found footage?”; 2) ‘What if this magickal movie, made up of thousands of other dog movies, was also a remake of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 masterpiece The Holy Mountain?”; and, 3) “What if we went on the road performing an all-new “live in fur” show that picked up where Cirque Du Soleil and The Rock-A-Fire Explosion left off?” Well, let’s stop asking dumb rhetorical questions because this never-ending spiral of World-Pup winning, sunglasses-wearing, murder-solving, skateboarding pooches is real! This is it! Are you dog enough to go fetch it? ARFFFFFF!
Feast your shade covered eyes on this sneak peek of DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! No bonez about it this time! RUFFFFF!
$8 advance $10 at the door. 21+
Everything is Terrible! is the internet sensation video collective responsible for some of this millennium’s most intriguing viral videos. From Yogi Ogi Dogi – the yoga farmer teaching kids to stretch (creepily) to Cat Massage (just what you’d think), we are mining the VHS universe for all the best – and worst – bits. This isn’t some youtube compilation site. Every video is original, and it’s fantastic media art – and a great look into America’s hidden past.
EIT!’s daily postings of genuinely ridiculous videos and out of context movie scenes ripped from old VHS releases have been hailed by Wired, MTV, Fox, Time, BoingBoing, Buzzfeed, WFMU, Videogum, Best Week Ever, The Soup, and Jezebel, while the CBC deemed it simply ‘The best site ever.’
The Chicago Tribune did a feature on EIT!, writing, “the purveyors of the Everything is Terrible blog mine bits of inadvertent yet sublime comedy.” Paste did a little something on us, summing up EIT!’s mission aptly: “For a couple years now, the cultural historians over at Everything Is Terrible! have worked hard to dredge up all the groan-inducing infomercials, workout videos, PSAs and otherwise terrible footage from the ’80s and ’90s that they could find.” Here is the All Things Considered story on EIT! and our pursuit of every copy of Jerry Maguire in the world. The Onion’s feature on us declared our second movie to be a “postmodern masterwork” and LAWeekly called us “Bruce Conner for the information age.”
An average show goes something like this… The lights go down, smoke billows from the stage, creepy music plays loudly. Before anyone can understand what’s about to happen next, EIT! enter the stage, dressed in giant foam puppet heads, five-foot arms, and cloaks held together by golden VHS medallions. Their leader yells at the crowd for some time, sounding like a mix between spells from the Necronomicon, and an 80’s video game intro. ‘It’ lets you know that no one is safe. All must be punished. And everything, is in fact, Terrible!