Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room is regularly considered one of the worst movies ever made, and its strange appeal is enhanced by the fact that it is equally as mysterious. In interviews Wiseau, who wrote, directed and starred in the epic train wreck, frequently talks around questions about the film’s financing and production. More recently there was some question if he even directed the film at all. It’s no surprise, then, that the resulting film has become a cult phenomenon, spawning bawdy, participatory screenings from coast to coast.

One of the men who was at ground zero for the disaster was Greg Sestero. Sestero played Mark, the main character Johnny’s best friend who – spoiler alert – sleeps with Johnny’s girlfriend, settling off the over the top and hilarious chain of events that makes up the film’s plot. Sestero recently signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to tell his side of the story and his book, Locked Inside ‘The Room’ will be published in early 2013. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Did Tommy Wiseau Actually Direct ‘The Room?’

When discussing the merits, or demerits, of the The Room, only one name comes to mind: Tommy Wiseau. The mysterious mad man is credited with starring, writing, producing and directing the 2003 film that’s so bad it’s become a midnight pop culture phenomenon. However, in the February 18 issue of Entertainment Weekly, some new facts have come to light that question if Wiseau actually directed his movie.

Veteran filmmaker Sandy Schklair was hired as a script supervisor and, according to him, he was also asked by Wiseau to more or less direct the movie. Schklair and one of the actors have come out and said Wiseau was too busy acting to actually do his directorial duties such as talk to the actors or make sense of the script. And now – as crazy as it might sound – Schklair wants a directing credit on the film. Read more about this controversy after the jump. Read More »


Tommy Wiseau is really planning to give something back to his audience. His film The Room is (in)famous among fans for being, among many other things, the screening where you can throw a rain of plastic spoons at the screen. Now, if Wiseau has his way, the film will be able to throw something back, as he’s planning a 3D remaster for late 2011 or early 2012. Read More »

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If you frequent /Film regularly, you’ve probably already been exposed to the brilliance/insanity/grammatical terror of The Room, Tommy Wiseau‘s failed attempt at a provocative, seductive drama-thriller. The film, which is as hilarious as it is downright baffling, has been declared by many to be the worst film ever made, and has gone on to receive a massive cult following.

One would assume that writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau would be less than thrilled to be the butt of the colossal joke that is his $7 million production, but since its release, he’s asserted that the comedic value of the film was wholly intentional—a claim that’s easily disputed by watching the first 30 seconds of any interview with him.

He tries to maintain the illusion anyway though, and his latest attempt at doing so is through a horror parody short film called The House That Drips Blood On Alex. Watch the teaser trailer after the break. Read More »

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Lots of cool film-related stuff happens in Boston, Massachusetts and not that many people are here to document it, preserve it and spread the word about it. Special screenings, Q&As, panel discussions — we have them all, and frequently too. /Film Boston aims to be a bi-weekly column that will bring you audio and video content from film-related events around the Boston area. If you don’t live in Boston, I hope that this column will give you a window into some of the cool stuff that happens here regularly. If you do live here, hopefully you’ll come here to get the heads-up on what’s been going on, and what is to come.

After the break, director Paul Verhoeven explains why Robocop is a Christ metaphor, and I speak with the enigmatic director of The Room, Mr. Tommy Wiseau. You can find all past versions of /Film Boston by going to http://www.slashfilm.com/boston
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