The Room: Why People Love the Worst Movie Ever Made

Dean Peterson from Vox takes a look at the psychology behind the obsessive cult following of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 so-bad-it’s-good independent drama film, The Room.

“Tommy Wiseau’s film The Room is by many accounts the worst movie ever made. The plot barely makes sense, the set design is comically inept, and most of the dialogue sounds like it was fed through Google Translate multiple times. Yet, for 14 years, people have been congregating at midnight screenings all across the globe to watch what some people call ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies.'”

Previously from Vox: How a Lazy Egg Yolk Became a Japanese Pop Culture Icon