It’s been several months since the world premiere of Glenn Danzig’s debut feature film, Verotika, and in that time, there’s been no shortage of scathing reviews–some going so far as to dub it “the worst movie ever made.” I haven’t seen Verotika yet, but I find that hard to believe. I likely have no fewer than 4 movies in my inbox right now that could quickly claim that title with far more certainty. That said, there’s no such thing as bad press, right?
In a move that could be seen a mile away (and is absolutely the right move to make), the team behind the film has decided to lean into those comments and reviews–citing that the film has been “referred to as the new The Room,” which has previously held the “worst movie ever made” title up to this point, in its very own press release. One thing is for certain, though. They don’t want Verotika to be seen as “bad” or “the worst.” They want it to be known as a cult classic–a slice of cinema that doesn’t belong in this world or time. And you know what? I’m here for it.
Look no further than Danzig’s appearance on Shudder’s The Core to gain a better understanding of his influences and taste. Spoiler: he’s into weird and wild shit. Take a look a the debut trailer below, and let us know if you’re on board for the insanity. Verotika is available on digital platforms on February 25th.