Up until this point, it’s generally agreed that the best worst movie ever made is The Room, Tommy Wiseau’s confused drama/romance that ended up being so unintentionally hilarious that it continues to pack repertoire theaters around the world 10 years after its release. But a newly unearthed “horror” movie called Seance (Killer in the Dark) starring Corey Feldman and Adam West may give The Room a run for its money.
Made in 2001 for a million bucks by aspiring movie maker Rick Vasquez, the movie has languished unreleased without a distributor for years… until family friends convinced Vasquez to upload the film to YouTube and post it on Reddit yesterday. In the 24 hours since it appeared, it has garnered more than 5,000 upvotes and 100,000 views.
And we can see why it’s captured the imagination of the internet; it’s a so-bad-it’s-good classic filmed on cheap video cameras and even cheaper sets. Feldman gives a priceless scenery chewing performance, while West shows up randomly throughout the movie to spout cryptic lines that don’t have much to do with anything.
The plot revolves around a group of friends who accidentally bring a ghost who haunts Feldman’s character into the real world via (you guessed it) a seance. It murders them from there one by one. Can Corey Feldman convince a local cop that the threat is real before it’s too late? Does Adam West hold the key to sending this vengeful spirit back to the afterlife? You’ll have to watch the whole thing, available here in 10 parts, to find out. Just to give you a taste of what to expect, watch this: