Everything Is Terrible! Hopes to Build a Pyramid of Jerry Maguire VHS Tapes. In the Meantime, They’re Honoring Satan.
For their latest project, which is coming to Cinema 21 this week, Everything Is Terrible! consumed and recontextualized more than 2,000 VHS tapes into The Great Satan, a film made up of archaic videos pertaining to general religious kookery, D horror films and the satanic panic of the ’80s. That includes a gaggle of folks who once thought that Dungeons & Dragons was a gateway to child sacrifice and calling upon none other than Lucifer (whom Everything Is Terrible! lists as a “longtime collaborator”) to return to earth. The resulting work is a psychedelic mishmash of quaintly out-of-touch and out-of-context hilarity.