Tommy Wiseau – the man, the myth, the legend?!
I wrote about Tommy Wiseau’s movie The Room yesterday and urged you to watch it, and I hope you did. Let me know what you thought in the comments.
So, I also wrote that I would write a post about another one of Tommy’s masterpieces, and here we are. This one is called “The House That Drips Blood On Alex” and follows the main character (Tommy Wiseau) Alex, who buys a house on Blood Street, and you know what that house does? Well, it drops blood on him… hence the title The House That Drips Blood On Alex. Clever, right?!
This one is a short film and lasts for about 14 minutes, unfortunately it’s not a full length movie, because the acting, story and special effects are in fact “better” then in The Room, and by better I mean worse. Or are they?! I really can’t tell, they might be on the same level as The Room tho. This short film has a lot to offer even tho it’s only 14 minutes long, and if you are like me and my girlfriend, you really should grab pen and paper and start writing down the weird stuff they say in the movie. A fun game for example, is to count how many times Alex (Tommy Wiseau) says the name “Thomas”, haha. It’s hilarious.
Tommy really gives it his everything when it comes to deliver a horror themed feel to the movie, especially the scene where he wakes up in the middle of the night, looks into a mirror in a slight off angle and lets out a chilling and horrifying roar, oh wait, did I say horrifying roar? I meant a constipated moan…
The story of the movie follows Alex, who buys a house on Blood Street from a shady salesman played by Joey Greco of all people, Greco insures Alex that the house is NOT located on Blood Street, but that it’s pronounced Blut Street. And as soon as Alex moves in, the house starts to drip blood on him, and all of Alex’s friends says it’s paint, ketchup or that it’s nothing to worry about. After some heavy dripping and agonising time for Alex, he decides to return to the realtor to demand an explanation, but to his surprise the office where Joey Greco was working…. is empty….. dum dum dum.
Alex then decides to check the attic and see what is causing the dripping, and this is where the movie comes to conclusion, if the conclusion was made up by a senile panda, high on mushrooms in a pitch black room, hanging upside down from a spinning ceiling fan.
Although it’s only 14 minutes, the movie is full of hilarious little things to keep an eye on, I’m gonna list a few, but let me know in the comments if you find more funny stuff.
First of all, when Alex friend is visiting with pizza, check the writing on the moving boxes in the living room….
Check Alex’s (Tommy Wiseau) hand when he is shining and shaking his flashlight in the attic.
Notice the angle and weird placement of the mirror when Alex wakes up in the middle of the night.
Listen to the dialog when Alex is signing the papers to the house with a feathered pen.
Count the number of times Alex says the name “Thomas” in the course of a 14 minute long movie.
Oh, and another great thing? The movie is available to watch for free on Vimeo, which means you can watch it right here on AndreasFransson.com. Just start the embedded player below and enjoy one of best worst acting in the world. Tommy Wiseau is a genius, I said it yesterday and I say it today, you can’t go wrong with his movies and I really hope that he makes more movies in the same spirit of The Room and The House That Drips Blood On Alex.
Now, sit back and enjoy, grab a drink and most of all, have fun!
The Disaster Artist – Biography/Behind the scenes book by The Room actor Greg Sestero (<— affiliate link)