Fake movie trailers?

Yesterday night, in the midst of some web surfing, my wife thought she had found the trailer for the forthcoming Harry Potter movie (November sometime). I say thought because after watching three or four different ones, we realized that none of these trailers were actual trailers. For whatever reason, these trailers were created by fans and were posted as allegedly authentic. Granted, you take what you get with youtube, but come on. I don’t really understand why anybody would bother creating fake authentic movie trailers. Any explanations, anybody?

The good news is that another faction of people have figured out a much better use for fake movie trailers– making trailers that would remake horror movies as comedies, or comedies as dramas, etc etc. Here are a few I enjoyed, to give you a little insight into the genre:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRQBg41bgiE — A very different take on “The Shining”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atHWASn_ygo — This one is “Office Space”. Sort of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDj7zOKc_0E — “Dumb and Dumber”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic — “Mary Poppins”

Enjoy it; more restaurant listings comming soon.



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2 Responses to “Fake movie trailers?”

  1. Ricky Says:

    You have to love the use of Peter Gabriel’s Solsbury Hill in that Shining trailer, which I’ve seen before and agree is pretty great. There are some amusing, though hit-and-miss “5 second” movies on YouTube as well. I particularly recommend you check out the Lion King and American Beauty.

  2. eljoe1235 Says:

    I do commend the “American Beauty in 5 seconds” that Ricky has referenced. I could only find it in a longer clip or I would’ve linked to it.


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