It’s time for another truly terrible movie. Tomorrow, August 30, we’ll be mocking In the Year 2889. This charming little post-nuclear-apocalyptic tale involves telepathic cannibals. Better yet, the principal characters spend most of the movie fighting amongst themselves, so you may end up rooting for the cannibals–even more than usual. I didn’t find a trailer, but this short clip will at least introduce you to our cannibal friends.
Then, two weeks from now, at the same time on September 13, we will subject ourselves to the Lou Ferrigno version of Hercules (currently available on Netflix and Amazon streaming video). This version promises that it’s “updated” for the 1980s. That apparently means bad hair, bad special effects, and…space aliens.
Then, as recommended by Rando, we will be watching Moontrap, staring Walter Koenig and Bruce Campbell. On September 30, we will immerse ourselves in murderous space robots and sexy ancient aliens. This one is free at YouTube.
“These all sound awful!” I hear you cry. Yes, yes, they do. “These must be mocked mercilessly”, you say. Well, then you’re in the right company. The instructions for playing along:
- Start following @MockTM on Twitter.
- Start watching the movie on the appropriate Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT.
- Once you’ve got the movie going, tweet your snarky comments to @MockTM. Directing our tweets to @MockTM will keep our followers from being overwhelmed with our snark!
- Set up a search for @MockTM on Twitter for the duration so you can follow along with everyone else sharing your pain.
If you have suggestions for other movies that can and should be mocked, send them to @MockTM. Preference will be given to movies that are free or stream on the major media delivery services. Watch the feed as we approach the final movie announced here, and we’ll set up the calendar for more terrible, mockable movies.