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Mock the Movie: Sci-Fi Caveman Edition

This Thursday, on December 13, it will be Yor, the Hunter from the Future. How can we resist? Well-oiled caveman with 80s hair meets dinosaurs and laser beams. Come on. You’d do it too. In fact, you can, as long as it doesn’t get pulled before we get to it.

Then–then it’s the Thursday after Christmas, December 27, and we’ll have a little something special:

This one won’t be free, so plan ahead, but it should be entertaining. Not good, exactly, but entertaining.

With the start of the new year, we’re moving to a new day of the week. One of our regulars has a scheduling conflict with Thursdays, so we’re going to try Wednesdays for a while. That may provide opportunities for some new people to partake in the fun as well.

January 10, we’ll dive into the world of bad decision making with horror film House of Fears. Also, a scary clown. And an evil scarecrow. A bunch of teenagers decide to take a “sneek peak” at a haunted house, despite the fact that breaking in means the scary part–the actors–aren’t supposed to be there. That’s right, the mockability starts with the first line uttered in the trailer.

This one is available on Netflix and Amazon instant video. That makes it not technically free for everyone, so after Abraham Lincoln and this, we’ll do a stretch of freebies. Feel free to make suggestions.

“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:

  1. Start following @MockTM on Twitter.
  2. Start watching the movie on the appropriate Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT.
  3. 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!
  4. 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, and we’ll set up the calendar for more terrible, mockable movies.

Comments

  1. says

    unbound, there’s a weird sweet spot for badness that is effectively mockable. The creators have to have at least been trying, and they have to have achieved enough coherence that you can mock either the vision or gap between vision and execution.

  2. CompulsoryAccount7746, Sky Captain says

    Link: Here’s where Yor can be downloaded as an mp4.
    (runtime 1:28:16, 229 MB, transfers at ~100 k/s for ~35 min)

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