Well, we were supposed to do this week’s mocking last week, but a certain some of us (Jason and well, me) entirely lost track of time on vacation. So we’re doing it this week instead, and starting our Wednesday schedule. Hopefully this will have been worth the wait. It did have a big-budget release and all.
This one won’t be free, so plan ahead, but it should be entertaining. Not good, exactly, but entertaining.
January 16, 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 “sneak 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.
Two weeks later, January 30, we will return to the wonderful world of Japanese sci fi with Warning from Space. Starfish-shaped aliens who disguise themselves as Japanese pop stars? What more could you want? Aside from plot and reasonable special effects, I mean.
There is no trailer for this one, but the whole thing is available on YouTube, so we’re back in the land of free mocking.
“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 Wednesday 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, and we’ll set up the calendar for more terrible, mockable movies.