There is a culture of mash-ups spreading around the Internet, whereby two disparate items are mashed together to produce a unique new item. Examples include The Grey Album, which mashes the Beatles’ White Album with Jay-z’s Black Album. Another example is 10 Things I Hate About Commandments, which mashes The Ten Commandments with 10 Things I Hate About You.
Another aspect of mash-ups is to re-imagine a movie in a new light. Examples include Brokeback to the Future, which tells the story of Marty and Doc as gay lovers. Other popular trailers include The Shining as a romantic comedy, and Jaws as a buddy flick.
I had a few clever ideas for movie trailer mashups, and since I have neither the time nor the talent to bring them to reality, I thought I’d share them here. If you produce one of these, do please share it with me! Feel free also to share your own ideas in the comments.
- Better Off Dead Alive, (Better Off Dead + Dead Alive) John Cusak's lovable teen idol seeks romance in Peter Jackson's gore-fest.
- The Amityville Horror Picture Show (The Amityville Horror + The Rocky Horror Picture Show) An over-the-top musical gender-bending comedy about a strange house in Amityville
- Knight of the Living Dead (First Knight + Night of the Living Dead) Zombies of the Round Table, what's not to love?
What movie mash-ups can you suggest?