Thursday, October 7, 2010

B-Movie Trailer of the Day

Remember that time in the 70's when there was a movie called Jaws that was about a big shark that ate people?  Well, even if you don't, there are a lot of people that liked it at the time.  Some people even liked it so much, they decided to rip it off make a tribute to the film by making their own version.  Thus, the giant killer water beast shitty thriller/drama genre ensued.  One of my favorite Jaws inspired films is 1977's Orca: The Killer Whale.  See, they didn't even have to come up with a gimmicky title or nick name for the movie monster, it already has KILLER in it's actual first name!  Brilliant.  Orca is like Jaws, if Jaws was a man-eating shark on a mission of revenge.  It's more like if Jaws starred in Death Wish 1-3.   

If you want to read about this and other shitty rip-off versions of popular films, check out my friend (and TEC Podcast Ep. 9 guest) Laird Jimenez' blog Our Movie Is Like That Movie, where very soon you'll be able to read my reviews of Orca and other well-known and not known homages such as Ms. 45 (Death Wish) and Nukie (E.T.: Extra Terrestrial)!

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