Cult Following Episode #26 – Mockbusters!

Do you like money? Yeah, well, so do video/movie production companies! When a movie such as Pacific Rim or Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for theatrical release, there are independent production companies looking to capitalize on its momentum. Have you run across the $5 DVD bin at Walmart? Did you notice a movie cover that looked like Pacific Rim but was called Atlantic Rim? How about Avengers: Grimm?

That is what we discuss in episode 26 as Mockbusters!

When is it a genre as opposed to a direct rip-off? When did it start and has it ever transcended the original source?