Mock the Movie: Maniac

Lifted in its entirety from Almost Diamonds because I’m a content-stealing jerk.

Have a Twitter account? Have some snark? Have a little bit of time this Thursday night for a deliciously bad movie?

If you’re one of those people whose friends have been known to say, “I’m never watching a movie with you again!” this is the event for you. From the JAYFK:

Science!  Sex!  Psychos! Showgirls!  A tenuous Edgar Allan Poe connection!   A zombie?!  Our next Mock The Movie selection Maniac has it all.

With a tagline “He Menanced Women With Weird Desires”, Maniac nearly guarantees it’s mock-ability!

Maniac claims to be “THE MOST BIZARRE FILM EVER MADE!” — we’ll see about that.  That’s a bold claim, Maniac, and the Mock The Science team of smart-ass sci-fi fans have high (or is it low?) standards.

Here’s how we do this Mock The Movie thing:

  1. Start following @MockTM on twitter.
  2. Start watching Maniac Thursday, October 6th, at 9PM EST.  You can find it on YouTube.
  3. Once you’ve got Maniac  going, tweet your snarky comments to@MockTM.  Directing our tweets to @MockTM will keep our followers from being overwhelmed with our snark!
  4. Let the snark roll on twitter, but keep in mind… this movie was made in 1934.  In your @MockTM tweets try not to focus on special effects (or the lack thereof).  Instead, focus on the plot, characters, acting, story development, etc.  Let’s save our riffs on a movie’s special effects for a movie made after the end of the Cold War.

Snark about bad science is, of course, never unwelcome.

If you don’t feel like snarking along yourself the first time, you can still join us in watching the movie. Just do a Twitter search on MockTM to get all the snark as you go.

I’ll be, as always, running the Twitter scrape bot, and will post a log here after the movie’s over.

Mock the Movie: Maniac