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1st Jan '17 1:56:58 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.

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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] [[OurProductSucks quotes from critics critics]] attached.
1st Jan '17 1:47:46 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Similarly to the above, the [[BMovie B-grade]] zombie film ''Zombeavers'' released [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3281022/zombeavers-campaigns-for-oscar-gold-director-understand-the-key-to-horror/ a set]] of posters parodying those for ''Film/AmericanHustle'', ''Film/{{Her}}'', and ''Film/{{Gravity}}'', all with [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]] quotes from critics attached.
12th Dec '16 11:08:55 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.

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* A sleazy practice among a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans American college students with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.
12th Dec '16 11:07:34 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A sleazy practice among many less-reputable colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. Nice try, guys.

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* A sleazy practice among many a number of less-reputable for-profit colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area. Nice try, guys.More often than not, any degrees offered by these schools are likely to be ADegreeInUseless due to the lack of accreditation. Given that for-profit colleges are [[http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html a major driving force]] behind the student loan crisis (a massively disproportionate share of Americans with student loan debt got it by attending a for-profit school), these tactics are especially predatory here.
12th Dec '16 10:58:54 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A college recruiting envelope which said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." Nice try, guys.
** There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area.
* ''PrivateEye'' have recently started a column about examples of this trope with book covers. One of the most popular covers appears to be a man in a dark coat striding dramatically away from the viewer into a winter scene.

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* A sleazy practice among many less-reputable colleges is to rip off the name of a far more respected school in order to trick incoming students into thinking they're affiliated with them. At least one college recruiting envelope which said [In large bold print] "Northwestern College of Law" [in small print] "of Lewis & Clark College." Nice try, guys.
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There's also a "Berkeley College" that likes to advertise in the New York Tri-State area.
area. Nice try, guys.
* ''PrivateEye'' have recently started ''Series/PrivateEye'' has a column about examples of this trope with book covers. One of the most popular covers appears to be a man in a dark coat striding dramatically away from the viewer into a winter scene.
12th Dec '16 10:52:45 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* A recent DVD release of ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' featuring Basil Rathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new Robert Downey Jr. films]].
** Similarly, the cover of ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'' was altered for its re-release to resemble the Robert Downey Jr. films, from [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3885342464/tt0090357?ref_=tt_ov_i this]] to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81seeD3cO-L._SL1500_.jpg this]].
* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.

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* A recent DVD release of ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes]]'' ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSherlockHolmes1939'' featuring Basil Rathbone features [[http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9325626005446/the-adventures-of-sherlock-holmes.jpg a cover design]] that is [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKDCzu5PMFE/TuuIatFySlI/AAAAAAAABoE/pn4VOjJV_zw/s1600/sherlock_holmes_movie_poster-normal.jpg a blatant attempt]] to cash in on the [[Film/SherlockHolmes new Robert Downey Downey, Jr. films]].
** Similarly, the cover of ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes'' was altered for its re-release to resemble the Robert Downey Downey, Jr. films, from [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3885342464/tt0090357?ref_=tt_ov_i this]] to [[http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81seeD3cO-L._SL1500_.jpg this]].
* The VHS cover for ''The Eerie Midnight Horror Show'', Show'' is [[http://www.1000misspenthours.com/posters/posterse-g/eeriemidnighthorrorshow.jpg ridiculously similar]] to ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', down to the title (the movie itself is a ripoff of ''TheExorcist''). ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' ''Film/TheExorcist''). WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob even expressed disgust at seeing that the [[http://media.flexiety.com/images/EerieMidnightHorrorShowa8082_f.jpg DVD one]] is nowhere as {{Narm}}y.



* The cover for the 2015 straight-to-video film ''God of Thunder'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Universe''). Just exchange whoever man and woman on the cover are for Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/ChanningTatum and it's basically the cover for ''Film/JupiterAscending''.

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* The cover covers for the 2015 straight-to-video film ''God of Thunder'' (a.k.a. ''Dark Universe''). Just The [[https://extraimago.com/images/2016/06/18/God-of-Thunder-Online.jpg former poster]] is a straight ripoff of ''Film/{{Thor}}'', while for [[https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjE1ODc2NzQxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDM4ODUwNjE@._V1_UY1200_CR135,0,630,1200_AL_.jpg the latter]], just exchange whoever the man and woman on the cover are for Creator/MilaKunis and Creator/ChanningTatum and Creator/MilaKunis and it's basically the cover for ''Film/JupiterAscending''.
12th Dec '16 10:45:48 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Creator/TylerPerry's ''I Can Do Bad All by Myself'' poster was pretty obviously modeled on the one for ''Film/StrawDogs''. This was probably an {{homage}} people were ''meant'' to notice, though.

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* Creator/TylerPerry's films:
** [[http://www.famousfix.com/post/i-can-do-bad-all-by-myself-14374052 This poster]] for
''I Can Do Bad All by Myself'' poster was pretty obviously modeled on the one for ''Film/StrawDogs''. This was probably an {{homage}} that people were ''meant'' to notice, though.though.
** Likewise, ''Boo! A Madea Halloween'' had a whole slew of posters designed to homage classic horror films, such as ''[[http://www.impawards.com/2016/posters/boo_a_madea_halloween.jpg Halloween]]'', ''[[http://cdn1-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/boo-a-madea-halloween/exorsisterposter.jpg The Exorcist]]'', and ''[[http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.site/PHoB22ugGPlFru_1_l.jpg The Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]''. Again, this was fully intentional.
12th Dec '16 10:41:51 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The thriller ''Summer's Blood'', starring Creator/AshleyGreene as a woman being stalked by a family of serial killers, has a poster designed to cash in on the fact that Greene played Alice in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. It even received a Copycat ''Title'' in the form of ''Summer's Moon''. Compare [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_of_the_movie_Summer%27s_Blood.jpg this poster]] to [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2902821120/tt1285010 this one.]]
** Probably the most interesting part of the change was that the original tagline, "Abducted by a twisted family, will she become one of them to survive?" was cut down to just "Will she become one of them to survive?" The removal of the context, combined with the change of the background from day to night, the reference to ''Twilight'', and the already-existing blood around the character's mouth, seems designed to make viewers think that the movie will be about the girl deciding whether to become a vampire, rather than just a serial killer!

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* The thriller ''Summer's Blood'', starring Creator/AshleyGreene as a woman being stalked by a family of serial killers, has a had an alternate poster designed to cash in on the fact that Greene played Alice in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. It even received a Copycat ''Title'' in the form of ''Summer's Moon''. Compare [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Poster_of_the_movie_Summer%27s_Blood.jpg this the original poster]] to [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2902821120/tt1285010 this the (pun intended) revamped one.]]
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]] Probably the most interesting part of the change was that the original tagline, {{tagline}}, "Abducted by a twisted family, will she become one of them to survive?" was cut down to just "Will she become one of them to survive?" The removal of the context, combined with the new title, the change of the background from day to night, the reference to ''Twilight'', and the already-existing blood around the character's mouth, seems designed to make viewers think that the movie will be about the girl deciding whether to become a vampire, rather than just as opposed to a serial killer!
12th Oct '16 9:17:29 AM erforce
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* ''Pirates XXX'' was make to bank on the success of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', by appealing to the crowd who would have liked the Creator/{{Disney}} movies if not for the fact that you couldn't really masturbate to them (unless your tastes were ''really weird''). Then it gets weird -- the director was so proud of his porno[[hottip:*:and needed to recoup costs--it's the most expensive porno of all time]] that he made an R-rated, sex-free version for public viewing.

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* ''Pirates XXX'' was make to bank on the success of ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', by appealing to the crowd who would have liked the Creator/{{Disney}} movies if not for the fact that you couldn't really masturbate to them (unless your tastes were ''really weird''). Then it gets weird -- the director was so proud of his porno[[hottip:*:and needed to recoup costs--it's the most expensive porno of all time]] that he made an R-rated, sex-free version for public viewing.



* ''Pirates'' was a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game released right around the time the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie came out. Interestingly, the official game for the movie apparently began as an unrelated pirate game.

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* ''Pirates'' was a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game released right around the time the ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' came out. Interestingly, the official game for the movie apparently began as an unrelated pirate game.
30th Jul '16 6:17:50 PM najhoant
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* The cover of an edition of the horror movie ''Housebound'', which was originally released with [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2608579328/tt3504048?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_pos_12 this poster]], has a new image that obviously channels ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' with a similar white background, font, image of a warped house, etc.

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* The cover of an edition of the horror movie ''Housebound'', which was originally released with [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2608579328/tt3504048?ref_=ttmi_mi_all_pos_12 this poster]], has a new image that obviously channels ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' with a similar white background, font, image of a warped house, etc. Also, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4009278/mediaviewer/rm3480741376 The poster]] for the 2015 film ''Shut In'' shares many of the same similarities to the ''Cabin in the Woods'' poster.
* The film ''Waste Land'' has a poster that seems based on that of ''Film/SinCity'', with the same font, font color and similar coloring scheme, and the characters are even posing in a way similar to those of ''Sin City''.
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