“Scary” Mary Poppins

Just in time for Halloween, please allow us to introduce the latest craze sweeping the Internet.  Much like the horror mash-up trend that gave us the popular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the creative and computer-savvy have taken to recutting classic movie trailers into something a bit more creepy.  Check out the entertaining “Scary” Mary Poppins below, and if you like what you see, you can find even more recut horror trailers over on YouTube.  Also, if you’re in the mood for some feature-length frights, take a look at the Chicago Tribune’s list of the 25 Scariest Movies for some spooky suggestions.  Happy Halloween!

The Dude Meets the Bard

"Two Gentlemen of Lebowski"

For some they are delicious literary treats akin to the chocolate and peanut buttery combo that made Reese’s famous.  For others they are as unappealing as a handful of nuts and gum.  Whatever your reading tastes, however, it is impossible to deny the raging popularity of “literary mash-ups” and their novel pairing of novels in titles such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.  Now with a slightly new twist on this genre-bending trend comes a merger of surrealistic film and Elizabethan theater titled “Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.”  Imaginative and entertaining, this latest mash-up was published via the Web earlier this month and has since gone viral.   

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