Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanksgivukkah: The Movie Trailer - A Very Stereotypical Over-the-Top Parody


"A tale of stereotypes gone completely out of control." That's what the narrator of this parody movie trailer says in the tone that we've become accustomed to hearing in most movie trailers, especially for horror films.

But this is no ordinary horror film. It's a parody, a satire, a spoof of the horror film genre applied to the unique concurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year. 

The mock movie trailer is a product of the zany comedic minds of Yisrael Campbell, the Catholic convert who became a Hasidic comedian and Gary Rudoren, director of the Jerusalem-based improv comedy group Hahafuch.

As Renee Ghert-Zand reported Sunday in the Times of Israel,
“The Sullivans’ Thanksgiving Day is about to become eight days of hell,” the voiceover announcer says as Campbell, his wife and many children show up at the door.
“Are you ghosts?” asks the teenage daughter of the non-Jewish family. “No, we’re the Rosenblums,” answers the Jewish mother in a sinister nasally voice.

“We were going for an energetic take on this whole Thanksgivukkah thing, and we were looking to be a bit edgy and to do something outside of what others have been doing,” Rudoren explained. “We came up with the idea of a horror movie. It’s actually a parody of what a hack Hollywood writer would actually pitch.”
So enjoy, and remember...it's a parody.

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