What do you do to show your love for your favorite TV show? Most people just binge every episode. In some cases of super-fans, people might write fanfiction inspired by the show. But if you’re really into a show, like these Game of Thrones fans are, sometimes you remake the show’s trailer yourself. Whether you’re anticipating seeing a show for the first time or you’re an avid fan looking forward to a new season, trailers are what get you excited. They depict the highlights of the show and tease new twists that we’re dying to see.
And as you might imagine, promoting a movie or television series is a pretty high-budget endeavor. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Theatrical Market Statistics, an average of $1.6 million is commonly spent per film on trailers. That’s why we’re able to have the glitzy, high-quality trailers to which we’ve grown accustomed, the ones that get us super-hyped for each new movie or show.
So, what happens when average guys make a movie trailer on the lowest budget possible? (Hint: it gets pretty hilarious). A group of YouTubers who post under the channel name Studio 188 have made it their mission to remake the trailers of some of the current most popular movies and TV series, including everything from The Avengers to Game of Thrones.
It might seem like nothing more than a silly side-project, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! In fact, low-budget trailer remakes may be the next big thing to break the internet because fans everywhere are loving this trend. And while Studio 188 has crafted a uniquely hilarious Game of Thrones trailer, they’re hardly the first to come up with this idea.
Low-budget trailer remakes are everywhere, with fans around the world competing to create the wackiest reproductions of their favorite films. The main goal? To use the lowest budget and the goofiest props possible to make their fellow fans laugh.
And it’s even taking the world of education by storm! Earlier in 2018, a group of high-school students in Indonesia created a low-budget remake of Avengers: Infinity War for a school project… and now it’s going viral! (School projects really have changed since I was a kid!)
The Avengers and Game of Thrones trailers are only two examples out of many, but they’re bringing loads of laughs to audiences around the world.
From Studio 188’s opening with HBO’s logo scrawled in sharpie on a cardboard box to the dinner plates that represent Doctor Strange’s discs in Avengers, there are no high-end graphic design techniques here— and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
(Spoiler Alert: the Game of Thrones trailer also features the hero striding dramatically through a darkened cave… with a toilet plunger and a baguette acting as his torch and sword. And just to give you a heads-up- it only gets goofier from here!)
So, as much as we’d love to give you more trailer teasers, you’ve got to watch the trailer remake for yourself. We dare you to watch without laughing! So, check out a few trailers and tell us in the comments: which one is your all-time fave? And would you ever make your own low-budget trailer?