This year’s Sundance hit “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” rode into cinemas last week on a wave of glowing reviews, one of which comes from The Playlist. One of the central elements in the film’s story about the relationship between Greg (Thomas Mann), a young movie nerd, and Rachel (Olivia Cooke), a classmate dying from stage 4 Leukemia, is the slew of no-budget parody movies Greg and his BFF Earl (RJ Cyler) make to pay tribute to some of the biggest classics in film history.
The film’s animator Nathan O. Marsh created 21 posters for the fake movies the pair produce within the movie, and ten of them have been released online via EW. Some of the ideas behind the parodies are very cheesy, relying on simple wordplay to execute their concepts, like “My Dinner With Andre The Giant” and “The 400 Bros,” which sounds more like the title of a pro-fraternity documentary. One of the posters spoils the ending of one of the greatest horror films of all time, so look at these posters with caution if you’ve never seen “Don’t Look Now.” And some are irresistibly cute, like “Grumpy Cul-de-sacs” and “My Best Actor is also a Dangerous Lunatic.” If you know anything about the tumultuous relationship between Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog, then “My Best Director is also a Dangerous Lunatic” will make perfect sense. You can check out the posters below.