How To Make A Mockbuster (In Five Easy Steps)

Once, long ago, legend has it that someone sat in a movie theater watching a summer blockbuster and thought to himself, "I wish there were another movie almost exactly like this one –- but really crappy."

Thus was born the mockbuster –- a genre of film unto itself, in which Hollywood movies are imitated by a low-budget production company working feverishly to turn out a movie with a similar title, plot, and concept that will be ready to hit the DVD and video-on-demand market just as the Hollywood version is about to hit theaters.