Below are some spoof-tastic trailers for fans of old sci-fi movies and film serials. Enjoy!

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

There have been plenty of “versus” movies throughout Hollywood’s film history, like “King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Freddy vs. Jason.” But now we have the ultimate versus movie with “Giant Octopus vs. Mega Shark” brought to you by The Asylum, which specializes in tasteful knock-offs of Hollywood blockbusters. This low-budget sci-fi epic stars Ricki Lake’s BFF and washed-up singer, Debbie Gibson, as a scientist who cruises underwater in her little sub and gets to say classic lines like, “Thrilla in Manilla” (a reference to the final slugfest between Ali and Frazier) when talking about about the big prehistortic beastie showdown. Also, fans of the show “Renegade” will recognize has-been actor Lorenzo Lamas, who shows up in the trailer. I was wondering what happened to him after his show had ended. Well, judging from his amazing performance in the trailer I have no doubt that he will land many more roles in crappy Sy-Fy Channel movies. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that the trailer isn’t a highlight reel of the good parts of the movie, like when Mega “Air” Shark leaps out of the water and gets some major hangtime before snacking on a 747 airliner. Place your bets, because Mega Shark and Giant Octopus are currently battling it out on DVD and cable.

Hot Rod Girls Save The World

Heroes from Superman to Snake Plissken have saved the day onscreen. Now it’s time for two hot chicks who drive vintage hot rods to repay the favor and save Earth. From what I can tell by the brief preview, residents in some nameless town–probably in the United States–start getting murdered while others just disappear. The details are sketchy at best, but something about cannibalism was mentioned, so I’m thinking that a group of blood-thirsty zombies are probably to blame. Either that or “Cook” from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Part 2” decided to take a roadtrip to look for some fresh meat. Should be a fun throwback to drive-in movies of the atomic age. D.A. Sebasstian, frontman for the band Kill Switch…Klick wrote, directed, and also contributed music to the film’s sci-fi rockabilly style soundtrack.

Atomic Brain Invasion

The trailer begins with a hilarious public service announcement about why viewers shouldn’t watch the movie delivered by a General Patton impersonator that really sets the tone for the rest of the trailer. Once again Earth is a popular vacation spot for angry aliens. The aliens, who look like a cross between the cranial creatures from “Fiend Without a Face” and the monster brain from “Brain from Planet Arous” have dropped by planet E for a surprise visit to abduct the “King” (yes, Elvis) so that he can perform sold-out concerts on their home planet. Well, since I haven’t seen the movie, I’m assuming this is the reason for beaming up Mr. Hunka Hunka Burning Love. On the other hand, maybe the Atomic Brains wanted a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich done the right way, and what better person to ask then Elvis himself? This is another sci-fi spoof from the same production company that gave us “Creature from the Hillbilly Lagoon.”

Destination Mars

This isn’t a sequel to the 1950 movie “Destination Moon.” Instead, it’s a hilarious b-movie feast of bad acting, chessy sets, and laugh-out-loud special effects that pay homage to sci-fi films from the 50’s. We soon learn that foolish earthlings are in deep doo-doo again. Mankind has made the mistake of pissing-off a planet full of alien women, and it isn’t long before they send a butt-load of killer robots to visit planet Earth. Will planet Earth survive to be invaded yet again by another alien species in another sci-fi movie? Highlights include scenes of important landmarks being destroyed by Ed Wood-style visual effects. And for all the romantic types out there, nothing will warm your heart like hearing the two movie leads sing their dialog to each other while enjoying a peaceful picnic.

Monarch of the Moon

A great parody of those old film serials like “The Adventures of Captain Marvel” by the wonderful folks behind the movie “Destination Mars.” Contains six thrilling action-filled chapters of retro b-movie goodness. Our hero this time around is named The Yellow Jacket. Hey, isn’t there already a Marvel superhero called Yellow Jacket? Anyway he faces-off aganist World War II era enimies like the not-very-politically-correct-named “Japbots” in his quest to rid the world of diabolical forces. And if that isn’t enough to keep our insect-obessed hero busy, he also has to deal with a giantantic ray gun affectionately known by its mad scientist creator as “the Death Ray” and Nazi soliders. Also, “Star Wars” fanboys will certainly notice that the villian called “Dragon Fly” looks a lot like Queen Padmé Amidala from “The Phantom Menace”, but trust me, it’s not her. If you liked “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorow”, then you will definitely love this movie.