Pure Shock Value is the latest stage production from sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster, and it concerns the adventures of a group of low-budget filmmakers. Those filmmakers have a film, Barking Spiders, which is variously described on the characters blog as Mars Attacks! meets Superbad meets Where Rats Go To Die and a gross-out comedy with echoes of Mars Attacks! and Raising Arizona. Brilliantly, Killing My Lobster has a trailer for the fake film (but only that), which is available online; it makes us think of El Mariachi, Clerks, and Men in Black. And maybe Mars Attacks!, a little bit. Note to our brethren who joined us in weeping with laughter at Pangea 3000s fart spelling bee during Sketchfest last month: It's not called Barking Spiders for nothing.
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