It Came From YouTube: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars in Harry Potter knockoff movies

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Billy Owens DVD cover

Today I have something a little different to share with you; my Crapper comrades! It’s not from YouTube.

Meet Allison (Formerly Known As Obscurus Lupa). She’s the former hostess of Obscurus Lupa Presents, and current hostess of a new show called Movie Nights.

Lupa has reviewed two movies in particular which I want to direct your attention towards.

They are:

 The Mystical Adventures of Billy Owens

 and its sequel

Billy Owens and the Secret of the Runes

Both movies are really little more than cheap knockoffs of the Harry Potter book/film series. The second movie is a little more original, but not by much.

Of interest to Crappers, both movies feature the lovable, over-acting “Rowdy” Roddy Piper in a role very similar to Harry Potter’s Rubeus Hagrid (note that there are some Harry Potter series spoilers in that Hagrid link).

Hot Rod really is the best thing in both movies, but that might be because everyone and everything else is so horrible. He’s the only one making any kind of effort and he seems to be having a lot of fun.

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12 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars in Harry Potter knockoff movies"
  1. John says:

    And don’t forget she has a review for Hell Comes to Frogtown another Hot Rod classic. No really it’s good campy fun.

  2. Feedbag says:

    If Mystery Science Theater 3000 was still around this movie would be perfect to get hammered.

    • RealDoubleJ says:

      There’s always rifftrax.com!

      • B. Amoda says:

        There have been a few movies starring wrestlers to show up there as pay-per-downloads. Abraxas (Jesse Ventura) and Neutron the Atomic Superman vs. the Death Robots (a dubbed Mexican film starring Wolf Ruvinskis as NtAS)

        Minus the commentary, the former is definitely worthy of an induction here. The other is to charmingly cheesy.

  3. Chris Belanger says:

    It would have been crappier (or better, whichever works) if the title role had been played by Syracuse alum and failed NBA star Billy Owens.

  4. Paul R. from SpookCentral.tk says:

    Let me get this straight. The movie features characters named Billy and Mandy, and there’s no Caribbean-speaking Grim Reaper?!? Inconceivable!

  5. Andre R. says:

    She was also the one that did a review of the most awesome “so bad it’s good” movie ever made, The Room, even before the Nostalgia Critic himself did. And then a year later she tackled it’s so called “gay counterpart” Ben & Arthur, a truly terrible piece of s*** that’s been a mainstay in the IMDB Bottom 100 for as long as I can remember. And she and fellow TGWTG reviewer Phelous, who specializes in reviewing terrible horror flicks as well as various bootleg products, are a real-life couple and teamed up to “review” Birdemic 2 where they basically spent the whole time mocking and laughing at the director and actors and the terrible script and special effects it had. Before that they had reviewed the original Birdemic individially. They’re funny!

  6. Sean Bateman says:

    I met That Guy With The Glasses last August at my first anime convention and had a photo with him and bought one of his DVDs which he signed. Also, he answered my question! I wish that the anime convention, named Anime Revolution in Vancouver, gets RD and Blade in 2015.

  7. Ed says:

    Hot Rod + Harry Potter knockoff = instant add to Netflix queue! 😉

  8. Wintermute says:

    You sure that’s Roddy and not Billy Ray Cyrus?

    Also “Billy Owens”, that’s a dumb name for a hero.

  9. Drew says:

    At least he didn’t show up just to chew bubblegum and kick ass.

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