Are you a fan of geeky media and musical theatre? I hope you are, because that’s pretty much our whole website. Today’s web crush, The Hillywood Show, brings you the best of both worlds. Ever wanted to see a zombie apocalypse… with a dance party? What about The Hunger Games… as a really hardcore fashion competition? Click the jump for all that and more.
I’ve only come across The Hillywood Show quite recently, when I first saw this video making the rounds on Tumblr:
Who would pass on seeing the Time Lord Victorious doing the Time Warp? If you said you would, you’re lying. Also, how spot on is that accent? And the cosplay! Every bit of it was magnificent, give or take the makeup on Doomsday Rose. I had to find out more, so off I went to watch everything on their YouTube channel.
Hilly and Hannah Hindi are two sisters who’ve taken the internet by storm. The sisters first skyrocketed to fame when what looked like a straightforward Twilight parody suddenly morphed into a perfectly choreographed rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot and Cold”. Since then, the genremashing potential of their first videos has only become clearer: they’ve parodied the rest of the Twilight movies; they’ve showed us what it would be like if Captain Jack Sparrow sang an Adam Lambert song to his true love, rum; and most importantly, they’ve shown us what really happened when the dwarves came to Bilbo Baggins’s hobbit-hole.
And all the best traits from the Doctor Who parody weren’t exclusive to that video, either. Indeed, every video thus far has had very well-done choreography, cosplay, and impressions, and given the sisters’ backgrounds in dancing, singing, and modeling, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
What I like most about them is that ever since their first few videos, they’ve fully embraced their singing, dancing selves. In other words, unlike most other parodies which rely solely on funny dialogue, The Hillywood Show uses impressions, choreography, costumes, music, and the like to create a uniquely hilarious and entertaining viewing experience. Check out the Battle of Hogwarts, envisioned as a breakdance showdown between Lord Voldemort and Harry:
You won’t find those sort of moves anywhere else.