Now this is a strange one…
In this article we will be taking a look at the mystery behind the 90’s Shazaam movie…that doesn’t seem to exist…
The Search For The Movie
The film apparently starred actor and comedian Sinbad as a friendly genie – sounds like a nice family film…but not my type of thing!
Anyway, thousands of people online have come forward and claimed that the movie was released BEFORE Shaq’s complete flop of a comedy called Kazaam.
Now, Kazaam was a pretty poor film – and critics called it out for this…but fans of Shazaam insist that it was a really good movie – nowhere near as cheesy as Shaq’s critically panned comedy.
The Movie That Never Was…
There is no record of this movie ever existing – even Sinbad himself says he never acted in it or had even heard of it before numerous people on the internet started asking him about it.
It’s a really strange situation – so much so, The magazine NewStatesman decided to look into the ‘Shazaam Conspiracy’ with a investigative article on the subject.
Why do so many people have vivid memories about this movie – a project that never existed, with no records, photos, old tapes…nothing?
Fans of the movie have even set up webpages online offering a cash rewards for anyone with a copy – they are desperate to prove it is real!
The Social Contagion of Memory
Yeah, it’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it?
But, many ‘experts’ believe this Shazaam conspiracy is down to something called the social contagion of memory.
This points to the idea that all the talk and conspiracy hype surrounding the ghost movie is creating realistic false memories in people’s minds.
A large number of the movie’s ‘fans’ believe that the film was purposefully disappeared, due to the fact that the big cheese Sinbad did not like the finished article. Could this be true?
Conspiracy theorists believe that this is the perfect example of multiple realities – the movie has existed in one of our dimensions, and knowledge of it seems to have slipped over into our dimension. Basically – splintered versions of our linked realities have somehow managed to converge.
I have to be honest with you here – I’m not a fan of American ‘family’ comedies, but I would LOVE to get a copy of this baby…
If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.