It was pure boredom that led pals Ben Vikich and Dean Allison to re-create a bunch of movie posters -- ranging from "The Wolf of Wall Street" to "The Notebook."
The Canadian Junior A professional hockey players -- Allison plays for the Flin Flon Bombers, Vikich plays for the Surrey Eagles -- started with the "Step Brothers" poster, thinking it would make their friends laugh.
They were right.
"The picture was an instant hit among our friends on social media, and [we] have done a new photo every Monday since using the [Instagram and Twitter] hashtag we created, #MovieStarMonday," Allison told HLN via email.
Four months since their first poster, the photos of the 20-year-olds are only getting more popular -- their Imgur post has more than 430,000 views. Allison and Vikich have even been recognized in public as "those guys that do movie pictures."
Allison said they choose the movie posters based on a lot of different criteria. Some are movies they love. Others are just ones they think would be funny. While a few are based on requests from their friends and Twitter followers. But they all have to be low-budget.
"What's different about our posters is that we do not use Photoshop, because we feel everyone could do that, as well as our budget is under $10, if we need to buy clothes or props from thrift stores," Allison said.
More of Allison and Vikich's posters are available on their Instagram pages, @bvikich and @deanallison.