13Cujo - Ghana
In this poster, we see Cujo the Luck Dragon crying red tears of sadness, because his best friend is a little boy who's had his genitals replaced with a bag of hot dog buns and is fucking furious about it. Also, his mother is Christopher Walken's mentally challenged twin sister.
Of course, Cujo isn't a baffling prequel to The Neverending Story, but the story of a rabid dog who viciously kills half a dozen people. Of all the cynical deception taking place on this list, this one has to be the most mean-spirited. Yes, let's give African children something else to cry about.
12Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - U.S.
If you're having trouble remembering the part in the final Harry Potter book when Voldemort turns London into a giant rave, that's because it didn't happen. What did happen is that the kids who grew up reading about Harry have moved on to Twilight, so the studio apparently decided they could cash in by portraying a confused or possibly constipated teenage girl wandering helplessly without the guidance of her big, strong, man with supernatural powers.