Tired of all those heartwarming holiday classics? You’ve clicked on the right article.
Thanks to a popular phenomenon among film students, a movie no longer needs to be scary in order to beget a scary trailer. All it takes is a film-editing app and a twisted imagination to turn an ordinary classic into a user-generated YouTube nightmare.
#4: “THE LION KING RECUT”
‘SCREAM 4′ is the so-old-it’s-new-again sequel to the original 1996 classic SCREAM.
Witness the new trailer!
For those who enjoy their zombies quick and British, amazing super-powered superdirector Danny Boyle is directing another sequel to his own 28 DAYS LATER, the stylish masterpiece that kickstarted the modern era of zombie cinema back in 2002.
This is according to BLOODYDISGUSTING.COM, at least.
One needn’t be entirely brain-damaged to enjoy the previous installment, 28 WEEKS LATER, but a better bet might be Mr. Boyle’s under-rated SUNSHINE if you’re looking for a scary sci-fi thriller to rent. And at this time of year, who isn’t seeking such a thing? Trailer below.
What to make of THE SIMPSONS’ controversial opening credits this week? For the first time in the show’s history, the producers handed storyboarding duties to an outsider. They happened to pick Banksy, a graffiti artist who long ago dedicated his life to keepin’ it punkrock.
In Banksy’s SIMPSONS intro, the eerie, artful imagery portrays a fantastically grim environment for the workers who toil behind the scenes of the popular cartoon.
Is Banksy raging against the corporations that bring us our beloved SIMPSONS shows and merchandise? Or is he raging against those who rage against machines? Possibly both.
Before GARFIELD’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE, not many holiday specials could lay claim to the word “adventure.”
Consider the old-timey Peanuts specials. In IT’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN, all anybody does is sit around a pumpkin patch and wait and wait and wait. Note that Linus always carries a “security blanket” in case he falls asleep with the rest of us.
Along comes GARFIELD’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE in 1985. It might put a smile on your face. It might put a nightmare in your noggin. It will not put you to sleep.
Watch below until the YouTube copyright cops attack, or No embed is officially available yet, so view the ginormous pristine HD version on Apple.com. Stay alert for possible subliminal, split-second images during the staticky moments. Just sayin’ is all.
SUPER 8 isn’t due in theaters until summer 2011.
Isn’t it funny how we wait so long for a summer movie to come out, and then the waiting game immediately begins anew, thanks to a killer trailer before the main event? It’s not “ha-ha” funny, of course, but more like tickle-torture funny.