It’s far and between that I watch a horror movie trailer, and then re-watch about five more times quickly after. Such is the case for the new trailer for the film written and directed by Ari Aster called Hereditary. Just the tease alone, that you’ll see below, made me want to go take a shower.
Not even sure where to begin with this one. But first, yes – the buzz is already very strong on Hereditary thanks to it’s screening at Sundance last month. Being toted as ‘This generation’s Exorcist‘, those are obviously very strong words. Judging from the trailer though, that might not be crazy talk.
The visuals incorporating the dollhouse into real life are stunning, as is the last half where we see horrible things. Horrible, horrible things. A kid bashing his head against a desk, creepy crawlies crawling all over someone, a person engulfed in flames, and some serious chopping with a kitchen knife. All of this is accompanied by some unnerving music that sets the tone for what this movie experience is going to be like. Hereditary opens on June 8th. Make sure you bring an extra pair of underwear to the screening though. I’m thinking you might need it.
Another day, another found footage paranormal/possession movie. Yawwwwwn. What could possibly be different about this one? Do they have a poster for it that makes it look remotely scary that will grab my attention right away? Pfffft – probably not.
Ok, ok. That’s not too shabby. The red definitely helps it stick out, and so does that creepy-ass old lady. Not to mention that they’re toting the fact someone from the awesome Trick ‘r Treat movie is involved with this. Now what pray tell is The Taking Of Deborah Logan about? Luckily for you and me (since now I don’t have to write a synopsis), we now have a trailer to better fill us on everything. So let’s all make our decision together right now about it and watch together, shall we?
Sweet Jesus. Ok, I wasn’t really expecting to want to re-watch the trailer, but I just did. Now remember, it’s another found footage movie in a flooded market of found footage movies. But dare I say that this looks……good? It could be the old tactic of giving you everything worthwhile from the film in the trailer, but you can’t deny the creepiness going on here. And there are even snakes involved! I dig that they’re trying something a little different by throwing in the Alzheimer’s storyline. And I also dig that The Taking Of Deborah Logan will be released around the time of Halloween, which makes the month of October for horror movies even more appealing. I would have changed the title because it’s too generic (the original name The Taking would have been better), but I’m nitpicking on that. Get ready for October 21st everyone and see this lives up to the hype!