Monday, July 06, 2009

Trailer Tournament, Round 2: Because You Were Home

Low Res presents a 64-team NCAA-style bracket tournament to choose the best trailer of the past decade. At the end of each post, YOU make the call: which was the more effective trailer? Not the best movie, exactly, but the best two-and-a-half minutes that made you want to see said movie. You can take a look at the full bracket here, and you can catch up on the entire tournament so far here. Enjoy!

[On a formatting note: I've tried to both embed the trailers (where possible) and link to the trailers someplace where I know they won't be pulled. If there's no embed, blame YouTube. Just click the link on the movie's title and you'll get it.]


The SUSPIRIA Region

6. The Strangers (2008)
If you need me to tell you why, you've clearly never seen it. Click the link, press play, and remedy that immediately. The first time I saw this trailer in a movie theater, even having seen it online and knowing what was coming, I jumped and curled myself into a ball on my seat. You don't even want to know how I contorted myself during the run of the actual movie. I should also note that the entire marketing campaign for The Strangers was flawless, with other scary-as-fuck trailers, killer posters, the whole nine.



Awesome trailer attributes: great tagline; creep-tastic




VS.

14. Panic Room (2002)
The textbook example of how to deliver a thriller trailer. Never colors outside of the lines but manages to remain exhilarating and visually audacious. Hey, just like the movie.




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1 comment:

DuchessKitty said...

How the heck is "Panic Room" winning this battle? No no no. The empty swings, those MASKS, the skipping record, the casual answer "Because you were home", the fear that Scott Speedman's pretty face might be harmed in some way?
Nothing is scarier to me than the trailer for The Strangers.