Monday, July 20, 2009

Trailer Tournament, Round 4: Blair Witch Regional Final

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.]


6. Little Children (2006)
Completely artful and tantalizing (and not just because it makes a point of ogling Patrick Wilson just as much as the film does) despite giving away virtually NONE of the plot. That train conceit is killer.

Awesome trailer attributes: teaser; iconic performance


13. 28 Days Later (2003)
Perfect example of a great teaser, where glimpse after glimpse piles up in your mind and you end up seeing far more than you probably did. Then, in the last third, you get that tantalizing shot of Cillian Murphy alone in the middle of a deserted Picadilly Circus. Unexpectedly beautiful look at an unexpectedly beautiful (and terrifying) movie.

Awesome trailer attributes: teaser; creep-tastic; cool song/score

Click here for more Low Res Trailer tournament polls.

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