Before the Scream franchise became trash, Wes Craven delivered Scream (1996). This trailer focuses a great deal on the intro scene and then introduces us to Sidney. Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette star in Scream.
Francis Lawrence's Constantine (2005) was one of the very first Rated R comic book adaptation movies, the Hellblazer comic books. There was just so much detail in here and references that many folks did not understand the film but looking back at the trailer again now, after streaming on Netflix too, I have a lot of appreciation for what this movie was able to deliver now. This trailer shows in the first fifteen seconds that…
I have so many fond memories of Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994). This trailer spliced so many of the great scenes together in a fantastic way. All the beauty, horror, despair, and action summed up in this trailer. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, and Antonio Banderas star in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.
Until we can get a Hellboy 3 movie made, we are just stuck watching the first two movies. Here is the trailer for the first Hellboy (2004) film directed by Guillermo del Toro. The first 30 seconds of this trailer make you feel like you are about to see a James Bond intro then the direction changes back to the supernatural realm. Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, and Selma Blair star in Hellboy.
This trailer for Gore Verbinski's The Ring (2002) sets up the basic premise of the film in the first 30 seconds of watching the video. The rest of the trailer introduces you to the characters that will need to overcome this supernatural haunting. Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, and Brian Cox star in The Ring.
I remember watching this movie trailer for Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) thinking Johnny Depp fits the role of Ichabod Crane so well. Tim Burton's style of making movies fit this film interestingly. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Miranda Richardson star in Sleepy Hollow.
Watching Alejandro Amenabar's The Others (2001) trailer brought back memories of the film and looking at the trailer again, the whole thing was teased throughout the video. I watch it now thinking, "Yeah I know what you are talking about" with a little chuckle. Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, and Fionnula Flanagan star in The Others.
Matt Reeves' Cloverfield (2008) delivered another version of the POV movie style. This trailer spares no shaky-cam but shows a lot of action scenes because of it. Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, and Lizzy Caplan star in Cloverfield.
Watching this trailer for John McTiernan's Predator (1987) brings back so many fond memories of the action hero, specifically Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another classic trailer with that heavy narrative voice at every scene. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Kevin Peter Hall star in Predator.
James Wan's Saw (2004) became an instant horror fan favorite, and it all started when I saw this movie trailer. The Saw movie trailer pulls no punches with Jigsaw. Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, and Danny Glover star in Saw.
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