There is definitely something a bit skin-crawly about old-school movie-making methods. Worn out video has a strange staticky quality of data decay where secrets can hide and dark things can happen. Imagine a decaying Samara from The Ring writhing from the well and out of the TV into your living room. Shudder.
Here’s another one to put on your movie your radar, if that got your attention: V/H/S. The multi-storied horror movie told through the lens of found footage, akin to , has just released this red-band trailer. Check it out here, courtesy of CinemaBlend:
That totally made me crap my pants… In a good way. You too?
The movie is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The story follows a group of teens (surprise, surprise!) who are hired to rob an abandoned house (another cliche!) and steal a videotape. Obviously, the mischievous youngsters decide to watch it, as well, despite their better judgement (cliche overload!).
It might sound like your average horror flick right now, but didn’t you watch the freakin trailer? I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen a movie that looks like it’ll play on my most primal nightmares for a long time. Vampire fangs, dismembered bodies spewing out their innards, faceless bodies with their spines removed? I can’t quite work out what this movie will be about, but I already like it because it looks smart.
The scariest thing I got from this, aside from all the blood-curdling screams, was actually that I could have sworn I saw the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson, at the 0.32 second mark. Do you see it too?