Friday, October 18, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Oct. 18)

The sun is shining. Leaves are changing colors. It's #ScaryMovieMonth, goshdarnit! LIFE IS GOOD. That being said, let's look at trailerz for some of the most depressing horror films out there (*Note: most of these movies are quite good and/or I find them enjoyable; it might just be their endings that are soul-crushing). Quite a twist, eh? Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Night of the Living Dead
Release date: Oct. 1, 1968

The granddaddy of them all. What more is there to say (that I haven't already said a dozen times on this site [spoiler: I heart this film])? That ending ... oh boy. "We're them; they're us," and then, BLAMMO!

The Descent
Release date: Aug. 4, 2006

One of the scariest movies I've ever seen. Incredibly well paced, directed, acted, EVERYTHING. Never mind the claustrophobia. Never mind the C.H.U.D. It's just, that ending ... YIKES. Those Brits really know how to bum your stone.

The Mist
Release date: Nov. 21, 2007

If you haven't seen this yet, what are you waiting for? Pro tip: watch the black-and-white version, as director Frank Darabont (and GOD) intended. Something, something ENDING ...

Jacob's Ladder
Release date: Nov. 2, 1990

Now we're moving into hell's basement ...

Release date: May 22, 1992

"The bitch is back!" And she's brought sadness. RIP Newt.

The Wicker Man
Release date: June 1975

Note to self: if and when searching for a missing girl based on a tip from an anonymous letter, avoid the remote English town of Summerisle. Super bleak, although the original spares us from these scenes. Although, really, maybe I WANT to see those scenes. Maybe I NEED to see those scenes.


  1. That trailerz kid photoshop is a masterwork. I need it on a t-shirt immediately, if not sooner.

    Also, The Mist is so great in black & white and I so rarely ever want to watch it, because soul-crushing.

  2. Could NotLD even afford a trailer when it was released? I thought it was basically a "roadshow" film - you show up to town with your one and only copy, put a one inch by half inch ad in the paper and maybe some fliers and hope word gets around....

    BTW, anyone know anything about the documentary "Birth of the Living Dead" coming out this month?