You want more teaser trailers? I got more teaser trailers! The Shining, The Exorcist, Jurassic Park, Jason, Chucky, Jaws and so much more!
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It warmed my geek heart that you guys took so strongly to yesterday's article highlighting some of my favorite teaser trailers. I got tons of emails, lots of Twitter love and some real deal fun cinephile talkback discussion, so I figured why not tempt fate and look at some of the rather significant teaser trailers I left out of yesterday's article. Are you ready for Revenge of the Teaser?
Horror more than just about any other genre seems to love to play around with the teaser. I suppose that makes sense, especially in the '80s when horror icons were enough to sell a movie by themselves. I put the great Doll House teaser for Nightmare On Elm Street 3 in the first article, but there are a bunch of great horror sequel teaser trailers I want to start off with.
Those are the established franchises, but horror as a general genre can be sold on some creepy images as long as the tone is securely established (and promises to scare you plenty for your ticket money). Alien from the last article is a good example of that, but one of the best teaser trailers ever created is simply one long locked down shot:
Damn that's effective. The sound design alone on that Shining teaser still gets under my skin. David Cronenberg took a different approach when selling Scanners. He chose to show one scene with an explosive finale.
While we're still in the serious horror teaser mode, you
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