Two movie trailers for you guys to devour, courtesy of the ace Movie Marketing Madness blog.
First we have the trailer for the upcoming Oliver Hirschbiegel's The Invasion starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Word has it that the movie is terrible and the trailer doesn't have a "this is bad" vibe about it, but sci-fi/horror can always turn out to be debacles. It's usually amplified when they bring in other people to redirect endings and rewrite beginnings (which, I believe, happened to this movie. There are a few moments in the trailer I quite like. There's the bit with the people jumping off the building - kind of creepy. You can see the moment when Nicole got into her on-set accident and I also like the very very end. I always like a good doppelganger, don't you?!
Next we have the trailer for the upcoming vampire movie 30 Days of Night. The plot descriptions sounds exactly like the quite awesome Pitch Black (back when nobody had heard of Vin Diesel and he hadn't had the chance to become a star and then to almost disappear entirely up Hollywood's arse) - A place that's constantly light (Alaska in 30 and a planet with multiple suns in Pitch) placed into darkness (Alaska is like that in general, and in Pitch it was due to a total eclipse), which results in monsters coming out from hiding (vampires and flying creatures respectively). It surprises me more movies don't make use of Alaska's sporadic daylight, but it's a fabulous premise for a scary flick. The only worry is Ben Foster who I can't stand at all. And I'm not the biggest Josh Hartnett fan either, but I can live with him. But, ugh. Ben Foster. And he's A-C-T-I-N-G like always. I do like Melissa George though. Anyway, the movie looks kind of awesome enough for me to get past him and to plant down my $11 for a ticket.
One common link between them (other than they're "scary movies") is that they both seem to use a piece of music (not the same one, mind you) that sounds like it belongs on a Snow Patrol album more than on the trailer for a horror movie. Or is that just me?