With just thirteen days till Halloween, I thought some kind of series to count down to the big day would be fun - and what's more fun for horror fans than watching trailers? Before we're old enough to be allowed to watch the movies for ourselves, trailers and TV ads are responsible for creating an image in our minds of what a horror film is. Given the impact they can have, the trailers for horror films are often just as fondly remembered as the films they advertised - sometimes even more so. Which is appropriate as no matter how dismal a movie might be, chances are a great trailer convinced you to see it. So starting today, I'll be running a feature by the hokey, but hopefully catchy, title of Trick Or Trailers where I'll be posting my favorite horror movie trailers every day up through the 31st.
To kick things off, here's the unforgettable trailer for the US release of Dario Argento's alchemical masterpiece, Suspiria (1977). As far as Argento goes, I've always been more of a Deep Red kind of guy but this trailer for Suspiria is enough to give me second thoughts on that. I love the pulsating, veined claymation letters created here. Like the meticulous look of the film itself, this trailer really goes the extra mile!
...And free of charge, here's a trailer for a promising upcoming release of Suspiria on the Nouveaux Pictures/Cine-Excess DVD label.