I have an abnormal love of horror films. I think it came from wanting toconquer my fear of the dark, spiders, and clowns. What kid isn’t afraid ofclowns? I even remember the first trailer that scared me so much I cried mylittle eyes out — and then spent the next two years out in the lobby when thepreviews ran. What was the movie you ask? The Funhouse, byacclaimed horror director by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). I’lladmit the film looks lame now, but I was 4 when I saw the trailer. This posesthe question: What the hell was the movie that my parents took me to that thiswas shown before?
I started thinking about this after seeing the trailer for 30 Days ofNight, a new vampire flick coming out this October with Josh Hartnett. Iwasn’t that spooked by its preview, but it reminded me of a recent film, The Haunting,whose teaser scared the living bejeezus out of me at the ripe old age of 22. Trustme, it’s much scarier on the big screen. And after watching The Haunting,I can tell you the best part of the film was the teaser.
But I can’t be the only one who still cowers at the cinema. Bare your souls, PopWatchers! Whattrailer made you cover your eyes? I don’t care if it’s when you were 2 or 52.