Horror Trailers that Ruin the Entire Movie
Trailers are the film studios one chance of grabbing audiences attention, and to draw in crowds to cinemas. With perfect editing, a cool soundtrack and a little teasing of the events that will unfold, you could have a hit trailer that will get people excited. Or, if your like one of the trailers on today’s list, you could ruin the film by revealing all the twists and turns in a short few minutes. These Horror Trailers that Ruin the Entire movie, just suck!
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Rather than teasing the events of the film, the trailer, for the 2000 haunted house thriller What Lies Beneath, turns into a two and a half minute spoiler, revealing one of the films big twists. The revelation that Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) had an affair, with the now dead girl, gives away too much of the films plot. The trailer should have been cut to look like a spooky haunted house thriller where Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer) gets possessed. If the trailer made it look like Claire attacks Norman, the films real twist would have blown away audiences.
From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
Dusk till Dawn went a little under the radar, and it was not until it came on TV and VHS that it gained a huge following. I first watched this film, thinking it was just a kickass Robert Rodriguez gangster flick that just so happened to star George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino. My mind was blown when the film turned into a full out blood and guts Vampire film. I can only imagine how much that would have been spoiled if I had caught the trailer that revealed all in the first 40 seconds.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
The 2009 remake of Wes Craven’s grisly revenge film, The Last House on the Left, probably should have been more restrained when it came to cutting it’s trailer. The two and a half minute video shows almost every plot turn, every kill and even ruins how the gangs leader (Garret Dillahunt) is finally dispatched in the last five minutes of the film. Not much more to enjoy apart form the brutal rape scene and the gritty violence now…. cheers!
The trailer for the original Carrie spent way too little time on the films plot, and way too much time of the ensuing destruction at the hands of it’s titular character. The trailer sets up the basic premise and then ruins the entire third act by showing everything that happens. From the pig blood, to the split screen deaths, it’s all here to ruin the film for you.
Cabin in the woods (2012)
The 2012 horror Cabin in the Woods is a love letter to the genre, cleverly weaving all the tropes and usual suspects into a compelling and terrifying story. There’s so much more going on under the surface of the main plot, and the many hints of this in the trailer just ruins the entire experience.
Society is a bizarre body horror film that portrays high-society folks as a completely different species that feed on humans. Throughout the film, Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) discovers this secret, but he could have saved himself 90 minutes of prologue and just watched the trailer.
When it comes to movie spoilers none can beat the trailer for Quarantine, the 2008 English-language remake of the cult horror flick [REC]. The found-footage zombie flick went all out on spoilers, by taking the films ending shot, of actress Jennifer Carpenter being dragged away screaming by an unseen horror, and plastered it over their posters, DVD covers and even included it in the god-damned trailer.
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“Hello Horror Fans – When a friend accidentally blurts out spoilers for my favourite shows, I generally lock them in my basement for a few months. When i watch a trailer that gives away the entire plot, I lose TV screens. So these nasty little trailers can burn in the fiery pits of hell! Let us know if we missed anything, drop us a message in the comments below.