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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Trend: Recut Movie Trailers

Two years ago the horror mash-up was all the rage, as we saw Seth Grahame-Smith's additions of zombies to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, begin a horror fiction revolution.  Some were good, some not so good.  In fact, to help you sort through the huge mass of offerings, my new book has an entire chapter on the very best of today's comic horror, including mash-ups.

However, there is a brand new off-shot of the horror mash-up and this is one not to be missed.  Over on You Tube, people are taking classic movie trailers and re-cutting them into horror trailers.  Some of these people have been doing it for a few years, but their popularity is skyrocketing now.  Here are two of my favorites for The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins recut as horror movies:

What I love about this trend is how well it works.  Using the actual movies, these creative people have been able to make a great horror movie trailer.  Specifically, the music that already appears in these classic films is used to heighten the creepy atmosphere.

To see more and keep up on the trend, search You Tube for "recut horror trailer."  You can use my link to automatically run the search.  Have fun!

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