Shutter

Compare these two trailers. The first is from Thailand. The second is, of course, from the U. S. of Remake. I’m not going to go on a rant about how Hollywood is dead or the ferrets have taken over the Executive Offices of Paramount or what-have-you. That’s a tired dog. And I don’t entirely agree. But I will express amazement that we Americans can’t even make a trailer spookier than the original. Is it the language barrier? Is it mistrust of the American intelligence quotient? Is it our coffee? What gives?

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwy8QSQliGk]

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIxDl2-qnVs]

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  1. LilaNug - February 16, 2008 at 10:37 pm Reply

    First of all, the trailer for the 2008 version is only the TEASER trailer and second of all, the 2008 trailer only showed bits and pieces from the film and the thai trailer showed basically more of it. So, quit whining.

  2. Will - February 16, 2008 at 10:43 pm Reply

    Well, wait, that still doesn’t explain why the American trailer is far, far less scary than the Thai trailer. Sure, it’s a minute shorter than the original trailer, but sixty seconds less footage should provide an advantage, don’t you think?

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