CATEGORIES Action, Horror, Thrillers, Quentin Tarantino, Movie Marketing, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Movie News, CinematicalWhen you think about horror film directors, Edgar Wright probably isn't the first name that pops into your mind. Sure, if you made a list of some of the best horror films of the past few years, Shaun of the Dead would most likely be on the list, but Edgar Wright has continued to fly under the radar as a name. In April, all that will be changing for two reasons. First, Edgar's new film Hot Fuzz will be released in theaters, and the early buzz is that it's even better than Shaun of the Dead. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are both in it, and if the trailers are any indication, the buzz is dead-on. If you liked Shaun, then I'm sure you'll love Hot Fuzz. That almost sounds like marketing copy. "If you see one film this year ... then you really need to see more movies."
Secondly, and even more esoteric -- Edgar Wright's trailer for Don't in Robert Rodriguez' and Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse. There are four trailers altogether through the film, one before the feature rolls, and three in the middle, but the one that had everyone talking after the movie was over was Don't. Without spoiling anything for you, Don't is a perfect example of old trailers for foreign films that would come to theaters during the late 60s and 70s. Because they wouldn't want to reveal to audiences that it was a foreign film with accents (even British ones), the trailer would cut just before any of the characters would speak, and would be extremely heavy on narration from the announcer. Wright's trailer nails it, and is the funniest of the bunch. My advice, don't go to the bathroom between Planet Terror and Death Proof, or you'll miss out on a lot of fun stuff.