The beginning of November brought with it the annual American Film Market, a proving ground for independent films looking to find distribution. If you've ever wondered where most of those straight-to-video titles you pass up each week come from, chances are good a majority of them came out of deals made at the AFM. This year's convention screened 445 films, and thanks to the dedicated work of sites like Bloody-Disgusting and Dread Central, genre fans everywhere have been gifted with dozens of new trailers for potential horror movie hits to pour over.

Being the anal retentive nerd that I am, I decided to round up as many of the horror trailers as I could find for films that were at AFM '09 and put them in one place. And honestly, I wish I hadn't, because this took forever and in the end, I couldn't even put them all in one place. The number of new trailers was so high, I decided to break this post up into two parts so as to not overload your browser with independent film awesomeness. This is Part 1, Part 2 will arrive tomorrow.

In this edition we have trailers for:
Rampage
Blood Pledge
The Reeds
Altitude
Slice
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil
Blood: A Butcher's Tale
The Clinic
Chain Letter
The Tortured
7 Days

Rampage
, directed by Uwe Boll



A Blood Pledge
(AKA Whispering Corridors 5), directed by Jong-yong Lee



The Reeds, directed by Nick Cohen



Altitude, directed by Kaare Andrews



Slice, directed by Kongkiat Komesiri



Puppet Master: Axis of Evil, directed by Dave DeCoteau




Blood: A Butcher's Tale, directed by Mark Tuit



The Clinic, directed by James Rabbitts



Chain Letter
, directed by Deon Taylor



The Tortured, directed by Rob Lieberman



7 Days, directed by Daniel Grou