Thursday, October 17, 2013

CLASSIC TRAILER ROUND-UP: GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

Curator's Note: As part of my job for MOVIECLIPS I help curate the Old Hollywood Trailers channel on YouTube. It's meant to be a source for trailers before the online HD video revolution of recent years. While there's still a load of 21st Century offerings there's a rich archive of earlier films which we only hope to further expand. Throughout the month of October I'm exclusively looking to upload trailers for horror movies new and old.



This has to be one of the more fitting trailers for a sequel that I've seen, particular the opening which cuts between scenes from the first film (along with blasts of that obnoxious score) and a water-y motif which will reveal the title. "You didn't listen!" the narrator laments before diving into footage from The New Batch. Where the first trailer was careful to not show us any Gremlins this one goes all out, even showing us some of the more specially mutated versions. For audiences who liked what they got from Joe Dante's first film, this preview promises to win their favor again. 

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