Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CLASSIC TRAILER ROUND-UP: THEM!

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.



The trailer for Them! plays more like a newsreel than a movie preview, which is fitting for this widespread epidemic of the titular threat. It shows what they actually are, then again the posters we have today do so perhaps the posters then did. That's all this monster movie really has going for it. It's a commentary for the harmful effects of stateside nuclear testing and a fitting companion piece with Gojira from the Far East, but you'd be much better off seeing the whole movie - which you could have already gotten invested in with the time it would take to watch this 3-minute trailer.

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