Always jonsing for a new horror movie, the trailer for Lars Klevberg’s Polaroid turned up a few days ago, and it looks pretty much like it’s cribbing from virtually every horror movie from the the past ten years or so.
Which doesn’t that it won’t be an enjoyable–horror is known for its recycling ethos–but what it does mean is that visually (and more importantly, thematically) it sounds like A LOT of other movies.
Though what’s perhaps more interesting is that the movie comes from Dimension Films, who it could be argued created the ‘Blumhouse model’ before Blumhouse (though without that company’s singleminded dedication to the concept).
Here’s the trailer and as usual, let me know what you think.
When I went to catch Alien: Covenant last Sunday (review coming soon!) I saw a poster for a movie called Polaroid.
Polaroid cameras in general would be an interesting way for evil to spread after all there’s something mildly disturbing about watching an image appear–almost ghostlike–when there had prior been nothing.
One of the original trailers for Lars Klevberg’s short was released and it looks plenty atmospheric, though by no means unique.
And while this trailer isn’t for the remake, it will likely look very similar (despite the inevitable Americanization).
Hopefully what made the original short so acclaimed will not be lost.
It also genuinely surprises me that there haven’t been more movies revolving around instant cameras like the Polaroid (though I think there was a Stephen King story based on the iconic camera called The Sun Dog).