Saturday, April 02, 2011
The Hobo with a Shotgun Trailer Contest Finalists are up.
I'm totally behind this one, Earwigs by Bruce LeGrow. Van Gore by Keith Hodder is leading at this writing, and I'll note it's my second favorite, as it goes.
Frankly, I'm a little underwhelmed by the subject matter of most. They seem a little too overtly jokey to me. They also, and this could be the judges bias, represent too obvious and limited a scope of subject matter.
I supposed it's tough when one is posting the video on YouTube, but it seems like there's too much emphasis on sex content all around, while none at all represent a sex movie at all. There's no Joe Sarno or Russ Meyer or a genre bender like Jess Franco - I think making a fake "Jess Franco" type trailer would be a hoot! - or even a trashy T&A comedy.
So, I confess that Earwigs partly stands out for not looking like the exact same type of movie we've already seen a dozen fake trailers for already. And, along with Van Gore, stands out for being believable that there could be a real movie behind it.
I suspect even in a more imaginative bunch, I could imagine Earwigs standing out, but I'll say it stands out all the more for having done a type of movie that didn't feel well covered at the time of Grindhouse.