Today THE TRAILER CLAIRVOYANT takes a look at the trailer for the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence vehicle...House At The End of the Street (H.A.T.E.S.). Man...that acronym is just begging for it...isn't it?
Release Date: September 21st, 2012
Director: Mike Tonderai
Tagline: "Fear Reaches Out...For The Girl Next Door."
Doth Hollywood hath no imagination anymore? I feel like I'm just watching a highlight reel of the last decade's soulless genre films starring up-and-coming A-list superstars who all disappeared into a sea of obscurity. I'm looking at you Thora Birch. I mean, seriously? Who makes this shit? Do they seriously think that this will scare us? This trailer is so generic, I was waiting for Cam Gigandent to show up (I know how much bryan hates Cam lol). Even the CGI'd black shadowy figure looks generic. And what's the deal with that Transformers dropped bass in the audio? I feel like every trailer has that little soundbite in it these days. Perhaps the only thing (and I say that carefully) that may save this film from being complete garbage is Mark Tonderai. He directed that solid little British film called Hush not too long ago.
PREDICTION: Remember that dreadful remake that came out in the middle of the double 00's called When a Stranger Calls that starred, then up-and-comer, Camilla Belle? Do you remember how that steaming pile of mediocrity turned out? And have you seen Camilla Belle lately? Well "H.A.T.E.S." will be headed into that same territory. Good thing Jennifer Lawrence is signed on for multiple Hunger Games and X-Men sequels so, we won't be seeing her name on a milk carton anytime soon. House At The End of the Street will be hated.
THE TRAILER CLAIRVOYANT hath spoken!
For the boys...
Ok...I guess I kinda see it now ;)