Classic Horror Trailers: HALLOWEEN & THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

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I love trailers. As a kid, I loved showing up to the theater way early to get a good seat and check out what new movies were coming out. While a lot of today’s trailers aren’t anything to write home about, classic films used to approach “previews” more like an art-form, trying to entice viewers to check the films out, instead of just throwing clips together.

With all of that being said, I thought it would be cool to start showing some of my favorite trailers growing up, and to kick things off, I picked two of my all time favorite movies, HALLOWEEN and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Sound off below with some of your favorites!!

HALLOWEEN (1978)
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There isn’t much that I don’t love about this one. It completely sets forth a tone and stays with it throughout the rest of the trailer. It’s a little heavy on the spoilery side with Judith and Bob’s deaths, but aside from that, it really doesn’t show too much, giving viewers only a small glimpse or two of Michael, just enough to make viewers curious about what they’re about to see..which as we all know, is the greatest horror film of all time (at least to me).

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
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This one was for the second run of Tobe Hooper’s classic, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. While the first trailer was awesome on its own, this second trailer included quotes from critics like Rex Reed, scaring audiences by talking about how scary the film was (and still is).