Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
Found Footage… For Real: Annum Films’ Hilarious Faux Horror Trailers!Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
The art of the faux trailer is a delicate one. While faux trailers certainly can dish out more bang for your buck, it can certainly take a nosedive quicker than a standard short film as well. However, at least year’s Tromadance Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY, this writer discovered Brandon Bassham’s “The Annum Films Showcase,” a trio of questionably tasteful (but very hilarious) trailer for fake horror and exploitation trailers.
While two of the three trailers have yet to hit the web, the first (and most horror-centric) of the trio was uploaded to YouTube via Annum Films. Entitled STARTLED!, this hilarious ode to the art of the jump scare is one guaranteed to please those frustrated with the cop-outs so typically associated with the horror genre. Yet while perusing the Annum Films page, this writer also noticed another faux trailer, a definitely NSFW ’80s-style trailer entitled THE NIGHT HE KILLED. You can check out both videos below, and if you like what you see, give a look at Bassham’s 2015 feature release THE SLASHENING, streaming on Amazon Prime and Troma NOW!.