Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. We’ve got eight new trailers for your Friday viewing enjoyment; check ‘em all out after the jump.
It’s only February, but it’s already been a very good year for utterly insane exploitation movie trailers. First we had FDR: American Badass!, with the New Deal president hunting down the Nazi werewolves that gave him polio; then came the space Nazi epic Iron Sky. And now we have Osombie, in which an undead Osama Bin Laden comes out of the sea to lead a zombie apocalypse in Afghanistan. Tasteful, eh? But that’s not the problem (neither of the earlier trailers were exactly models of tact and restraint). The problem is, once the premise is explained, there are not actual laughs in this teaser; most of it plays as some kind of straight-up action thriller. Maybe they’re just exhibiting their poker face, or the joke of the film is that the action clichés are trotted out in service of a ridiculous story. But whatever the case, we were a lot more interested in this movie before we saw any of it.