Since new horror anthology V/H/S premiered at Sundance, fans of terror cinema and multi-story chillers have been anxious to see more of the found footage collection. Directors like The House of the Devil’s Ti West and Adam Wingard (You’re Next) are featured in the tale about a group of misfits who are hired by a mysterious client to recover a VHS tape from an abandoned house. Once there, they uncover disturbing footage amongst a massive collection of tapes, disrupting their mission in unsettling ways. Last week the movie’s creepy poster premiered, and now Slash Film has shared a red band trailer for the film that gave us some serious chills.
With nerves officially rattled, we wanted to keep the momentum going and decided to dig up a few of the all-time scariest movie trailers. Some of these films may be familiar to you, but these unnerving trailers (several of them rare) probably aren’t the clips you’ve seen dozens of times before. Other films may be new to you, and hopefully these excerpts will entice you to seek them out for a good scare. Watch them all after the break, and confess your fears below.
The Exorcist (1973)
When it comes to The Exorcist many people are desensitized by decades of urban legends and major fear hype, which we pointed out in this article. The horrific 1970′s story about a young girl who becomes possessed by the devil offered up a premise that many audiences believed could actually happen. The film had moviegoers passing out in theaters and singing their own praises of survival twenty years later. As time went on, some of that buzz died down, and the film industry delivered the prerequisite spoof adaptations. However, if you watch the rare 1973 trailer that was pulled from theaters due to it’s terrifying flashes of demonic imagery, it immediately revives that sense of dread and sheer horror you felt after watching William Friedkin’s movie for the first time.