Shining trailer

Saturday 1 October 2005This is over 17 years old. Be careful.

Did you ever see a trailer for a movie, and have a suspicion that the movie would be very different? Or worse, have you been to see the movie, and finally understood just how much they twisted the truth when making the trailer? Well, a contest for making purposefully misleading trailers produced this gem: Shining, which turns The Shining into a heartwarming movie about a boy and his dad.

More about the trailer is at The Shining Redux on The Tattered Coat.


Comedy gold. When it start in with the Peter Gabriel song, that's pure comedy gold.
and I thought I was the only one who felt that way about movie trailers- all of which I have generally avoided watching ever since The Spanish Prisoner's. What I hate the most is how the ending scenes and best scenes are so often given away- I mean I know they gotta sell theater tickets to as wide a demographic as possible in 60 seconds, but don't ruin it before we even see it!

"This is the most blatant case of false advertising since 'The Never-ending Story'!"
-Lionel Hutz (?)

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