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Trailers from Hell: Max Landis on 'Running Scared,' Starring Vera Farmiga and Paul Walker

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 26, 2013 at 11:19AM

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Max Landis giving a very animated introduction to 2006's "hyperstylized crime fairytale" "Running Scared," starring Vera Farmiga and Paul Walker.
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Vera Farmiga in "Running Scared"
Vera Farmiga in "Running Scared"

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Max Landis giving a very animated introduction to 2006's "hyperstylized crime fairytale" "Running Scared," starring Vera Farmiga and Paul Walker.

No, this isn't the (not really very famous either) Billy Crystal comedy from 1986, but the very underrated and virtually unknown hyper-real 2006 thriller from director Wayne Kramer set in New Jersey but shot in Prague. It's one of many such currently obscure action films that have yet to penetrate the dwindling home video market due to a plethora of similar titles and the disappearance of brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.