I was going to do a mock post throwing in my own .04 cents about the Where The Wild Things Are trailer, but I hate sounding like a crabby old man—seriously, one scroll down the main indieWIRE blogs page the other day and I was smothered into submission. Too. Much. Overkill. World. Please. Calm. Down.
Fortunately, I've discovered another trailer that actually deserves some serious contemplation. I would thank David Lowery and Yen Tan for pointing me in its direction, but it's strange to say "thank you" to someone when they've spun your brain into a tiny trillion cowering and frightened pieces.
The trailer is for a "movie" called After Last Season, yet if you watch the "trailer" it's hard to believe this is an actual "movie." It's like Todd Haynes lost his mind after Safe and was hired to direct a series of cable access sci-fi infomercials.
In a world where it feels like we know everything about a movie before we even watch it, a trailer like this prods that mysterious, special closet of my brain where my imagination is tickled like it was when I was a kid. Thankfully, I didn't watch this trailer when I was a kid, for I might be in a straight-jacket right now.
I hope you're sitting down. I hope a loved one is nearby. I hope it's daylight. I hope you'll be okay...