Worth Watching - Dec 6: Insane Funny Games Red Band Trailer
There is a lot of buzz building for Funny Games, especially since it was announced in the midnight line-up at Sundance. The film is a remake of a German film of the exact same name from 1997 and is being directed by the exact same guy - Michael Haneke. It's a horror, thriller about two guys (Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet) who take a family (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) hostage and make them play games (to stay alive). Hopefully you've seen the first trailer, as it explains the concept, but I didn't realize how insane, brutal, and intense this actually is until now. I bet you'll probably sh*t your pants just watching these 2 minutes. You've been warned! This is an all out red band trailer!
I've heard from a few people that this movie is absolutely awesome. We're not talking about "good," we're talking about best horror / thriller of the year. Every time I hear more I end up getting a bit more excited, and then once I saw this trailer, my jaw dropped. I know I have to see it, but I'm pretty nervous - this looks insane!
Watch the red band trailer for Funny Games:
Funny Games is both written and directed by Michael Haneke, a German filmmaker who also directed the cult horror hit Caché. The film arrives in limited theaters on February 15th, 2008 after its debut at Sundance. The poster for the film is featured below.