Worth Watching - May 1: The Duplass Brothers' Baghead Trailer
What is with this week and new trailers for all of my Sundance favorites?! First we had The Wackness, then my fave of the fest, The Escapist, and now we've got the trailer for Baghead! The film is a great little indie about four wanna-be actor friends who go off on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods and encounter a freaky guy with a bag on his head. Well, it's part comedy, part horror, part drama, but overall awesome. I really had a great time with this movie - it was a very enjoyable experience that I came out of late one night at Sundance. Sony Pictures Classics really does not know how to market a movie - but I'm going to try and forget about that this time. As odd (or just plain bad) as this trailer may seem, just know that it is a great movie that I really hope everyone sees!
I'd also suggest you read my 9 out of 10 review for Baghead - I don't want anyone to get the wrong impressions from this trailer. The problem is I don't think Sony knows whether to market this as horror, as comedy, or as drama, and so they just mixed all three together and it became a big ugly mess of a trailer. The movie really is a very fun experience and definitely worthwhile even if you're not into horror or indies - trust me on this one, it's great!
Watch the first trailer for Baghead:
Baghead is both written and directed by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass of The Puffy Chair previously. The two are definitely huge up-and-coming filmmakers who are going to hit it big soon. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was sold to Sony Pictures Classics for less than $1 million. Baghead is currently set to hit theaters starting on July 25th this summer - be there!