Chilling New Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening
by Alex Billington
May 2, 2008
At this point leading into the summer, M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening doesn't have much buzz. But all that is about to change. A very chilling new trailer has launched for the film and it definitely ramps up the excitement for Shyamalan's next. I first saw this new trailer show in front of Iron Man last night and all the sound effects, including the dead bodies and banging on the walls, are that much more heart-pounding in the theater than here online. You really need to give this a chance - Shyamalan is really going to scare the crap out of us this time, like he normally does, but with a twist (of course). I'm pretty sure Fox made a smart decision releasing this during the summer - it's going to be a very refreshing thriller compared to comedic and action flicks that otherwise crowd the next few months.
I really love both Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel - I think the cast in in this is definitely one of the stronger areas, but that is usually the case with Shyamalan's movies. What are your thoughts on this latest trailer?
Watch the new trailer for The Happening:
The Happening is both written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, of Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village and Lady in the Water previously. The movie will arrive in theaters everywhere on June 13th this summer. The current poster for The Happening is featured below.
Reader Feedback - 39 Comments
I love it! I can't wait for this... Last night on TV, saw the first TV spots and I was so excited. I still like the first trailer more, but this one is still excellent and revs up my excitement.
Jeff Warner on May 2, 2008
This strikes me as a really odd choice for a summer release.
Andrew Mayer on May 2, 2008
I can't wait for this movie! I saw the first trailer a while back on Apple's website and I'm really intrigued! Great suspense... (Btw keep up the great work FirstShowing - I stumbled on this site a few weeks back and have checked it daily since! This is my first time posting - and hopefully not the last!)
Mubariz Ahmedi on May 2, 2008
I can't wait for this movie, but two things...the writing in the post smacks of a copywriter again...do you ever just say things and leave them...you used about sixteen different adjectives to describe this tense and terrific and sheer terror and it's going to ramp up the excitement...man...just post and forget the press releases they ask you to post. Secondly...what the hell is banging on the wall? Have the trees come to life?
brian on May 2, 2008
SUSPENSE!!!!! Looks good but the trailer looked like the last one
SHANE D on May 2, 2008
They showed this last night at the Iron Man premeire showing. The audience mostly just laughed. I was just unintrigued. But I'll most certainly go see it. Some films just can't be reduced down to an interesting trailer.
kevjohn on May 2, 2008
his last two have severely let me down. i think this looks great.
Brian Ricci on May 2, 2008
This trailer didn't excite me as much as the others have, been I know this is going to be great and can't wait to see it!!
Mark R on May 2, 2008
The trailer in front of "Iron Man" was pretty eerie. This has peaked my interest level. Even Mark Wahlberg looks genuinely freaked out!
Spider on May 2, 2008
Spoiler: the bees are banging on the wall. Nah I'm interested in what the twist will be this time.
Josh Rowe on May 2, 2008
Chilling? That was the most unexciting thing I've seen so far this year by far
interl0per on May 2, 2008
Color me unimpressed.
John on May 2, 2008
I hope it does well for him. His career needs it!
JLA Reject on May 2, 2008
I was very surprised to see it have an R rating. I was not that excited for this movie a few months ago, but after seeing the rating, i am intrigued. Pretty good trailer too.
Franke on May 2, 2008
okay... i hated signs, and this seems like its going to be about aliens. that said, i'll give it chance, but for me, this is m. night's last chance...
Mike on May 2, 2008
Definitley the weakest trailer in front of IRON MAN. I think that the summer release and R Rating will kill it though. However, THE LOVE GURU trailer actually was A LOT better than the first one. Pleasantly surprised with that.
Ryan on May 2, 2008
Okay. Here's the thing. I WOULD be excited for this movie had I not come across the original script for this and, let me tell you, the twist is completely stupid. If you're curious as to what it is, look up The Green Effect (the original title). The draft was leaked months ago. I know, revisions have probably been made since then, but I'm doubtful they're going to alter the ending.
John on May 2, 2008
The only way this would be cool is if Earth was invaded... BY THE FUNK. THAT would make me really say- "Wha's Happening!!!"
Djo. on May 2, 2008
The whole "Shyamalan" thing is sooo over. He had one hit movie and that's it.
avoidz on May 3, 2008
hehe, on the poster... "We've SENSED it" "We've seen the SIGNS" Previous movie plugs?
Andrew on May 3, 2008
i wanna know what hell is happening! good trailer
malax on May 3, 2008
Looks Intense and really want to no what is Happening, looks like M. Night Shyamalan is back and better then ever.
Curtis on May 4, 2008
Too bad it comes out on the same day as the incredible hulk
Sebastian on May 7, 2008
what's wrong with this movie? i dont even know what the heck their running from... they should've posted it in and tell theirs sickness, mutation or aliens WHAT'S GOING ON....
Rei on May 8, 2008
I want to believe. Oh wait... But seriously, that captures how I feel about this movie. Shyamalan's movies are hit or miss with me. I loved The Sixth Sense and Signs but I didn't like the rest and I HATED Lady in the Water. I hope this movie is good. I will give him one more chance in the theater. If it sucks, Shyamalan will be reduced to Netflix.
HektikLyfe on May 8, 2008
I think this is going to be a great movie. The bees really are dissapearing and the Aztec calendar nds in 2012.... Hopefully Shyamalans movie isnt what will really happen in the future but it definantly opens my eyes.....
jane on May 9, 2008
Yes, gave somewhat quite of a chill there. The right music, tension and cinematic shots get the heart pumping in the trailer. Let's hope it fulfills in the actual film. And who is the idiot who actually asked "what are they scared of / running from?"? That's why you go see the movie, stupid.
The U.S. Marine on May 9, 2008
i like the points that he makes but i swear if this movie has another ending like The Village he needs to be disbared from making anym ore movies
ha ha haaaaa on May 10, 2008
I have been waiting a long time to see this movie. I just love apocalyptic style films! I just hope it doesn't disappoint like his last few films.
Tracy on May 13, 2008
I can wait to see this movie I love Mark and I'm also a big fan of Ashlyn Sanchez (the little girl in the picture)
Gabby on May 18, 2008
I'm excited about this one. Let's face it, Shyamalan is overdue for a good movie. Usually every other movie is phenomenal. "Lady in the Water"...not so much, but he really hasn't made a bad film. If this is on pare with "Sixth Sense" or "Signs" it will be more than worth the ticket price, popcorn and continual kicks in the back of your seat.
poetic07 on May 25, 2008
Spielberg on May 28, 2008
M-lad is obviously disturbed. Wahlberg, under some obvious over-direction, looks as if he's had some bad lamb vindaloo in every shot of the film. The last load I flushed had firmer structure than the 2nd Act.
O. Welles on May 28, 2008
I can't wait to see this!!!!!!! It looks spooky and suspenseful. I love these kinds of movies!
Heather on Jun 1, 2008
If you haven't seen it yet, go see the red band trailer. Although shorter, it's much better. It's very gruesome and well... just go see it. Easily found on google, maybe even on this website? I dunno didnt look. I for one am super excited about this movie. And I don't think it will be about aliens.
Jake on Jun 1, 2008
Each new trailer looked more stupid and less interesting .... till this one this is the one they need to show .... only
john on Jun 10, 2008
Okey. M. Night is out of my director category. After watching the trailer and watching the movie I noticed two things. 1-the trailer was hyped and edited to perfection 2-the movie did not reflect what the trailer purposed. Basically a well thought out plan for movie goers to get excited and go to the movie. Marketing Trick. Well, I tell you, the movie is the poorest you will ever see. it is poor in every aspect. All I got to say, There only be One Alfred ever. So M Night quit wasting your time still there is time for some sesame street production. Don't even bother to sit for the movie and waste your 1 hour and 23 minutes. Time is precious. All I got to say.
Alessandro dassero on Jun 19, 2008
Sadly, this movie was absolutely awful! The trailers did make it look ok, but I was very disappointed at the waste of nine dollars and an hour and a half of my life. If you have seen previews and still want to see it, I'd like to warn you- DON'T. IT'S NOT WORTH IT AT ALL!!!
Isaac on Jun 20, 2008
I'll save you all the trouble and money right now... Here's the twist: Nature itself gangs up on humankind in an attempt to wipe us all out...WHAT A TWIST!! This cements the fact that Shymalamamadingdong is just a really poor clone of Hitchcock and Rod Serling. As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't put out a decent movie since Unbreakable.
Ryan Draga on Jun 22, 2008
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