Don't Watch: Teaser Trailer for—Yes It's Real—'Butterfinger the 13th'
by Alex Billington
May 31, 2011
Source: B-D.com, Facebook
Unless this is a twisted viral where in five months we'll all feel Punk'd, it is real and is coming this October. Butterfinger the 13th will be the first-ever film produced not by a major studio or filmmaker, but by one of America's iconic candy brands. "Butterfinger is going where no candy bar has gone before, leaping from the concession stand sidelines to the big screen spotlight." And signed on to make movie-making history with Butterfinger is none other than actor, producer, NY Times best-selling author Rob Lowe." This has me speechless. Um, what? Bloody-Disgusting found a teaser and it's not much, but its got Butterfinger in it.
I've added more information and quotes from the official press release from Nestle below. Apparently this is real, or so they claim, but who knows if it's all just a big marketing gimmick. Watch the official trailer below!
Here is the full-length official trailer for Rob Lowe's Butterfinger the 13th, embedded via YouTube:
"Butterfinger's history with irreverent comedy drew me to this really unique, fun project," said director Rob Lowe. "As an artist, I get to explore the world of horror movie-making with a comedic twist. It's going to be a psychological thriller that will leave you laughing." Butterfinger the 13th will take its audience on a perilous journey with the film's hero, whose paranoia leads him to believe that someone wants to lay a finger… in more ways than one. "Butterfinger is always looking to deliver new and exciting entertainment experiences for fans, mixed in with a heavy dose of clever fun," said Butterfinger spokesperson Tricia Bowles. "With Rob Lowe behind the camera for this humorously horrific masterpiece, Butterfinger the 13th is sure to be a hit, and we can't wait for Butterfinger fans everywhere to be scared funny." Are they serious?
As for if this film is actually going to get released in theaters on October 13th, which I doubt, it only says: "The top-secret Butterfinger the 13th production is coming soon to an undisclosed location near you, which you may or may not be able to find on a map, but if you really know Butterfinger, you can probably figure out where, and besides Rob Lowe says he really wants to go there." Visit: facebook.com/Butterfinger.
does this mean discount prices on candy bars at the theater?
Jericho on May 31, 2011
hope so tired of sneaking food in
kwame adansi on May 31, 2011
One time, I went to the movies with my sister, and she hid two Whopper Jr.s with cheese in her purse.
JL on May 31, 2011
I watched a homeless man crying on the street over a dead dog today, but now this is the most depressing thing I've ever seen.
Nbachm on May 31, 2011
What you just said depressed me! Did not want to hear that. So thank goodness for that silly teaser! That cheered me up!
Jedibilly on May 31, 2011
kids. this is viral and a prank. now we have to find out, what it's about and who is behind it!
Fingerbutter on May 31, 2011
i fuckin love butterfingers
Anonymous on May 31, 2011
great. now I have to go out and buy a mud-flippin Butterfinger. Thanks Rob Lowe. That a $1.50 I will not be getting back soon.
Scared S#!tless on May 31, 2011
Hmmm...if all you can eat butterfingers are included in the price of the ticket, I'm in.
Anonymous on Jun 1, 2011
Definitely a viral or even an elaborate marketing campaign for said candy. Nothing in the trailer looked like real movie footage, everything vague and generic. I'd say it still has something to do with Butterfinger and not something awesome, although I have no idea what.
Jpeters1138 on Jun 1, 2011
Isn't that the Cabin In The Woods poster?
Brett on Jun 1, 2011
That's exactly what it is Brett!!! You nailed it! This is a teaser for Cabin of the Woods! This movie should have been out well over a year ago, til the MGM collapse!
jah p on Jun 1, 2011
look more like a Halloween advertisement for butter finger candy bars than it does a teaser trailer
Xvxsantanaxvx on Jun 2, 2011
harold and kumar go get a butterfinger....calling it now
Erianimul on Jun 2, 2011
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