Here's a gaggle of trailers whose stories appear to be fueled by bad ideas. Not that they're necessarily bad movies, but the films are based around one or more characters making questionable decisions. It's bad idea week on Trailer Park.
Taking a ride home for the holidays from a potential stalker and then letting him take a detour down a little used road? Bad idea. Our two heroes find themselves stranded on a back road in the middle of a blizzard and hunted by malevolent ghosts. The trend of the modern torture/murder horror flick in the vein of Saw or Hostel seems to be ebbing a bit in favor of supernatural thrillers like this one that traffic in creep outs rather than gross outs. It looks pretty cool, and I'm hoping a bad idea for the characters turns into good news for moviegoers. Karina Longworth first mentioned this project her on Cinematical back in 2005.
28 Weeks Later
Return to London now that the military says the rage epidemic has been contained? Bad idea indeed, but I'm looking forward to this sequel to Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later, the zombie film without zombies. The last of the infected have died off, life appears to be returning to normal and Londoners are being allowed back into parts of the city. If all was well, however, we wouldn't have much of a movie. A single carrier serves to reignite the crisis. None of the characters are returning from the original, but I don't think that's going to have a negative impact. This looks like a solid creep-fest. Here's Scott Weinberg's take on the trailer.
Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play a couple whose car breaks down, forcing them to stay the night in a seedy motel. You guessed it: bad idea. The place has roaches big enough to take your head off, and the video tapes in the VCR show movies that appear to be snuff films that were shot in that very same room. Someone's travel agent is going to get an earful, but in the meantime our heroes must survive the night. Paranoid and claustrophobic, this looks like it has potential. Here's what Scott thought.