The holidays are inescapably upon us, so I find myself thinking of my weekly search for new trailers as a mad dash through the snowy New England countryside on a horse-drawn sleigh, searching for noteworthy previews, each providing a clue that leads me to the next. Granted, you won't actually find movie trailers in the New England countryside but bear with me people, it's a metaphor. Yes, perhaps I've had too much eggnog, and I've definitely watched too many Christmas specials, but this week I hope you'll join me as Trailer Park takes us Dashing Through the Snow.

Dark Floors
Lordi. No, I'm not expressing dismay, that's the name of the Finnish rock band this horror film is built around. Monika mentioned back in April that this was on the way and now we've got a teaser and a full trailer. A father pulls his autistic daughter out of her doctor's care, but on the way down in the hospital elevator, father and daughter along with several others find themselves exiting onto a floor of the hospital that shouldn't exist. The place is littered with bodies, and demons (presumably members of the Gwar-esque band) lurk in the shadows. It looks pretty cool, though a possible resemblance to Silent Hillhas me a little worried. I'm always up for a good creep out, though, so I hope to get a chance to see this. For now, it's being released in Finland on February 8, but I imagine we'll be seeing it here in the states eventually. And speaking of "dark"...

The Dark Knight
The full length Dark Knight trailer has finally arrived and I have to say it's got me pretty stoked for the caped crusader's return. The voice over by Heath Ledger as The Joker refers to both hero and villain as freaks, recalling similar dialogue from the Tim Burton's 1989 Batman, but this Clown Prince of Crime takes things in a whole new direction. He's grimier and less goofy than Jack Nicholson's take on the character. Many of the familiar faces from Batman Begins are here, and though there's a quick glimpse of that film's batmobile, this Batman seems to prefer a suped up science fiction motorcycle. Looks awesome and it hits U.S. theaters on July 18. Here's Ryan's take on the trailer. And speaking of comic book adaptations...