So many people loved Eli Roth’s fake trailer Thanksgiving (which was of course attached to Grindhouse, which you didn’t see because, well, who did… but for the record, I saw it 3 times in the theater), that Roth announced that he wanted to doa full movie of fake trailers called Trailer Trash. And today, Roth has confirmed to our friends at Bloody-Disgusting that MGM will be released the movie in theaters on August 22nd 2008. So yes, another pre-strike movie!
Trailer Trash is not a horror film, it’s a comedy. It will be very R-rated and completely insane, and I’m producing it with Mike Fleiss (who I did both “Hostel” films with), and writing it with my friends Jeff Rendell (my “Thanksgiving” co-writer, who also played The Pilgrim), Noah Belson (my co-creator on “The Rotten Fruit,”) and my brother Gabe, who’s collaborated with me on everything I’ve ever done.
I want to make a film like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which I consider to be the greatest achievement in the history of cinema. The best part is I get to shoot some new THANKSGIVING scenes, as well as other holiday slasher films I’ve always dreamed of making but never would because they’d completely ruin me. I can’t wait to shoot!”
Sounds good to me. I’ve always found that short form entertainment has gotten the shaft in the big theater environment. I, like many, love how Pixar has brought back showing short films before their features. And it seemed like the fake movie trailers which were attached to Grindhouse were some of the most talked about segments of the double feature. So I’m really glad to see that something like this will be given a chance.
Roth also talked about Trailer Trash during our interview back in June, saying that he has “a great way to string them together”. He mentioned a couple of the fake movie ideas he would be using: “Leap Year Massacre” where the killer only strikes every Leap Year and “Bear Witness”. And I know some people really dislike Roth’s films, but the one thing that most of you must agree that he totally nails is that creepy humor from the 1970′s and 1980′s horror films. And Trailer Trash basically sounds like 90-100 minutes of that type of humor, and horror money shots. I’m sure we can also expect some good cameos from Roth’s friends.