Extraterrestrial trailer

Movie aliens fall into two distinct categories. There are the friendly ones — your Pauls, your Kal-Els, your E.T.s — and then there are the hostile ones. Unfortunately for the characters of Extraterrestrial, the otherworldly beings they encounter happen to belong to the latter.

Not that that’s terribly surprising considering who’s pulling the strings here. Extraterrestrial is the Vicious Brothers‘ follow-up to their 2011 indie horror Grave Encounters. Watch the first Extraterrestrial trailer after the jump.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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