Aimee Teegarden starred in one of the opening kill sequences in Scream 4, and yet the trailer for Beneath the Darkness plays like it should be a fake-out before a Scream 4 movie. A throwback to the slasher films of the late 70′s, Darkness plays like one of the film that ripped off Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which borrowed from the legend of Ed Gein (as did Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho). The film also stars Dennis Quaid and Tony Oller, and the trailer is fascinating. Take a look…
Teegarden was a strong presence on the TV version of Friday Night Lights, which was critically revered and found a niche audience but never broke wide. And while many of the cast have gone on to bigger and better (Kyle Chandler was recently in Super 8, Taylor Kitsch is the lead in the upcoming John Carter), Teegarden – like a number of pretty teen girls – seems destined to troll in the slasher genre.
Dennis Quaid seems to know the movie he’s in, and that helps with a film like this, but perhaps it’s the awkward cutting that makes this look like a camp-fest. Perhaps there’s a good scary movie hiding in this footage, but the trailer seems to mix the Ed Gein legend with the great Dutch thriller The Vanishing to comic effect. One way or another, it looks entertaining.
Did this make you laugh too?