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32 Days of Halloween III, Day 10: How Do You Make a Trailer Extra Scary?

Japanese Dawn of the Dead

As learned last year with Evil Dead, the way to increase the scare factor of practically anything by 136% is to give it a Japanese narrator. Like for example, here’s three chapters of the original Friday the 13th franchise:

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What is he saying? Is it really running down the reasons why Jason is a scary bastard? Or is he reading his grocery list? And honestly, to anyone who doesn’t speak Japanese…does it matter? Seriously, somebody go and take the Chairman from the Japanese Iron Chef. Take some of his vocals. Lay them down on top of something like Fraggle Rock or Teletubbies and see if you don’t crap your pants.

There’s another down here:
Check this out–there’s barely any narration at all. But still–gore! Spinning Japanese words! Exclamation points! GAH!

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If you can find some more of these, post them in the comments. They are fantastic. And if you’re new here, check out what we posted two years ago on Day 10–the trailer to the lost film, The South Will Rise Again.

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