One of the most effective movie trailers of all time was the very first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Alien, which I once wrote an entire article about here on Bloody Disgusting. I called it the perfect trailer for the perfect horror film, as it managed to sell audiences on the sci-fi/horror masterpiece without actually spoiling a single thing about the plot.
It explained nothing, told you nothing, and barely even showed you anything; and yet, it ensured you HAD to buy a ticket on the weekend of June 22nd, 1979.
In that article, I noted that if Alien was released today we’d be shown the Xenomorph, Chest Burster and Face Hugger long before buying a ticket, and indeed all of those iconic images and moments are on display in a new modernized trailer for the original classic that just debuted on the official Alien Facebook page today.
True to the modern style, the trailer is loaded with spoilery snippets. But since we’re all intimately familiar with the film by now anyway, it can be enjoyed as a pretty kickass trailer that reminds why Alien remains one of the best horror films of all time.