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“Nothing Happens” in This Hilarious Parody Trailer

I’m crying right now even though the following trailer totally pokes fun at the genre I love most. Let’s be honest, though, it’s not perfect.

Horror isn’t just about having gore or the next boogeyman, it’s about the filmmaking, including sound design and score. Turn off the sound and nothing is scary (except spiders, of course).

This parody trailer sort of focuses on the trickery of some horror films, using beautiful cinematography and scary music to sell it’s fear. It’s called “Nothing Happens” because, well, nothing does. It takes jabs at films like It Follows and filmmakers like Ti West (The Inkeepers, House of the Devil) and Eli Roth, but appears to come from a loving place.

“It pays tribute to the ultra slow burn, leisurely paced and highly atmospheric horror movies that we love best,” says Melissa Pleckham. “I hope it gives you a chuckle.”

This trailer is the brainchild of Pleckham and Ken Ramos, whose credits include Showtime’s forthcoming “Twin Peaks” reboot and “American Horror Story: Roanoke”.



  • Susan Leighton

    This was BRILLIANT! The tension created by the normal, everyday shots and the blue filter was so typical of the stylized horror films that we see today. I really enjoyed the pseudo quotes especially Eli Roth’s, “What in the hell did I just watch?”

  • Barry El Beardo

    Haha Love it! I absolutely Love It Follows, House of the Devil and other horrors with minimal action but maximum tension….this trailer is everything!

  • BloodyDisgusted

    No, Brad. This is neat — not hilarious. It didn’t even make me exhale heavily from my nose.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    I could have made that. lol. Grindhouse’s “Don’t” trailer was much better and entertaining.

  • Elizabeth

    Yeah, that’s pretty much every Ti West movie. I always multitask when I watch one. I think I did my taxes during The Roost.

    • Satanzilla

      There are people who like being scared, and then there are people who just like watching other people chopped to pieces.

      • Elizabeth

        My absolute favorite horror movie is the original The Haunting, so that would put me in the former category. Even though I think you’re implying I must be a gore hound since West’s movies put me in a coma. Obviously a lot of other people like them, which is perfectly fine. Everyone is different.

  • zombie84_41

    That was so cute. I think this could be good as a horror comedy too. Like the first hour or so nothing happens then at the end with the girl all these creepy things begin to happen like i was expecting the jackets to become some shadow monster or something. that be rad right?

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