Don’t you wonder why Dimension’s Grindhouse flopped? Don’t you wonder if next weekend it’ll pick up? Also, don’t you wonder why people are still talking about sequels? Since before the film even hit theaters talk of turning the faux trailers into feature length films has been circulating the web. We’ve heard that “Machete” would be a feature, possibly Rob Zombie’s “Werewolf Women of the S.S.” and even Eli Roth’s “Thanksgiving” — but now Edgar Wright’s “Don’t” is the one being talked about. Read on for the skinny.
Edgar Wright tells Rotten Tomatoes, “If it was [turned] into a feature, it’d have to be like Dario Argento and ‘Suspiria,’” said Wright. “‘Suspiria’ is I think one of the few films that feels like a dream you’ve had when you’ve had too much cheese. It’s just like the weirdest bad dream you’ve ever had. I love those films that have the nightmare logic and don’t really have any plots or story. It’s just like horrible bad dream after bad dream.”
For those of you who didn’t quite understand the joke, “Currently a collection of snippets with a narrator telling the characters not to do things, “Don’t” is already a spoof of European horror trailers. “The thing about my trailer, unlike maybe the other ones, is that the whole point of it is that there’s no plot. Sometimes you see some of those trailers for European films and you’re thinking, ‘I have no idea what the f*ck that is about.’ My idea to make it look like it was a 90 minute film condensed is to have a different actor in every single shot so it seems like its a new cast every [scene]. Nobody ever reoccurs. So in like 90 seconds there’s like 30 actors in it which is crazy.”