Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

"Ha ha, ho ho, hee hee," he intoned ominously...

One of the cliché-iest clichés in movie trailers lately is having a slowed-down, ominous-sounding pop song play over the images. It's meant to sound ominous and portentous — This song you recognize isn't the way you remember, it's shifted to be scarier, maybe the film will be scary, too — but one of these days, if it hasn't already, on some film trailer it's going to seem ridiculous.

I first wanted some movie to score its trailer with a slowed-down, ominous version of this:

Or heck, maybe just the original song, as Napoleon XIV sang it in 1966. The amazing thing is, it might just work.

But that idea made me think of this idea: now I wish someone in the late Sixties had done a whole film, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World-style, based on this song! It would have an easy tagline: "Things Got Worse."

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