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September 2017 Trailers That'll Blow You Away

The box office was finally kicked back into gear after a disappointing summer with the early September release of IT, and the month is chock full of other exciting entertainment events. With more huge movies pouring into theaters, trailers for potential future hits are being released as well, teasing exciting and innovative films in a way that will leave viewers clamoring for more. Here are the best movie trailers released so far this month. 

The Snowman - Oct. 20

The Snowman is a repeat entry on our list, but the international trailer definitely earns a spot thanks to the big reveals it makes about the movie's plot. The brutal film stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole, a man tasked with hunting down the elusive "Snowman Killer," who leaves the childhood playthings as a way to mark his victims. As Hole gets closer and closer to the truth, the killer starts to take an interest in his personal life, leading to some chilling consequences. 

The international trailer delves further into those than the domestic trailer did, showing off just how psychotic this killer is. This includes reporting his next victim (Chloe Sevigny) missing before he actually kills her, a daring and terrifying move that brings the movie to a whole new level above typical serial killer fare. Winter is about to get a whole lot more terrifying. 

Tragedy Girls - Oct. 20

Social media obsession gets taken to a deadly new level in the trailer for the comedy thriller Tragedy Girls. The movie stars Brianna Hildebrand and Alexandra Ship as Sadie and McKayla, two teens who decide to become crime reporters in an effort to boost their social media influence. However, they quickly decide that the best way to stay on top of the news is to create it themselves. 

This leads to the pair going full on Heathers, beginning to murder their classmates, kicking off with Josh Hutcherson's big time social media influencer Toby. As the trailer shows, the girls take well to their newfound fame, and they get more and more invested in their killings and the likes that come along with them. It seems like every generation gets their violent teen comedy, and Tragedy Girls may just be that for the latest crop of teens. 

1922 - Oct. 20

2017 has been the year of Stephen King, with movies like It and Gerald's Game blowing audiences and critics away. Netflix's latest stab at adapting a King novella makes its first appearance in the trailer for the horror flick 1922, bringing to life another of the bestselling horror master's terrifying tales.

The movie stars Thomas Jane as Wilfred James, a Nebraska farmer who convinces his son (Dylan Schmid) to help him murder his wife (Molly Parker) and hide her body in a well. This being a King story, their murderous deeds do not go unpunished, and James is soon haunted by creepy happenings, eventually culminating in his wife's reanimated body chasing him down. This one looks like it could be a real breakout for the streamer this scary season.

Creep 2 - Oct. 24

Be careful who you meet on the internet in the trailer for Creep 2. The movie, a sequel to the 2014 cult hit of the same name, will see video artist Sara (Desiree Akhavan) getting ensnared in the web of Mark Duplass' Aaron, who she thinks would be the perfect subject for her web series on lonely men due to his claims that he's a serial killer. As would be expected from anyone who's seen the eerie first film, Sara ends up with a lot more than she bargained for. This terrifying trailer may make you want to shut down your computer forever. 

A Bad Moms Christmas - Nov. 3

The holidays will never be the same after A Bad Moms Christmas. The movie, a sequel to the 2016 comedy Bad Moms, stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as three moms who decide to take back the holidays from the world's tough expectations. The one problem? They'll also have to contend with their own mothers, played by Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon.

The trailer is full of NSFW hijinks, including This Is Us star Justin Hartley briefly appearing as a scantily clad Santa Claus stripper. However, it's the female stars who really shine, with Bell and Hines' too close relationship a big standout. The first film picked three of the funniest women in the business and was rewarded for it at the box office; the fact that the second is adding three more legendary stars to its cast should be a recipe for another hit. 

Thelma - Nov. 10

Things get weird in the trailer for the Norwegian supernatural horror movie Thelma. The film stars Elli Harboe as the title character, a student at a university in Oslo whose freshman year is interrupted when she realizes that she has strong powers that she cannot explain.

The trailer starts off by introducing these powers, with Thelma in class having a seizure, as birds fly towards the building. While it slows down briefly after that to introduce Thelma's life, it quickly speeds up again, showing off gorgeous and bizarre shots featuring Thelma's increasingly terrifying powers. With Louder Than Bombs' Joachim Trier on board as director and critics already in its corner, this movie seems like an art house horror you won't want to miss. 

Cook Off! - Nov. 17


Our first look at a movie many, many years in the making is finally here. September saw the release of the trailer for the Melissa McCarthy mockumentary Cook Off!, which was filmed in 2006, before the actress broke out with her Academy Award-nominated performance in Bridesmaids.

With McCarthy's huge star power, the shelved film was brought back from the dead and reportedly re-edited. Featuring McCarthy as one of the many competitors in a cooking competition at a local hotel, the cast is rounded out by a host of other familiar faces, including Niecy Nash, Diedrich Bader, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. 

Cook Off!'s trailer immediately calls up images of The Office, and McCarthy and her fellow castmates are all up to the task of playing off the ridiculousness inherent in the premise. The ensemble film promises to excel at goofiness, making for what should be a fun, food-focused trip to theaters.

All the Money in the World - Dec. 8

Ridley Scott is investigating one of the world's most famous kidnappings in the first trailer for his upcoming action drama All the Money in the World. The movie follows the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer), the grandson of John Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey), the richest man in the world. The movie focuses on the desperate actions that his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) has to undergo in order to get him back. 

The trailer starts off by setting up the Gettys' charmed lifestyle, introducing them as basically being from another planet thanks to their incredible wealth. However, their idyllic life is quickly disturbed by the kidnapping, with the trailer not hesitating to deal with the more brutal details of the boy's plight. Gail, meanwhile, is stuck working with Getty's advisor (Mark Wahlberg) in his stead, with the billionaire unwilling to cough up the cash to get his grandson back. The real-life drama here is ripe for the pickings, and it's exciting to see what Scott and his all-star cast will do with the story. 

The Shape of Water - Dec. 8

The Shape of Water has already made our list of the best movie trailers before, for its gorgeous first look, but the recently released red band trailer is even more incredible. The red band introduces new details about the plot of Guillermo del Toro's otherworldly fairy tale, showing off its feisty protagonist Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and the lengths she is willing to go to to protect her creature love (Doug Jones).

As the trailer shows, Elisa, a mute woman working at a secret government facility in Cold War-era America, goes against her superiors with her efforts to free the creature, who has been the subject of government experiments courtesy of the villainous Strickland (Michael Shannon). Elisa isn't afraid to get her hands dirty in her plight, and Strickland isn't afraid to go to whatever lengths he has to to stop her, setting up a dramatic and bloody conflict in a movie that critics have already hailed as beautiful and engaging.  

The Disaster Artist - Dec. 8

The Disaster Artist is also another reentry on this list, with the newest, full length trailer fully ramping up the The Room references and ridiculousness that was played to such wonderful effect in the first teaser. The movie stars James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the man behind The Room, widely dubbed as the worst movie of all time.

Franco's pitch perfect Wiseau impression was already debuted in the teaser, but getting the chance to experience even more in the trailer is alone worth a watch. However, the trailer also builds on that initial comedy by further exploring the relationship between Wiseau and his co-star Greg Sestero, played by Franco's real life brother Dave, and showing how it played into The Room. The movie already has the love of critics, and if you aren't already on board, its all-star cast, also featuring Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, and Josh Hutcherson, should get you pumped for December. 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Dec. 20


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's newest trailer earns its spot through some amazing (and often hilarious) action scenes. For those who need a refresher, the movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black as the video game avatars of four high schoolers who are pulled into the virtual world thanks to a magical console.

As the new trailer shows, none of the characters take well to their game personas. Hart's Fridge, a football player in the real world, seems to get the worst deal, as his character is mostly just skilled at toting around weapons for Johnson's. However, Hart does get to live out the funniest moment of the trailer, when his character's explosive weakness for cake is revealed. While recent sequels and reboots have been hit or miss, the fact that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was able to pack so many laugh out loud moments into its trailer hopefully bodes well.

Downsizing - Dec. 22

Matt Damon is a pretty huge star, but he's going small time for his role in the upcoming comedy Downsizing. The movie, which earned positive reviews from critics after its film festival premieres this fall, stars Damon as Paul Safranek, a man who, alongside his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig), decides to commit to a new procedure that shrinks people down until they are five inches tall. 

The premise is fairly ridiculous, and the movie clearly recognizes that, playing up the fact that its characters are small with fun gags throughout. However, there's still a lot of heart to the movie, instilled carefully by writer and director Alexander Payne, an Academy Award winner known for The Descendants and Sideways. With Christopher Waltz and Jason Sudeikis also on board for this tiny adventure, we're ready to explore the small world. 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Jan. 26, 2018

The final movie in the Maze Runner trilogy is finally almost here, and it looks intense. The movie, which was delayed after star Dylan O'Brien severely injured himself on set, will see Thomas and the remaining band of escaped Gladiators trying to break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the most deadly maze they've ever faced.

The trailer wastes some time recapping what happened in the past films, but when it launches into the action, it gets really twisted. The Last City is futuristic and virtually impregnable, and it appears the Gladiators will have to sacrifice quite a lot if they want to get inside. With Thomas being told he'll have to choose between saving his friends or saving everyone, The Death Cure doesn't look like it'll go easy on its teen heroes.

Annihilation - Feb. 23, 2018

Natalie Portman discovers a mysterious force in the first teaser trailer for her upcoming sci-fi thriller Annihilation, in which she stars as a biologist who joins a mission to explore an environmental disaster zone after her husband (Oscar Isaac) disappears.

Portman is backed up by some big names on her mission, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson playing the three fellow scientists who fill out the expedition. Together, the foursome has to uncover the truth about the strange and gorgeous land they encounter throughout the trailer. With the film's visuals being brought to life by Ex Machina's Alex Garland, Annihilation seems poised to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Red Sparrow - March 2, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence goes full on The Americans in the first trailer for her upcoming action thriller Red Sparrow. The sexy film stars Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, a ballerina who, following a career-ending injury, turns super spy for a secret Russian intelligence agency called the Sparrow Squad.

As the trailer shows, the Sparrow Squad is willing to use whatever means necessary to get what they want, including seduction and violence. While Egorova seems to be very, very good at what she does, she'll be tested in the movie when she develops a relationship with a CIA operative (Joel Egerton), causing her to consider betraying her country. With Lawrence reuniting with The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence for the film, Red Sparrow seems like a must-see. 

Tomb Raider - March 16, 2018

Lara Croft has a new mission in the first trailer for Alicia Vikander's upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The film features the Danish Girl Oscar winner as the titular adventurer as she sets off to find out what happened to her father, who died while searching for a tomb located on a mythical Japanese island. As the trailer shows, the quest will push Lara to her limits, forcing her to find a way to survive through some very dangerous situations.

The trailer hints that the film will draw heavily from the 10th installment in the game franchise, released in 2013, which offered up a deeper and more complex take on the character than the releases that inspired the Angelina Jolie-led Tomb Raider movies. However, it still features the excitement and action for which the character has come to be known, and shows Vikander is more than up to the task. With sleek directing courtesy of Roar Uthaug and what looks like an engaging script thanks to Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the new Tomb Raider seems well worth searching for.

Hostiles - No release date

Christian Bale is taking a trip back in time for the upcoming drama Hostiles. The movie stars the former Batman as Captain Joseph J. Blocker, an army captain tasked with bringing a sick Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to their tribal lands in 1892.

Bale is a very, very good actor, and he puts in what seems like it could be yet another award winning performance in the drama. He shows off Blocker's conflicted soul both through his dialogue and his facial expressions, playing the character as someone who sees many gray areas in his violent line of work. With Bale's excellent supporting cast including Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike and with Crazy Heart's Scott Cooper at the helm, this seems like a worthy follow-up for the former dark knight. 

The Lodgers - No release date

The haunted house drama gets a gothic twist in the trailer for the upcoming horror flick The Lodgers. The movie stars Charlotte Vega and Bill Milner as two orphaned twins who are forced to live in their parents' creepy former home by a secret curse. When a young man who is in love with the sister tries to free the pair, his actions set off a deadly and terrifying reaction. 

The trailer kicks off by hinting at something more to the pair of twins, with the sister saying that they were locked away so no one would know who they were. It also hints that "the stain" on the pair came from their ancestors, who may be the ones haunting the terrifying home. The Lodgers is a horror movie not for the faint of heart, but the gorgeous and chilling visuals suggest that it is a hit in the making.