Films re-imagined in a whole different genre
EYE Filmmuseum – Night of the Recut Trailer
In 2014 the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam hosted the Night of the Recut Trailer. An hommage to the art of re-imagining films in a new genre, by cutting them up and creating trailers that are nothing like the original film.
I decided to have a go at it, and started off with a recut trailer for Black Swan, turning it into a horribly cheesy chick flick.
However, most recut trailers you find online seem to favour horror and comedy mashups (think Mary Poppins as a horror, or It as a family film).
To make it a bit more challenging I decided to make a second trailer using two genres I hadn’t come across yet: stoner film vs. racial drama. This resulted in the recut trailer for Harold & Kumar go to White Castle.
The latter ended up being one of three trailers selected to feature during the Night of the Recut Trailer in the EYE Filmmuseum.