I haven’t seen the movie either and wasn’t being negative about it. I said it could make an interesting short film and pondered how it could be an enganging feature length film that’s all.
I watched the trailer though and that’s what I commented on. It blew chunks. It was a bunch of meaningless shots of nothing mixed with "smash-fade to blacks’ that transitioned to more shots of nothing. It looked like a little kid trying to rip-off the Texas Chainsaw Remake’s trailer.
If they had done something to show how they were gonna make following a Zombie around both logical and entertaining I’d have good things to say but they didn’t. It just looked like another no budget Zombie movie with shitty camera work.
An original idea isn’t enough, you’ve got to prove that you can turn that original idea into an entertaining film and this trailer failed miserably at that.
And lastly. What the fuck does Eli “fuckin’” Roth know about either original or good horror? And how fucking ignorant does he have to be to lump horror fans in with the tendencies of mainstream movie goers? People go to see the remakes and the PG-13 carbon copy “thrillers” because the studios don’t give the “original ideas” full releases. If my local cinema would play independent horror movies I’d go see them. But they don’t, so I fork over my cash for things like My Bloody Valentine 3D.
Eli Roth, with that comment right there has cemented himself, in my mind, as the epitome of a talentless loser. That whole “My shit failed because you don’t get it” mentality is beyond juvenile.