Since the release of the Deadpool 2 “Wet on Wet” teaser came out a couple of weeks ago, I got to thinking about some of the other truly great movie teasers from over the years. To me, a great teaser should really do just that. Teases you like no tomorrow and leaves you wanting more. Kinda like this girl I knew back in my late teens… but I digress. Whether it is a scene filmed just to wet your appetites, actual footage from the film or a sequence of images shown quickly on the screen, if it does the job right, your ass will be in that seat come opening day.
Here’s some of the best teaser trailers out there.
30. The Addams Family (1991)
I admit that I never saw this one back in the day, but it is a good teaser that gets the ball rolling. It’s also interesting that Christopher Lloyd isn’t playing Uncle Fester.
29. Godzilla (1998)
This trailer alone is better than the movie.
28. The Minus Man (1999)
Another one I never saw originally, but over the years this one has popped up on me. It shows no footage from the movie, and seems harmless enough. Until…
27. Super 8 (2011)
Dude, that train crash is intense.
26. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)
By the time this was getting released, I wasn’t really watching South Park much anymore. The movie sucked me back in for years to come.
25. The Thing (1982)
This is the one I remember seeing back in the 80’s that made me want to see this movie immediately.
And while researching this, I found this one that was only on a French DVD. It’s super simple and very effective.