Trailer Carnival: Commando Ninja, Can You Ever Forgive Me, Cargo, Higher Power, Demon House, And Scott & Sid


Oh, I’ve got your number, Discriminating Film Aficionado. While everybody else was yammering about this “Infinity War” thing, I know the one trailer you really wanted to see. And here it is:

That’s right. Commando Ninja. You’re welcome!

Commando Ninja is a movie currently being funded on Kickstarter—there is a little time left, so while they’ve already made their goal feel free to throw some $ into their coffers for like a t-shirt or a beer coaster or something.

Commando Ninja’s Kickstarter ends March 22, and those tee-shirts aren’t going to buy themselves, so…

Next, here’s the trailer for Melissa McCarthy’s latest, Can You Ever Forgive Me?—which seems at least semi-dramatic and actually pretty good. I’d really just watch a movie between her and Richard E. Grant’s character, which seems pretty fucking fascinating:

Can You Ever Forgive Me? hits theaters October 19th.

And then we have this weird trailer for a movie called Cargo:

Plot: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.

The trailer is very “spare”…like a “bottle episode” in a movie…but I’m actually very curious to see how it turns out! IMDB release date is August 2018, but since they’ve released the trailer now, who knows? Not to be confused with the 2017 Martin Freeman movie.

Since I seem to be running a bunch of batshit insane trailers here, let’s continue with Demon House, which describes itself as…a “horror documentary”? I mean…the star, Zag Bagans, claims to be an actual paranormal investigator and has appeared on the Travel Channel. Did he really just purchase this possessed house on a whim and all this weird shit happened?

Is the human-size Baphomet part of the documentary footage or what???

I’m not sure, but here’s the trailer:

Demon House was just released March 16th.

And here’s another really crazy one, for Higher Power, directed by a guy, Matthew Santoro, who did visual effects for like X-Men movies, 300, The Incredible Hulk, etc. The trailer starts out like a apocalyptic disaster movie, then switches to MK-Ultra, then switches again to like a superhero movie. Some really far-out shit, worth a view:

Higher Power will be released in theaters May 11.

And lastly, here’s just sort of a genuinely “feel good” trailer for Scott and Sid, a British independent film which should be out right now (at least in the UK) for digital rental and all that jazz. This one seems genuinely nice, I’d definitely see this:

And there you have it! If any of these films interested you, feel free to check them out; a lot of them are independently produced, so give ’em some love!