Chained trailer, next from Jennifer Lynch
The trailer for Chained did something that Jennifer Lynch's last trailer didn't do, and perhaps should have, creeped me out. Completely. Lynch's last few films have done really pretty badly, and while I liked some of Surveillance there was a lot that could have been much better about it.
So I wasn't really holding out a lot of hope for Chained when I pressed play on the trailer, but I was shocked. The "bejesus" line early on made me giggle but from there on I was shocked and rather stunned by the idea of the story and the visuals.
Yep, this time around Jennifer Lynch has me on that chain. Here's the blurb for Chained to explain a little of the reason why I feel like that.
From the mind of writer/director Jennifer Lynch comes the shocker that panicked ratings boards and stunned audiences worldwide: When he was 9 years old, Tim and his mother were abducted by taxi-driving serial killer Bob (an intensely disturbing performance by Vincent D'Onofrio). Tim's mother was murdered. Tim was kept as a chained slave, forced to bury the bodies of young women Bob drags home and keep scrapbooks of the crimes. Now a teenager, Tim (Eamon Farren) and Bob share a depraved father/son/protege relationship. But who will ultimately sever the bond between 'family' and unimaginable horror? Jake Weber (Medium), Evan Bird (The Killing) and Julia Ormond (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Mad Men) co-star in what critics are calling one of the most controversial and uncompromising thrillers of our time.
"...the shocker that panicked ratings boards and stunned audiences worldwide..."
Firstly let me address the last point, it hasn't been released yet. Anywhere.
The DVD and Blu-ray release in America only is due on the second of October and before that there are three festival line-ups through August and October. That's it. So what audiences are these?
Secondly I haven't really heard any panic about the ratings board and this film and I read a lot of news stories about films, daily.
So with the made-up marketing rubbish out of the way, let's look at the trailer, and I do urge you to discard those comments and watch the trailer, it's worth it.
You can see it over at Apple Trailers and once you do you might well have that same unnerving feeling as I did. This actually looks pretty good and I'm surprised it's not getting any form of release. Perhaps that's based on Jennifer Lynch's past career, or maybe the film isn't as good as you might think. It does star Vincent D'Onofrio and Julia Ormond.