Trailers can be a drag when you're 30 minutes into previews waiting for a movie to start, but on their own they can be thrilling tastes of the best new pictures coming down the road. So set aside a few minutes, and let's check out some of the exciting new trailers to debut this week.

'The Boxtrolls'

The studio behind Coraline is back with another adorably creepy stop-motion feature. The Boxtrolls promises charming slapstick comedy and adventure, and from the looks of it, the studio is in for yet another success. (And since you'll probably be wondering: that's Cee Lo Green's cover of "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care" that'll be stuck in your head all day.)

Oculus

When you start investigating a haunted object, you'd best be prepared for what's sure to come next. The results in Oculus are predictably spooky — enough so to scare some of its acting stiff. That's not necessarily reason to fear though: as the latest film from the production company behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious, there's a good chance that this will be among the most terrifying movies this year.

Stage Fright

You'd think murder would be enough to turn a musical performance into something a bit more dramatic, but that's not quite the case in Stage Fright. Instead, eccentric thespians and upbeat show tunes make for what looks to be a fun send up of the horror genre. And don't worry: it doesn't look a thing like the Scary Movie series.