It's the end of October and time to watch a bunch of scary movies — just don't expect too many scary trailers, I guess the window for that is over. This week's trailers are mostly comedies, with some dramas and just a touch of spookiness thrown in. There are seven of this week's most interesting new trailers down below.
The Peanuts Movie
The Peanuts Movie's latest (and maybe final?) trailer came out this week, and it's harping as hard as it can on Charlie Brown nostalgia to get you into theaters. The trailer runs through all of Peanuts' classic characters, and it certainly seems to be doing a good job of staying true to what we expect. I think there's probably another thing to say about how this film — well, its trailer, at least — seems to be about the goal of obtaining the interest of a girl who gets no real dialogue and is only known by the color of her hair, which isn't exactly a great line of thought, even if the way it's presented feels very true to Charlie Brown. It's out November 6th.
The Ridiculous 6
Netflix showed its subscribers a haunting portrait of growing up among war for its first ever film this month. In just over a month, it dives into something possibly more haunting: an Adam Sandler comedy. A first trailer for The Ridiculous 6 was released this week, and it looks, well, at least like a comedy. What's interesting is how much Netflix hides the jokes here — there isn't much of the ludicrous Sandler action you'd expect to see. It's out on December 11th.
The X-Files' return is almost here, and things are finally starting to get spooky. This week's brief teaser for the miniseries flashes through many of the creepy things Mulder and Scully will be facing come next year. It starts on January 24th.
This is the third and final trailer for Burnt, and it also happens to be the only trailer for Burnt that has actually made any sense. In fact, it probably errs on the side of over-explaining the movie, but it also manages to get across the charming moments that seem to have gotten this film so much buzz. It's out today.
Over Your Dead Body
Ready for something wonderfully creepy? Over Your Dead Body is the latest film from Takashi Miike, and it's trailer is definitely worth a watch if you want to get in the mood for Halloween. I'm not entirely sure what's going on, but just know that there's a bedroom floor covered in a layer of blood. It'll be out in the US on January 5th.
The director of Napoleon Dynamite, Jared Hess, was supposed to have his first new film in six years come out a couple months back, but it ended up being delayed after its distributor filed for bankruptcy. But Hess has another film ready to roll (and with a different distributor), and it's still supposed to arrive this year. It's called Don Verdean, and — as you might guess — it's another ludicrous comedy. It's out December 11th
Band of Robbers
Band of Robbers brings Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn into the modern day as a crooked cop and a reformed criminal in search of treasure. The conceit sounds bizarre, but the execution seems to be eccentric in many of the right ways. It's out January 15th.