While football itself is irrelevant to standard Frightday programming, the Super Bowl commercial breaks were peppered with trailers that may be of interest.
Didn’t watch the big game? Don’t worry, we got you covered.
1. New trailer for A Quiet Place
While details on the plot of this film are still relatively unknown, we’re given a few more visuals to keep our attention. The movie will hit theaters on April 6th, but will premiere at SXSW in March.
2. New trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Everyone’s favorite ‘90s revival gets scaly and slithery in the latest for its upcoming sequel. Playing up the action and downplaying the humor in opposition to the first Jurassic World, we will likely seem more before its release on June 22nd.
3. New trailer for Castle Rock
Hulu and JJ Abrams are partnering up to bring Stephen King superfans a series weaving together a universe of the writer’s works. With clear nods to Shawshank Redemption, It, Cujo, and Carrie, only time will tell how these individual tales will combine. There is no exact release date available as of now, but it will begin streaming this summer.
4. An intense Cloverfield announcement…
We at Frightday have been under some suspicion that A Quiet Place might in fact be the latest edition in the Cloverfield franchise, but we were proven wrong in the first quarter of gameplay. The first and only trailer for the Cloverfield Paradox (formerly known as the God Particle) showcased previous films’ footage and small peeks at the new flick, along with the overwhelming announcement that it will be available on Netflix “very soon.” We now know that meant it went live as soon as the game ended.
5. Chief Hopper starred in Tide commercials
David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, brought the night’s series of Tide commercials to life. Hilarious and meta-as-heck, Harbour displays his comedic acting chops in these refreshingly well-made ads.
6. The latest look at season two of Westworld
HBO hasn’t advertised during a Super Bowl in 20 years, so it’s purchase of ad space for Westworld is fairly significant. Beginning as your run-of-the-mill car/insurance/bank/etc. commercial, it takes a darker twist about 30 seconds in where you realize things are about to get a little androidy. The season premieres on April 22nd.