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The FRANKENWEENIE Old School Horror Homage Trailer!

Nordling here.

I can't wait to see FRANKENWEENIE at Fantastic Fest in September, and Comic-Con crowds were apparently treated to an homage trailer that recalls all those great horror films of old.  The response on Twitter and elsewhere was very positive - some were calling it a real return to form for Tim Burton, which makes me even more excited to see FRANKENWEENIE.  If it's ED WOOD Burton coming back, that's all I needed to hear.

Here's the homage trailer that screened this afternoon, and yeah, I really adore it.  Hopefully this may get some theater play.

FRANKWEENIE opens this October.

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • July 12, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST


    by xega


  • July 12, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Lotsa Burton news today.

    by CodeName

  • July 12, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    no ... move along ...

    by Beniffer

    I know he has made a whole segment with this genre, however, burton needs to move on .. and more Diz money. tisk tisk industry

  • July 12, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    It's Barking! It's Bark-king!

    by JAGUART

  • July 12, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    there's a lot more to the film than I had realized

    by Anthony Torchia

    but it still feels like a retread to me time will tell regardless, great throwback trailer

  • ..and rightfully so- it looked like the next level of 'classic' Burton. this just looks kind of sad.

  • July 12, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by wintocha67

    Sweeny Todd. Did no one else love that film?

  • July 12, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    hey, people...

    by Jared Parker

    you do realize this was based on burton's shirt film from the 80's. so this IS classic burton.

  • July 12, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker

    yes, i did love SWEENEY TODD. it's sweeney with an E, by the way

  • July 12, 2012, 7:08 p.m. CST

    this is awesome

    by Jackson

    first sense that the movies gonna be good

  • July 12, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    *Mr. Whiskers left a message.*

    by justmyluck


  • July 12, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Cool homage trailer, BUT...

    by Logan_1973

    Burton doesn't cut trailers.

  • July 12, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by EleanorofAquitaine

    Brilliant trailer. The voice of the guy narrating it is pitch perfect in capturing the voice-overs in classic trailers. a indication of the movie to come, I have a suspicion that once it moves from the story of a boy and his dog to rival school kids and bigger, badder, monsters it will lose the clever retro appeal and become just another "cute" kids movie.

  • July 13, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST


    by heroic_duo

    is what I want Tim Burton doing. His stuff. Not re-imagining other people's stuff. Next, do a Pee Wee sequel and rule the fucking world. Seriously.

  • July 13, 2012, 4:09 a.m. CST

    Looks superb - worth it for Mr Whiskas alone!

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    I have to say, that was absolutely brilliant. I haven't been fussed about this one - until now. Burton hasn't made a good film since Sleepy Hollow, so I'm now psyched he's finally back to form, because that was just a little slice of wonderful. Can't come soon enough!