Trailer Tuesday: Flatliners

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Flatliners

Release Date: September 29th. 2017

Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Kiefer Sutherland

Director: Niels Arden Opiev (2009’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: Of all the semi-sequel/soft reboots that Hollywood has been pushing of late, one of the last films I’d expect to get this treatment is Joel Schumacher’s 1990 psychological horror movie Flatliners. But this has enough traction that even Kiefer Sutherland, star of the original film, will be returning to reprise his role here. Between that and the directional efforts of Niels Arden Oplev, who has helmed many episodes of the acclaimed Mr. Robot TV series, I’m definitely interested. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: 3 out of 5. Instant bonus points to this trailer for featuring one of my favorite songs, Jane’s Addiction’s “Up the Beach”. Outside of that, this seems a little more run of the mill than I expected which is surprising given the star talent of Diego Luna and Ellen Page, as well as the aforementioned Kiefer Sutherland (who sadly does not appear in this trailer). It seems a bit of a shame too that a premise that has so much opportunity for true psychological horror seems to be eschewing more towards jump scares from the look of it. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided?: Rent. For the month of September I’ll likely be putting my money towards the IT remake rather than this, but Flatliners seems to have all the makings of something worth checking out. – JTM

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