Trailers are funny.
I mean, most of the ones we’re watching decidedly aren’t funny, but. You know.
A synopsis can actually ruin a trailer- or change your perception of it entirely.
Sometimes the trailer gives away too damn much. Like- okay, so I see the entire setup and part of the pay-off, thanks, movie people.
And sometimes there isn’t much to go on.
For example this synopsis isn’t much to get me interested in something:
“A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. As the two grow closer, the secret is revealed.”
But, see, the trailer.
That is a trailer for a better movie than the synopsis. Or whoever wrote the synopsis doesn’t like their movie very much. Or shit, maybe the movie is utter crap but the person editing it is an artist.
I don’t know! And that is why I really love horror trailers. I like not knowing, and wondering. In the night. In the dark.