7 (7 Deadly Sins) Trailer Analysis
7 film details
Director: Mitchell Slan
Writer: Mitchell Slan
Release date: TBA, 2016
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Horror Sub-Genre- Found Footage
Six individuals arrive on set to take part in an upcoming film production. But once they arrive on set, the rest of the cast and crew are nowhere to be found. Puzzled and confused, these six individuals quickly learn things aren’t what they seem. A simple call time turns into a fight for survival as they become trapped on location by an unknown force that wants nothing more than to reveal their 7 deadly sins.
Three young adults ride in an automobile under the cover of night. This serves as the opening scene to the trailer for 7. As with most found footage concepts, provided is a reason for documenting unfolding events. This explanation adds to the plausibility on the film.
Audiences need sensible realism behind the mockumentary they’re watching. Any validity no matter how far fetched designs how and why the footage came to be. In the trailer, one of the passengers summarizes the film. With a mouthful of food and with his best portrayal of Mr. Smooth the character delivers the following:
“….If you must know, We’re filming a documentary that’s going to air alongside the film….
….give the world a taste of our greatness…..”
At the forty-second mark, audiences are introduced to the narrative of the film. From this point onward the Horror aesthetic is evident. 7 is a found footage film based on a supernatural concept. Therein lies a religious overtone. The film centers on the deadly sins. Interesting. Whether the antagonists are demons or vampires is uncertain. The trailer concludes with a first person perspective into survival horror. The trailer does not reveal too much on the storyline. This is strategic of course. Audiences are left to wonder what the narrative to
Whether the antagonists are demons or vampires is uncertain. The trailer concludes with a first person perspective into survival horror. The trailer does not reveal too much on the storyline. This is strategic of course. Audiences are left to wonder about the narrative to the film.
7 is the directorial debut for actor, producer, writer Mitchell Slan. While the trailer provides adequate eye candy Slan’s sums the premise to his film with the following:
This horror film tackles the issue of how people cheat their way to the top in Hollywood. How far would someone go to advance their career? What if someone went as far to make a deal with the devil?
The above statement entices interest. Perhaps the comment will invite those unfamiliar with the found footage genre. The first-person perspective to filmmaking serves little interest for many Horror enthusiasts. The landscape is oversaturated with films covering just about any possible scenario for a mockumentary. Slan assures his film is in a class by itself. He states the following:
Sometimes it’s hard to for people to watch due to shakey camera and darkness. What if two of the characters are trying to film everything like a real movie due to the deal they made? What will the lose of they don’t?
Found-footage is a rising trend in the Horror genre. Whether the art form offers intrigue and entertainment is debatable. Yet, Slan’s directorial debut does convey unique storytelling.
The official trailer offers a running time of under two minutes. Yet, the trailer serves more as a teaser. As a Horror connoisseur, the desire is in wanting to know about the narrative. The downside is the wait for the release of 7. A release is set for in 2016. Yet, a specific date has yet to be announced.
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