Just as there’s an entire YouTube subculture dedicated to remaking classic horror movies trailers with a 21st Century flair, there’s another group of filmmakers who enjoy making horror trailers out of non-horror films and TV shows. It’s always amusing to see something innocent corrupted by a horror-loving mind, and it usually speaks to actual horrors hiding beneath the surface of even comedic offerings. One film that often gets the horror treatment is The Goonies, directed by Richard Donner and released in 1985.
Most of what I’ve seen though doesn’t really qualify as horror; plenty of cuts bring the darkest elements of The Goonies to the surface, but can’t up the intensity past the level of black comedy. But when I saw that the folks at CineFix had done with the film, I was like: “Damn, this is actually pretty scary!” Not only does it bring the innate horror of the feel-good film to the forefront (the evictions, the mobsters) it casts a gloom over artificial 1980s era nostalgia by reminding us that childhood wasn’t as sweet as we remember!
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Official Synopsis: When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the “X” and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.