The 100 Candles Game Trailer Is Chock-Full of Intriguing Imagery

How do you make a good trailer for an anthology film? I admittedly have zero experience in this area, but I’d assume it’s tough. Part of a trailer’s job is to tell you a bit about the movie’s plot, but anthologies don’t have just one plot. They have several, and they’re often wildly different. So how do you make a trailer for this kind of film?

You do it the way The 100 Candles Game (also known as 100 Candles) does. The trailer for this movie is essentially just a montage of creepy imagery, and it tells you next to nothing about the film’s plot. Normally that’s not a good thing, but this one is an exception. The film has nine directors, so it probably has at least nine different stories. Here’s how the plot synopsis describes it:

“A group of friends must confront their fears in a terrifying game. They must sit by the other players in a circle made of a hundred candles, take one of them and tell a horror story. As stories are told and candles get blown, strange events will start to happen. They will feel strange presences around them, lurking in the shadows. But they MUST NOT leave the game or else a terrible curse will fall upon them…”

With all those different stories, it’s understandable that the trailer wouldn’t even try to tell us what The 100 Candles Game is actually about. That would’ve been impossible, so it made the right choice by focusing on the imagery instead.

And what amazing imagery it is. This trailer gives us a virtual smorgasbord of horror monsters, from demons to creepy kids to unknown creatures that’ll probably end up haunting our nightmares, and every frame looks great. 

In fact, it’s so good that I can’t even pick out one or two things that I find particularly intriguing. Everything in this trailer is so cool that if I tried, I’d probably end up recapping the entire thing. It’s just one great-looking shot after another, so even though I don’t know much about the actual stories, I’m putting this one on my to-watch list based on the imagery alone.

We don’t know when exactly The 100 Candles Game will be released, but it should be soon. It’s currently scheduled to come out some time this spring, so you’re going to want to keep an eye out for this one.

So what do you think of the trailer for The 100 Candles Game? Do you agree with JP that it’s full of awesome and intriguing horror imagery? Let us know in the comments!

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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