When Alfred Hitchcok made Rope in 1940, it was revolutionary: a story told in a single location in real time with one seemingly uninterrupted shot. Movies have changed a lot since then, but a good suspense thriller is still able to captivate audiences.
Like the progression of technology, the location of suspense movies has just gotten smaller. Enter Buried, starring Ryan Reynolds, a movie that purportedly takes place predominantly inside of a coffin covered with 6 feet of dirt. Just look at the Buried teaser poster and you'll see what I'm getting at.
Paul Conroy (Reynolds) is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time - fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
The new teaser trailer for Buried doesn't feature any actual footage from the film, just some crazy motion graphics and audio clips from the film. But those motion graphics, just like the comparisons being drawn to the film, are very evocative of Hitchcock films, particularly the ones with title sequences designed by the legendary Saul Bass. Buried opens in limited release on September 24th, and goes wide on October 8th.
Check out the new trailer below, and see all of our Buried trailers in the gallery!
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