These days there many directors try to keep their productions a secret for as long as possible. And while that might seem counter-intuitive when you want to rather build hype for a film, it is nice to know that directors want to still try and surprise their audiences and fans on occasion. Or at least try. Unfortunately, most ‘secret’ projects end up being disappointing films that should’ve stayed in secrecy for longer. To be fair, we had good secret project this year like 10 Cloverfield Lane, which came out of nowhere, but the majority are bland. Eli Roth is getting on the act and has recently announced that he has been working on a secret horror film on his own called Mission: Fear and has released a teaser trailer along with it.
Unfortunately, given Roth’s recent reputation, I wouldn’t expect this film to be the exception and it looks like it may be one of those that should’ve remained a secret. We don’t know much about it other than that it is set in space – and a horror movie. And that’s about it. But if you were thinking this could be the second coming of Event Horizon, don’t get too excited as the teaser trailer itself is super cheesy and doesn’t help build any excitement for the film.
Mind you, Eli Roth appears super excited for the film, which is why he wanted to bring the project out of secrecy:
I can’t keep this quiet any longer! Super secret no more. MISSION: FEAR is coming soon! pic.twitter.com/0gVgj2HEAx
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) August 2, 2016
Yip – that has got to be one of the worst ways to build excitement for a film. The dialogue is lame, but that dull voice-over is only making things worse.
Mission: Fear is set to be released in April of 2017. Which is actually not that far away, so its surprising their isn’t more to the reveal than this. Though I have no doubt that we will probably get more out on the film in the near future as he tries to build the hype for this one. Or, sadly, as is often the case with Roth’s recent horror films – give you a trailer that reminds you not to watch it. Let’s hope I’m wrong on this one.
Last Updated: August 5, 2016