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The Dead Island Trailer Effect: Making Sad Things Even Sadder

12 May

Here’s an interesting phenom. If you play a sad scene backwards and put slow mournful music over the top of it, it becomes 87% more likely to make me cry like a little girl:

That’s the original Dead Island trailer (disappointingly, the actual game isn’t going to be a highly emotional story-driven thing about a man trying to save his family at all, but instead some kind of action RPG that has basically nothing to do with that trailer at all) (apart from the zombies, obviously).

Here’s Shaun of the Dead given the same treatment:

And the beautiful opening for Up:

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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Just Other Stuff

 

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