Here’s the trailer for the first Adam Sandler produced horror film, The Shortcut, which comes from his Scary Madison Production company (yeah. Scary Madison). I’m not sure how anyone could really bill this as Sandler’s first horror film, unless they haven’t actually seen his last five or six movies, dating back to Little Nikki. They all gave me nightmares.
This one, however, probably will not. It looks about as straightforward and dull as you can expect a horror movie to be. Creepy old guy. Scary house. Teenagers. This is strictly by the numbers, Horror Movies for Dummies. It comes from Nicholaus Goossen, who directed Grandma’s Boy. He’s got about as much talent as a zit trapped inside an ass boil, and this trailer suggests as much. Fortunately, no actors or actresses of actual talent were harmed in the making of this picture. In fact, the only one you’re likely to recognize is Katrina Bowden, who is Liz Lemon’s assistant on “30 Rock.”
If the Sandlerreally wanted to make a horror film, though, he’s have just put Rob Schneider in front of the camera for an hour and a half.