You may have already seen the first trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. While this is undoubtedly a treat for longtime fans of Capcom’s iconic video game series, the discreetly released international trailer is an unexpected additional surprise: it’s more suspenseful, more frightening and hints at a full-length, more accomplished horror movie.
From the start, the alternate Resident Evil movie trailer is clearly a completely different beast than the one that grabbed attention when it was released.
While the original focused more on fan service – and gathered the touchstones of Resi, including the Redfields, Leon Kennedy and others, traversing familiar locations and recreating iconic scenes – all of this serves to serve a slice of dizzying terror.
It starts with a zombified girl who gets hit by a trucker and unfolds with legions of undead, jump scares, and other new scenes involving William Birkin’s Umbrella conspiracy as well as the lewd Chief Irons. Better yet, there’s even a nod to one of the most memorable moments from the original 1996 game – a helicopter crash and the plight of its pilot. It sets a tone that will surely prepare those unfamiliar with the franchise for a one-way trip to Raccoon City in November.
Chris Redfield (Kaya Scodelario), Jill Valentine (Hannah John-Kamen), Chris Redfield (Robbie Amell), Albert Wesker (Tom Hopper), Leon S. Kennedy (Avan Jogia), Chief Irons (Donal Logue), William Birkin (Neal McDonough), Ada Wong (Lily Gao) and Lisa Trevor (Marina Mazepa) are all expected to appear from the games.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is set to hit theaters on November 24. In the meantime, check out some of the best horror movies ever made.