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Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

Chris Schulz: Five must-see movie trailers (+videos)

Check out five of the best trailers to hit the web this week, including The Selling, Passion, Bachelorette, Compliance and The Impossible.

1. The Selling: A young real estate noob called Richard Scarry tries to get into the property game with a quickfire house sale. The only problem? The house is haunted - and it's about as haunted as a house can get, including the occasional door being opened to parallel worlds. This supernatural spoof doesn't shy away from scares but looks big on Ghostbusters-style laughs, so it could be a winning mix. Watch the trailer using the video player above.
Release date: TBC
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2. Passion: Brian De Palma's new film looks super creepy in an Eyes Wide Shut kind of way. Passion stars Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams and is a remake of the French film Love Crime. The plot is a little hard to decipher but the film's first trailer is full of masks and murder and is probably NSFW. Watch it here.

3. Bachelorette: We've had The Hangover and Bridesmaids so it's no surprise that the wedding-themed shenanigans continue in Bachelorette. Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher star but let's hope Rebel Wilson gets plenty of screentime - she's one kooky lady. Check out the trailer here.
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4. Craig Zobel's Compliance is based on a fairly sketchy premise: Dodgy dude calls fast food outlet and makes the store manager strip search her staff after accusing them of stealing money. One reviewer said it might be the "most disturbing movie ever made" and the fact that it's based on a true story - more than 70 cases were reported in American between 1994 and 2004 - makes it even more chilling. Check out the trailer here.
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5. The Impossible: Several nzherald.co.nz staff members had tears in their eyes after watching this one, and it's not hard to see why. With Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts taking the lead, it focuses on the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 - one of the biggest natural disasters of recorded history - with footage so realistic it takes you right back to that terrifying day. Watch the trailer here but be warned: You might need a tissue.
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Want more? Then check out the first grotesque stills from the Carrie remake, featuring Chloe Moretz soaked to the skin in blood. Thanks for that, Daily Mail.

- Herald online

Chris Schulz

Chris Schulz is an entertainment feature writer for the New Zealand Herald.

A subscription to RTR Countdown magazine as a teenager kick started Chris’ inspiration to become an entertainment reporter. After finishing a grad-dip at journalism school, he discovered the magazine no longer existed. So he instead begged for a reviewing job at Rip It Up, then took over a local news website’s entertainment section in 2004 when no one else wanted to do it. It’s as much a surprise to him as it is to those around him that he’s been doing entertainment reporting ever since, utilising his diehard love of popular culture (specifically music, TV, movies and games). His career highlights including interviewing heroes like Billy Corgan and Trent Reznor, discussing the best sheep-docking techniques with Courtney Love, and breaking his nose during a Shihad concert. The last thing left on his entertainment reporting bucket list is to ride a rollercoaster with Dave Grohl, something he’s hoping to achieve in the next 12 months.

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