What could be scarier than a tornado or a volcano, meteor shower or a giant man-eating crocodile?
Curated by Kadrian Alvarenga
Total Runtime: 0:19:52
When I was a kid in the 90s, I loved movie trailers. While those movies were awesome, they take on a whole new meaning now that I'm older. Watching trailers with a wiser perspective really shows just how terrible and ridiculous they were. Yet they also reveal something about the times in which they were made. Take, for example, the 90s, which based solely on many trailers, had some deep-rooted paranoia and fear that anything that had to do with Nature such as animals or natural disasters was going to destroy civilization. Heck, they were so paranoid about it, they made the same movie twice sometimes (see: Armageddon - Deep Impact). Wherever this fear came from, obviously we came out okay. Before Y2K came about, we were terrified that continual evolution was going to come and bite us in the ass. With the rise of commercialization across the globe, humans were simply afraid to piss off that which they could not control. What could be scarier than a tornado or a volcano, meteor shower or a giant man-eating crocodile? We did not create these things, yet they were bent on destroying us. What became even more terrifying was when Man tried to play God and change Nature - that just pissed Mother Nature off BIG TIME. Man's limits were always pushed, his mortality always tested in the face of things bigger than him. All you could do was run and survive. Nothing is scarier than being out of control, and what could be more chaotic than nature, the thing we cannot control the most?