First 'Bad Times at the El Royale' Trailer Promises a Good Time at the Movies

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Collider—The first trailer for writer/director Drew Goddard's trippy thriller Bad Times at the El Royale is a thing to behold. What starts out as a kind of quirky, Wes Anderson-esque comedy about the title hotel that straddles the state line between California and Nevada soon morphs into a tense murder-mystery where it's revealed that the guests aren't who they claim to be, but then it takes another turn into a mind-bending story of voyeurism and violence. I don't know what to expect from this movie...

Chris Hemsworth is shirtless and sinister in first 'Bad Times at the El Royale' trailer. Nobody is as they appear in the hypnotic first trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale, a ’60-set thriller noir from writer-director Drew Goddard (2012’s The Cabin in the Woods). In this tense first look at the film, in theaters Oct. 5, seven strangers — all guarding secrets they may well take to the grave — gather at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a dilapidated hotel with a dark past of its own. And though this trailer holds its most intriguing cards close to the vest — murder! hidden mirrors! a...