Winter’s Bone – Movie Trailer

I read and reviewed Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell last year and I thought it was one of the most gripping and chilling novels that I had ever read, and it was a YA novel at that!

I had heard rumblings at the time that it was going to be made into a movie, and in fact before I even heard that, I was trying to interest in one of my filmmaker friends.  I told him he should read the book, but he wouldn’t listen.

Anyway, the movie is here, and wow, does the trailer look good.  I am very curious to see the big screen translation and, I may have to sneak over to the movies during Bloggiesta this weekend. Winter’s Bone is in theaters, Friday, June 11.

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    1. I know what happens and the trailer gives me the chills. i had to watch a second time. Loved the song in the beginning, whatever it is.

    1. I think you would like it Jenn. It is intense. Sometimes plausible and real life horror is the worst kind. It is definitely the scariest for me to read.

  1. That trailer is downright scary. Thanks for the heads-up on this book and movie. I had not been aware of it, but will seek both out I think. Chilling.

    1. Isn’t it scary? The book was pretty hardcore. I remember being shocked that it was YA. Definitely for the older teen.

    1. I remember being surprised that is was a YA novel. The book is really hardcore, deals with heavy stuff and doesn’t hold back. If they are portraying all that is in the book, then I definitely understand the R rating.

  2. All I can say is WOW. The movie trailer definitely makes me want to read the book and see the movie when it comes out. It is strange that the book is YA and the movie is rated R though. It’s kind of sad for young ones that might have read the book since they won’t be able to see the movie. But I have definitely added it to my list to request from the library and am going to go back and reread that review of yours right now!

  3. This is definitely a book that I would not just put in the hands of any teen. It’s definitely for older teens, and the book was pretty hardcore. I was kind of shocked that it was YA.

  4. After watching the trailer, I skipped straight over to your review of the book. It looks so good; I just don’t know whether to read it first, or go see it! I usually like to read before watching a film version, but I’m not sure I’d want to go into this movie knowing what happens… The trailer is full of suspense, so I may read after viewing this one time, so that I can fully enjoy the movie. Thanks for the inclusion of this trailer; although they are often very different, little thrills me more than seeing a good book come to life onscreen.

    1. Hi Joanna. I haven’t figured out the proper way to do this yet, but lately I go with seeing the movie first and then going to the book to flesh out the story more and to get into the characters heads. There are pros and cons either way. If they follow along with the book it should be pretty worthwhile. I am curious to see if and how they have changed it.

    1. Sheila, I didn’t notice if it wold be in wide release or not. It looks like it did well in the indie circuit of film festivals, so hopefully it will be near you.

  5. does anyone know who this movie really was about?i heard it was about these people that lived next to me growing up.