The Haunted Mansion Project trailer

Learning iMovie has been a slow and agonizing process, but I think I am finally happy with the book trailer I’ve made for The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two.

I really like book trailers.  I love the idea of a commercial for a book. I would say that I think they are difficult to do well, but maybe it’s just difficult to make one that I like.  I think they tend to go on too long if they drag on much past a minute and a half. Like any other homemade video on the net, they often rely too heavily on filters and effects that distract from the message they want to convey: please buy my beautifully produced, carefully edited, and extremely well-written book.

I’d like to think my trailer meets those criteria, but let me know what you think.


About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at, I blog about my morbid life at
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5 Responses to The Haunted Mansion Project trailer

  1. coastalcrone says:

    Impressive and I like the unusual music. The stairs of the house look like one I saw in an old mystery movie I saw recently.

  2. Junior says:

    Very nice! I make book trailers for just about all of my books, and have used different programs to make them. iMovie is one of my favorites, once I learned how it worked.

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