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Bill Neil's Trailers

Creator of creepy film teasers -- Bill Neil -- The Must List 2004

AGE 35
MUSTWORTHINESS The mild-mannered editor is the dark mind behind some of the creepiest film teasers ever (''Freddy vs. Jason,'' ''Dawn of the Dead''). Don't even pretend you remained composed during the ''Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' trailer when the screen went to black and you only heard a woman screaming.
MUSICAL INSPIRATION ''When I'm making a comedy trailer, I get ideas from spinning class. I always e-mail my teacher to ask the name of a song.'' (Latest inspirations: Ani DiFranco's ''Amazing Grace'' and Blue Man Group's ''I Feel Love.'')
WORST JOB ''Working at Spencer Gifts. They sold poop in a can. Having to clean up after people that sprayed poop all over the aisles was pretty bad.''
NEXT His trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's ''The Village'' is in theaters now.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints