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January 28, 2008 4:01 AM   Subscribe

Trailers From Hell. Cult directors (and other industry types) introduce and comment on trailers for cult films. For instance, Allison Anders on Peeping Tom, Rick Baker on The Man Of A Thousand Faces, Joe Dante on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman, Jack Hill on White Heat, Dan Ireland on The Haunting, Mary Lambert on The Masque Of The Red Death and Edgar Wright on Carnage. (Flash menu and intro unfortunately)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
He talks before the trailer.
He talks over the trailer.
If you do not know what or how to think, he tells you what you should be thinking.
Ugh.
posted by hexatron at 5:06 AM on January 28, 2008


I saw "Trailers From Hell" and thought this might be a post about Witless Protection.
posted by starman at 5:13 AM on January 28, 2008


Hexatron, I'm sorry to hear that these new-fangled commentary tracks are strange and frightening to you, but the good news is that there is a "without commentary" button right underneath to make the voices go away.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:15 AM on January 28, 2008


$X From Hell is the cliche from hell. It should be dismembered with the chainsaw from hell.
posted by DU at 5:29 AM on January 28, 2008


It's like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa.
posted by doctorschlock at 5:47 AM on January 28, 2008


Terrible, unforgiveable design, site title and some dubious guests commenting on there but I think the idea is actually somewhat nifty. I have always had a thing for trailers, especially of the times square grindhouse kind that appear on the great 42nd Street Forever compsa(which I can't recommend enough) and this is an online home for them and it can only be a good thing. Roger Corman used to train new directors by getting them cutting trailers as it is a real skill. Some of the commentary is also really insightful.
posted by The Salaryman at 6:08 AM on January 28, 2008


An Orgy Of Savage Lusts sounded great when I was 10, but man, was the Masque of Red Death ever a boring movie. If you've seen the trailer above, there's no longer any need to see that actual film, and you have bought yourself a couple of hours to spend on more fruitful pursuits.
posted by psmealey at 8:13 AM on January 28, 2008


Allison Anders!! Why didn't you let me into your grad prograaaaaaaaaaaaaaam? I love Peeping Tom. :'(
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:58 AM on January 28, 2008


If you do not know what or how to think, he tells you what you should be thinking.

Or alternatively, you could just use the option to turn the commentary off.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:17 AM on January 28, 2008


He talks before the trailer.
He talks over the trailer.
He talks while I'm not watching the trailer.
GET OUT OF MY MIND
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:23 PM on January 28, 2008


He sees you when you're sleeping.
He knows when you're awake.
posted by Artw at 9:58 AM on January 29, 2008


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