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Radioactive Trailers! Metafilter's own MST3K Club on Fanfare collects trailers for the zero budget, obscure, cult and bonkers movies you love, from Manos The Hands Of Fate to the Prince Of Space. [via mefi projects]
posted by The Whelk (17 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Awesome!! (Even though I couldn't find my fave trashfilm Wild Zero in there).
posted by Drexen at 9:21 AM on July 31, 2015

Ah, Prince of Space.
My Most Favorite MST3k EVER. EVER I TELL YOU!
Just can't get enough Crankwhore.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 9:52 AM on July 31, 2015 [2 favorites]

Didn't see this classic on the list. It was a staple of the saturday afternoon TV monster movies when I was a kid:
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) - Trailer
posted by DarkForest at 10:02 AM on July 31, 2015

Oh well, nevermind, didn't see the "load more" button...
posted by DarkForest at 10:08 AM on July 31, 2015

(It's #169.)
posted by JHarris at 10:08 AM on July 31, 2015

Now I'm introducing the mister to mst3k, it's a bit embarrassing because I start laughing at familiar jokes before the punchline. So I try to sit on my laughter which inevitably leads to uncontrolled giggling. I'm glad I'm dating a patient man
posted by angrycat at 10:23 AM on July 31, 2015

Fabulous work, but needs more R.O.T.O.R.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 11:02 AM on July 31, 2015

ROTOR and Wild Zero are good, I think, have added. ROTOR's like discount bin Robocop, and Wild Zero is rather awesome.
posted by JHarris at 11:25 AM on July 31, 2015

BTW, roughly every other week we use the items on the playlist as warmup material for MST3K Club. I've been building some other lists for use as well, including a collection of weird Japanese (and Japan-inspired) stuff, which unfortunately isn't yet in YouTube format. Ah, we have fun.
posted by JHarris at 11:28 AM on July 31, 2015

If you enjoy mainlining exploitation trailers, I can't recommend the 42nd Street Forever DVDs highly enough.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 1:11 PM on July 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

Woah, how did SoulTaker manager to secure the rights to Eno's "In Dark Trees" for the trailer?
posted by SansPoint at 1:29 PM on July 31, 2015 [1 favorite]

0rison, you mean you haven't considered making a playlist of your own? I mean, this one is just trailers, but those are the real deal.
posted by JHarris at 2:14 PM on July 31, 2015

(I mean, I could build it if you don't want to bother. I certainly ran into enough full-length Psychotronic movies that I had to discard in the name of keeping it just trailers.)
posted by JHarris at 2:14 PM on July 31, 2015

My favorite trailer: Space Mutiny
posted by mysticreferee at 6:26 PM on July 31, 2015

I wonder if any of the ten MST3K seasons consist entirely of movies with trailers.
posted by BiggerJ at 11:37 PM on July 31, 2015

Oh my god JHarris you have completely made my late night/early morning. This is golden. Here are some for your collection, Mr. Curator.

The Norseman (1978) - Starring Lee Majors as a Viking and racial insensitivity ahoy. Not quite radioactive, but it's worth it for Majors' amazing line read.
The Green Slime (1968) - Used for the unaired MST3K pilot; we get this trailer every year at the Boston Sci-Fi Marathon and the theme song never fails to entertain.

Also, John Waters tells you not to smoke in the theater.
posted by Spatch at 10:42 AM on August 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

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