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Trains in cinema have always made for an excitable source within the realm of the comedy, drama, mystery or suspense pertaining to the plot of a particular film. The setting for the featured trains as the driving force of entertainment serves as the heart and soul of the action for the most part.
In some cases using trains as a last minute symbolic theme for a film can generate great impact that thrives and questions the motives and urgency of the characters and storyline (i.e. the climax scene in The Defiant Ones where the salt-and-pepper escaped convicts Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier try and make a desperate dash for permanent freedom on a speeding train en route to permanent freedom). Perhaps a train could also add an extra element of action-packed excitement in a film’s conclusive ending such as the uncontrollable commuter train in Speed?
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Trailers From Hell welcomes all movies great and small but sometimes a particular trailer may not be up to the visual quality of the rest of our catalog or is simply too oddball to present in our usual format. Nevertheless, there’s such a wealth of exciting, strange and unusual films out there, we’d be remiss not to call attention to them. We’re happy to present the Tfh Misfits.
Directed by the legendarily speedy director, William (One-Shot) Beaudine, 1966′s Billy the Kid Vs Dracula and Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter were almost certainly pre-manufactured by producer Carroll Case as a double-bill to appeal to both horror and cowboy fans.
Each film featured much the same crew, including cinematographer Lothrop B. Worth (I Was a Teenage Frankenstein and TV’s I Dream of Jeannie), and so share the same rushed, low rent vibe. As usual, the one true star to be found here, »
- TFH Team
2 items from 2014
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