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Schlock (1973)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A small town is terrorized by "The Banana Killer", which turns out to be the missing link between man and ape.

Director: John Landis
Stars: John Landis, Saul Kahan, Joseph Piantadosi
Animal House (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis
Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce
Slasher (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on a stereotypically shady used car salesman, one who convinces customers to buy vehicles that others have deemed unfit for sale.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Christin Ackerman, Emily Banks, Michael Bennett
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches.

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Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Series of short, highly irreverent, and quite often tasteless skits.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby
Susan's Plan (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a ... See full summary »

Director: John Landis
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Billy Zane, Michael Biehn
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia
The Stupids (1996)
Comedy | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ... See full summary »

Director: John Landis
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren
Short | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloody-thirsty zombies - only "Thriller" can save them now.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Thelma Davis
Oscar (1991)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in making money in... See full summary »

Director: John Landis
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert
Coming Soon I (2006)
Comedy | Fantasy
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Equality for all? Or not really? And why not? And how about next year? These eternal questions are explored in this genre-bending film which follows our civilization's eternal quest for "... See full summary »

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Director John Landis has combed the vaults of Universal Studios, Hollywood's preeminent producer of horror films and edited them into this retrospective documentary featuring clips from preview trailers dating from Lon Chaney's 1923 "The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the present day. Scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis hosts and narrates this tribute featuring Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Godzilla, Tarantula,, the Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and their infamous progeny. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The last of the 1982 feature trailer near the end is fake and titled "See you next Wednesday", a trademark signature of the director John Landis. See more »

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Jamie Lee Curtis: [Opening lines] Hi, I'm Jamie Lee Curtis, and this is Castle Dracula at Universal Studios. MGM was known for its lavish musicals, Warner Bros. for their hard-hitting crime dramas, and Universal for its monsters.
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Lots of good stuff for horror trailer buffs
28 April 2000 | by (Milano, Italy) – See all my reviews

A great runaway compilation of highlights from tons of horror and SF trailers from the past, including Landis' own "An American Werewolf in London" and Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". Great fun, although one wonders who decided to tack stuff related to "E.T." in the final part (probably a way to hype the movie, which was then being released).


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