A compilation of trailers and previews from various horror films, hosted by Al Lewis in his character of Grampa, from the TV series "The Munsters."

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Grampa's 28 Original Coming Attractions: Flash Gordon (1936); Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars; Flash Gordon (1980); Godzilla; Destroy All Monsters; King Kong; Alien; Barbarella; Rocky Horror Picture Show; Dr. Goldfoot And His Girl Bombs; Buck Rogers; Omega Man; Farenheit 451; The Blob; 30 Ft. Bride Of Candy Rock; Village Of The Giants; The Amazing Colossal Man; Godzilla vs. Megalon; Ghidra, The Three Headed Monster; Varan, The Unbelieveable; Reptilicus; Atragon; Creation Of The Humanoids; Battle Of The Worlds; Earth vs. The Flying Saucers; This Island Earth; The Day The Earth Stood Still; Lost World. Written by Matthew Kopelke

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21 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Good ole Al!
20 August 2008 | by (Sunderland, MA) – See all my reviews

Yes, no way was this made in 1965. Al Lewis is clearly much older than he was when he was making The Munsters in the mid-60s. He did have a renaissance with this character in the mid-to-late '80s, so I suspect that's when it was really produced.

As far as his name goes, on The Munsters he was known as "Grandpa"; so I think changing it to "Grampa" got them around the copyright law. (Funny, though that his pet bat on the TV show was also named Igor; I suspect that you can't copyright a real name.) It's hard to say which is worse--the inane dialogue he's spouting or the trailers from the actual movies. But a job is a job, and you can tell that Al Lewis is a veteran pro, and he does a splendid job with what he has to work with. The movie trailers are ridiculous, which makes them enjoyable in their own way: we get to see how many different methods monsters of various persuasions used to destroy the earth a few decades ago.


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