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TFH is the premier showcase for a breathtakingly eclectic assortment of trailers punctuated with informative and amusing commentary by a variety of contemporary filmmakers.
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Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, George Wagner
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

While camping seven friends stumble upon the murdered bodies of a vacationing couple and soon find they are fighting for their lives against a sadistic killer.

Directors: Joseph Guerrieri, Justin Guerrieri
Stars: Robert Picardo, Tim Barraco, Trevor Torseth
The Second Civil War (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A simple immigration issue spins wildly out of control for those involved, ranging from the President of the United States, to a news producer.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A spoof 1950s sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late-night television.

Directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of rock-music-loving students, with the help of the Ramones, take over their school to combat its newly installed oppressive administration.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante
Stars: P.J. Soles, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard
The Howling (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan
Dark I (2015)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A disturbed young woman must confront her worst fears when she finds herself trapped alone in a New York City loft during the 2003 blackout.

Director: Nick Basile
Stars: Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Eklund
Piranha (1978)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy
Matinee (1993)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton
The Hole (2009)
Adventure | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble
Fantasy | Thriller

A crew enters a mysterious maze buried underneath an abandoned Soviet research facility where supernatural disturbances occur.

Director: Joe Dante
Stars: Mark Webber, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lorànt Deutsch
Comedy | Horror

A sequel to Gremlins (1984) about cute little creatures that transform into uncontrollable monsters.

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Very entertaining.
27 January 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Who doesn't enjoy a well made trailer? Those brief little promotions for movies that tantalize us into seeing them by showing many of the best parts? They're especially fun when promoting various schlock, exploitation, and cult titles, as the creators of the "Trailers from Hell" concept (film director Joe Dante, producer Elizabeth Stanley, graphic artist Charlie Largent, and new media entrepreneur Jonas Hudson) well know. This allows us to see / hear various journalists, screenwriters, and directors both inform us and offer their own entertaining insight into and appreciation of these various movies - both their own efforts and those of others. And "Trailers from Hell Volume 2" succeeds on both counts, being both fun and informative. The breakdown is as follows:

Brian Trenchard-Smith: "The Devil-Ship Pirates", "The Stranglers of Bombay"

Ernest R. Dickerson: "The Quatermass Xperiment"

Guillermo del Toro: "Deep Red" (in English *and* Spanish!), "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" '57

Joe Dante: "Donovan's Brain", "The Invisible Ghost"

Jack Hill: "Pit Stop"

John Landis: "Gorgo"

Josh Olson: "Jaws", "The Lineup"

Larry Karaszewski: "Last Summer", "The Tenant"

Lloyd Kaufman: "Terror Firmer"

Mick Garris: "Flesh Gordon", "Fire Maidens of Outer Space"

Mary Lambert: "Mothra vs. Godzilla"

Michael Peyser: "Seven Days in May"

Roger Corman: "Premature Burial", "Ski Troop Attack"

One odd and amusing bit occurs when Olson starts talking as if he will unveil to us an obscure gem that we've all overlooked, and then goes on to discuss..."Jaws" (not hard to guess, though, since the artwork for "Jaws" is situated behind him). Del Toro comes up with the best quip in the whole thing, when, in reference to "Deep Red" director Dario Argento, he says, "He's a very strange and thin man. Never trust a thin man!" Landis and Kaufman are expectantly quite animated. All participants make this a pleasure to watch, and it only runs a little under an hour. Of course, if one watches this on DVD, and want to turn off the commentary in order to just enjoy the trailers, they can do that as well. Highly recommended for any movie fan. 10 out of 10.


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