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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Steven Spielberg's Desert Highway Thriller 'Duel'

Carquake! concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Steven Spielberg's "Duel," made in 1971 when Spielberg was 25 years old.
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  • November 15, 2013 2:05 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Jack Hill on Gritty Drag-Racing Saga 'Pit Stop'

Carquake! continues at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Jack Hill introducing "Pit Stop," one of his most belatedly popular movies, which took several years to make it to the drive-ins, largely because it was shot in black-and-white.
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  • November 14, 2013 1:15 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Alan Spencer on Steve McQueen Supercharged Classic 'Bullitt'

Carquake! rumbles its way to Trailers from Hell this week, with TV writer Alan Spencer introducing "Bullitt," Peter Yates’ supercharged detective blockbuster starring Steve McQueen.
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  • November 11, 2013 11:57 AM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Mel Brooks' Classic Western Satire 'Blazing Saddles'

Way Out Westerns! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing Mel Brooks' classic sagebrush satire "Blazing Saddles," about a black sheriff (played by Cleavon Little) in a racist western town.
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  • November 8, 2013 2:02 PM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Michael Winner's Vietnam-Era Western 'Chato's Land,' Starring Charles Bronson

Way Out Westerns! continues at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing "Chato's Land," Michael Winner’s cynical, violent Vietnam-era western pits stoic lone Apache Charles Bronson against a colorful posse of rapists and murderers led by Jack Palance and a really good cast.
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  • November 6, 2013 11:48 AM
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Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Laurel and Hardy Classic 'Way Out West'

Way Out Westerns! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing Laurel and Hardy's 1937 comedy "Way Out West."
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  • November 4, 2013 12:36 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Oren Peli on 'The Blair Witch Project'

The Halloween festivities conclude over at Trailers from Hell, with "Paranormal Activity" director Oren Peli introducing 1999's found-footage classic "The Blair Witch Project."
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  • November 1, 2013 11:58 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on John Frankenheimer Noir '52 Pickup,' Written by Elmore Leonard

Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing John Frankenheimer's "52 Pickup," starring Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret. The late Elmore Leonard penned the screenplay, adapted from his own novel.
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  • October 25, 2013 11:44 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Carl Franklin's 1992 Noir Thriller 'One False Move'

Olson on Noir! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "One False Move," Roger Corman protege Carl Franklin's noirish thriller following three low lifes who off a bunch of people in LA to score cocaine.
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  • October 23, 2013 12:46 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Michael Mann's Stylish 1986 Serial Killer Noir 'Manhunter'

Olson on Noir! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing Michael Mann's "Manhunter," the first of the various big-screen Hannibal Lector thrillers, starring Brian Cox as the incarcerated cannibal killer. Tom Noonan is the creepy serial killer at large, and William Petersen the detective on the case.
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  • October 21, 2013 1:17 PM
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