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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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Trailers from Hell: Bernard Rose on Ken Russell's 'Billion Dollar Brain,' Starring Michael Caine and Karl Malden

Back to the Sixties! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Bernard Rose introducing 1967's "Billion Dollar Brain," helmed by arthouse fave Ken Russell ("The Devils," "Tommy").
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  • October 18, 2013 1:52 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on 'Strangers When We Meet,' Starring Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak

Back to the Sixties! continues at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing 1960's "Strangers When He Meet"; he describes it as "the best story of adultery ever filmed by Hollywood."
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  • October 16, 2013 1:54 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Allan Arkush on Norman Jewison's 'The Thrill of It All,' Starring Doris Day and James Garner

It's Back to the Sixties! at Trailers from Hell this week, with director Allan Arkush introducing 1963's "The Thrill of It All," starring Doris Day and James Garner.
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  • October 14, 2013 11:36 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Mick Garris on 1956's 'Fire Maidens of Outer Space,' with Curvy Women Galore on Jupiter's 13th Moon

Keep Watching the Skies! concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Mick Garris introducing "Fire Maidens of Outer Space," where hapless ’50s astronauts land on what we’re told is the 13th moon of Jupiter (which wasn’t discovered until 1974!) and find it’s another planet full of zaftig women who like to dance to Borodin’s Polovtian Dances at the drop of a needle.
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  • October 11, 2013 11:42 AM
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Trailers from Hell: Ernest Dickerson on Hammer's 'The Creeping Unknown' (aka 'The Quartermass Xperiment')

Keep Watching the Skies! continues at Trailers from Hell with Ernest Dickerson introducing Hammer's "The Creeping Unknown," starring Brian Donlevy and Jack Warren as a professor and inspector trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious rocket crash, which has left two crew members missing and one mutating into a monster.
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  • October 9, 2013 12:53 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on Edgar G. Ulmer's 'The Man from Planet X,' One of the First Alien Invasion Movies

Keep Watching the Skies! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing "The Man from Planet X." Austrian shoestring auteur Edgar G. Ulmer hits it out of the park with one of the first-out-the-gate alien invasion movies, which scared a lot of early ’50s tykes when it was sold to television soon afterward.
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  • October 7, 2013 11:49 AM
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