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Trailers from Hell and Joe Dante Visit 'Planet of the Vampires'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood March 14, 2014 at 11:29AM

Destination Outer Space! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante Gothic grandmaster Mario Bava's introducing "Planet of the Vampires."
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'Planet of the Vampires'
'Planet of the Vampires'

Destination Outer Space! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Gothic grandmaster Mario Bava's "Planet of the Vampires."

Bava leaves his corpse-strewn crypts behind and takes off into deep (and scary) outer space. In doing so he simply transforms the spaceships into intergalactic haunted houses (though sans cobwebs). Britain’s Monthly Film Bulletin accurately pegged this lurid Italian-Spanish-US mash-up as “a triumph of mind over matter, or of Bava over a shoestring budget and appalling dubbed dialogue”. It comes replete with the director’s usual stylistic flourishes including the oddly fetishistic space suits worn by the beleaguered astronauts and a super-saturated red and green color scheme that suggests sinister Christmas tree lighting.

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