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Trailers from Hell: David Decoteau on Exploitation King Eddie Romero's 'Beyond Atlantis'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood June 8, 2012 at 5:53PM

For Trailers from Hell this week, David Decoteau talks us through Eddie Romero's "Beyond Atlantis." Here's the blurb:
Beyond Atlantis

For Trailers from Hell this week, David Decoteau talks us through Eddie Romero's "Beyond Atlantis."  Here's the blurb:

Prolific Filipino exploitation king Eddie Romero takes a break from his Blood Island and girls-in-chains movies to try his hand at a pseudo-family oriented aquatic fantasy. It's still squarely aimed at the drive-in trade, but it's much less raunchy than the usual tropical action dualler. Makes a nice double bill with Romero's similar Twilight People, made earlier the same year, also for Corman competitor Dimension Pictures.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.