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Trailers from Hell: TFH Kickstarter Backer Steve Senski on 'Burnt Offerings,' Starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 12, 2013 at 11:10AM

Fan Week with Steve Senski! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with avid TFH enthusiast Senski, whose Kickstarter donation last year entitled him to a host a week of trailer commentaries, introducing horror film "Burnt Offerings," starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black.
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Oliver Reed and Karen Black in "Burnt Offerings"
Oliver Reed and Karen Black in "Burnt Offerings"

Fan Week with Steve Senski! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with avid TFH enthusiast Senski, whose Kickstarter donation last year entitled him to a host a week of trailer commentaries, introducing horror film "Burnt Offerings," starring Oliver Reed and Karen Black.

TV horror king Dan Curtis moved to the big screen with this Amityville-like adaptation of Robert Morasco’s 1973 haunted house novel. Reed and Black (now there’s a couple you don’t want to be trapped in an elevator with) move their family into a foreboding mansion that sucks the life out of its tenants. The presence of Burgess Meredith should have tipped them off…

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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.