Sunday, April 12

Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987)

A.K.A. Prevues from Hell
Directed by Jim Monaco
83 Minutes / Off The Wall Video / Various aspect ratios, mostly full screen

Puppeteer Nick Pawlow and his zombified, foul-mouthed arm-up-ass friend, Happy, host a multitude of Horror and Exploitation trailers spoiled onto old projection reels by drooling vagabond Mad Ron for an awaiting undead audience.

This is the best trailer compilation I've ever ran across, edging out even Synapse's great 42nd Street Forever releases. The little snippets with Pawlow's hokey jokes interpreted through his rotting puppet and bumbling zombies pouring blood onto popcorn are pure dated cheese, but strangely compliment the excellent array of trailers complied for your viewing pleasure (click the cover above). My personal favorites are Last House on the Left (teaser, seen here), Blood Splattered Bride/I Dismember Mama double feature (seen here), and Three on a Meathook (seen here). See the trailer for Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell here. Exhume a copy for your next Halloween shindig.

Compliation: 9/10
VHS Picture: Varies
VHS Sound: Varies


Anonymous said...

Y'know, normally I don't pay too much attention to old trailer comps, but I saw this one recently and was kind of blown away. I really thought it was a hoot. Not just for the trailers, but for the stuff with the puppet and whatnot. I thought it was a riot. Loved it. Very cool. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

You know this trailer compilation is being released on DVD Sept. 14.
Youtube has three different trailers on the release. And I saw in the new issue of Fangoria, Sept. issue, a full page color ad.
Forget the bootlegs, the DVD release is going to have a ton of extras, bloopers, extra footage and more. Plus it should look pretty good. you dare tread upon the staircase?

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