Directors head online to dish on genre films
“Gremlins” director Joe Dante can recount endless anecdotes about Roger Corman movies, and with his new project “Trailers From Hell,” he’ll be sharing a few of them with Web and cell-phone users.
Dante and other Hollywood directors are recording new commentary tracks for the trailers to venerable horror and exploitation films. The project is being distributed via the Web at Trailersfromhell.com and on Sprint’s “Fun Little Movies” channel. Producers are also in negotiations to bundle the series of shorts with an on-demand package including similar content.
Directors with tracks already recorded include Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”), who talks about his love of ’60s Eurospy actioner “Danger: Diabolik,” and Dante, who dishes on Corman shlockfest “The Terror.” Helmers tapped for future contributions include Mick Garris (“The Shining” and “The Stand” TV miniseries) on “X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes” and Mary Lambert (“Pet Semetary”) on “Village of the Damned.”
Indie producer Elizabeth Stanley is producing “Trailers From Hell,” and Jonas Hudson will be distributing it through his company the Nickels Group.