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One of the very first video compilations of classic horror and exploitation trailers is finally making its way to DVD. MAD RON’S PREVUES FROM HELL, which originally hit VHS way back in 1987, is set to make its disc debut September 14.
Virgil Films—whose president, Joe Amodei, was one of the executive producers and can be seen in a small role—will release the DVD. In addition to showcasing coming attractions for such classics as NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD and 44 others, PREVUES FROM HELL surrounds them with an actual storyline involving “Mad Ron” and an audience of zombies, introduced by ventriloquist Nick Pawlow and his undead pal “Happy.” Directed by Jim Monaco, these sequences feature makeup FX by Jordu Schell (who went on to such major genre features as THE MIST, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR—REQUIEM, CLOVERFIELD and AVATAR) and Jay Kushwara.
“Horror fans fall into a different sector than most film enthusiasts; there is much more intensity and infatuation than any other genre,” says Amodei. “This compilation does not skimp on blood, gore and thrills; it emphasizes everything that is great about horror films. It’s campy and it’s fun, and it makes a perfect party DVD for the not-too-squeamish.” You can see MAD RON’S Facebook page here.
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