Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Great Video Store in the Sky: A DON'T Special Edition

One of the most popular trailers featured in Grindhouse a couple of years back was Edgar Wright's spot-on Don't, a remarkably authentic nod to so many of the splendid early seventies promos for a large number of Italian Giallos. While his delightful trailer recalled the works of Martino and Di Leo wonderfully well, The DON'T phenomenon was mostly felt here in the States though throughout the reign of the Slasher film. I thought it might be fun to gather together a few of the VHS covers that went along with some of these films...

DONT GO IN THE HOUSE IMPORT

DON`T ANSWER THE PHONE VHS ORIGINAL

DONT GO IN THE WOODS_2

DONT GO IN THE HOUSE_2

DONT GO NEAR THE PARK PRE CERT

DONT OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS IMPORT

don`t open `till christmas


Here's Wright's amazing trailer:



and here's the Italian triler for Di Leo's shocking and incredibly entertaining Slaughter Hotel, one of the trailers Wright was clearly emulating:

1 comment:

The Flying Maciste Brothers said...

Add liberal dashings of LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE...