It’s Back to the ‘80s Again! this week at Trailer from Hell,
with director Ti West introducing Joe Dante’s horror-comedy “The ‘Burbs,”
starring Tom Hanks.
Director Dante is
fond of quoting the New York Times review that stated “The Burbs is as empty as
a movie can be without actually creating a vacuum”. But over the years this odd
ensemble piece, shot in sequence due to a concurrent writers’ strike, has
developed a hardy cult following of fans who can quote the (often improvised)
dialog verbatim. Notable as the last film appearance of macabre performance
artist Brother Theodore (Gottlieb).