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    Watch: Vintage 30-Minute 'Fear On Film' Talk With John Landis, David Cronenberg & John Carpenter

    God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers.

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    Trailers from Hell Looks at Criterion Goodies, Starting with 'The Last Emperor' (VIDEO)

    A Criterion Royal Flush! kicks off at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor."

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    Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Blaxploitation Gem 'Dolemite'

    Hardboiled! concludes over at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing 1975's "Dolemite," which he describes as "embarrassingly entertaining, 'Dolemite' is like a comic book version of a blaxploitation film."

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    Watch: Epic 3-Hour Chat With Director John Landis On J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8,' Lunch With Alfred Hitchcock & More

    The films of director John Landis are particularly suited to repetition—in both rewatchability for comedies like “Trading Places” or “The Blues Brothers” or horror like “An American Werewolf in London," but also in double-dip DVDs and Blu-rays from Universal every few years as well. Luckily, Landis ...

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    Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Delightful and Dark Holiday Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life'

    It Isn't Always a Wonderful Life! concludes at Trailers from Hell with John Landis introducing Frank Capra's holiday classic starring Jimmy Stewart as frustrated small-town dreamer George Bailey.

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    'The Film Studios are All Now Subdivisions of Huge Multinational Corporations': Director John Landis Decries Today's Film Studio

    Last week at the Mar del Plata festival “Animal House” director John Landis stuck it to the contemporary major studio film industry and its monopolization at the hands of multi-national corporations that in earlier decades, he remarked, had yet to leap onto big budget filmmaking scene. The Hollyw...

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    Trailers from Hell: John Landis on Laurel and Hardy Classic 'Way Out West'

    Way Out Westerns! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with John Landis introducing Laurel and Hardy's 1937 comedy "Way Out West."

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    The Playlist Team Picks Their 13 Scariest Movies

    On the off chance you haven't literally tripped over a pumpkin in the last five minutes, we're here to remind you that tonight we celebrate the single greatest excuse ever invented to get trashed and wear skimpy clothing: Halloween. But of course, in addition to its status for some as a nationwide n...

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