Back to IndieWire

Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Joe Dante’s ‘The ‘Burbs,’ Starring Tom Hanks

Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Joe Dante's 'The 'Burbs,' Starring Tom Hanks

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).

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox