Written by: Michael Den Boer on May 23rd, 2016
BluRay released: May 3rd, 2016
Approximate running time: 203 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 & 2.35:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: LPCM Mono English
BluRay Release: Garagehouse Pictures
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $24.95
Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama is Garagehouse Pictures follow up to their widely acclaimed Trailer Trauma. And this latest installment like its predecessor does superb job when it comes to picking trailers that have not been in other trailer collections.
At just under three hours of content there is a wealth of rarely scene films waiting to be rediscovered. Also though the overriding theme of this collection is Horror / Sci-Fi themed films. What lays within in this collection is not just home grown product released here in the USA. There is also a wealth of Euro Cult content. Another strength of this collection is how these trailers are grouped together by common themes and / or genres.
Excluding the clips that open and close this release. Here are ninety-five trailers that makeup this collection.
Superbeast / Daughters of Satan, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Werewolves on Wheels, Count Dracula & His Vampire Bride, Dracula’s Great Love, War of the Gargantuas, Latitude Zero, Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror, The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood, Bloodsuckers / Blood Thirst, The Folks at Red Wolf Inn, The Mad Butcher, Carnivorous, Island of the Damned, Island of the Fishmen, Frankenstein Island, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, The Black Belly of the Tarantula / The Weekend Murders, The Murder Clinic, Schizoid, The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, Baron Blood, Dorian Gray, The Mephisto Waltz, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, The Possession of Joel Delaney, The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus / The Manster, Banana Monster, Gorilla Gang, Eye of the Cat, Willard, Kiss of the Tarantula, Cathy’s Curse, The Demons, Mark of the Witch, Terror, Terror in the Wax Museum, Nightmare in Wax, Blood of Dracula’s Castle, Castle of Evil, The Terror, Tower of Screaming Virgins, Scream of the Demon Lover, And Now the Screaming Starts!
The House That Screamed, Hell House Girls, House of 1,000 Dolls, House of Psychotic Women, House of Seven Corpses, The House by the Lake, Burnt Offerings, Horror House, The Beast in the Cellar, The Blood on Satan’s Claw, Silent Night, Bloody Night, Women & Bloody Terror / Night of Bloody Horror, Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb / Night of the Blood Monster, The Blood Rose, Blood Demon, Brides of Blood, Brain of Blood, The Vampire People, Curse of the Vampires, Guess What Happened to Count Dracula?, Andy Warhol’s Dracula, Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, The Embalmer, The Deathmaster, The Thing with Two Heads, Creature with the Blue Hand, The Psychopath, Tales That Witness Madness, Kiss and Kill, De Sade, Computer Killers, The Mind Snatchers, Brainstorm / The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, Necromancy, Night of the Eagle, The Brotherhood of Satan, Beware My Brethren, Land of the Minotaur, The Lost Continent, Island of Terror / The Projected Man, The Shuttered Room, Torture Garden, Devil’s Nightmare, Devils of Darkness, The Devil Within Her, The Gorgon / The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Maniac / The Old Dark House, Zombie.
There are ninety-five trailers which are included as part of Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama comes on a 50 GB dual layer (45.1 GB) BluRay. Also all trailers are presented in 1080 progressive and in their original aspect ratios. And all trailers have been transferred and digitally remastered in 4k from various 35mm prints.
Quality wise the audio /video presentations vary from source to source and with almost one hundreds different sources don’t expect anything looking and sounding uniform. With that being said, despite their short comings the end results in regards to audio / video presentation for this release should exceed the majority of viewers’ expectations.
Extras for this release include, trailers for Ninja Busters and Trailer Trauma, a list that contains all ninety-five trailers included with this collection, liner notes about this release written by Ian Zapczynski and an audio commentary with filmmaker Keith J. Crocker and George Reis.
Topics discussed in the audio commentary track, information about the cast and other production / release information for each film. Both participants offer up their own personal experiences in regards to these films.
Overall Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama is an exceptional release that is a must have purchase for movie trailer enthusiasts, highly recommended.