Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 22nd, 2017
BluRay released: January 4th, 2016
Approximate running time: 439 Minutes
Aspect Ratios: 1.37:1, 1.78:1 & 2.35:1 / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Sound: DTS-HD Mono English
BluRay Release: Garagehouse Pictures
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $34.95
Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon is Garagehouse Pictures third installment to their Trailer Trauma series. The other two installments in this series include, Trailer Trauma and Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama. And this latest installment like its predecessors does superb job when it comes to picking trailers that have not been in other trailer collections.
Where previous installments featured a variety of genres. This latest installment is all about 1980’s Horror cinema. With the first Disc covering 1980 and 1981 and the second disc covering 1982 through 1989. At just under seven and ½ hours. There are two hundred and fifty-four trailers. Needless to say, there is a wealth of content included for this mammoth release.
Excluding the clip that opens disc one. Here are the two hundred and fifty-four trailers that makeup this collection.
1980: Alligator, Altered States, The Awakening, Blood Beach, The Boogeyman, The Changeling, Death Ship, Don’t Answer the Phone, Don’t Go in the House, Dressed to Kill, Fade to Black, The Fog, Friday the 13th, The Grim Reaper (Anthropophagus), He Knows You’re Alone, The Hearse, The Howling, Human Experiments, Humanoids from the Deep, Inferno, The Island, Maniac, Motel Hell, Mother’s Day, New Year’s Evil, Nightmare, Prom Night, Scared to Death, The Shining, Silent Scream, Terror Train, The Unseen and Without Warning.
1981: An American Werewolf in London, The Boogens, The Burning, Dead and Buried, Deadly Blessing, Evilspeak, Fear No Evil, Final Exam, Friday the 13th Part 2, The Funhouse, Ghost Story, Graduation Day, Great White, Halloween II, Happy Birthday to Me, Hell Night, House by the Cemetery, Inseminoid, Just Before Dawn, Mind Warp (Galaxy of Terror), Ms. 45, My Bloody Valentine, Night School, The Final Conflict: Omen III, The Prowler, Road Games, Saturday the 14th, Scanners, Student Bodies, Venom and Wolfen.
1982: Alone in the Dark, Amityville II: The Possession, Basket Case, The Beast Within, Boarding House, Cat People, Creepshow, Death Valley, The Entity, Friday the 13th Part 3-D, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Humongous, The Incubus, Madman, Murder by Phone, National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, One Dark Night, Parasite, Poltergeist, Pranks (The Dorm That Dripped Blood), Q the Winged Serpent, The Sender, Silent Rage, The Slayer, The Slumber Party Massacre, Swamp Thing, The Thing, Time Walker, Visiting Hours and Xtro.
1983: 7 Doors of Death (The Beyond), Amityville 3-D, Christine, Curtains, The Dead Zone, Deadly Eyes, The Evil Dead, Eyes of Fire, The Final Terror, The Hunger, Jaws 3-D, The Keep, Mortuary, Of Unknown Origin, Psycho II, Sleepaway Camp, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Videodrome and Wavelength.
1984: Boggy Creek II, Children of the Corn, C.H.U.D., The Company of Wolves, The Dungeonmaster, Firestarter, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Mutant, The Mutilator, Night of the Comet, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Ninja III: The Domination, Scream for Help, Terror in the Aisles, The Toxic Avenger and Zombie Island Massacre.
1985: The Bride, Creepers (Phenomena), Day of the Dead, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, Fright Night, Future-Kill, Ghoulies, Igor and the Lunatics, Lifeforce, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Oracle, Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead, Silver Bullet, The Stuff and Transylvania 6-5000.
1986: Aliens, April Fool’s Day, Critters, Deadly Friend, Deadtime Stories, Demons, The Fly, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, From Beyond, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Hitcher, House, In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro, Invaders from Mars, Killbots, King Kong Lives, The Ladies Club, Link, Little Shop of Horrors, Manhunter, Maximum Overdrive, Mountaintop Motel Massacre, Night of the Creeps, Nomads, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Psycho III, Raiders of the Living Dead, Rawhead Rex, Slaughter High, Terrorvision, Trick or Treat, Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, Vamp and Wraith.
1987: Angel Heart, Anguish, The Believers, Blue Monkey, Creepshow 2, Dolls, Evil Dead 2, Flowers in the Attic, The Gate, Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II, Hellraiser, The Hidden, House II: The Second Story, Hunter’s Blood, Jaws: The Revenge, The Kindred, The Lost Boys, The Monster Squad, My Demon Lover, Near Dark, Nightflyers, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Prince of Darkness, Return to Horror High and The Stepfather.
1988: Bad Dreams, The Blob, Child’s Play, Critters II, Dead Heat, Dead Ringers, Destroyer, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Fright Night Part 2, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hero and the Terror, The Kiss, Lair of the White Worm, Monkey Shines, The Nest, Night of the Demons, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Phantasm II, Poltergeist III, Pumpkinhead, Return of the Living Dead Part 2, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Seventh Sign, Slaughterhouse Rock, They Live, Twice Dead, The Unholy, Vampire’s Kiss and Waxwork.
1989: Deep Star Six, The Fly II, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Halloween 5, Heaven Becomes Hell, Leviathan, Lisa, Moon Trap, Pet Sematary, Phantom of the Mall, Relentless, Shocker, Society, Stepfather II, Stripped to Kill 2, The Terror Within and Warlock.
Having grown up in the 1980’s. This collection of trailers brought back a lot of memories from my youth. Though I have seen the bulk of the films represented in this collection. I was pleasantly surprised to discover some films that somehow flew under my radar. Another strength of this release is how they divide the trailers by the year from which they were released. And by doing this is gives you a well-rounded overview of how the Horror genre evolved throughout the 1980’s.
There are two hundred and fifty-four trailers which are included as part of Trailer Trauma 3: 80s Horror-Thon. The trailers are presented over two Blu-Ray discs. 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. With two hundred and fifty-four 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 are spread over two discs.
Extras on disc one include, a trailer reel which includes all of the Garagehouse Pictures and two audio commentary tracks.
Extras on disc two include, seven audio commentary tracks.
Other extras include, a list that contains all two hundred and fifty-four trailers included with this collection.
Topics discussed in the audio commentary track include, 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 3: 80s Horror-Thon is another exceptional release from Garagehouse Pictures, highly recommended.