Wonderful trailers for B-movies that never existed

Jason sends us, "my former supervisor and friend Michael S. Deak's series of faux 50's and 60's trailers. He has worked in Special Makeup Effects for 30+ years and has appeared in many cheesy 80's horror classics as monsters/creatures. These trailers are his pet projects that he conceived and made on his own. They feature friends and colleagues, are made with lots of love and reflect his unique view of the entertainment industry and film appreciation."

Michael S Deak's YouTube channel (Thanks, Jason!)


  1. These are delicious, campy fun. Makes me wish Mr. Deak would go the route of Larry Blamire and make a feature!

  2. Couple of nice things I noticed:

    1. An actual, literal, comic book “Aaaiiieeee!!”

    2. A decent allusion to the Karloff version’s trailer: “Death… eternal punishment… for… anyone… who… opens… this… casket.”

      1. Oh, I recognized the Wilhelm Scream when I heard it (dummy being tossed over the cliff). No, the “Aaaiiieee!” happens earlier, after the guy spits out the cork and gets grabbed by three arms. (0:59 or so).

      2. There is no longer any such thing as a “good” use of the Wilhelm Scream. What started off as an inside joke has grown into an incredibly overused audio clip that jars me out of a program every time I hear it (which seems to be at least twice a week these days).

        It was fun when it began, but really, enough. I enjoyed this trailer up to that point, then just shut it off.

        Can I really be alone in being annoyed by the overuse of the Wilhelm Scream?

  3. To Muse and Anon — Larry Blamire wrote, directed, produced and starred in Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and its sequel. He also made a movie called The Trail of the Screaming Forehead (which I haven’t seen yet). True, they’re not perfect, but I love ’em, anyway. And that’s why I wish Deak would make a feature — he may just out-Blamire Blamire.

  4. (Yes, the Wilhelm scream deserves some credit)… But if this were a real 50’s trailer, they would have never shown the monster’s face. That was always considered a privilege worth paying for. After all, the makeup was usually the most expensive thing in these movies

  5. I recognize the village in the opening. It’s a set in Santa Clarita with a Western street at one end, and at 0:05 is the ruined Afghani village Iron Man flies in and saves.

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