Joe Dante on

Blood and Black Lace

Released 1965
Distributor Allied Artists

Mario Bava’s influential and fabulously stylish murder parade, one of the great horror films of all time, was ill-served in its previous Trailers from Hell incarnation, which frankly looked really crummy. So Joe has revisited it in a better looking transfer, but the movie itself still remains woefully unappreciated.

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career.  He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Innerspace, Matinee, Small Soldiers, The ‘burbs and the 3-D thriller titled The Hole, first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival. His TV directing work includes:  the HBO film, The Second Civil War, the “Masters of Horrors” titles,  Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, episodes of Eerie, Indiana , which he was in on the creation of, as well as episodes of CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0 and Salem. His latest feature, the zom-com Burying the Ex, is currently available on VOD.