John Landis on

Schlock!/The Banana Monster

Released 1973
Distributor Jack H. Harris Enterprises

John Landis spills on what he thinks (not much) of the ridiculous reissue trailer for his first movie, Schlock! —which, as John has reminded us over and over on Trailers from Hell, has to be Great because it stars a guy (John!) in a (Rick Baker!) gorilla suit! Nuff said!

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.