Trailers From Hell welcomes all movies great and small but sometimes a particular trailer may not be up to the visual quality of the rest of our catalog or is simply too oddball to present in our usual format. Nevertheless, there’s such a wealth of exciting, strange and unusual films out there, we’d be remiss not to call attention to them. We’re happy to present the TFH Misfits.
Here’s something you don’t see anymore, the double-feature trailer. In 1962 MGM picked up the Italian/Austrian werewolf movie Lycanthropus, re-titled it Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory and sent it out on a double bill with 1958’s Corridors of Blood, an historical-horror film directed by Robert Day and starring Boris Karloff.
MGM went all out for their promotion, not only flooding the market with a memorable campaign (“Nervo-Rama!”) but replacing the Lycanthropus title sequence and adding a generic bit of rock n’ roll to the mix, an original recording called The Ghoul in School by what was probably a one-shot studio band, The Fortunes (not to be confused with the Brit-rock band responsible for “You’ve Got Your Troubles” in 1965).