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Dante's Inferno

Never expose them to light. Never let them get wet. But, most of all, never, ever let them eat after midnight. ... E.T. goes Alien. Simple rules get easily broken in Dante's most famous horror-comedy and biggest success to date, as cuddly Spielbergian creatures turn into unbelievably vulgar ... Read more
“The movie is smarter, wilder and more unfettered than the original Gremlins.” - New Yorker ... The Gremlins go to Manhattan in this brilliantly hyperbolic follow up the 1984 classic, which also offers itself as a Dante's view on sequels: they make no sense. ... “Dante is perhaps the first ... Read more
“This is a horror story because most characters are Republicans.” - Joe Dante ... “If I had one wish, I would wish for your son to come back,” says an oily political consultant to the mother of a dead soldier. He should have kept his mouth shut… This political satire from Dante sees ... Read more
“If The ‘Burbs is a one-finger exercise on the themes of Rear Window, Innerspace is a big-budget remake of North by Northwest, with a script that is in many ways even better: certainly funnier.” - Bill Krohn ... “What if Dean Martin was miniaturized to microscopic size and inserted in Jerry ... Read more
“Something like an off-Broadway cartoon designed by Chuck Jones.” - Joe Dante ... Beware of seemingly sweet kids who ask you to drive them home and then invite you in to meet their family… ... Made as part of an omnibus movie version of Rod Serling's famed Twilight Zone series (Steven ... Read more
“I always wanted to make a western - but when I got to do it, the western was over.” - Joe Dante ... Each episode of the Norman Jewison-produced Picture Windows series was to be inspired by a well known painting. With his episode, ‘Lightning', Dante choose instead to start with a short story ... Read more
“In this funny, philosophical salute to B-movies and the B-Moguls who made them, Dante looks back fondly on growing up with the apocalypse always in your mind.” - Washington Post ... Genial, William Castle-esque impresario Lawrence Woosley heads to sunny Key West, Florida to launch his latest ... Read more
“What about the goddamn piranhas?” ... “They are eating the guests, sir.” ... A secret government plan involving flesh-eating fish causes havoc when, from a secluded secret pool, the leathal creatures are released by mistake into the river flow. To the delight of the rabid fish, downstream ... Read more
“There will be no mercy.” - major Chip Hazard ... It's the ruthless, armed to the teeth, grotesquely macho Commando Elite versus the noble, cowardly, freakish Gorgonites in the third chapter of Dante's war trilogy (after Matinee and The Second Civil War). ... In this epic conflict between toys ... Read more
\You've got a gateway to hell under your house… and that is really cool.\" ... Read more
“Everything in my subsequent work comes from The Movie Orgy.” - Joe Dante ... Inspired by Susan Sontag's well known essay ‘Notes on Camp', as well as the very successful rerelease of the 1943 serial Batman, The Movie Orgy is a mind-boggling patchwork of 50s, 60s and 70s television and cinema ... Read more
“In the years since we made this movie, virtually every element has emerged in the headlines. It never seems to date.” - Joe Dante ... Over 10 years after its release, with strong anti-immigration winds sweeping the US, watching this epic political comedy feels like turning on the news ... Read more
“A divine comedy full of corrosive humor… and a film that anticipates the Judd Apatow comedy brand, full of immature adults who fulfill (and enjoy) themselves through all forms of regressive behaviors.” - Cinema Fantastique ... Pastel-coloured homes, immaculate lawns, the buzzing sounds ... Read more
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