Regarded as the Manos: The Hands of Fate of comic book movies, Roger Corman’s unreleased Fantastic Four movie is the stuff of unwatchable legend. Produced and shot on the mega-cheap as a means for producer Bernd Eichinger to retain the film rights, the schlocky and amateurish version of the Marvel foursome is a slapdash catastrophe that makes Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin look downright masterful. Since the movie was buried forever and resigned to the world of bootleg video tapes, there was never a serious trailer trying to sell this abomination — until now. Using the leaked footage from Corman’s version and the grim voiceover from the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, Vulture Remix pieced together what a mid-’90s trailer for the movie might look like.
Check out the work below. To our surprise, we think it would’ve actually gotten people to the theaters where those dated Human Torch effects would have looked extra terrible.