I love clip reels. If you get the right editor and he or she combines it with the right rhythm and music, you have something highly entertaining, and possibly supremely gory (depending on the subject matter), on your hands.
That said, I wanted to bring your attention to a handful of awesome clip reels that were edited by James Branscome for Beyond Fest, which took place last month in Los Angeles. These themed montages played before select films and they usually brought the house down.
Branscome posted his most recent montage, An Eye for Horror, today. There’s also: Cannibal Chunk Blowers, In a Flash of the Blade, Dummy Drops, and Monster Mash.