Hi there! Welcome to the latest installment of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film trailers. Since I know everyone’s probably busy watching the Olympics (seriously, I try not think about all the pervs who are calling in to work so they can stay home and watch women’s indoor volleyball in private), I won’t waste much time with a long introduction. Instead, let’s get straight to the trailers…
1) Swimfan (2002)
I’m including this trailer for everyone who has ever wondered what Michael Phelps was doing between Beijing and London. I can still remember seeing this movie when I was 16 and, even then, getting annoyed with how stupid this film actually was.
2) Fatal Games (1984)
Speaking of the Olympics…
3) Death Spa (1988)
Let’s continue our theme of athletic mayhem with this trailer for Death Spa.
4) Dr. Who And The Daleks (1965)
I doubt this ever showed up at the grindhouses but no matter. With the Olympics taking place in London, everyone’s currently pretending to like all things British and that seems like as good an excuse as any to feature this trailer for Dr. Who And The Daleks. (I have to admit that I can count, on one hand, the number of times that I’ve actually been able to watch an entire episode of Dr. Who without either falling asleep or changing the channel.)
5) The New Gladiators (1985)
This look at the future of competitive sports comes to us courtesy of none other than Lucio Fulci! This trailer has a definite Hunger Games feel to it, no?
6) Perversion Story (1968)
Finally, what could be better than one Fulci trailer? How about two Fulci trailers? This trailer is for Lucio Fulci’s giallo Perversion Story, which was retitled One On Top of Another when it was released in the United States.
What do you think, trailer kitties?