Hi! Are y’all enjoying the Olympics? I’m not but I’m still occasionally watching them and asking myself questions like, “Why do male beach volleyball players actually get to wear clothes while competing?” and “Are there any countries other than America, Great Britain, and China competing this year?” Seriously, if you were just to judge from the coverage on NBC, it would appear that the USA is the only team competing in the majority of the events. It’s a bit unfair to those of us who, while American, are also proud of the fact that our ancestors came from Ireland, Italy, Spain, and Germany.
Therefore, this edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers is dedicated to those countries that are being ignored by NBC (and probably the BBC as well). I’m talking about such worthy countries as Albania, San Marino, and especially the beautiful island republic of Chacal.
Here are 6 trailers for Team Chacal.
1) Gymkata (1985)
It’s not quite gymnastics and it’s not quite karate — instead, it’s Gymkata!
2) Jack the Ripper (1976)
From director Jess Franco comes a film that’s either about Jack the Ripper or the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
3) Terrorgram (1988)
The name pretty much says it all.
4) Castle Freak (1995)
I can still remember this one on HBO when I was like 12 years old. It actually gave me nightmares, it was so scary!
5) Two Evil Eyes (1990)
I’ve been planning on seeing this movie for a while now. It was directed by both George Romero and Dario Argento!
6) Goldengirl (1979)
I’ve shared this one before but, with it being the Olympic season and all, I simply had to share this trailer again. Have you figured out her secret yet?
What do you think, Trailer Kitty?