It’s time, once again, for another October edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film trailers!
This week’s edition was inspired by watching TCM Underground last night. In fact, the last two trailers features are for the two films that I watched.
- Abby (1974)
This film was also released under the title Black Exorcist. Warner Bros. actually brought suit against Abby, claiming that it was such an obvious rip-off of The Exorcist that it should not be allowed to play in theaters. Warner Bros. actually won their suit but not before Abby made a lot of money.
2. Sugar Hill (1974)
3. Blackenstein (1973)
Blackenstein is one of those titles that sounds like it has to be a parody but no, it’s a real movie. There’s even a trailer to prove it.
4. Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
Again, the title might sound like a parody but this is a very real film and, from what I’ve read, apparently a rather highly-regarded one as well. This is on my list of films to see, though I have a feeling that Gary will probably beat me to it.
5. Blacula (1972)
From William Crain, the director of Dr. Black and My Hyde…
And starring William Marshall, the star of Abby…
It’s Blacula! This is the first film that I watched on TCM Underground and it’s a legitimate classic. Check out Gary’s review here! And watch the trailer below:
6. Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
Of course, any successful film is going to get an inferior sequel. This was also the second movie that I watched on TCM Underground last night.