Hi there and welcome to this week’s special October edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation film trailers!
My latest edition is dedicated to Eurohorror! Some of these trailers are not going to be safe for work. Of course, you probably shouldn’t be watching trailers at work in the first place. But, in case you are, don’t let your boss catch you. If you do get caught and lose your job, feel free to leave a comment under this post and let us know about your experience. We love to hear that we’re changing lives.
- The Awful Dr. Orloff (1962)
The Awful Dr. Orloff was directed by Jess Franco and is considered to be the first Spanish horror film. It was also an international success that helped to launch Franco’s amazingly prolific career.
2. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (a.k.a. Evil Eye) (1963)
This film, from director Mario Bava, is considered to be the first true giallo film. When it was released in the United States, it was retitled Evil Eye.
3. The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)
From French director Jean Rollin comes this story of vampires hiding in grandfather clocks. (Actually, there’s more to it than just that. But that’s the scene that everyone seems to remember.)
4. Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971)
Arguably, this was the first Spanish zombie film.
5. The Grapes of Death (1978)
Again from director Jean Rollin, this is the first French zombie movie.
6. The Living Dead Girl (1981)
Finally, one last trailer from Jean Rollin. You might not be able to guess it from the trailer but The Living Dead Girl is actually one of the most poignant films ever made.