With today being World UFO Day, it seems like a good time for a special edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers! The 6 trailers below all bring the promise of aliens to the grindhouse!
- Starcrash (1978)
For the record, I fully realize and understand that I have shared this trailer like a thousand times on this site. I make no apologies! I love this trailer and, even more importantly, I love this film! It’s perhaps the greatest Italian Star Wars rip-off of all time. Directed by Luigi Cozzi and starring Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, Joe Spinell, Marjoe Gortner, and Christopher Plummer, Starcrash is a movie everyone must see! I was even Stella Starr for Halloween in 2014. Unfortunately, no one knew who I was (apparently, not everyone loves Italian exploitation films that I do) but I still got a lot of candy.
2. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
When a meteor crashes to Earth, it unleashes … well, watch the trailer. I’ve been meaning to review this movie for a while but somehow, I keep getting distracted by Lifetime. The Deadly Spawn is a lot of fun. It’s good nature more than makes up for its low budget.
3. Starship Invasions (1977)
This is the trailer for Starship Invasions, which Christopher Lee regularly described as being the worst film he ever made.
4. Contamination (1980)
This one was directed by Luigi Cozzi, who also directed Starcrash. It’s also known as Alien Contamination. Here’s my review!
5. Alien 2: On Earth (1980)
Oh my God! A previously unknown Alien sequel!? Not quite. This Italian sci-fi film may have been released as Alien 2 but it actually had nothing to do with the original Alien. That said, Alien 2 is still considerably better than Alien Covenant.
6. I Come In Peace (1990)
“…and you go in pieces!”
Hah! You tell him! I’ve never seen this film but I love that line.