Hi, Lisa Marie here. I apologize for being a day late in continuing my series of posts devoted to some of my favorite exploitation and grindhouse film trailers. Unfortunately, I got caught up having a fight with a troll over on my other blog and I ended up running behind. The lesson here is that trolls are not worth the trouble.
But enough time wasted on dumbfugs and toadsuckers. Let’s talk exploitation with six more of my favorite trailers.
1) The Candy Snatchers
Sadly, this DVD is now out-of-print and the people selling it on Amazon want you to pay something like $80.00 for it. That’s a shame because The Candy Snatchers is, arguably, one of the greatest films ever made. This is one of those movies that I desperately need to review but I’m still struggling to find the right words to express just how brilliant this movie is.
2) Django Kill
This trailer doesn’t really do justice to Django Kill which, quite frankly, is probably the strangest, most surreal western ever made. Yes, this film is even stranger than El Topo. However, I still like the pop art feel of this trailer.
3) The Raiders of Atlantis
This is one of Ruggero Deodato’s non-cannibal movies. It’s actually surprisingly enjoyable in a very silly sort of way.
4) Burial Ground
Also known as The Nights of Terror, this is one of the more infamous examples of the Italian zombie genre. To be honest, this is an amazingly trashy, stupid movie but once you start watching, you can not turn away. This is another film I’ve been meaning to review for a while as I think it’s actually the most political of all the Italian zombie films. People tend to get some caught up with the whole incest subplot that they miss the whole Marxist subtext. And yes, the movie does include a title card that contains the word “profecy.”
5) The Teacher
I love this trailer. It is such a relic that I almost feel like it should be put in a time capsule. Plus, that whole “She corrupted the morals…” tag line is just so priceless.
When this 1975 movie was released on DVD, it was titled Boss. Well, that’s only half of the original title. I’ve never seen this movie (as the only westerns that interest me are Italian-made) but this trailer has always stuck with me because of the whole “Did I just hear that?” factor. However, after I first saw this trailer, I did some research and discovered that the movie was actually written and produced by the film’s star, Fred Williamson. So, that makes me a bit more comfortable with it.