It’s a holiday and you know what that means!
Or maybe you don’t. Sometimes, I forget that not everyone can read my mind. Anyway, I used to do a weekly post of my favorite grindhouse trailers. Eventually, it went from being a weekly thing to being an occasional thing, largely due to the fact that there’s only so many trailers available on YouTube. Now, Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers is something that I usually only bring out on a holiday.
So, here are 6 trailers for the Thursday before Halloween!
- The Monster Squad (1987)
I swear, there are some people out there who really, really love this movie. And good for them! Love is what makes the world go round. Personally, I’ve never watched it but it seems like everyday, someone on twitter makes a comment about the wolfman having nards.
2. Trick ‘R’ Treat (2007)
This is another movie that people around me seem to love. Strangely, I haven’t seen it, though the trailer seems to suggest that it’s something that I would enjoy. So, consider this my promise to you — next year, I will review Trick ‘R’ Treat for horrorthon!
3. Trick or Treat (1986)
“Rock and roll will never die!” And neither will Halloween.
However, make no mistake about it …. horror is not just a Halloween thing. It can infect any holiday….
4. New Year’s Evil (1980)
From director Garry Marshall comes an all-star film about the moments that make us who we are and the one night when everyone is celebrating…. oh wait. Sorry, wrong movie. This is actually a Canadian film that featured a killer who commits a murder in every time zone at the stroke of midnight. I’m not sure why anyone would think that was a viable plan but it was the 80s and cocaine was everywhere.
So, to make clear …. Garry Marshall was in no way involved with this film.
5. Slaughterhouse Rock (1988)
New Year’s Evil was not the only slasher film to feature a soundtrack of rockin’ 80s music! There was also Slaughterhouse Rock, which had a Devo soundtrack and which featured Toni Basil in a small but key supporting role!
Finally, let’s finish things off with one more horror musical spectacular.
6. Black Roses (1988)
OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THOSE DELOREANS!
Still, despite their really cool cars, this band is not a band to listen to. There’s only way you can get your band to sound as bad as the one in this movie and that’s too make a deal with the the devil! Losing your soul to sound terrible …. it’s just not worth it.
Though, admittedly, those car are pretty freaking cool….
Anyway, happy Eve of the Eve of Halloween! Enjoy these trailer and be sure to enjoy some wonderful films as well!