6 Trailers For Mother’s Day

Hi there!  If you’re a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.  And if you’re not, you better go do something nice for your mom or else run the risk of being given back to the gypsies that she got you from.  (Incidentally, there’s no shame in being a gypsy adoptee.  According to my sisters, I was left in the backyard by a wandering gypsy band and just look at me now…) 

Here’s the latest edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Film Trailers for you to watch and maybe (or maybe not) enjoy on this temperate Sunday….

1) Teenage Mother (1967)

I’ve featured this trailer before but I figured that since it’s Mother’s Day…

2) The Bloody Brood (1959)

Yes, this is the same Bloody Brood that I reviewed on this website a few days ago.

3) Operation Kid Brother (1967)

Come October, we’re going to be reviewing every single James Bond film ever made here at the Shattered Lens.  Until then, why not enjoy this trailer featuring Sean Connery’s kid brother Neil?

4) Lightning Bolt (1966)

Much like Operation Kid Brother, this appears to be another Italian attempt to make a Bond-style film.  Apparently, Neil Connery is not featured in this one.

5) Avenging Angel (1985)

Awwww…this movie was released the year I was born. 🙂

And finally, let’s close things out with a film that’s become such a classic and is so influential that film snobs tend to forget that it’s essentially a very well-made grindhouse film…

6) Psycho (1960)

6 Exploitation Film Trailers That I Love

The only thing I love more than a good exploitation film is a good exploitation film trailer.  I’ve been known to buy Anchor Bay DVDs of films that I hate just to see what trailers will be included in the extras.  Often times, when I find myself suffering from writer’s block, I cure it by watching 42nd Street Forever.

Below are 6 exploitation film trailers.  They are six of my personal favorites though I could easily list 666. 


1) Teenage Mother (1967)This trailer (if not the actual film, which is pretty dull) is pure exploitation perfection.

2) They Call Her One Eye (1974)They Call Her One Eye is the American title for a Sweedish film called Thriller, A Cruel Picture.  It’s an appropriate title but its also one of the best movies ever made in the history of cinema.

3) Ms. 45 (1981)I love this movie.  Whenever I break up with a boyfriend or just find myself annoyed with men in general, this is the movie that I end up popping into my DVD player.  Consider yourself warned. 🙂

4) The House With The Laughing Windows (1976) This giallo, directed by Pupi Avati, is probably one of the best films ever to come out of Italy period.  The trailer only begins to hint just how girm, dark, depressing, disturbing, and downright odd this little gem really is.

5) Starcrash (1979) — Starcrash was Luigi Cozzi’s attempt to cash in on Star Wars.  For what its worth, Starcrash is actually a lot more fun and, as played by Caroline Munro, intergalactic priate Stella Starr is actually one of the few truly strong women to appear in Italian exploitation cinema.  (The next Halloween party I’m invited to, I’m going to go as Caroline Munro in Starcrash.)  The special effects pretty much define the whole concept of “That’s a great movie when you’re stoned.”

6) Spasmo (1974) Our final trailer is for that rarest of things, a good movie directed by Umberto Lenzi.