In anticipation of this weekend’s midnight screenings of Trailer War (Tickets), Drafthouse Pictures’ feature length collection of re-mastered grindhouse, b-movie and exploitation trailers, we’ve put together a collection of some of our own favorite trailers from the era to get in the mood.
The Uncanny (1977)
Tagline: When will they pounce?
Best Bit: The blood-spattered kitty
Killer cats finally make their move on mankind and only Peter Cushing can stop them.
Tagline: It’s exactly what you think it is.
Best Bit:You don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre.
The hyper-violent, off-the-wall insane Pieces has an appropriately trashy trailer to accompany it. It may be light on the grizzly stuff, but it’s heavy on the awesome bold, self-aware statements.
Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)
Tagline: If you want to see a film that dares to tell all…
Best Bit: Hello there, foxy 60’s ladies.
Honestly it’s mostly just women in their underwear making out with each other.
Best Bit: HAAAWWWSSSSEE
Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Tagline: The absolute gold plated end. Ask Eva. (What?? – Ed)
Best Bit: “Master sports car racer” *shows car careen off of cliff*
Mario Bava’s hyper-hip crime film about Diabolik, a man who only beds ladies on rotating, multi-tiered beds that are covered in money.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Tagline: If you scream, you’re dead.
Best Bit: Basically anything that comes out of Tom Atkins’ mouth.
This one doesn’t really fall under the umbrella of 70’s sclock, but rather the whole different monster of video store sleaze. Night of the Creeps stars Tom Atkins and
that kid from European Vacation Jason Lively in a battle against murderous brain slugs from outer space.
Trouble Man (1972)
Tagline: You jive him, he’ll wash you away (!!! – ed)
Best Bit: “This is T, Charlie’s dead. Now I’m coming to get your honky ass.”
A Blaxploitation movie whose trailer greatly informed the (also awesome) preview for Black Dynamite, namely the choice line about wearing $600 suits and driving a $10,000 car.