by Patrick Bromley
Our annual Junesploitation is just one week away! It's our month-long celebration of exploitation and genre films, with each day devoted to a new category or sub-genre of films. Alongside F This Movie Fest and #ScaryMovieMonth, it's one of the flagship events we do at the site during the year and it's two tons of fun.
National Lampoon's Vacation or Cars 3 or Herbie: Fully Loaded on June 11! Not a fan of Canuxsploitation movies? Feel free to check out Goon or Strange Brew on June 27. This month is supposed to be fun -- an excuse to watch movies every day and talk about them with one another. There are no "right" movies to watch. It's participating that gets you in the spirit, not watching a bunch of cheap, violent sleaze.
If you do like those kinds of movies, though, or if you're willing to give them a shot, it's easier than ever before to participate in Junesploitation thanks to streaming services. Netflix isn't a ton of help, but Amazon Prime Video has a pretty deep library of titles and there are a number of streaming platforms devoted to just these kinds of movies: Shudder, Full Moon Streaming, Exploitation.TV (too porn-y for my tastes) and Brown Sugar are some of the big ones. And while I rarely advocate watching movies on YouTube, there's a lot of cool and obscure stuff to be found there if you're willing to look. Stay tuned for our annual Junesploitation Primer and upcoming installments of I Stream, You Stream for help on where to find some good titles.
Friday, June 1 - Revenge!
Saturday, June 2 - Zombies!
Sunday, June 3 - Scream Factory!
Monday, June 4 - '80s Comedy!
Tuesday, June 5 - Blaxploitation!
Wednesday, June 6 - John Saxon!
Thursday, June 7 - Free Space!
Friday, June 8 - '80s Action!
Saturday, June 9 - Italian Horror!
Sunday, June 10 - Westerns!
Monday, June 11 - Cars!
Tuesday, June 12 - Beach!
Wednesday, June 13 - Empire Pictures!
Thursday, June 14 - Monsters!
Friday, June 15 - Free Space!
Saturday, June 16 - Kung fu!
Sunday, June 17 -Fulci! (Lucio Fulci Birthday Tribute)
Monday, June 18 - High School!
Tuesday, June 19 - Demons and Ghosts!
Wednesday, June 20 - Sci-Fi!
Thursday, June 21 - Free space!
Friday, June 22 - Slashers!
Saturday, June 23 - Cops!
Sunday, June 24 - Heavy Metal!
Monday, June 25 - Roger Corman!
Tuesday, June 26 - Lethal Ladies!
Wednesday, June 27 - Canuxploitation!
Thursday, June 28 - Free Space!
Friday, June 29 - Mosploitation! (Mustache-sploitation [Pure Cinema Tribute])
Saturday, June 30 - '80s Horror!