by Patrick Bromley
In just a few days, we'll kick off our TENTH annual Junesploitation, our month-long celebration of exploitation and genre films! 10 years of madness!!You know the drill: For those of you new to Junesploitation, here's how it works: each day of the month has its own theme, and you're supposed to watch a movie that ties into that theme. How you interpret the connection is entirely up to you, which means if you have no interest in exploitation or genre movies that's ok and you can still join in! Just watch whatever you like that you feel fits with the day's theme. 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. That stuff is just a bonus.
Here is this year's schedule, featuring a few new categories and a bunch of returning favorites:
3. Kung Fu!
4. ‘90s Action!
5. Free Space!
7. Shannon Tweed!
10. Sex Comedy!
11. Free Space!
13. Italian Horror!
16. ‘80s Action!
19. Free Space!
20. Regional Horror!
21. Jackie Chan!
22. Lethal Ladies!
24. ‘90s Comedy!
26. Free Space!
27. Albert Pyun!
28. ‘80s Horror!
29. Sword and Sorcery!
As always, thanks to Doug for designing the calendar! We couldn't do Junesploitation without him.
Get your bodies ready!
OMG I cannot WAIT!!!! Loving the new categories, and I can't wait to start on my watchlist.ReplyDelete
YES YES YES! I am so ready for June. I'll update my "movies I plan to watch list" under this post. :DReplyDelete
I promised a list, I won't deliver - too much on the desk. Going day by day here.Delete
Not crazy about Albert Pyun Day! 🤢🤮 Othat than that, let's dance, dance the month away! ✌️😷ReplyDelete
His work is mostly unknown to me. Btw, Radioactive Dreams is on YouTube. It was highly recommended during the recent Cyborg episode.Delete
I'd recommend KNIGHTS if you can find a copy somewhere. Cyborg Lance Henriksen vs. cyborg Kris Kristofferson!Delete
After spending an hour searching for stuff for the few categories I wasn't prepared for already, I now have a few movies to choose from for each day. Come on June, start already!ReplyDelete
Who knew there was a Shannon Tweed movie on one of the Mill Creek 50-movie boxsets I own? I didn't.
Calendar looks stellar as always. Hate that I'm gonna be super busy next month but I'll squeeze in as many as I can.ReplyDelete
I am so pumped right now!!ReplyDelete
Likewise! It's so much fun reading everyone's reviews.Delete
There may be no single more poignant moment that captures the inside of my brain moreso than the day the Junesploitation list drops. Seriously. F This is the best and i cannot f@#$ing wait for next month to see all the wonderful reviews from this crazy rag tag band of movie fans!!!!ReplyDelete
Peace n JUNESPLOITATION!!!!
The day has come. It's only my third Junesploitation but it already feels like a lifelong tradition and I can't imagine a year without it.ReplyDelete
I love it how there's already a decent number of lists published on Letterboxd. The people are ready!
For anyone else looking, Wikipedia has these lists of DTV movies by genre, which was very helpful to me.ReplyDelete
Not putting together a firm Junesploitation list this year. Going for more of a middle ground of watchlisting a bunch of stuff in addition to some blu rays I have set aside.ReplyDelete
I've got a few other half-formed ideas I'm working through right now also. Having just watched the recent documentary Ennio, I'm looking at a potentially Morricone heavy June this year, which is great because so much of the movies he scored fit in perfectly for Junesploitation.
Hoping to participate this year. Was meant to last year but was too busy.ReplyDelete
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
And God Said To Cain
The Corndog Man
The House on Sorority Row
Of Unknown Origin
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (does this count as a Sex Comedy?)
Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind
The Spider Labyrinth
Top of the Heap
Quatermass and the Pit
Basket Case (might swap for Alice Sweet Alice)
Thriller: A Cruel Picture
The Fifth Cord
Attack the Gas Station!
Dial Code Santa
Psychos In Love