Monday, May 23, 2022

Announcing Junesploitation 2022!

 by Patrick Bromley

It's going to knock your socks on your ass.

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.
If you do like those kinds of movies, though, or if you're willing to give them a shot, it's super easy to participate in Junesploitation thanks to streaming services. Netflix isn't a ton of help, but Amazon Prime Video has a deep library of titles and there are a number of streaming platforms devoted to just these kinds of movies: Shudder, Full Moon Streaming, Night Flight, and Brown Sugar are some of the big ones. Free services like Vudu and Tubi (ESPECIALLY TUBI) also have a number of titles you might want to check out this month. 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 for help on where to find some good titles, though by now most of you know where to look.

Here is this year's schedule, featuring a few new categories and a bunch of returning favorites:

1. Space!
2. Westerns!
3. Kung Fu!
4. ‘90s Action!
5. Free Space!
6. Slashers!
7. Shannon Tweed!
8. Cars!
9. Monsters!
10. Sex Comedy!
11. Free Space!
12. Prison!
13. Italian Horror!
14. Blaxploitation!
15. Bugs!
16. ‘80s Action!
17. Fulci!
18. Cannon!
19. Free Space!
20. Regional Horror!
21. Jackie Chan!
22. Lethal Ladies!
23. Giallo!
24. ‘90s Comedy!
25. Revenge!
26. Free Space!
27. Albert Pyun!
28. ‘80s Horror!
29. Sword and Sorcery!
30. DTV!

As always, thanks to Doug for designing the calendar! We couldn't do Junesploitation without him.

Get your bodies ready!


  1. OMG I cannot WAIT!!!! Loving the new categories, and I can't wait to start on my watchlist.

  2. YES YES YES! I am so ready for June. I'll update my "movies I plan to watch list" under this post. :D

    1. I promised a list, I won't deliver - too much on the desk. Going day by day here.

  3. Not crazy about Albert Pyun Day! 🤢🤮 Othat than that, let's dance, dance the month away! ✌️😷

    1. His work is mostly unknown to me. Btw, Radioactive Dreams is on YouTube. It was highly recommended during the recent Cyborg episode.

    2. I'd recommend KNIGHTS if you can find a copy somewhere. Cyborg Lance Henriksen vs. cyborg Kris Kristofferson!

  4. 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!

    Who knew there was a Shannon Tweed movie on one of the Mill Creek 50-movie boxsets I own? I didn't.

  5. 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.

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    1. Likewise! It's so much fun reading everyone's reviews.

  7. 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!!!!


  8. 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.
    I love it how there's already a decent number of lists published on Letterboxd. The people are ready!

  9. For anyone else looking, Wikipedia has these lists of DTV movies by genre, which was very helpful to me.

  10. 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.

    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.

  11. Hoping to participate this year. Was meant to last year but was too busy.

    Tentative list:
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    And God Said To Cain
    Dirty Ho
    The Corndog Man
    The House on Sorority Row
    Of Unknown Origin
    The Hitch-Hiker
    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
    Blue Thunder
    The Psychic
    Runaway Train
    Pizza (2012)
    Basket Case (might swap for Alice Sweet Alice)
    Project A
    Thriller: A Cruel Picture
    The Fifth Cord
    The Farmer
    Attack the Gas Station!
    Radioactive Dreams
    Dial Code Santa
    The Beastmaster
    Psychos In Love