Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Classic Exploitation Movies

Written by Christopher • December 18th, 2009

Exploitation films are usually films that exploit a certain part of for instance popular culture and everyday life such as ethnicity, zombies, bikers or even sex. These types of films were especially common in the 1960s and 1970s, screened at drive-ins and grind houses and by a few years later often gaining a cult reputation and a horde of followers.

The plot in these movies won’t win any Academy® awards and in some cases probably neither the acting — instead they offer a zany and bonky trip into another world, a world of retro kitschyness and cool awkwardness — often set to very memorable funky grooves and beats. Directors, such as Quentin Tarantino have revived the genre lately with modern classics such as Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, Kill Bill etc.

So turn off the lights, fetch the popcorn and let the exploitation begin!


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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