The Patriotic Art of Exploitation

The Fourth of July is upon us and as we all know, no holiday is exempt from being put to good use for an exploitation flick.  Many of the following films feature the Fourth of July prominently though some may just be very patriotic in their nature.  What’s your favorite patriotic exploitation flick?  Some of mine can be found below.

UNCLE SAM

Directed by William Lustig and written by Larry Cohen, UNCLE SAM depicts a cruel and patriotic soldier returning from the dead as a murderous Uncle Sam.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Bill Murray’s brother Joel and Tara Lynn Barr kick ass as they try to put America back on the right course.

HOMECOMING (MASTERS OF HORROR)

A scathing condemnation of the Second Gulf War where zombie soldiers return to America not to eat flesh but to vote out the thinly veiled administration.  Many politicos past and present show up in caricature.


THE WASHINGTONIANS (MASTERS OF HORROR)

A secret society tries to protect the secret of the true nature of George Washington.


JAWS

Everyone’s favorite fish terrorized Amity Island on the 4th of July.  You don’t get much more patriotic than Martin Brody, Matt Hooper and Quint trying to save the beaches for celebrating the founding of the nation.  Plus its JAWS.

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THE BAY

This eco-horror film focuses on the disaster that befell a small Chesapeake Bay resort town in Maryland during the Fourth of July festival.


The following three flicks all have presidents in them.  A double shot of Lincoln and a Roosevelt chaser.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER



ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS. ZOMBIES
Our friend Bill Oberst Jr. classes up an Asylum flick as Uncle Abe.



FDR: AMERICAN BADASS


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