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On this page i will highlight some films from my absolute favourite film genre - Horror, and the more hideous the better.
And forget about pompous snore fests as The Shining or puerile teenage orientated commercial stuff as Scream.
Here we talk about horror from the Euro Golden Age 1960-80's, US 1980's slashers, and some fun US indie horror done
Non-Hollywood style. DVD and Blu-ray's, beautiful media that soon will be obsolete and forgotten due to streaming

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Some short reviews below are written in swedish

 

Somewhat trashy but very entertaining slasher and
Meta horror where Naschy alludes to his own career,
and with tons of gore and nudity as well. Great stuff !
Naschy plays a double role as brothers and his son
plays the stepson, Munro maid and Vernon butler

The Howl of the Devil (El aullido del Diablo)

Direction: Paul Naschy (Jacinto Molina); procuction: Spain 1988

Cast: Paul Naschy, Caroline Munro, Howard Vernon
Blu-ray in spanish audio with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro bluray edition

 

Well made Spanish crime-thriller with an intensely
nasty ending
with a fine Assumpta Serna as a defence
lawyer up against brutal home invading criminals.
Very obscure from cult genre director Jorge Grau that
before MM's 4K bluray release only could be found on
an alternative market DVD from an old VHS release

Hunting Ground (Coto de Caza/Code of Hunting)

Direction and Co-script: Jorge Grau, production: Spain 1983

Cast: Assumpta Serna, Luis Hostalot, Monserrat Salvador
Blu-ray in spanish or english audio with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro 2021 bluray edition



The Legend of Erszebet Bathory, The Bloody
Countess told in a quite ambitious way by Jorge

Grau the genre master spaniard. A gothic art horror
with a memorable performance from the great Lucía
Bosé and with Ewa Aulin in a small role

Blood Ceremony (Ceremonia Sangrienta / The Legend of
Blood Castle/Countess Dracula/The Female Butcher)

Direction and co-script: Jorge Grau, production: Italy-Spain1972
Cast: Lucía Bose, Espartaco Santoni, Ewa Aulin
Blu-ray in spanish audio with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro 2021 bluray edition

 

Marshall's second film horror is a dark and disturbing
story about a group of adventure seeking females that
goes down in a never before explored cave system in
the Appalachians. A descent into hell and people who
suffers from claustrophobia is advised to stay away

The Descent

Direction and script: Neil Marshall, production: UK 2005

Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Saskia Mulder
Blu-ray in english audio with swedish subtitles, region B
Nordic SF Pathé bluray edition

 

Entertaining karma ghost story with a western family
renting an old house in Kyoto, Japan, and being
harassed by a trio of angry ghosts. With a deranged
killer crabs scene and with Susan George nude a lot

The House Where Evil Dwells

Direction: Kevin Connor, production: USA-Japan 1982

Cast: Edward Albert, Susan George, Doug McLure
DVD in english audio, region 2
German Pidax - MGM 2021 DVD edition



A sombre well acted and well directed crime drama
and maybe his best role portrayal in and best direction
of any Naschy-Molina film i've ever seen. Based on the
historical crime case, the 6 murders 1898-1904 of
Peñaflor by Juan Andrés Aldije, El Francés. One of the
most obscure films of Paul Naschy - Jacinto Molina

El Huerto del Francés (The Frenchman's Garden)

Direction and co-script: Jacinto Molina, production: Spain 1977

Cast: Paul Naschy, Maria Jose Cantudo, Agata Lys, Pepe Calvo
Blu-ray in spanish audio with english subtitles, region B
Spanish Divisa Home Video 2020 bluray book edition



Great and entertaining Kiwi horror-comedy and
one of the best genre films this decennia. A young
woman has to live in her mother's house in Home
Detention for 8 months, and strange and scary
noices are heard from the walls in a house where a
murder occurred 20 years earlier. Scary, funny, gory

Housebound

Direction and script: Gerard Johnstone, production: New Zeeland 2014

Cast: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
DVD in english audio, region 2
UK
Metrodome DVD edition

 

Maybe the best film ever in the Evil Children genre.
Apocalyptic and powerful, shot in brilliant sunlight
where a tourist couple travels to a Spanish island
without any adults on it. Only children, lots of them
Uruguyan spaniard Serrador only made 2 horror
feature films, this and La Residencia, both classics

Quien puede matar a un niño (Who Can Kill a Child ? / Island of the
Damned/ Island of Death/ Would You Kill a Child)

Direction and script: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, production: Spain 1976
Cast: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo
Blu-ray in english or spanish audio with spanish subs, region all
Spanish Home Video Mercury Films bluray edition

 

A fine Spanish gothic murder mystery combined
with some living dead shuffling around in crypts.
Tons of that Iberian atmosphere we love and with
a gorgeous countess and Paul Naschy as a sick
gravedigger caressing decomposing corpses

Orgy of the Living Dead (La Orgia de los muertos/The Hanging Woman)

Direction and co-script: José Luis Merino, production: Spain-Italy 1973

Cast: Stelvio Rosi, Dianik Zorakowska, Maria Pia Conte, Paul Naschy
Blu-ray in english audio, region all
US Full Moon Features bluray edition

 

Serrador's very atmospheric horror masterpiece
about murders in a french boarding school at the
beginning of the 1900's. The Mother of all Boarding
school horrors and inspired Darios Suspiria for sure.
At last in a as complete as possible dvd edition

La Residencia (Fruktans skri/Das Versteck: Angst und mord im
mädcheninternat/The House that screamed/The Boarding school)

Direction: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, production: Spain 1969
Cast: Lilli Palmer, Christina Galbo, Mary Maude
DVD in english audio, region all
German Colosseo Film DVD edition

 

Jess interesting little arthouse horror thriller has
dreamlike qualities, beautiful Diana Lorys in the
main role and a spectacular avant-garde sound-
track by Bruno Nicolai. With a confusing story
and Soledad Miranda in a small part

Les Cauchemars naissent la nuit (Nightmares come at Night)

Direction and script: Jesús Franco, production: 1970

Cast: Diana Lorys, Colette Giacobine, Paul Muller
DVD in french audio with german subtitles, region free
German Donau Film DVD edition

 

Zoë Tamerlis is hypnotic to watch in Abel Ferrara's
masterpiece, the indie horror thriller Ms. 45.
Female revenge psychological study of a rape victim
sliding into madness. Unforgettable iconic imagery
of beautiful Zoë as an Angel of Death dressed in black

Ms. 45 (Angel of Vengeance)

Director: Abel Ferrara, production: US 1981

Cast: Zoë Tamerlis, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto
Blu-ray in english audio with english subtitles, region all
Spanish bluray edition

 

Fine Belgian gothic horror with some arty touches
and with Erika Blanc probably at her all time best.
A guide bus breaks down and a group of tourists
has to seek shelter at a castle close by, a place with
a Succubus curse. Good extras in a nice MM bluray

The Devil's Nightmare (La plus longue nuit du Diable/Au service du Diable/
The Devil's Longest Night/La notte piu lunga del Diavolo)

Direction and script: Jean Brismée, production: Belgium/Italy 1971

Cast: Erika Blanc, Jean Servais, Daniel Emilfork, Ivana Novak
Blu-ray in french or english audio with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro 2019 bluray edition

 

All the 4 films in the Blind Dead series in a beautiful
collection Box plus an extra DVD with information
about Amando de Ossorio and a 40 page booklet.
Tombs of the Blind Dead, Return of the Evil Dead,
The Ghost Galleon and Night of the Seagulls

The Blind Dead Collection (Limited Edition 5 DVD BOX)

Direction, script: Amando de Ossorio, prod: Spanien 1971-75, 2005

Cast: Lone Fleming, Esperanza Roy, Maria Perschy, Maria Kosty
DVD in english or spanish audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Blue Underground 5 DVD edition

 

A very atmospherical horror masterpiece about a
windmill with a bizarre wax cabinet run by a crazy
professor and a shady doctor. Based on a
Flemish folk-tale and filmed in beautiful Technicolor
Directed by 1972 Night of the Devils Ferroni

Il Mulino delle donne di Pietra (Mill of the Stone Women)

Direction, co-script: Giorgio Ferroni, production: Italy-France 1960

Cast: Pierre Brice, Scilla Gabel, Wolfgang Preiss, Dany Carrel
DVD in italian audio only with spanish subtitles, region all
Spanish La Casa del cine para todos DVD edition

 

Gory giallo-slasher and one of Jess bloodiest films
when terror stricks an all-girl language school in
Alicante, Spain. Cringy dialogue and bad acting
but Fun trash and with beautiful german girls.

The saw-horse ride in the mill is infamously nasty

Bloody Moon (Die Säge des Todes)

Direction: Jesús Franco, production: West Germany-Spain 1981

Cast: Olivia Pascal, Christopher Moosbrugger, Maria Rubio
Blu-ray in english audio, region all
UK ? Severin bluray edition


Sadly unseen but great indie creature horror with a
delightfully weird Fierman as the scary mythical beast.
It's some sort of a love story too, but beware ... She
mates for life ... Great fun and maybe my favorite horror
of the year 2016. Shot in 18 days and based on short
Amateur Night from 2012 anthology horror V/H/S

Siren & Amateur Night from 2012 V/H/S

Direction: Gregg Bishop/David Bruckner, production: 2016/2012

Cast: Hannah Fierman, Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 1
US Universal 2016 / UK Momentum DVD edition

 

A great and very well made historical horror drama
about dark times in 1680's England about rebellion
and witchhunt performed by Judge George Jeffrey.
Permeated with gloom, doom and evil this is one
of Jess best films and Christopher Lee is fantastic

The Bloody Judge (El Juez Sangriento)

Direction: Jesús Franco, production: Spain-Italy-West Germany 1969

Cast: Christopher Lee, Maria Rohm, Leo Genn, Howard Vernon
DVD in english audio, region all
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition

 


Trashy but Über great zombie horror where dead
etruscans wakes up from their graves and attacks
a group of people in a villa. Cult horror from the
great Andrea Bianchi and with the lovely Maria
Angela Giordano and the tit loving Peter Bark

Burial Ground (Le Notti del terrore/Zombie 3)

Direction: Andrea Bianchi, production: Italy 1981

Cast: Maria Angela Giordano, Peter Bark
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition

 

Fantastic revenge horror and in my Jess Franco Top 3.
Beautifully shot, atmospheric and with the Gorgeous
Estella Blain plus with a fine ST from Daniel White.
Dr Z. dies humiliated by his colleagues and his daughter
Irma wants them dead with the help from Miss Death

The Diabolical Dr. Z (Miss Muerte/Le Diabolique Docteur Z)

Direction, story, co-script: Jesús Franco, production: France-Spain 1965

Cast: Mabel Karr, Estella Blain, Howard Vernon, Antonio J. Escribano
Blu-ray in french or english audio with english subs, b&w, region A
US Kino Lorber - Redemption 2018 bluray edition

 

Atmospheric murder mystery shot in b&w about a
serial killer on the loose in a Alp town. Maybe an
early giallo or a Spanish Krimi. One of the better of
Jess films and from his golden black & white period,
with a surprisingly sleazy scene for its time. No subs

The Sadistic Baron von Klaus (Sinfonia per un Sadico/Le Sadique Baron
von Klaus/La Mano de un hombre muerto)

Direction, story, script and production: Jesús Franco, Spain 1962
Cast: Howard Vernon, Fernando Delgado, Hugo Blanco, Anne Castor
DVD in french or italian audio without english subs, b&w, region all
Italian Sinister Film DVD edition

 

Ultra-violent and gory, trashy maybe arty horror-drama
from the aussie splatter indie auteur Mark Savage.
Intense, unusual and with some odd atmosphere to it
about a demented priest and his brother driving around
in a van giving people deadly roadside absolution.

The Priest (Purgatory Road/Vergieb uns unsere schuld)

Direction, co-script and production: Mark Savage, US 2017

Cast: Gary Cairns, Luke Albright, Trista Robinson
Blu-ray in english audio, region B
German Tiberius Films 2019 bluray edition

 

Jesús Franco's big break-through. An Atmospheric
crazy surgeon horror and more exploitative version
of 1959 Les Yeux sans visage where Dr. Orloff makes
skin grafts to his daughter's ruined face. Howard
Vernon in his first Orloff role and beautiful Diana
Lorys as the dancer in distress

The Awful Dr. Orloff (Gritos en la Noche/L 'Horrible Docteur
Orloff/Cries in the Night)

Direction, story, co-script: Jesús Franco, production: Spain 1962
Cast: Howard Vernon, Diana Lorys, Riccardo Valle
DVD in english audio, black & white, region 1
US Image Entertainment unrated DVD edition

 

Great Psycho inspired B horror with some plot
about an inheritance and with a fine Joan Marshall
as Emily. Also, with a famous William Castle
gimmick - the Fright Break. A Good horror-triller.
Plus the not so good 13 Ghosts from 1960

Homicidal / 13 Ghosts

Direction and production: William Castle 1960 & 1961

Cast: Jean Arless/Joan Marshall, Patricia Breslin/Jo Morrow
DVD in english audio, black & white, region all
Spanish La Casa del Cine para todos DVD edition

 

Ha! Ha! Wild, trashy and very funny Spanish satanist
horror shot around Barcelona by the great Iquino and
with the wonderful Concha Valero as a satanist nurse.
A total obscurity in a lovely Vinegar Syndrome release.
Late Spanish Golden Era B horror that rocks. WOW!

Secta Siniestra (Bloody Sect)

Direction and co-script: Ignacio F. Iquino, production: Spain 1982

Cast: Concha Valero, Emma Quer, Carlos Martos, Diana Conca
Blu-ray in spanish audio with english subs, region all
US Vinegar Syndrome bluray and DVD 2 disc 2019 combo edition


Ignacio F. Iquino's infamous and nasty crime drama
makes you want to take multiple showers. But it's un-
deniably a very well made film about a gang of Barcelona
thugs that robs and rapes without any remorse, youths
without souls causing suffering for victims and familys.
An entry to the Juvenile delinquency raw cinema genre

Los Violadores del Amanecer (Rapists at Dawn)

Direction, script & production: Ignacio F. Iquino, Spain 1978

Cast: Alicia Orozco, Manuel De Benito, Bernard Seray, Silvia Solar
Blu-ray in spanish audio without english subtitles, region all
Spanish Mercury Films bluray edition

 

A very entertaining and funny horror-comedy with
great pace about a priest, a satanist and a clairvoyant
TV star trying to kill the Antichrist on the day of the
end of the world. A Super Hit in Spain and showered
with spanish academy awards and festival praise

El Dia de la Bestia (The Day of the Beast)

Direction and co-script: Alex de la Iglesia, production: Spain 1995

Cast: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Santiago Segura
DVD in spanish audio with english subtitles, region 2
Spanish 20th Century Fox DVD edition

 

OK, not a horror nor a giallo, but an erotic drama
thriller, very unusual, captivating and weirdly stylish
from the great Lucio. Inept? Bad acting and dialogue?
Doesn't matter, visual flair and the beauty of Blanca
makes this film an odd Lucio Fulci favourite of mine

The Devil's Honey (Il Miele del Diavolo/Dangerous Obsession)

Direction, co-script: Lucio Fulci, production: Spain-Italy 1986

Cast: Blanca Marsillach, Brett Halsey, Corinne Clery
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subtitles, region all
US Severin 2017 bluray edition

 

Mutant man-eating slugs attacks a small US town in
a low-budgeted and poorly acted trash-horror, but
with it's very creative gore special effects made on a
shoestring it's Great and FUN watching.
From the director of the legendary "Pieces".

Slugs

Direction and co-production: Juan Piquer Simon, Spain-US 1987

Cast: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip Machale, Emilio Linder
Blu-ray in english audio with english subtitles, region B
UK Arrow Films bluray edition

 

Obscure, odd, low-budget shot in Oregon slasher
inspired maybe by Psycho and Homicidal.
Re-watched it 15 years later and i still liked it a lot,
when 3 girls crash their car and wake up in a big
isolated mansion in the woods, with 2 women in it

Unhinged

Direction, edit, script and production: Dan Gronquist 1982

Cast: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley
DVD in english audio, region all
UK 88 Films DVD edition

 

A very fine apocalyptic horror, slow but atmo-
spherical when wine plant pesticide turn people into
zombies. A woman is fleeing through an outback
region with creatures. Maybe my Rollin favourite
film and great stuff even without nude vampiresses

Les Raisins de la Mort (The Grapes of Death /Pesticide)

Direction and co-script: Jean Rollin, production: Frankrike 1978

Cast: Marie-Georges Pascal, Brigitte Lahaie, Patricia Cartier
DVD in french audio without english subtitles, region all
Spanish DVD edition

 

An odd and boring horror comedy about a Trans-
sylvanian witch that's resurrected into a beautiful
british tourist played by Barbara Steele. Directorial

debut by Michael "Witchfinder General" Reeves.
Very overrated nonsense. Audio commentary

The She Beast (La Sorella di Satana/El Lago de Satán))

Direction and script: Michael Reeves, prod: UK-Italy 1965-66

Cast: Barbara Steele, Ian Ogilvy, John Carlsen
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Dark Sky Films DVD edition

 

A very slow Art Drama Horror from the son of Buñuel
and an obscure gem. Very atmospherical with great
actors, a Morricone ST and Tovoli cinematography.
A medieval knight re-animates his 1st wife with magic
and she, Leonor, commits a series of child murders

Leonor (Mistress of the Devil)

Direction, co-script: Juan Luis Buñuel, prod. Spain-Italy-France 1975

Cast: Michel Piccoli, Liv Ullman, Ornella Muti
Blu-ray in spanish or english audio with english subtitles, region A
US Scorpion Releasing 2018 bluray edition

 


Very nice anthology horror with 4 stories within a
frame story. A young doctor arrives to a mental
hospital to meet Dr. Starr and he's challenged to
figure out who's the doctor out of 4 patients

Asylum (House of Crazies/Hospitalet)

Direction: Roy Ward Baker, production: UK 1972

Cast: Barbara Perkins, Barry Morse, Britt Ekland
DVD in english audio with swedish subtitles, region 2
Swedish Rapid Stream DVD edition

 

Great and very entertaining B movie gothic horror
with the amazing Rosalba Neri as Dr. Frankenstein's
surgeon daughter. Trashy but atmospheric and with
a great bizarre monster with a swollen head. FUN
and probably my favourite Frankenstein film

Lady Frankenstein (La Figlia di Frankenstein)

Direction: Mel Welles, production: Italy 1971

Cast: Rosalba Neri, Joseph Cotten, Paul Mueller
Blu-ray in english or italian audio with english subtitles, region B
UK Nucleus Films 2018 bluray edition

 

Absolute trash masterpiece, a fantasy action with tons
of gore and boobs when The Deathstalker deals with
an evil ruler in a medieval looking castle.
With a topless Lana Clarkson and the amazing Barbi
Benton, the 8th and 9th wonders of the world woman

Deathstalker

Direction: James Sbardellati, production: Argentina-USA 1983

Cast: Richard Hill, Barbi Benton, Lana Clarkson, Bernard Erhard
Blu-ray in english audio, region B
German Daredo 2018 limited bluray and DVD combo edition

 

Great sensual art-horror-drama with fine acting
that was banned in France and caused an uproar in
Sweden too when shown on TV. 2 teenage girls reads
dark poetry, provoke men, kill animals and become
disciples to Satan. It's sad, beautiful and disturbing

Mais ne nous délivrez pas du mal (Don't Deliver us from Evil/
Fräls oss icke från ondo/Und erlöse uns nicht von dem bösen)

Direction and script: Joel Séria, production: France 1971
Cast: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Michel Robin
DVD in french audio with german subtitles, region all ?
German Bildstörung Alive DVD edition

 

Two very enjoyable Slashers. The Best one with
the uncomparable Playboy Bunny, singer, actress
Barbi Benton in a Topless Hall of Fame scene ....
and one with Klaus Kinski as a psychiatrist with
mysteriously dying patients

X-Ray (Hospital Massacre)/Schizoid (Murder By Mail)

Direction and script: Boaz Davidson/David Paulsen, prod: 1981/80

Cast: Barbi Benton, Chip Lucia/Klaus Kinski, Craig Wassoon
Blu-ray in english audio, region all (but A on sleeve)
US Shout! Factory bluray & DVD R-rated edition

 

Great but dark Hungarian crime-drama, so grisly it could
be a horror. About the real murders of the necrophiliac
Martfüi killer during 1950's-60's and the politically bogged
up police investigation leading to an innocent man being
sentenced. Great film, fine actors and won 9 film awards

Strangled (A Martfüi rem)

Direction: Arpad Sopsits, production: Hungary 2016

Cast: Hajduk Karoly, Jaszberenyi Gabor, Anger Zsolt
Blu-ray in hungarian audio with english subtitles, region B
UK Eureka! bluray and DVD combo edition

 

Very funny, entertaining and great looking horror comedy
about an ill-fated Horrorthon at an abandoned old cinema.
Film students plan to use William Castle like gimmicks but
a killer has other plans for the audience. Filmed in Kingston
Jamaica and with great films within the film

Popcorn

Direction: Mark Herrier & Alan Ormsby, production: 1990

Cast: Jill schoelen, Tom Willard, Tony Roberts
Blu-ray in english audio with english subtitles, region all
US Synapse 2017 bluray edition

 

A hidden german horror thriller cult classic i guess, this
very atmospheric gothic filmed in Hungary in 1988 where
a child killer is on the loose in a small village in 1901.
Fantastic camera work and a child actress with amazing
eyes makes this art horror an inspired piece of work

Laurin

Direction: Robert Sigl, production: Germany-Hungary 1988

Cast: Dora Szinetar, Karoly Eperjes, Endre Katay
Blu-ray in english or german audio with english subs, region B
German Drop Out Bildstörung 2017 bluray edition with DVD extras

 

A brilliant slow-burning horror, darkly atmospheric,
depressing and disturbing. In the cold of winter, at a
northern college for girls evil things starts happening
when young Katherine slips into madness.
Great photo, soundtrack and acting. Osgood Perkins
could be a major genre talent but beware of the ending

The Blackcoat's Daughter

Direction & script: Osgood Perkins, production: US-Canada 2016

Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Emma Roberts, Lucy Boynton
Blu-ray in english audio with english subs, region A
US Lion's Gate 2017 bluray and DVD combo edition

 

Yes, yes, Ossorio's delightfully trashy La Noche de los
brujos and his masterpiece, Las Garras de Lorelei on a
Blu-ray. Spanish 1970's horror rock and rule.
Leopard bikini's, gore, atmosphere and Helga Liné.
Read my thoughts about these gems below

The Night of the Sorcerers/The Loreley's Grasp

Direction & script: Amando de Ossorio, production: Spain 1974/1972

Cast: Simon Andreau, Bárbara Rey/Helga Line, Tony Kendall
Blu-ray in spanish or english audio with english subs, region A
US Shout! Factory 2017 bluray edition

 

Spanish horror on the ancient german myth about
the Rhine dwelling creature Lorelei, the murder siren
who rips the heart from young women. Wonderful
enjoyable trashy horror from Blind templar Ossorio.
I love the siren & mermaid myths, just bring them on!

The Loreley's Grasp (Las Garras de Lorelei)

Direction & script: Amando de Ossorio, production: Spain 1972

Cast: Tony Kendall, Helga Line, Loretta Tovar, Silvia Tortosa
DVD in spanish audio with english subs, region all
US BCI Deimos unrated DVD edition -
spanish 1970's horror rules!

 

Deliriously trashy and funny jungle-vampire women-
exploitation sleaze horror from The Man, El Grande
Ossorio, who gave the world the Blind templars saga.
Vampire leopard women in fur bikinis, you can't get
enough of them can you, or am i a sick puppy?

The Night of the Sorcerers (La Noche de los brujos)

Direction & script: Amando de Ossorio, production: Spain 1974

Cast: Simon Andreau, Kali Hansa, Maria Kosti, Jack Taylor
DVD in spanish or english audio with english subs, region all
US BCI Deimos unrated DVD edition -
spanish 1970's horror rules!

 

A pitchblack but fascinating and unusual teenage
horror drama where 2 friends finds a living dead
woman tied to a bed in the cellar of an abandoned
hospital. Food for thought about mens, and mans,
capacity for evil, group pressure and sexuality

Deadgirl

Direction: Marcel Samiento & Gadi Harel, production: 2008

Cast: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Jenny Spain
Blu-ray in english audio with english subs, region A
US Dark Sky Films unrated bluray edition

 

Absolute Horror Masterpiece. It doesn't get better than
this. Some sort of a love story, but a sick one. Relentlessly
violent, intense, hypnotic about a young taxidermist who
turns to necrophilia when his girlfriend dies.
Great gore from Giannetto De Rossi and a fine soundtrack
CD with Goblin included with this Blu-ray edition

Beyond the Darkness (Buio Omega/Blue Holocaust)

Direction, camera: Aristide Massaccesi, production: Italy 1979

Cast: Kieran Canter, Franca Stoppi, Cinzia Monreale
Blu-ray in italian and english audio with english subs, region all
US Severin 2017 bluray edition with extra CD soundtrack

 

Very impressive directorial debut from El Hombre Lobo
in a dark, opressively so, and atmospheric witchhunt
horror from the 1600's France with Molina/Naschy as
brutal inquisitor Bernard De Fossey. The Spanish
Witchfinder General and Naschy shows he could act

Inquisición (Inquisition)

Direction, script: Jacinto Molina (Paul Naschy), production: Spain 1976

Cast: Jacinto Molina (Paul Naschy), Daniela Giordano
Blu-ray in spanish or english audio with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro 2017 bluray edition

 

Glorious Spanish gothic vampire horror with Naschy
as Dracula and lots of dripping blood and topless
women. Very enjoyable trashy rendition of the
Dracula legend. Ingrid Garbo and Mirta Miller in the
hallway of the castle was my favourite scene

Count Dracula's Great Love (El Gran amor del conde Dracula)

Direction: Javier Aquirre, production: Spain 1973

Cast: Paul Naschy, Rossana Yanni, Haydee Politoff, Ingrid Garbo
Blu-ray in english or spanish audio with english subs, region all
US Vinegar Syndrome 2016 bluray and DVD combo edition

 

Wow! Spanish 1970's horror rules. Absolutely loved
this occult, bizarre and sleazy horror-drama about a
Madrid couple lured into a mansion of black magic.
Produced and probably co-directed by Juan "Pieces"
Piquer Simon and with gorgeous actresses desnuda

Escalofrío (Satan's Blood/Don't Panic/Schock)

Direction: Carlos Puerte & Juan Piquer Simon, Spain: 1978

Cast: Sandra Alberti, Mariana Karr, Angel Aranda
Blu-ray in spanish or english audio with english subtitles, region B
German Ostalgica bluray Limited 1000 copies 2017 edition



Enigmatic, beautiful and disturbing Psychological
art thriller .... horror .... about 2 children, twins,
living desolate in a house in the countryside with
an unhappy woman who may or may not be their
mother. In my eyes the best horror-thriller of the
latest years. Kids are scary and twins even more so

Ich Seh, Ich Seh (Goodnight Mommy)

Direction & script: Veronika Franz/Severin Fiala, prod: Austria 2014

Cast: Lukas and Elias Schwartz, Susanne Wuest
Blu-ray in german audio with english subs, region B
German Koch Media bluray edition

 

Cannibal Girls vs. Bad Guys at the outskirts of town.
Very intense and controversial Chilean survival in the
woods horror. A nasty, bloody, a bit trashy but also
darkly comical orgy of violence that surprised me with
it's tremendous Pulse. Incest, murder and cannibalism

Hidden in the Woods (En las Afueras de la Ciudad)

Direction, edit, co-script: Patricio Valladares, prod: Chile 2012

Cast: Siboney Lo, Carolina Escobar, Daniel Antevilo
DVD in spanish with english subtitles, region all
US Artsploitation Films DVD edition

 

A Hammer production and a Great atmospherical
and suspenseful crime-thriller with the lovely Susan
Strasberg as a wheelchair bound rich young woman
visiting her stepmother on the Riviera. Hammer goes
Hitchcock and Christopher Lee plays a doctor

Taste of Fear (Scream of Fear/Ein toter spielt klavier)

Direction: Seth Holt, production: England 1961

Cast: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee
DVD in english with english and swedish subs, region 2
German Sony Pictures 2016 DVD edition, black & white

 

Quite funny and smart horror-comedy where a
couple of youngsters attending a slasher film nerd
showing of the 1986 cult favourite "Camp Bloodbath"
is drawn into the film and has to use all means to stay
alive for 92 minutes until the credits roll. Will there be
a Final Girl, a virgin to kill the slasher maniac ?

The Final Girls

Direction: Todd Strauss-Schulson, production: 2015

Cast: Malin Åkerman, Taissa Farmiga, Thomas Middleditch
Blu-ray in english with swedish or english subtitles, region all
Nordic Sony Pictures bluray edition

 

 

A slow but atmospherical and unusual greek art-
horror. Clever and interesting low budget indie
about a woman turning men to stone all over Greece.
Is she Medusa, the Gorgon monster from the ancient
greek myth? A pretty great little crime-horror

Medousa

Direction & script: George Lazopoulos, production: Greece 1998

Cast: Eleni Felini, Thanos Amorgini, Bana Pamnota
DVD in greek with english subtitles, region all
US Mondo Macabro unrated DVD edition

 

GREAT crime thriller about snuff movies in a Spanish
university. Very enjoyable murder mystery and almost
a giallo in the feature film debut from Amenábar, and
with that rare pulse to it. Very un-Spanish which is great
as i dislike their boring mainstream vibes to genre films

Tesis (Thesis/Snuff-Movie)

Direction & script: Alejandro Amenábar, production: Spain 1996

Cast: Ana Torrent, Fele Martinez, Eduardo Noriega
Blu-ray in spanish with english subtitles, region all
US Tanelorn Films bluray edition

 

Psychological horror thriller with lots of atmosphere
about a mentally fragile woman inviting a friend to
her big house in the country. But there are strange
sounds in the night and someone seems to be locked
into the attic. Beautifully shot with autumn colors

Symptoms

Direction, co-script: José Ramón Larraz, prod: UK-Belgium 1973

Cast: Angela Pleasance, Lorna Heilbron, Peter Vaughan
Blu-ray in english audio, region all
US Mondo Macabro bluray unrated edition

 

An inspired and exciting indie treatment of the
demonry saga with a GREAT Henry Rollins as
the middle-age loner Jack. He just wants to be
alone and sleep .... But, annoying gangsters
keep popping up. Horror drama crime action

He Never Died

Direction: Jason Krawczyk, co-prod. Henry Rollins 2015

Cast: Henry Rollins, Kate Greenhouse, Jordan Todosey
DVD in english audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Vertical Entertainment 2015 DVD edition

 

Strong stuff. Infamous Austrian artmovie
psycho horror about a maniac attacking a house.
Intense, depressing, nasty and very well made.
All the more disturbing as it's based on a real
crime case and with narration from a sick mind

Angst (Schizophrenia)

Direction: Gerald Kargl, production: Austria 1983

Cast: Erwin Leder, Silvia Rabenreither
Blu-ray in german audio with english subtitles, region all
US Cult Epics bluray unrated 2015 edition

 

Stage Fright revisited.
Great Bava-esque body count slasher and Soavi
direction debut. Lowbudget but slick looking with
an impressive Nasty looking Owl-headed murderer
Very 1980's and some bad actors but still Very Good

Stage Fright (Deliria/Bloody Bird/Aquarious)

Direction: Michele Soavi, production: 1987

Cast: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Mary Sellers
Blu-ray and DVD combo in english audio, region B and region 2
UK Exposure Cinema bluray and DVD edition

 

Some sort of a Christmas tale, but with party
guests turned zombies and an annoyed janitor.
A Fun and minimalistic indie horror where our
nameless anti-hero has to hide in a toilet stall
read more on the picture link

Stalled

Direction: Christian James, production: UK 2013

Cast: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne
DVD in english audio , region 1
US Phase 4 Films DVD edition

 

Bizarre but funny film about the chaos that Hit
the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau and how
the dream of talented artist Richard Stanley
was lost in a quagmire of producers, economy,
star egos and jungle. read more on the picture link

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's
Island of Dr. Moreau
(Documentary)

Direction: David Gregory, production: 2014

DVD in english audio with english subs, region all
US Severin Films DVD edition

 

Delirium. Artmovie and crime horror in a very
strange take on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde saga.
Great photo. Is this film art ? Is this a turd wrapped
in glossy paper ? I'm not sure. Interesting though
and they just don't make them like this anymore

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (Docteur
Jekyll et les Femmes/The Blood of Doctor Jekyll/Dr. Jekyll and His Women)

Direction, script etc.: Walerian Borowczyk, production: France 1981

Cast: Udo Kier, Marina Pierro, Gérard Zalcberg, Howard Vernon
Blu-ray in french or english audio with english subs, region ABC
UK Arrow Academy bluray and DVD edition 2 disc edition

 

A Surprisingly good low-budget indie slasher
with it's own style even though being slightly retro.
Who's killing people with a baseball bat. It's Billy,
but how to stop him ? Just fine US indie horror

Billy Club

Direction, script, production: Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer: USA 2014

Cast: Erin Hammond, Nick Sommer, Marshall Caswell
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Phase 4 Films unrated DVD edition

 

Gothic horror with the always fascinating
Barbara Steele as a too young wife planning
to murder her husband. The sequel to Freda's
The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock and with a too dark
picture to be really enjoyable

The Ghost (Lo Spettro/The Spectre) / Dead Eyes of London

Direction: Riccardo Freda, prod: Italy 1963 (Dead Eyes, see Giallo 2)

Cast: Barbara Steele, Elio Jotta, Peter Baldwin
DVD in english audio, region all
US RetroMedia unrated DVD edition

 

One of my absolute horror favourites in 2014,
i just loved it. Atmospherical, nice photo, great
exotic locations and OK acting when a quintet
visits a forgotten nazi-camp island prison and
meets a Mermaid and her nasty old guardian

Nymph / Killer Mermaid (Mamula)

Direction: Milan Todorovic, production: Serbien-Montenegro 2014

Cast: Dragan Micanovic, Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero
Blu-ray in english audio with english subs, region B
German Splendid Film bluray edition

 

Extremely violent and intense crime-horror from
the much talked about Indonesian The Mo
Brothers, or Kimo Stamboel & Timo Tjahjanto
Japanese serial killer vs. indonesian snuff surfer

Killers

Direction & script: The Mo Brothers, prod: Indonesia/Japan 2014

Cast: Kazuki Kitamura, Oka Antara, Rin Takahashi
Blu-ray in indonesian, japanese audio with english subs, region B
UK Lion's Gate bluray edition

 

Absolute Kiwi horror favourite of mine about German
ockultism on the Channel islands during WW2.
Low budget horror at it's glorious best. Minimalistic
well acted with tons of atmosphere and intensity

The Devil's Rock

Direction & script: Paul Campion, production. New Zeeland 2011

Cast: Craig Hall, Matthew Sunderland, Gina Varela
Blu-ray in english audio, region B
German DTP Entertainment bluray edition

 

A Big surprise, but the re-make of the old nasty slasher
classic with Joe Spinell ie really good and ditto nasty.
Slicker and not as gritty but with it's own style and the
little mild Elijah Wood is yet again brilliant as a psycho-
path (also in Sin City). In the Psychopath Hall of Fame

Maniac

Direction: Frank Khalfoun, production: USA/France 2012

Cast: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Genevieve Alexandra
Blu-rayin english audio with swedish subs, region B
Swedish Studio S Entertainment bluray edition

 

MASTERPIECE and could possibly be the best film
ever made. Apocalyptic family relations horror-drama
with a hallucinatory surreal quality. About a separation
and bleak in the vicinity of the Berlin Wall. Unique and
like no other film ever made. Isabelle Ajani rocks

Possession

Direction & co-script: Andrzej Zulawski, production: 1981

Cast: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill 1, The Creature - Sam Neill 2
Blu-ray in english audio, region B
UK Second Sight bluray edition

 

Cyberpunk meets Outpost in the WW2 version of
The Monster of Frankenstein. Absolutely wild and
weird when Raaphorst creations are let loose in a
bizarre war horror with fun gore. Have to be seen
to be believed. Hieronymus Bosch meets WW2

Frankenstein's Army

Direction: Richard Raaphorst, prod: Holland-Czechia-USA 2013

Cast: Karel Roden, Alexander Mercury, Robert Gwilyum
DVD in english audio and some german , region ?
US Dark Sky Films DVD edition

 

Great aussie entry to the well trodden backwoods
psycho maniac genre. Three young tourists, 2
british girls and one aussie are going to visit
The Wolf Creek crater when they meet the friendly
and seemingly jovial local Mick Taylor

Wolf Creek 1-2

Direction, script, prod: Georg McLean, Australia 2006/2014

Cast: John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi
Blu-ray in english audio, region all or B
UK Optimum Releasing bluray edition

 

Very atmospheric about an italian businessman
in the timber trade lost in the woods of Jugoslavia
where he meets a cursed family and Undead.
Based on the Tolstoy story The Wurdalak

The Night of the Devils (La Notte dei diavoli)

Direction: Giorgio Ferroni, production: Italy 1972

Cast: Gianni Garko, Agostina Belli, Maria Monti
DVD in italian or english audio with english subs, region all
US Raro Video 2012 DVD edition

 

Not very good psycho-horror with an exploitation
feeling and some black humour about the weird
nurse Abby who's murdering men
Is it good? Not really. Is it entertaining ? Yes, for some
of us lost souls. Paz is memorable or .... strange?

Nurse

Direction & co-script: Doug Aarniokoski, prod: USA 2013

Cast: Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, Judd Nelson
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 1
US Lions Gate DVD edition

 

WW2 Zombie horror action about the hunt for some
electro-magnetic machine deep into eastern europe.
Trashy BUT enjoyable and with an appropriate dark
atmosphere and the nazi zombies are ultra nasty
WW2 Horror - a new and entertaining genre

Outpost: Black Sun / Outpost (2008)

Direction & script: Steve Barker, production: 2011

Cast. Catherine Steadman, Richard Coyle
DVD in english audio, region 1
US XLRator Media DVD edition

 

An Original take on the somewhat worn by now
Undead theme in an entertaining horror-comedy.
It takes some time, but during the 2nd half there's
plenty of pace and action when Zombie vigilante
gunslingers go rampage

The Revenant

Direction, script and production: Kerry Prior 2011

Cast: David Anders, Chris Wylde, Louise Griffiths
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 2
UK Universal DVD edition

 

 

 

 

The praise for and the buzz around this film
told the truth
, this was a good one.
A great genre homage without any pretentions
and even though there are some clichés, the
film still manages to surprise you, yeaah mate

The Loved Ones

Direction and script: Sean Byrne, production: Australien 2009

Cast: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 2
UK Optimum Home Entertainment DVD edition

 


Peculiar psychological horror crime-drama about
a skinny and hallucinating factory worker who
haven't slept for a year.
Christian Bale is hypnotic in the main role

The Machinist

Direction: Brad Anderson, production: US - Spain 2004

Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 1
US Paramount DVD edition

 

A Cult Horror Drama from the talented director
Brad Anderson and on many Horror Top lists.

Disturbing atmosphere and psychological
pressure when a team of workers is about to
decontaminate an abandoned mental asylum

Session 9

Direction, script, edit: Brad Anderson, production: 2001

Cast: Peter Mullan, David Caruso, Josh Lucas
DVD in english audio, region 2
UK Universal DVD edition

 

Mainstream horror-thriller in the Evil Child genre
that really delivers due to great acting. Isabelle
Fuhrman is especially frightening in something
that could be defined as the novel "The Bad Seed"
meets the 2009 HK movie "Murderer"

Orphan (The Film) / The Bad Seed (The Novel)

Direction: Jaume Collet-Serra, production: 2009
The Bad Seed: written by William March 1954
Cast: Isabelle Fuhrman, Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 2
Swedish Warner Brothers DVD edition

 

Obscure and forgotten but Brilliant British
Black Magic horror. A Professor finds out
that his wife uses Black Magic to defend them
against their "friends". Argento used the
statue scene in Suspiria. A Minor Masterpiece

Burn, Witch, Burn (Night of the Eagle)
A Horror Masterpiece Lost in the Blåst


Direction: Sidney Hayers, script: Richard Matheson, prod: 1962
Cast: Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde, Margaret Johnston
DVD in english audio, region 1
US MGM unrated limited 2011 DVD edition

 

Lågbudget slasher med kultrykte om campfire-
legenden Madman Marz. En i raden av trashiga
Friday the 13th kloner, men yx-freaken Marz
riktigt coolt ryslig som psykopat

Madman

Direction & script: Joe Giannone, production 1981

Cast: Paul Ehlers, Carl Fredericks, Harriet Bass
DVD in english audio , region all
US Code Red 30 Year Anniversary DVD edition

 

Atmosfärisk brittisk lågbudgethorror om
satanism i ett litet samhälle i New England.
En kvinnlig student reser till Whitewood för
studier av den lokala häxlegenden

The City of the Dead (Horror Hotel)

Direction: John Moxey, production: 1960

Cast: Venetia Stevenson, Christopher Lee, Betta St. John
DVD in english audio, black & white, region all
US VCI Entertainment unrated DVD edition

 

Detta mina damer och herrar är inget annat än ....
trumvirvel .... WIP filmerna Rolls Royce.
En klockren sleaze-bomb, kopiöst trashig och
med glimten i ögat. Efter många års väntan nu
äntligen på DVD

Chained Heat /Red Heat/Jungle Warriors

Direction: Paul Nicolas, production: 1983

Cast: Linda Blair, Sybil Danning, John Vernon, Monique Gabrielle
DVD in english audio, region all
US Panik House Entertainment unrated 2-disc DVD edition

 


Fågelskrämmor är läskiga. Effektiv och atmosfärisk
Made For TV Horror med kultrykte. Ett brott har
begåtts och fyra män fruktar hämnd från fågelskrämma

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

Direction: Frank De Felitta, production: 1981

Cast: Charles Durning, Tonia Crow, Larry Drake
DVD in english audio, region all
US VCI Entertainment 2010 DVD edition

 

Grå-blått artmovie-dyster, en stark psykologisk
horror-thriller om hämnd när en far får tag i sin
dotters mördare. Filosofiskt om brott och veder-
gällning och Feel Bad Nasty

7 Days (Les Sept jours du talion)

Direction: Daniel Grou (Podz), production: 2009

Cast: Claude Legault, Rémy Girard, Martin Dubreil
DVD in french audio with english subs, region 1
US IFC Films unrated DVD edition

 

WOW! I'm speechless and in Awe of this unhinged
and inspired effort of lunacy. A Great crime-horror
with bizarre trips, demented sex and cool gore.
Superior filmmaking and genius indie paranoia

Someone's Knocking At The Door

Direction, script and production: Chad Ferrin 2008

Cast: Noah Segan, Andrea Rueda, Sylvia Spross
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Vicious Circle Films unrated DVD edition

 

Mer Chad Ferrin:
Hans första från 1999 om en incestuös
seriemördare och genombrottet, den originellt
innovativa EBKK från 2006
läs mer på bildlänken

Easter Bunny Kill! Kill! och Unspeakable

Direction & script: Chad Ferrin, produktion 1999 & 2006

Cast: Roger Cline, Leigh Silver/Ricardo Gray, Timothy Muskatell
DVD in english audio, region free & region 1
US Vicious Circle Films unrated DVD edition

 

Förmodad slasher som twistar till det rejält när
collegetjej sitter barnvakt på landet. Inspirerat
vrickad och en riktigt originell lågbudget
läs mer på bildlänken

Babysitter Wanted

Direction: M. Manasseri & Jonas Barnes, prod: 2008-2009

Cast: Sarah Thompson, Bruce Thomas, Bill Moseley
DVD in english audio with english subs, region 1
US Big Screen Entertainment R-rated DVD edition

 

Djupt imponerad. En mycket välgjord och genuint
spännande norsk slasher i högfjälls-miljö. Kul.
Norge visar att det faktiskt går att göra en horror
som står sig fullt ut i internationell konkurrens
Fantastiska miljöer och hotellet i sig imponerar

Fritt Vilt (Cold Prey)

Direction: Roar Uthaug, production: 2006 Norge

Cast: Ingrid Bolsö Berdal, Rolf Kristian Larsen, Rune Melby
DVD in norwegian audio with english subs, region 1
US Anchor Bay unrated DVD edition

 

R.I.P. Jacinto Molina Álvarez
alias Paul Naschy 1934-2009


Den spanska horrorfilmen personifierad. En djupt sympatisk eldsjäl
som brann för den klassiska skräckfilmsgenren, som ända in i det
sista ställde upp på intervjuer och talade om sin kärlek till en miss-
förstådd genre. Mest känd för sina många roller som El Hombre
Lobo. El Grande. En skräckfilmshjälte

 

Paul Naschy is very good in an entertaining
take on the Frankenstein Monster and The
Beauty and the Beast sagas, and Naschy was
prize awarded for his performance.
Yes it's a bit of B trashy, but in the right way

El Jorobado de la Morgue (The Hunchback of the Morgue)

Direction: Javier Aquirre, co-script: Jacinto Molina, prod: 1972

Cast: Paul Naschy, Maria Perschy, Rossana Yanni
DVD in spanish audio with english subs, region all
US Mya Communication DVD edition

 

Euro old guys who were small in the 1960's may
remember this TV series who scared the living
daylights out of us. This almost mythical French
TV series was shown in Sweden in 1966 and the
mummy Belphegor gave me nightmares for months

Belphégor - Le Fantome du Louvre (Phantom of the Louvre/
Spöket på Louvren)

French 1965 TV series + Re-make film version by Jean-Paul Salomé 2001

Cast: 1965 i.a. Juliette Gréco/2001- Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault
DVD -1965 french audio NO subs/2001 french audio with english subs
French/German edition and 2001 US Lion's Gate DVD edition

 

In the 2001 re-make of the French 1965 TV classic the
evil 3500 year old Egyptian spirit of Belphégor once
again roams the corridors of the Louvre, and gets
aroused by the beautiful Sophie Marceau who lives
next to the museum. Who can blame him ?

Belphégor - Phantom of the Louvre

Direction: Jean-Paul Salomé, production: France 2001

Cast: Sophie Marceau, Michel Serrault, Frederic Diefenthal
DVD in french audio with english subtitles, region 1
US Lion's Gate - Studio Canal DVD edition

 


A Brilliant and absolutely "should be" psycho
horror classic. Great actors and a lot of Pulse
in an intelligent horror. Classy

Alone in the Dark

Direction & script: Jack Sholder, produkction: 1982

Cast: Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasance
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Image Entertainment DVD edition

 


A fantastic but mostly unseen gothic crime horror
with my favourite performance of Barbara
Steele
as a Countess possessed with Evil. great stuff!
Plus a decent gothic horror by Margheriti

Un Angelo per Satana (An Angel for Satan)/The Long Hair
of Death/ I Lunghi capelli della morte)

Direction: Camillo Mastrocinque, prod: 1966 /A. Margheriti 1964
Cast: Barbara Steele, Anthony Steffen, Claudio Gora
DVD in italian audio (film 1) with english subs, region all
US Midnight Choir-Ryko DVD edition

 

My favourite vampyre horror of all time, a cult
classic that manages to be both atmosperically
gothic and genuinely sensually
erotic.
Great cinematography and with Gorgeous Marianne
Morris
and Anulka as the mysterious women

Vampyres (Daughters of Dracula/The Vampyre Orgy)

Direction: José Ramón Larraz, production: 1974

Cast: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown
DVD in english audio, region all
US Blue Underground DVD edition

 

Underbart elak spansk sleaze-psycho slasher
och kultfavorit från guldtiden där en motorsågs-
mördare ger sig på skolelever. Fin utgåva med
massor av extramaterial på disc 2
läs mer på bildlänken

Pieces (Mil gritos tiene la noche/1000 Cries Has the Night)

Direction: Juan Piquer Simon, production Dick Randall 1981

Cast: Lynda Day George, Edmund Purdom, Paul Smith
DVD in english or spanish audio with english subs, region all
US Grindhouse Releasing
2 disc DVD edition

 

Mycket underhållande brittisk svart magi slasher-
horror med sensationellt slickat bra Gore
samt en småtrist svart magi horror
läs mer på bildlänken

Terror/Satan's Slave (Grindhouse Double Feature)

Direction: Norman J. Warren, production: England 1978/1976

Cast: Carolyn Courage, John Nolan/Michael Gough
DVD in english audio, region 1
US BCI Deimos DVD edition

 

Ryske särlingen Iskanov's 4 timmar långa
helvetes-skildring av Japans grova krigs-
förbrytelser i Kina i enhet 731 under WW2
och under ockupationen
läs mer på bildlänken

Philosophy of a Knife - Warning, this film bites!

Direction, script, production: Andrey Iskanov 2008

Cast: Tetsuro Sakagami, Elena Probatova, Tomoya Okamoto
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Unearthed DVD edition

 

Two brilliant vampire horrors, 2 of the finest of
the genre. One, a Belgian Art Horror with tons of
atmosphere
, and two a Spanish gothic lesbian
horror
classic with the lovely Maribel Martin
Lots of extras including audio commentaries

Daughters of Darkness (La Rouge aux lèvres) /
The Blood Spattered Bride
(La Novia ensangretada)

Direction: Harry Kuemel/Vincente Aranda, production: 1971/1972
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Daniele Quimet/Maribel Martín
DVD in english audio, region all
US Blue Underground 2 disc DVD edition

 

Sick but Fun Trash Sleaze horror about a man
lying in a Coma but still manages to cause
some really nasty deaths through use of his
ESP powers. From the Golden Italian Era of
sleazy horror with the uncut infamous "rod"
and Giordano scene. The most shameful

Patrick Still Lives (Patrick vive ancora/Patrick is Still Alive)

Direction: Mario Landi, production: 1980

Cast: Maria Angela Giordano, Carmen Russo, Gianni Dei
DVD in italian audio with english subs, region 1
US Shriek Show DVD edition

 

Pich-black British Horror Classic about Evil Times
and Evil Men in 17th century England. Dark stuff
and atmospheric from the times of the Civil War
and with Vincent Price as the Witchfinder
Audio commentary

The Witchfinder General (The Conqueror Worm)

Direction: Michael Reeves, production: 1968

Cast: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
DVD in english audio, region 1
US MGM DVD edition

 

Dark atmosphere, sex, violence and death when
the evil nobleman Alaric De Marnac is re-animated
from the dead.
Audio commentaries with Paul Naschy and director
Carlos "The Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll" Aured

Horror Rises From the Tomb (El Espanto surge de la tumba)

Direction: Carlos Aured , Script: Paul Naschy, prod: Spain 1972

Cast: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Helga Line
DVD in spanish audio with english subs, region ?
US BCI Deimos edition

 


Spanish Zombie Revenge where dead slow-moving
women dressed in negligées fully enjoys themself
by murdering stationary
stupid victims.
With an introduction from El Hombre Lobo
and directed by Argentine born Leon Klimovsky

The Vengeance of the Zombies (La Rebelión de las muertes)

Direction: Leon Klimovsky, script: Paul Naschy, prod: Spain 1972

Cast: Paul Naschy, Mirta Miller, Romy, Maria Kosti
DVD in english or spanish audio, region ?
US BCI Deimos DVD edition -
Paul Naschy dec.2009 R.I.P.

 

Waldemar Daninsky is Back and now with the
Blood Countess Bathory and her Vampiresses.
With an introduction from El Hombre Lobo himself
A gem from the times when beautiful BCI
released one Spanish horror classic after another

The Night of the Werewolf (El Retorno del hombre lobo)

Direction : Paul Naschy (Jacinto Molina), production: Spain 1980

Cast: Paul Naschy, Silvia Aguilar, Julia Saly, Azucena Hernandez
DVD in english or spanish audio, region ?
US BCI Deimos DVD edition

 


A nice mix of The Exorcist and a Black Magic
horror delivered in a Spanish version from the
interesting but obscure director Juan Bosch.
Interview with Jacinto Molina AKA Paul Naschy
or El Hombre Lobo - R.I.P. 2009

Exorcism (Exorcismo/Le Notti di Satana) Paul Naschy

Direction: Juan Bosch, script: Jacinto Molina, prod: Spain 1974

Cast: Paul Naschy, Maria Perschy, Grace Mills, Jorge Torras
DVD in spanish or english audio with english subs, region ?
US BCI Deimos DVD edition -
spanish 70-tals horror rules!

 



Delightfully trashy Murder on Campus B slasher
where a psycho killer initiates a murder spree
among University students .... naturally

Splatter University

Direction: Richard Haines, production: 1984

Cast: Francine Forbes, Cathy Lacommare, Denise Texeira
DVD in english audio, region ?
US Elite Entertainment DVD edition

 

Welcome to Potters Bluff - Not!
Excellent Zombie horror from the talented Gary
"Raw Meat" Sherman and taking place in an
interesting fisher village environment.
Nice edition with 3 audio commentaries

Dead and Buried

Direction: Gary Sherman, production: 1981

Cast: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson
DVD in english audio, region free
US Blue Underground DVD edition

 

Brilliant but sadly forgotten Horror Classic
Great atmospherical feature film debut about
descendants to trapped underground workers who
survived the 19th century London Metro accident
and turned Cannibals. May've inspired The Descent


Raw Meat (Death Line)

Direction: Gary Sherman, production: 1972

Cast: David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Donald Pleasance
DVD in english audio, region 1
US MGM DVD edition

 


Probably my Turkey favourite from Trash Film
genre director Mattei. Very entertaining Post
apocalyptic Sci Fi horror about human eating
Rats and with a great twist ending

Rats: Night of Terror (Ratti: Notte di terrore)

Direction: Bruno Mattei, production: 1984

Cast: Richard Raymond, Janna Ryan, Richard Cross
DVD in english audio, region all
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition

 


Boat tourists are visiting a remote Greek island
and has some really bad luck when they meet the
tall cannibalistic D'Amato regular Luigi Montefiore.
Plus a GREAT D'Amato documentary on disc 2

Anthropophagus - The Grim Reaper

Direction: Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi), production: 1981

Cast: George Eastman, Tisa Farrow, Serena Grandi, Zora Kerova
DVD in english or italian audio with english subs, region 1
US Shriek Show 2 disc unrated DVD edition

 

Very well made and suspenseful horror - slasher
A Classic and the template for the wave of slashers
that would follow. Brilliant by Bob Clarke.
I remember seing it when a young teenager and
everyone in my school was talking about it

Black Christmas (Silent Night,Evil Night/
Stranger in the House)

Direction: Bob Clarke, production: 1974
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, John Saxon
DVD in english audio, region ?
US Somerville House R-rated DVD edition

 

South African Cult horror from the great Richard
Stanley where a woman drifting around picks up
a hitch-hiker, serial killer and a Demon.
Lots of extras incl. some amazing documentaries,
fascinating stuff, plus a soundtrack

Dust Devil (5 disc edition, limited to 9999 copies)

Direction: Richard Stanley, production: RSA 1992

Cast: Chelsea Field, Richard John Burke, Zakes Mokae
DVD in english audio, region ?
US Subversive Cinema unrated 5 DVD disc box collection

 

Is this the most controversial and scandalous of
all Massaccesi-D'Amatos many films ? Even worse
(or better) than Caligula 2 ? Softcore, Snuff and
Hardcore in an unholy Joe D'Amato mix. With an
interview with The Man and with Laura Gemser

Emanuelle in America (Emanuella nera in America/
Brutal Nights)

Direction : Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi), production: 1976
Cast: Laura Gemser (Moira Chen), Gabriele Tinti, Paola Senatore
DVD in english audio(or italian/french), region all
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition

 

Visually mesmerizing Melodrama Artmovie horror
A low-budget Masterpiece with some very, very
impressive voodoo scenes from Jaques Tourneur,
plus The Body Snatcher where a doctor buys dead
bodies. With 2 audio commentaries

I Walked With a Zombie / The Body Snatcher

Direction: Jaques Tourneur/Robert Wise, production: 1943/1945

Cast: Frances Dee, James Ellison/Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi
DVD in english audio, black & white, region 1
US WB unrated DVD edition

 

The always brilliant Brazilian actress Florinda
Bolkan portrays a rebellious 15th century Nun
in a slick and atmospherical Nunsploitation
Sleaze Horror. Bolkan, my most favourite genre
actress of all time

Flavia the Heretic (La Monaca musulmana/Flavia
Priestess of Violence)


Direction: Gianfranco Mingozzi, production: 1974
Cast: Florinda Bolkan, Maria Casares
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Synapse unrated DVD edition

 



Inspired crazy cult psycho horror where a man is
carrying around his mentally deranged Siamese
twin in a basket. Audio commentary etc.

Basket Case

Direction: Frank Henenlotter, production: 1981

Cast: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner
DVD in english audio, region all
US Something Weird Video unrated DVD edition

 

A very sadistic but lusciously shot witch-hunt
horror and a legendary Nastie.
Audio commentary and interviews. Finally, Reggie
Nalder as a romantic leading man ... ? Ha, ha, NO
with a face like that it had to be murderer roles

Mark of the Devil (Hexen bis aufs Blut Gequaelt/
Brenn Hexe Brenn)

Direction: Michael Armstrong/Adrian Hoven, production: 1969
Cast: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Gaby Fuchs, Reggie Nalder
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Blue Underground unrated DVD edition
 

 


Finally ? What we all have waited for .... Or ?
Uncut and re-mastered, D'Amatos unique and
trashy mix of Sex and Zombie Horror.
Warning for XXX hardcore

Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (Le Notti dei morti viventi/
Island of the Zombies/In der Gewalt der Zombies)

Direction: Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi), production: 1980
Cast: Laura Gemser, George Eastman, Dirce Funari
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition

 

Ultra sleazy Slasher about a medical home where
a disgusting killer is loose and who uses antique
weapons to pick off the unlucky patients.
Surprisingly trashy to be Di Leo but with the
gorgeous Rosalba Neri at her peak beauty

Slaughter Hotel (La Bestia che uccide a sangue freddo)

Direction : Fernando Di Leo, production: 1971

Cast: Rosalba Neri, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee
DVD med engelskt tal, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition

 

A truly bizarre and unique D'Amato mix of softcore
Emmanuelle Sex and Cannibal gore with the cult
actress Laura Gemser (Moira Chen) in the lead role.
Trashy but probably my D'Amato favourite along
with his Masterpiece of Horror - "Buio Omega".

Emanuelle & the Last Cannibals (Emanuelle e gli ultimi
cannibale /Trap Them and Kill Them)

Direction: Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi), production: 1977
Cast: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Susan Scott, Donald O'Brien
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition

 

Delirious, dark and depressing with Jess as a
crazed ex priest on some crusade in Paris.
One of Jess sickest, darkest and most personal
films, and one of his best. Exists in many different
versions. Audio commentary with Jess Franco.

Exorcism (Exorcisme et Messes Noir/El Sádico de Notre-Dame)

Direction: Jesús Franco, production: 1974

Cast: Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Nadine Pascal
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Synapse unrated DVD edition

 

A both Trashy and Slick take on the Crazy Surgeon
genre and Franco's re-make of his 1961 classic Gritos
en la Noche (The Awful Dr. Orloff) with a fine cast.
Maybe the best of Jess films from his later period
where women are kidnapped for surgery experiments

Faceless (Les Predateurs de la Nuit)

Direction: Jesús Franco, production: France 1988

Cast: Helmut Berger, Telly Savalas, C. Munro, Brigitte Lahaie
DVD in english audio, region 1
US Shriek Show unrated DVD edition

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