Wednesday, May 12, 2010

100 Eurotrash Films to See Before you Die!

Recently over at the Yahoo Group EuroTrash Palace the members took it upon themselves to compile a list of the '100 Eurotrash films to see before you die'. This was started as an exercise to create a quick listing of the movies beloved by fans of European Trash to hand to newbies that might point them toward the highs (and lows) that were possible. The first 50 or so were pretty easy but after that we had to dig. I have to admit its a pretty good listing and there are several that I still haven't tracked down.
KING OF KONG ISLAND is in my 'to watch' pile as are PATRICK STILL LIVES and DAY OF ANGER. I'll get to them soon enough. This list pushed me to finally see THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER which turned out to be fantastic and it kind of reignited my enthusiasm to seek out more unseen trashy treasures. My trash loving brethren have rarely steered me wrong over at the ETP so I plan to tick more of these titles off as I move along through 2010. If I had to level a complaint against this 100 it would be that not enough Euro-Crime and Euro-Spy movies are represented. Indeed, the list is pretty top heavy with horror films. I think that just goes to show the general preference for that genre among the Group but it has to be said that Europeans were rarely better than when they cranked up the scares. And now that I think of it PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES should be on there somewhere. I'd replace MALABIMBI probably.

1. THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE
2. THE DIABOLICAL DR. Z
3. BLOOD AND BLACK LACE
4. DEVIL'S NIGHTMARE
5. NIGHT OF THE HOWLING BEAST
6. TENEBRAE
7. LADY FRANKENSTEIN
8. KING OF KONG ISLAND
9. TORTURE CHAMBER OF DR SADISM
10. BLOOD FOR DRACULA
11. ATOM AGE VAMPIRE
12. BLOODY PIT OF HORROR
13. CREATURE WITH THE BLUE HAND
14. THRILLER - A CRUEL PICTURE
15. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
16. DJANGO KILL!
17. PATRICK STILL LIVES
18. THE NEW YORK RIPPER
19. ZOMBIE
20. LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE
21. BURIED ALIVE
22. NIGHTMARE CITY
23. THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE
24. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST
25. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?
26. DANGER: DIABOLIK
27. THE 10TH VICTIM
28. DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS
29. CASTLE OF BLOOD
30. VENUS IN FURS
31. THE GREAT SILENCE
32. BURIAL GROUND
33. HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD
34. RATS - A NIGHT OF TERROR
35. WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?
36. YOR, THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE
37. THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED
38. HORROR EXPRESS
39. REQUIEM FOR A VAMPIRE
40. THE LIVING DEAD GIRL
41. EYES WITHOUT A FACE
42. DJANGO
43. KEOMA
44. INFERNO
45. NEKROMANTIK 1 or 2
46. THE BEYOND
47. DEMONS
48. PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DARK
49. CANNIBAL FEROX
50. HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY
51. BAY OF BLOOD
52. DEEP RED
53. STARCRASH
54. SUSPIRIA
55. DIVINE EMANUELLE: LOVE CULT
56. TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD
57. RETURN OF THE BLIND DEAD
58. NIGHT OF THE SEAGULLS
59. BLACK SUNDAY
60. THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK
61. THE GHOST GALLEON
62. WILD WILD PLANET
63. VIOLENT CITY
64. FASCINATION
65. THE GRAPES OF DEATH
66. MANHUNT
67. REVOLVER
68. HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD
69. THE COLLEGE GIRL MURDERS
70. KOMMISSAR X: KISS KISS KILL KILL
71. THE MAD FOXES
72. MATALO
73. 2019: AFTER THE FALL OF NEW YORK
74. SLAUGHTER HOTEL
75. FRANKENSTEIN `80
76. DAY OF ANGER
77. DEATH RIDES A HORSE
78. BLADE VIOLENT
79. THE CORRUPTION OF CHRIS MILLER
80. GIANT OF METROPOLIS
81. THE SPIDER LABYRINTH
82. PIECES
83. A CANDLE FOR THE DEVIL
84. CURSE OF THE LIVING DEAD (aka KILL BABY KILL)
85. SLEEPLESS
86. ANTHROPOPHAGUS (aka THE GRIM REAPER)
87. GOLIATH AND THE VAMPIRES
88. THE WHITE SPIDER
89. THE PHANTOM OF SOHO
90. THE PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE
91. THE WHIP & THE BODY
92. THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE
93. MALABIMBA
94. DELIRIO CALDO
95. DIARY OF AN EROTIC MURDERESS
96. HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB
97. IMMORAL TALES
98. IMMORAL WOMEN
99. DR. JEKYLL AND THE WOMEN
100. THE BEAST IN SPACE

2 comments:

淑娟 said...
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Brian Lindsey said...

Groovy list... I've seen 68 of 'em so far. (I wholeheartedly agree with you that MALABIMA should be dropped and PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES added!)