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#1

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What are everyone's favourites on this list? I generally like these kind of movies, but am not having much luck with this list for some reason.

I've seen 14, I really only liked the first 3:

My ranking:
1. Dawn of the Dead
2. Cannibal Holocaust
3. The Last House on the Left
4. Night of the Living Dead
5. Pieces
6. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
7. Gates of Hell
8. Day of the Woman
9. Halloween
10. Suspiria
11. Ilsa
12. I Drink Your Blood
13. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
14. The Last House on Dead End Street
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1. Dawn Of The Dead
2. Night Of The Living Dead
3. Halloween
4. Vanishing Point
5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
6. The Exterminator
7. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
8. Rolling Thunder
=11. Day Of The Woman, I Drink Your Blood & The Last House On The Left

12. The Last House On Dead End Street (This will still be in last place even if I see every film on the list. No redeeming features whatsoever)
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Totally agree about The Last House on Dead End Street. Plain crap.
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Favorites in order:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre-Too mainstream for this list, but since it's my favorite horror movie, it might as well be near the top.

Coffy-Jack Hill was my favorite (American) exploitation director of the 70's. This is his crowning achievement.

Female Prisoner 701 (Scorpion)-This one gives me everything that I could ever want from an exploitation movie.

Night of the Living Dead-I still perfer this over Dawn for it's bleakness.

The Streetfighter-Among the very first Japanese films from the 1970s that I ever saw. I thought it would lose some of it's magic after a recent viewing, but it still holds up incredibly well.

Zombi 2-It's weird because I always want this film to lower on my rankings of Fulci favorites (Since he made other entertaining films) but I just can't seem to ever do it. This film's just too fun for me.

Sex and Fury-It's the film that introduced me to the wonderful world of Pinky Violence. So for that, it deserves an honorable mention. You can also thank the Japanese for photographing Christina Lindberg so beautifully.

Dawn of the Dead-Not much to say other than I perfer the extended cut out of the many versions---Aside from the stock music which is used during the apartment raid and the helicopter re-fuel sequence. This music makes the film appear more dated than it really is.

The Chinese Boxer-Just saw this recently and it seems to have already stormed near the top. Aside from some of the stiff hand-to-hand choreography, this is kung fu-revenge at it's best.

I Drink Your Blood-Very fun ride. But I actually perfer the two alternate endings over what was used in the final cut.

One-Armed Boxer II-Another fun one. Seems to never lose it's touch.

Suspiria-Didn't care too much for this upon my first viewing. But what a difference it is to watch this in anamaorphic widescreen with the stereo speakers blasting. I don't even look at this as a movie anymore. Just an experience.

Cannibal Holocaust-It's boldness always succeeds in making me rethink my decision for giving it a repeat viewing. Kudos also goes to Riz Ortalin's tremendous score.

Last House on Dead End Street-Director Roger Watkins wasn't even pleased with the final results (Brutually lambasting the editor and the distribution company on the film's audio commentary) but, IMO, this is one of the stand-outs of the 70's slashers.

Switchblade Sisters-This might actually be Jack Hill's best looking movie (Regarding the cast,costumes,and scenery) A little too cutesy and comic- booky from what I usually expect from Jack, but still a good one to have fun with.

Lady Snowblood-Haven't seen it a while, but I remember it being MUCH bloodier than some of the gore-classics included in this list!

Vanishing Point-This could be higher since it's one of more-polished fillms in the list. And you don't think a "Car movie" could have so many dimensions to it, but here's one of the rare examples.

Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS-Probably the most enjoyable scuzziest film in the list. But I actually perfer the sequel, (Oil-Sheiks) which is more entertaining to me.

The Beyond-The only film in the list that I actually got to see in it's original theatrical release (Even if it was the butchered "Seven Doors of Death" version) The film still doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, but it's got those certain sequences that always retain their repeat value.

Five Fingers of Death-It seems primitive today when matched with contemporary martial arts films. But if you go into this viewing it as a history lesson (Regarding the birth of kung fu films) then this still remains as a perfect start.

The Mack-Another that had me disappointed at first (I was expecting more of a Dolemite film) but as a pimp film with a conscience, it succeeds quite well.

Thriller: a Cruel Picture-I don't mind the "Slow Burn" effect that this film has (Although I do have issues with the slo-mo for the warehouse fight)

I Spit on Your Grave-Only the revenge aspect isn't as pleasing given the build-up (Sans bathtub sequence)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!-I absolutely love the first 20 minutes of this. But I lose interest once the old man and his sons show up. Now, Supervixens, on the other hand, I love that one all the way through.

Halloween-I know it's sacrilege to everyone, but I'm actually a bigger fan of Part 2 than this.

Rolling Thunder-This feels like it fits in more with the other classic, gritty mainstream crime films of the 70's. Liked it, but I wish there was more closure to the story.

Pieces-Probably the biggest guilty-pleasure on the list. It seems like this one is gaining a bigger audience lately and I'm all for it!

Tenebre-Even though I still haven't seen the uncut version yet, this is still top 3 Argento for me.

Fight For Your Life-As with I Spit/Grave, I expected a more satisfying conclusion after it's unbelievable build-up.

Last House on the Left-If only this didn't have humor (Goofy Deputy subplot)

Gates of Hell-I felt as if Fulci didn't really know what to do with this one, but again, (As with The Beyond) just give me some incredible gore sequences and I'll stop complaining.

The Exterminator-Even though they're two completely different movies, I actually liked the sequel more (Brainless fun) but this movie certainly has it's moments.

The Sexplorer-Nothing earth-shattering here (No pun intended) but I did like much of it's humor and I loved the leading lady (Who's name escapes me)

The Lady in Red-I got the feeling that there was just too much going on with this movie where as it could've done just well with one simple storyline (Looking forward to listening to the audio commentary soon for more details concerning that)

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry-Honestly haven't seen what the big deal is with this movie. Susan George's glowing skin was the only thing I loved most about it.

Savage Seven-It's pleasing to see an entire town get wrecked. That's really the only thing this movie seemed to have going for it.

Il Boss-A killer opening sequence, but I honestly don't remember anything that happened afterwards. I've seen three other Di Leo crime films and Italian Connection is the only one I ended up liking.

The Psychic-I'm a Fulci fan, but this is very low on my list of films he made. Certainly one of the slowest films I've seen by him.

The Pom-Pom Girls-Well, I guess the only reason why I would recommend this is that this may be the only movie where jocks get to beat the nerds in the end...Although it's questionable if the character that Bill Adler played was a "Nerd".
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#5

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mightysparks on May 9 2011, 10:32 AM wrote: I generally like these kind of movies
Same here. I wish they kept updating this list.
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Finishing the list aka "Exploitation March/April marathons" was one of my highlights of the year.

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1. Lady Snowblood (1973) 9
2. The Beyond (1981) 9
3. Tenebre (1982) 8.5
4. Dawn of the Dead (1978) 8
5. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966) 7.5
6. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) 7.5
7. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 7
8. Suspira (1977) 7
9. Sex & Fury (1973) 7
10. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972) 7
11. The Psychic (1977) 7
12. Zombi 2 (1980) 6.5
13. Rolling Thunder (1977) 6.5
14. Coffy (1973) 6.5
15. City of the Living Dead (1980) 6
16. Five Fingers of Death (1972) 6
17. Halloween (1978) 6
18. The Lady in Red (1979) 6
19. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976) 6
20. Night of the Living Dead (1968) 6
21. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974) 6
22. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) 5.5
23. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) 5
24. Vanishing Point (1971) 5
25. The Mack (1973) 5
26. The Last House on the Left (1972) 4
27. The Sexplorer (1976) 3
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I was doing the MovieSense but I'm fed up with it so I'm gonna check out some of these bad boys. Much more interesting!
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DeanWindow on May 13 2011, 02:12 AM wrote: I was doing the MovieSense but I'm fed up with it so I'm gonna check out some of these bad boys. Much more interesting!
Didn't care for that one either. Same with FilmTotaal, FOK, Reddit. All 4 of them seem similar.
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chemosh6969 on May 13 2011, 10:07:04 AM wrote:Didn't care for that one either. Same with FilmTotaal, FOK, Reddit. All 4 of them seem similar.
Yeah I agree. Too many crossovers. There's some interesting titles mixed up in there, but in general they're very similar.
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I watched Five Fingers of Death the other day and was surprised at how much I liked it. I was really dreading the martial arts ones because I thought I'd really hate them.
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I have to be honest - I dislike most of the films on this list, some are beyond dislike, e.g. #1...
If I have to pick up "favorites" here they would have to be Vanishing Point, Halloween, Suspiria.
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The Sexplorer was the worst one for me. I didn't mind the others.
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Major expansion done to the "Top 20" now! (As Crinderman points out in the comments, It's time for a title change)

Very pleased to see in the list:

Supervixens-Yes! My most favorite Russ film!

Blood Freak-We have Manos:The Hands of Fate in the 60's. Troll 2 in the 90's. Birdemic in the 2010's. And this one for the 70's!

Death Race 2000-A beloved classic.

Black Shampoo-Let's see....A politically incorrect moment here and a politically incorrect moment there.....

Super Ninjas (aka Five Element Ninja)-Storywise, it seems like it could be the most monotonous thing on earth. Instead it becomes one of the most thriling kung fu films ever.

The Big Bird Cage-My most favorite Women-In-Prison flick.

The Peace Killers-A sleeper crowd-pleaser (If there's such a thing!) Definetly a better representation of biker movies here than Savage Seven.

Poor Pretty Eddie-Contains my most favorite payoff to an unbelievable build-up.

Tenement-Can't say I'm a very big lover, but this gets my vote for the last true American Grindhouse movie ever made. (Deadbeat at Dawn comes very close)

Not a big fan of these, but I don't mind seeing them added:
Assault on Precinct 13
Five Deadly Venoms
Savage Streets
Foxy Brown
Vampiros lesbos
Diabolik
Ms. 45

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*Blood Feast
*Enter The Dragon
*Black Christmas
*Drunken Master
*Return of the Living Dead
*Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped

*These are all great classics to me, but since they're already included on other iC lists, I would've liked to see some room for more lesser known greats. BTW, I strongly perfer the Kidnapped version of Cani arrabbiati.

Not that thrilled to see on the list:

Hollywood Man-It's really not that bad of a movie at all (Especially if you love movies-within-movies as much as I do) but there really isn't that much exploitation/grindhouse material represented here. Then again, I've only seen the TV-version. Which seems to be the only version circulating on the net.

Deep Throat-I guess it's here for historical reasons, but if there's one dirty, full-fledged hardcore film that would get my vote, it would be Femmes De Sade.

Billy Jack-Would have perferred to see Born Losers listed instead.

Revenge of the Cheerleaders-It deserves some credit for it's climactic zaniness (Along with David Hasslehoff's unforgettable dance) but Swinging Cheerleaders and even The Cheerleaders (1973) are still better than this.

Pets-I liked the poster more than the movie.

And while I'm a HUGE blaxploitation fan, I agree with beefen (On comments) that there's a little too much blaxploitation on the list. I'd cut out:

Blacula-This is mainstream to me now.

Dolemite-I admit you have to see this to believe it, but I'm a much bigger fan of the sequel, Human Tornado.

Hell up in Harlem-While this certainly has it's fans, I hate how the character of Tommy (First seen in Black Caesar) went from tragic, hell-bent mafioso to an invincible action fighter.

Darktown Strutters-It truly is an insane movie, but Black Gestapo increases the insanity.

There are a few others that I thought about (The Muthers,TNT Jackson,Bamboo Gods) but those seem to now qualify as Filipino products. I highly recommend checking out the documentary, Machete Maidens Unleashed for more on that subject.

Lastly, it's good that the list features more "How-far-will-they-go" movies in the similar league of Cannibal Holocaust and Fight for your life like:
Bloodsucking Freaks
Olga's Girls
Goodbye Uncle Tom
Emanuelle in America


In short, the type of stuff that you could only see at The Deuce!
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So, what exactly is the source for this list? It's no longer the two top 20s by Deuce and the one by Tarantino.
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I was so happy with this update. Although I tend to dislike quite a few of these titles, they're still much more my taste than the likes of TSPDT. Not really a fan of Blaxploitation though so was kind of annoyed at how many of those there were and not happy about the porn entries, was also kind of wishing for more horror, but oh well.
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I would rather work on the Bollywood list than this list but at least they're confined to a single list and it'll make some people happy. I do wish they'd be clearer about the source, though.
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There seem to be a lot of youtube links. Perhaps I can work on this a little soon. Surprised that I had seen 12, especially when originally it was only a top 20 list.
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allisoncm on Dec 19 2011, 10:26:24 PM wrote:There seem to be a lot of youtube links. Perhaps I can work on this a little soon. Surprised that I had seen 12, especially when originally it was only a top 20 list.
It was originally a top 39 list.
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PeacefulAnarchy on Dec 19 2011, 10:33:54 PM wrote:
allisoncm on Dec 19 2011, 10:26:24 PM wrote:There seem to be a lot of youtube links. Perhaps I can work on this a little soon. Surprised that I had seen 12, especially when originally it was only a top 20 list.
It was originally a top 39 list.
Oh okay!
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PeacefulAnarchy on Dec 19 2011, 10:23:37 PM wrote:I would rather work on the Bollywood list
Indeed! tehe
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I've just completed this list. It was an interesting journey, and I had to sit through some painful stuff and some painfully boring stuff, but found a few new favourites and got to see some pretty different cinema.

Awesome
1. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
2. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
3. The Last House on the Left (1972)
4. The Burning (1981)
5. Tian xia di yi quan (1972)
6. Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (1974)

Great
7 Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
8. Coffy (1973)
9. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (1970)
10. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
11. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
12. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
13. Savage Streets (1984)

Pretty good
14. Wu du (1978)
15. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
16. The Sexplorer (1976)
17. Thriller - en grym film (1974)
18. Zombi 2 (1979)
19. Cani arrabbiati (1974)
20. Escape from New York (1981)

Good
21. Death Race 2000 (1975)
22. Vice Squad (1982)
23. Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978)
24. The Savage Seven (1968)
25. Shurayukihime (1973)
26. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
27. Day of the Woman (1978)
28. Ms. 45 (1981)
29. Fight for Your Life (1977)
30. Long hu dou (1970)
31. Kozure Ôkami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma (1972)
32. Rolling Thunder (1977)
33. Satsujin ken 2 (1974)
34. Diabolik (1968)
35. Mil gritos tiene la noche (1982)
36. Tenement (1985)
37. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
38. Supervixens (1975)

Ok
39. Jui kuen (1978)
40. Don't Go in the House (1980)
41. Kozure Ôkami: Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro (1972)
42. Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore (1976)
43. Gyakushû! Satsujin ken (1974)
44. Walking Tall (1973)
45. Billy Jack (1971)
46. Enter the Dragon (1973)
47. Joshuu 701-gô: Sasori (1972)
48. Furyô anego den: Inoshika Ochô (1973)
49. Shogun Assassin (1980)
50. La casa sperduta nel parco (1980)

Meh
51. Paura nella città dei morti viventi (1980)
52. Foxy Brown (1974)
53. Ren zhe wu di (1982)
54. Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh (1971)
55. Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
56. The Jezebels (1975)
57. Black Caesar (1973)
58. Dolemite (1975)
59. The Mack (1973)
60. Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi (1976)
61. Black Christmas (1974)
62. Poor Pretty Eddie (1975)
63. Il boss (1973)
64. Suspiria (1977)
65. Black Shampoo (1976)
66. ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà (1981)
67. The Incredible Torture Show (1976)
68. Halloween (1978)

Not good
69. Blood Feast (1963)
70. Preacherman (1971)
71. Hollywood Man (1976)
72. The Lady in Red (1979)
73. Vanishing Point (1971)
74. Sette note in nero (1977)
75. Tenebre (1982)
76. Blacula (1972)
77. The Peace Killers (1971)
78. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men (1974)
79. Yasha-ga-ike (1979)

Bad
80. The Executioner (1978)
81. Addio zio Tom (1971)
82. Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976)
83. Pets (1974)
84. Darktown Strutters (1975)
85. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
86. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)
87. The Muthers (1976)
88. TNT Jackson (1974)
89. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
90. The Black Gestapo (1975)
91. Satan's Sadists (1969)
92. The Exterminator (1980)

Awful
93. I Drink Your Blood (1970)
94. Blood Freak (1972)
95. The Last House on Dead End Street (1977)
96. La nuit des traquées (1980)
97. Vampiros lesbos (1971)

Worst things I've ever seen
98. Olga's Girls (1964)
99. Emanuelle in America (1977)
100. Deep Throat (1972)
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They're not great film at all. In fact, they're terribly cheesy and over the top campy. But that's the joy in them. They somewhat remind of Grind house, the film that got me into liking movies.
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Well, there's no such thing as objectively great. Even if all technical aspects are terrible and they are cheesy as hell, it doesn't make them any less awesome and great. Normally I use more subjective terms when doing these things, but I didn't feel like it this time.
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Female Prisoner 701 is definitely the cream of the crop, Il boss is pretty good too, but La mala ordina is much better and shouldd be on the list instead.
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Ivn0716 on Feb 20 2012, 02:59:41 AM wrote:Female Prisoner 701 is definitely the cream of the crop, Il boss is pretty good too, but La mala ordina is much better and shouldd be on the list instead.
I'm also a BIG lover of Female Prisoner 701.

Fernando Di Leo is seen by many to be the greatest director of the Italian action-crime genre and La Mala Ordina is also my most favorite by him.
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I don't know what came over me but I had to complete this list. I did. And I'm happy I did to be honest. A diverse and interesting bunch of movies (not all are interesting but it was expected). So now I'll try too to help people who don't want to complete this list and prefer to focus on the best ones in there. Mightysparks you are not alone on the top any more :D


On my all-time favorites list
1. Night of the Living Dead 1968
2. Dawn of the Dead 1978
3. Suspiria 1977

Pure awesomeness
4. Halloween 1978
5. Tenebre 1982
6. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974
7. Zombi 2 1979
8. Vanishing Point 1971
9. L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo 1970 a.k.a. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
10. The Return of the Living Dead 1985
11. Cannibal Holocaust 1980

Really good
12. Cani arrabbiati 1974
13. Assault on Precinct 13 1976
14. Furyo anego den: Inoshika Ocho 1973 a.k.a. Sex and Fury
15. Blood Feast 1963 (Yeah... I know... But I like it!)

Good
16. Joshuu 701-go: Sasori 1972 Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
17. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry 1974
18. Shurayukihime 1973 a.k.a. Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld
19. Mil gritos tiene la noche 1982 a.k.a. Pieces
20. Paura nella citta dei morti viventi 1980 a.k.a. The Gates of Hell (I love Fulci!)
21. E tu vivrai nel terrore L'aldila 1981 a.k.a. The Beyond (Have I told you I love Fulci?)
22. Sette note in nero 1977 a.k.a. The Psychic (Fulci again... love him :wub: )
23. The Last House on the Left 1972
24. Escape from New York 1981
25. Supervixens 1975 (Great - for it's kind)
26. The Big Bird Cage 1972 a.k.a. Women's Penitentiary II (Still stuck in my mind)
27. Death Race 2000 1975
28. Wu du 1978 a.k.a. Five Deadly Venoms (Not a fan of kung-fu movies but this one is good)
29. Kozure Okami: Shinikazeni mukau ubaguruma 1972 a.k.a. Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (The best of the series)
30. Black Christmas 1974 (Oh yeah!)
31. Vice Squad 1982 (Never thought this could be so good)
32. Tenement 1985 (A bit over the top sometimes but leaves a good taste)

Yeah...Ok

33. Coffy 1973
34. Foxy Brown 1974 (Coffy is better, but Pam Grier is in this one too...)
35. Ms. 45 1981 a.k.a. Angel of Vengeance
36. La nuit des traquees 1980 (Great idea, a bit haunting but overall not great execution)
37. La casa sperduta nel parco 1980 a.k.a. House on the Edge of the Park (A little bit of Deodato's genius and some of his stupidity :lol: )
38. Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore 1976 a.k.a. The Terminators (Deodato again... well I like my dose of Italian horror, violence or sleaze he offers me from time to time)
39. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 1965
40. Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS 1975
41. Du bi quan wang da po xue di zi 1975 a.k.a. One-Armed Boxer II
42. The Jezebels 1975
43. The Burning 1981 (Interesting slasher flick, just that)



Watchable
All the rest

Pretty bad
44. The Sexplorer 1975 a.k.a. Girl from Starship Venus
45. Fight for Your Life 1977 a.k.a. Blood Bath at 1313 Fury Road
46. Hollywood Man 1976
47. Satan's Sadists 1969


From down here approach with caution and only if you want to complete the list
48. The Exterminator 1980
49. Revenge of the Cheerleaders 1976
50. T.N.T. Jackson 1974
51. The Muthers 1976 (I made a mistake and watched this first! Aaarrrrgh...)
52. Darktown Strutters 1975 (Seriously? Cartoonish garbage and lame humor)
53. Olga's Girls 1964 ( Not so bad that turns out to be good. Just bad with a continuous, idiotic explanatory narration)
54. The Black Gestapo 1975 (terrible blaxploitation because of the total lack of talent throughout the movie and not so much because of the plot which could have some potential)
55. Bamboo Gods and Iron Men 1974 (Kung fu Blaxploitation... boring as hell!)
56. Preacherman 1971 (Stay away from it. Utterly stupid film)



Barely considered as movies
57. Dolemite 1975
58. Black Shampoo 1976
59. Blood Freak 1972
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Cannibal Holocaust - Pure awesomeness :woot:

Anyways, I have 3 favorites from this whole list:

Halloween
Assault on Precinct 13
Vanishing Point

Suspiria was OK as well. I'm kinda either indifferent or meh towards the rest.. well, I've only seen about half though.
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kingink, I'd trust your ratings more if Assualt on Precinct 13 and Escape From New York weren't wallowing below Cannibal Holocaust :P
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Oh, I completely forgot Escape From New York - love that too!
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bal3x on Apr 12 2012, 01:19:38 PM wrote:Oh, I completely forgot Escape From New York - love that too!
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brokenface on Apr 12 2012, 01:20:42 PM wrote:
bal3x on Apr 12 2012, 01:19:38 PM wrote:Oh, I completely forgot Escape From New York - love that too!
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Mil gritos tiene la noche aka Pieces (1982) is awesome in a so-bad-it's-good way.
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Not a big fan of the list , but just noticed that out of the 34 i have seen i like more than 25. But most of these are well made and popular ones.

1. Assault on Precinct 13

2. Vanishing Point

3. Night of the living Dead /Dawn of the Dead/Return of the living dead

4. Halloween/Texas chainsaw massacre

5. Suspiria/Tenebre/Bird with a crystal plumage

6.Five fingers of death/36 chamber of shaolin/Five Deadly Venom/
Enter the dragon /One armed boxer 2

7.Lady snowblood

8.Streetfighter (the sequels were weak)

9.Black Christmas

10.Lone Wolf and Cub

Walking Tall , Death Race 2000, Escape from NY too were fun...

The problem would be the next ones from the list that i ll be watching.......last checked were Supervixens last , Emmanuelle in America and Deep Throat and all were more or less 1/10.
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kingink on Apr 12 2012, 01:01:22 PM wrote:54.The Black Gestapo 1975 (terrible blaxploitation because of the total lack of talent throughout the movie and not so much because of the plot which could have some potential)
You could find that plot in a couple other movies from that era (Like in Massacre at Central High,Bucktown or Vigilante Force) where the hired-help ends up becoming as evil and corrupt as their previously vanquished foes. But Black Gestapo still might be the most memorable of those just for the outrageousness of the idea.

Black Nazis, y'all! :D
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brokenface on Apr 12 2012, 01:16:51 PM wrote:kingink, I'd trust your ratings more if Assualt on Precinct 13 and Escape From New York weren't wallowing below Cannibal Holocaust :P
Everybody has a weakness and mine is Italian horror :D
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This list is now officially called Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics. I've seen 14/100 so far.

9/10:

Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

8/10:

Halloween (1978)
Enter the Dragon (1973)

7/10:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Supervixens (1975)
Wu du (1978)

6/10:

Coffy (1973)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Tian xia di yi quan (1972)
Escape from New York (1981)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Ren zhe wu di (1982)

5/10:

Foxy Brown (1974)
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Lammetje wrote: December 17th, 2020, 2:06 pm This list is now officially called Grindhouse Cinema Database's Top Grindhouse Classics. I've seen 14/100 so far.

9/10:

Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

8/10:

Halloween (1978)
Enter the Dragon (1973)

7/10:

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Supervixens (1975)
Wu du (1978)

6/10:

Coffy (1973)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Tian xia di yi quan (1972)
Escape from New York (1981)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Ren zhe wu di (1982)

5/10:

Foxy Brown (1974)
Only 14? Sounds like you need to dig in then! You've got some stone cold classics ahead of you (and some complete and total garbage...).
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Oh, I wanted to address this somewhere else but forgot. Of course the list title didn't make any sense for a long time, but now the introduction still doesn't: "This list has been compiled by aggregating the movies in three different lists: The Deuce Top 20 (2007-08), The Deuce Top 20 (2008-09) and Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 Grindhouse Classics."
20 + 20 + 20 = 100? :woot:

Couldn't estimate off the top of my head how many I've seen from these grindy flicks; 42/100, not too bad. Used to watch a lot more of that stuff.
I'm not a big fan of the rape & revenge pieces (Last House², Gravespitting '78). Also, Blood Feast, lol.

The issue with grindhouse, campy horror, B-movie, borderline trash films and all such is that they often look hilarious and like things YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE!, being a film maniac and that, but then you sit through 1:45h of amateurish junk and end up thinking: "Mh, maybe a trailer of that would have sufficed." Reading and writing about some of these is the greatest fun, not watching them. Sorry!

That said, the trailer for "I Drink Your Blood" is an insane, feverish masterpiece, go see it if you haven't!
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20 is the new 33 1/3
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