THE TWENTY DAYS OF TURIN

One of the most interesting translations to appear in some time, this is the first-ever English version of a short novel that was originally published in Italian back in 1977

Cannibal Holocaust

This hugely controversial exploitation epic is easily the best of the Italian cannibal movies of the late 70’s. It’s also one of the most repellent…

THE WHIP AND THE BODY

One of the strangest and most interesting films made by Mario Bava, a film featuring ahead-of-its-time perversity and the type of visual brilliance for which Bava is renowned

MACABRE

This gruesome and depraved yet subtle, atmospheric Italian horror fest was the directorial debut of Lamberto Bava, son of the legendary “Father of Italian horror” Mario Bava

THE VISITOR

In the small but potent category of crazy-assed OMEN wannabes (see SUICIDE CULT and FEAR NO EVIL), the Italian-made THE VISITOR is a definite stand-out

BURIAL GROUND

Italian zombie flicks tend to be extremely gory and extremely goofy, and this pasta zombie fest from 1980 contains both qualities in abundance

BLOODY PIT OF HORROR

A far stupider-than-average Italian horror/trash fest from the mid sixties. It’s kinda fun, but don’t expect too much.

BLOOD DELIRIUM

Eighties Italian sex-horror trash, a film SO amazingly crude, exploitive, wrong-headed and plain crazy it’s…well, a classic of sorts! 

BLACK SUNDAY (1961)

This was the first solo-directed film by the great Mario Bava, and remains his best-known work.  There’s an excellent reason for that, and for the fact that actress Barbara Steele became an icon.

BEYOND THE DARKNESS

Quite simply the grossest of the gross: a disgusting, pandering, ultra-graphic sleaze fest from Italy’s notorious Joe D’Amato