Horror Flicks That Might Make You...

Scratch your head and wonder why I made a list of horror films like this. These are grade B to Z movies of the 70's and 80's that have gone overlooked or simply forgotten in the annals of cinema time. Anyway, have fun and hope you enjoy!
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The Beast Within (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young woman gets raped by an mysterious man-creature, and years later her son begins a horrific transformation into a similar Beast. (98 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
“ Really enjoy this film from Philippe Mora. It's a genuinely creepy B film that seems to have, to this day, divided audiences. The storyline is uneven and the plot in general kind of makes you scratch your head. But it's a brooding film with amazing atmosphere and worth checking out. ” - CannibalCraig
The Outing (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman's house. They are killed and the lamp is moved to a museum to be studied... (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Daley
“ The Outing, actually a re-edit of a film called The Lamp. Why was it re-edited? I cannot say. This grade B to Z film I was not allowed to watch as a kid. But I watched it anyway and since it has been somewhat of a favorite with its bad special effects and goofy looking evil Djinn. This was kind of Wishmaster before Wishmaster. ” - CannibalCraig
The Brain (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them. (94 mins.)
Director: Edward Hunt
“ Yes, The Brain. A very stupid film? Oh yeah. A very fun film? Definitely. From the ridiculous plot and acting to the hilariously bad special effects, this movie has been a childhood favorite for years. And it also has the late David Gale playing a crazed therapist and a giant brain that looks more like a rotten monkey head. ” - CannibalCraig
The Monster Club (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three... (104 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ With Vincent Price, John Carradine, Donald Pleasance and Stewart Whitman, The Monster Club is a fairly fun anthology with a very 80's B movie feel to it. It's hokey and will probably only appeal to us that grew up in this era. I actually saw for the first time with Elvira hosting when I was just a kid. ” - CannibalCraig
The Appointment (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A family is confronted in their house by an evil force. (90 mins.)
“ This British film seems to have been forgotten entirely. Which is truly sad as it is one very creepy film. Starring Edward Woodward of The Wicker Man fame, the film is a very different kind of horror film relying on atmosphere and mood over a strong plot. If you can find a copy give this movie a chance. ” - CannibalCraig
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides to get even, with deadly results. (83 mins.)
Director: David Durston
“ Angry Manson like hippies take acid and eat meat pies that have rabies in them, turning the hippies into stark raving lunatics. Yeah, you read that right. This was one of the funniest B films I have ever seen. What a hilarious premise! ” - CannibalCraig
Alucarda (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work? (75 mins.)
“ A genuinely bizarre and creepy film about demonic possession. This has become somewhat of a cult movie over the years but it still seems that not many people know about it. It's a great film and far surpasses many of the other demonic possession films of the 70's, which leads me to... ” - CannibalCraig
The Antichrist (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Ippolita is a paralyzed young woman with serious mental problems stemming from the death of her mother... (112 mins.)
“ One of the most notorious Exorcist ripoffs of all time. With Mel Ferrer in a low point in his career. This movie attempts to recreate some of the more disturbing moments from The Exorcist but with hilarious results. As well, the movie is also known for a gross out orgy involving a goat. Blech... ” - CannibalCraig
From Beyond (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms. (86 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ One of the very early films that Stuart Gordan directed with his usual cast of Jeffery Combs, Barbara Crampton, and Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. This movie I have argued is better than his more well known Lovecraft film Re-animator. Although he takes more liberties with From Beyond, I found the movie far more enjoyable and much more disturbing and disgusting. ” - CannibalCraig
Non aver paura della zia Marta (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A family of 4 makes a long drive to Aunt Martha's house to visit her for the first time in years. Only she isn't there. Just the caretaker and his message that she will appear the next day...if they survive the night. (88 mins.)
Director: Mario Bianchi
“ Otherwise known as The Murder Secret. It's a film produced by Lucio Fulci (he even may have filmed the gore scenes). The Murder Secret is a great atmospheric horror flick with an amazing score. Is it entirely original? No, not at all. But it is worth checking out if you are able to track down a copy. ” - CannibalCraig
Horror Planet (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one. (93 mins.)
“ Also known as Inseminoid. This movie might be a little more known at this point than some of the other films on this list. It's a fun and bizarre space flick that people say ripped off Alien. But really, if you watch it there is almost nothing in common other than the setting. ” - CannibalCraig
Alien 2: On Earth (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
A spaceship lands back on Earth after a failed mission, but the astronauts have been replaced by hideous... (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Cromwell
“ Unlike Inseminoid, Alien 2 is a blatant cash-in on Alien. Although the films really have nothing in common, the thought at the time was that Alien 2 would confuse people into thinking that a sequel to Alien had been made and would make money. Not sure if that worked as this movie is very obscure. But if you can find a copy it is genuinely bad with some awesome gore effects and a cool synth score. ” - CannibalCraig
The Killer Nun (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism... (85 mins.)
Director: Giulio Berruti
“ What we have here is a classic Nunsploitation film. Surprisingly well acted, this was actually a good B film. Unlike the hilariously bad... ” - CannibalCraig
The Other Hell (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot! (88 mins.)
Director: Stefan Oblowsky
“ The Other Hell from director Bruno Mattei. For those that know any of his films you will know that he makes horrorsploitation films. Meaning that he usually rips off many other more well known horror films. Even to the point where he uses music from the better film illegally! This was a hilarious film and certainly will shock anyone that sees it, but I think for all the wrong reasons. ” - CannibalCraig
Monster Dog (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose killing off the local residents. (84 mins.)
Director: Clyde Anderson
“ Directed by Claudio Fragasso of Troll 2 fame and starring Alice Cooper with his voice dubbed. Monster Dog is another childhood favorite. As a kid, the movie scared me. As an adult, I liked the music and the atmosphere but everything else is certainly on the grade Z level. For bad movie enthusiasts and Alice Cooper fans only! ” - CannibalCraig
Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse... (83 mins.)
Director: John Fasano
“ This might be one of the funniest films ever made just for the last ten minutes of the film alone. Starring John Mikael Thor from the band Thor. I really can't even describe this movie as it is genuinely a super Z film. The end of the film is beyond hilarity though and is worth buying just for that alone. ” - CannibalCraig
Blood and Lace (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged... (87 mins.)
Director: Philip Gilbert
“ This one is definitely out there. There are a few plots going on in this B flick and it's something that just needs to be seen as it is sort of ahead of its time. And there is a serial killer that resembles Freddy Kruger as well! ” - CannibalCraig
Axe (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather. (65 mins.)
“ Axe is a very obscure psychological horror film. It's not very long either, running around one hour. Axe is certainly unique as it has to do with a girl that is not all that she seems. It's worth taking a look. It's other title, that makes more sense, is Lisa, Lisa. ” - CannibalCraig
The Incubus (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In a small town, Roy Seeley and his girlfriend Mandy Pullman are camping by the lake. Out of the blue... (93 mins.)
Director: John Hough
“ A really creepy film about some sort of a creature raping and mutilating women of a small town. This is easily a film you will not forget and, much like The Beast Within, seems to have a similar rap among audiences. ” - CannibalCraig
Ghosthouse (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house. (95 mins.)
“ Hahaha! This movie is hilarious and creepy all at the same time. It's a very dated film that has to do with the ghost of a child and her creepy psychotic clown doll that butcher a bunch of losers. Directed by notorious horror director Umberto Lenzi (credited as the hilarious name Humphrey Humbert) this is a hilarious gorefest with a paper thin plot, bad acting, and a creepy clown that sings some creepy song. ” - CannibalCraig
Dead of Night (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Directed by Bob Clark and written by Alan Ormsby, Deathdream is a really great film and much better than there earlier film Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things. ” - CannibalCraig
Spookies (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive. (85 mins.)
“ Originally was suppose to be a movie called Twisted Souls but was drastically changed and re-edited by the producers to the behest of the original filmmakers. Still, Spookies is a ton of fun with just about every kind of monster thrown into the fray. Although not a gory film, Spookies is a riot of goofiness. ” - CannibalCraig
TerrorVision (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world. (83 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
“ TerrorVision? Why not! Another film I grew up watching and as far as monster movies go, this is one of the best out there. The comedy is bizarre (Is Stanley a "manly-man"), the whole situation is surreal, and the monster was awesome. ” - CannibalCraig
I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Six high school buddies accidentally kill a drug pusher and dump his body in toxic waters. When the... (90 mins.)
“ My friends and I loved this film growing up. Despite the title sounding like a kid friendly film, I Was a Teenage Zombie is filled with some really low budget, yet revolting gore moment. Such as a fat kid getting his face ripped off and a girl having her legs ripped off having sex with a zombie. Also it has some hilarious dialog about buying weed. ” - CannibalCraig
Beware: Children at Play (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A mentally-disturbed teenager kidnaps and brainwashes children into cannibalistic psychopaths - but not when the adults intervene. (94 mins.)
Director: Mik Cribben
“ Only Troma would release a movie like this. It has to do with the children of a small town murdering the adults. Sounds like something else we have seen before? The ending came under a lot of controversy as the film is just a build up to a massacre of children at the end. ” - CannibalCraig
The Queen of Black Magic (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A woman is seduced by and cast aside by a fickle lover. When the lover marries another woman who starts hallucinating during their wedding... (90 mins.)
Director: Liliek Sudjio
“ Possibly one of the funniest Asian horror films I have ever seen. The movie is filled with some fantastic gore sequences and a revenge plotline. ” - CannibalCraig
Criminally Insane (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An obese woman recently released from an insane asylum kills anyone who attempts to get her to stop eating. (61 mins.)
Director: Nick Philips
“ One of the dumbest and funniest grade Z films of all time. Criminally Insane has to do with a fat woman that is released from a psychiatric hospital and is returned to her Mother. There, her mother locks up all the food which causes Crazy Fat Ethel to go on a murderous rampage killing her family and being sent back to the hospital. This is one very funny movie but do NOT see the sequel that comes with the DVD set. It is one of the worst films ever. ” - CannibalCraig
Octaman (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A team of researchers discovers a strange mutation of man and octopus who proceeds to terrorize them. (79 mins.)
Director: Harry Essex
“ Something is very funny about seeing a guy in a octopus suit terrorize locals. As well, he makes a girlfriend at some point in the movie. Or something like that. ” - CannibalCraig
Mutant (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Two brothers discover that the residents of a small Southern town are being infected by a form of toxic waste, turning them into blood-ravenous zombies. (99 mins.)
“ Mutant was a surprisingly decent horror film starring Wings Hauser. Although I understand there was some production issues the movie is not all that bad and is actually kind of fun to watch. The only thing it's missing is a few decent gore effects. ” - CannibalCraig
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. (81 mins.)
Director: B.D. Clark
“ An awesome film produced by Roger Corman filled with vile monsters and grotesque murder scenes. How many films can you see Joanie from Happy Days explode into a gory mess? ” - CannibalCraig