Critical Condition's Obscure and Bizarre Films - Thriller Part 2

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1.
Barracuda (1978)
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Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas. (98 mins.)
 
2.
Because of the Cats (1973)
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A gang of wealthy ne'er do wells rape and terrorize women for fun and force their husbands to watch. (98 mins.)
Director: Fons Rademakers
 
3.
Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)
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Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife... (89 mins.)
Director: Paolo Cavara
 
4.
Blood and Lace (1971)
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After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged... (87 mins.)
Director: Philip Gilbert
 
5.
Bloodrage (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A sexually frustrated young man kills hookers. (78 mins.)
Director: Joseph Bigwood
 
6.
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
 
7.
Bundy: An American Icon (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
 
8.
Cat in the Cage (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A young man returns to his rich family's estate after a stay in a mental hospital. He finds that his father has married his deceased wife's nurse... (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Zarin Dast
 
9.
The Centerfold Girls (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A depraved religious fanatic sets out to punish all the "immoral" women who have posed for the center-fold of a men's magazine. (91 mins.)
Director: John Peyser
 
10.
Chosen Survivors (1974)
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A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert... (99 mins.)
Director: Sutton Roley
 
11.
The Comeback (1978)
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A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion. (100 mins.)
Director: Pete Walker
 
12.
Cross Current (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A speed-boat racer suffers amnesia after an boating accident and goes to his isolated villa to recuperate... (90 mins.)
Director: Tonino Ricci
 
13.
Harlequin (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man... (95 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
14.
Dark Sanity (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A woman with psychic visions and an alcoholic past moves into a house where the previous occupant was mysteriously decapitated, and soon suspects the visions she's seeing are her own future. (88 mins.)
Director: Martin Green
 
15.
Deadly Games (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes... (92 mins.)
Director: Scott Mansfield
 
16.
Deadly Harvest (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Farmer struggles to keep food on the table, and regain his son who has joined a gang of marauding city-folk during the world's worst famine. (87 mins.)
Director: Timothy Bond
 
17.
Body Shop (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Two years after a women is killed in a fatal car crash, the trio of teenagers responsible for her death are suddenly being murdered - one by one... (106 mins.)
Director: Donald Farmer
 
18.
Dear Dead Delilah (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The matriarch of a family living in an old Southern mansion finds that a killer is loose in the house, searching for a $50,000 fortune rumored to be hidden there, and murdering anyone getting in the way. (95 mins.)
Director: John Farris
 
19.
Death Valley (1982)
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A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer. (87 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
20.
A Demon in My View (1991)
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A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down. (110 mins.)
Director: Petra Haffter
 
21.
Doppelganger (1993)
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A woman moves from NYC to LA after a murder, in which she is implicated. She is followed by what is apparently her evil alter- ego... (104 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
22.
Una libélula para cada muerto (1974)
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A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body. (85 mins.)
Director: León Klimovsky
 
23.
Ebola Syndrome (1996)
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A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home. (98 mins.)
Director: Herman Yau
 
24.
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
 
25.
The Eleventh Commandment (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A rich and dangerous family are out to kill their mentally ill nephew, Robert. He escapes from the institution and the killings begin. The family members become more and more deranged as they fanatically (94 mins.)
Director: Paul Leder
 
26.
Eye in the Labyrinth (1972)
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A woman searches for her missing lover, a psychiatrist who has suddenly vanished for no apparent reason. She ends up at a villa populated by a group of eccentric individuals. A string of murders commence immediately. (95 mins.)
Director: Mario Caiano
 
27.
Fatal Pulse (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A girl is killed and raped minutes after fighting with her boyfriend (Jeff) and he left her. Jeff is... (90 mins.)
 
28.
555 (1988 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A spate of killings of teenagers by a maniac dressed like a hippie causes a detective to check the records for similar killings... (90 mins.)
Director: Wally Koz
 
29.
Forced Entry (1975)
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A serial rapist stalks and murders prostitutes. (88 mins.)
Director: Jim Sotos
 
30.
The French Sex Murders (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A prostitute in a french brothel is assassinated, the prime suspect is one of her regular clients, soon afterwards the witnesses that testified against the suspect are killed by an strange individual. (83 mins.)
Director: F.L. Morris
 
31.
Gentle Savage (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An Indian is accused of the rape and murder of a white girl. The girl's stepfather incites the townspeople to punish the Indian - to cover up the fact that it was actually he who committed the crime. (85 mins.)
Director: Sean MacGregor
 
32.
The Girl in Room 2A (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A sadistic killer cult kidnaps and sacrifices beautiful women. A young girl, just paroled from prison, moves into a strange house and appears to be the cult's next victim. (85 mins.)
Director: William L. Rose
 
33.
Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters... (89 mins.)
Director: Carlos Aured
 
34.
The 'Human' Factor (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
35.
Hunting Humans (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random... (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Kangas
 
36.
Inn of the Damned (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A sheriff investigates why the guests at a local hostelry check in, but never check out. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
37.
Hollywood 90028 (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Mark, a young photographer, travels to Hollywood hoping to make it as a cameraman in the movie business... (90 mins.)
 
38.
It Happened at Nightmare Inn (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two sisters running a small hotel in Spain kill female tourists whose morals do not meet their strict religious standards. (83 mins.)
Director: Eugene Martin
 
39.
Johnny Firecloud (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher. (99 mins.)
 
40.
Kidnap Syndicate (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on an actual event "The Kidnap Syndicate" is the story of two boys, one from a rich family and the other from a poor family, who are kidnapped and held for ransom. (97 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
41.
Killer's Delight (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A detective tracks a serial killer through San Francisco. (85 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Hoenack
 
42.
Maruta 2: Laboratory of the Devil (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
In the spring of 1945, Japan established a secret base, Unit 731 in Manchuria, where many innocent Chinese... (96 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Ho
 
43.
La settima donna (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Sister Cristina (Florinda Bolkan) plays a nun who takes the teenage girls in her care to a remote house where they rehearse A Midsummer Night's Dream... (86 mins.)
Director: Franco Prosperi
 
44.
Sweet Savior (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A Manson-like cult leader takes his "flock" to New York City, where they do drugs and kill people. (92 mins.)
Director: Bob Roberts
 
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46.
Caliber 9 (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture... (100 mins.)
Director: Fernando Di Leo
 
47.
Murderlust (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A serial killer, who is actually a handsome Sunday school teacher, abducts young women and disposes their bodies in the Mojave Desert. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Jones
 
48.
Naked Vengeance (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A beautiful woman seeks revenge for tragedy forced upon her family. (97 mins.)
 
49.
The Night God Screamed (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman is persecuted by Jesus freaks after they've crucified her preacher husband. (85 mins.)
Director: Lee Madden
 
50.
Noon Sunday (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination. (104 mins.)
Director: Terry Bourke
 
51.
Open Season (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Collinson
 
52.
Prey of the Chameleon (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
J.D. returns to his small Texas hometown where four years ago he left Carrie at the altar. She's now a deputy sheriff... (91 mins.)
 
53.
La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach... (103 mins.)
 
54.
Reaper (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. No sooner has he arrived... (96 mins.)
Director: John Bradshaw
 
55.
Red (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A reclusive man sets out for justice and redemption when three troublesome teens kill his dog for no good reason. (93 mins.)
 
56.
Resurrection (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Chicago homicide detectives John Prudhome and Andrew "Andy" Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a gruesome murder, and both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ. (108 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
57.
Road Games (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway. (101 mins.)
 
58.
Road-Kill U.S.A. (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Psycho-killer couple pick up a naive college student. A cheap motel owner/rapist has his mouth and nose sealed with Krazy glue. (84 mins.)
Director: Tony Elwood
 
59.
The Salton Sea (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After a tragic incident, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies. (103 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
60.
False Face (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter. (95 mins.)
Director: John Grissmer
 
61.
Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Jones
 
62.
Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well. (87 mins.)
 
63.
Skinheads (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  
A group of students traveling to California are menaced by a vicious group of skin-heads in the Colorado mountains. A WW2 vet living in the mountains comes to their rescue. (90 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
 
64.
Small Kill (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Children are being kidnapped and held for ransom. If the parents don't cooperate, the kids show up dead... (86 mins.)
 
65.
Streets of Death (1987 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: Jeff Hathcock
 
66.
Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor.... (98 mins.)
Director: Andrea Bianchi
 
67.
Spree (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A group of teenagers drive out into the desert in search of sex, beer, and general good times. When their van breaks down... (89 mins.)
Director: Larry Spiegel
 
68.
Ted Bundy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The story of serial killer Ted Bundy. (99 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bright
 
69.
Terror Express (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Three thugs commandeer a couple of cars on a moving train and spread terror among the passengers. (84 mins.)
 
70.
Inn of the Frightened People (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A family plots to take its revenge on the man who raped and murdered their daughter. (89 mins.)
Director: Sidney Hayers
 
71.
Twisted Nerve (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him... (112 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
72.
Underground (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
An angry New York cop is professionally damaged by an unflattering story about him in the paper, written... (90 mins.)
Director: James McCalmont
 
73.
El perro (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A political prisoner in a South American dictatorship escapes and is pursued throughout the country by a bloodthirsty dog. (114 mins.)
 
74.
Venom (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Terrorists who kidnap a child from a wealthy family are pursued by a deadly snake. (93 mins.)
Director: Piers Haggard
 
75.
Victims (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Paulie is falling to pieces. His every encounter with the opposite sex ends in violence, while stirring up memories of his prostitute mother and her brutal pimp and the sexually abusive hooker who molested him as a child. (82 mins.)
Director: Tony Vorno
 
76.
Video Murders (1988 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
David Lee Shepherd, who desperately wants work in the video business, is luring hookers into his hotel...
 
77.
The Weekend Murders (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A family goes to a British estate to hear the reading of a will and while there they are murdered one by one. (98 mins.)
Director: Michele Lupo
 
78.
Welcome Home, Soldier Boys (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A group of Green Berets return from Viet Nam and go on a cross country road trip which will result in a shocking conclusion. (91 mins.)
Director: Richard Compton
 
79.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
80.
Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Oliviero is a burned-out writer, living at his estate near Venice, his dead mother dominating his imagination... (96 mins.)
Director: Sergio Martino