DISCOVER--25 sexy horror films that remembered to put in the sex and nudity

And let's face it, an extraordinary number of them don't, although curiously the marketing department usually remembers to imply it. This list is in chronological order. I've no objection to films being listed under their original foreign language titles, but all attempts to put it in alphabetical order were constantly stymied by the IMDB's infuriating habit of putting films under their second or third alternate titles, rather than the one they are best known for (and indeed often released on DVD as). Eight of these films are listed under their lesser-known titles, and another six under their original language titles.

And while I'm bitching, surely the exact match should come up first, rather than "most popular"? I know what I'm typing, and I know what I'm looking for. We don't all follow the crowd like sheep down to the ma-aaa-aal, y'know... Okay, that's the end of the ranting, time to start lusting...
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1.
Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two hot chicks happen upon the creepy castle of French witch Morgane le Fay and must choose either to become immortal sex slaves or rot in a dungeon. (86 mins.)
Director: Bruno Gantillon
“ Or, to put it another way, bizarre dreamlike fantasy about two girls on a driving holiday in France who stumble into a world of witchcraft and the supernatural. In the tradition of Jean Rollin. ” - jonabbott56
 
2.
Requiem for a Vampire (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A vampire lures beautiful young women to his castle in Europe. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
“ Here's the real Jean Rollin, with what's better known as Requiem for a Vampire... A bizarre dreamlike fantasy about two girls on the run from the law in France, who stumble into a world of vampirism and the supernatural... ” - jonabbott56
 
3.
The Shiver of the Vampires (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
“ This is Shiver of the Vampires, one of Jean Rollin's finest. With the perfect body of Sandra Julien, who is shown to better effect here than in many of her lame-o porn films. That's not her on the Redemption sleeve, by the way... ” - jonabbott56
 
4.
Don't Look Now (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
“ Sold to the public on the strength of its explicit sex scene, which was deliberately shot to be humdrum and matter-of-fact, this is in fact a superb psychic thriller, incredibly suspenseful and unnerving. A masterpiece. ” - jonabbott56
 
5.
Female Vampire (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A beautiful female vampire lures men to their doom. (82 mins.)
Director: J.P. Johnson
“ Introducing the stunning Lina Romay. The film, a typical Jess Franco sleaze-and-cheese party, never surpasses the unforgettable opening iconic image of Romay striding through the mist in nothing but boots, belt and cape. But it certainly tries. A thousand restless nights start here. ” - jonabbott56
 
6.
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A powerful cosmic force is turning Earth women into queen bees who kill men by wearing them out sexually. (85 mins.)
Director: Denis Sanders
“ Bleak and banal but strangely atmospheric Z-grade low-budget sci-fi, showcasing the lovely Victoria Vetri. ” - jonabbott56
 
7.
Der Fluch der schwarzen Schwestern (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendants. (103 mins.)
Director: Joseph W. Sarno
“ This is actually Joe Sarno's Vampire Ecstasy, which has loads of nudity but is not remotely erotic. It has atmosphere by the truckload however, and is strangely compelling, despite going on a bit. ” - jonabbott56
 
8.
La comtesse perverse (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Two wealthy aristocrats lure a virginal girl to a Spanish island for a night of sex, death and cannibalism. (87 mins.)
Director: Clifford Brown
“ Better known as Countess Perverse, this combination of cannibalism and Cornell's Most Dangerous Game climaxes with a naked Alice Arno hunting an equally naked Lina Romay around a Mediterranean island. A superb print was recently released on DVD by Mondo Macabre. ” - jonabbott56
 
9.
The Demoniacs (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A gang of pirates rape the two sole survivors of a ship wreck. The violated girls are rescued by the strange inhabitants of a supposedly haunted island, where they are granted supernatural powers to strike revenge against the pirates. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
“ With the astonishingly beautiful Joelle Couer, among other pleasures. Pirates, ghosts, clowns, hypnotists, and spooky ruins... it could be Scooby-Doo if it wasn't for the sex, nudity, and murder. Jean Rollin's masterpiece, also known as Les Demoniaques, and not to be confused with Jess Franco's Demoniac. For this, and numbers 2, 3, and 14 in this list make sure you purchase the slightly more pricey Encore editions; you'll only regret it later if you don't. The booklets and deleted scenes are not to be missed, particularly on this one. ” - jonabbott56
 
10.
Lorna the Exorcist (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A man is tormented by an ex-lover, Lorna, who is some kind of witch. She has a strange power over a number of women in the film, including the man's daughter, Linda. (81 mins.)
Director: Clifford Brown
“ Weirdly unsettling, directed by Jess Franco under one of his numerous pseudonyms, and featuring quite a bit of rampant exhibitionism from the leading ladies while the male lead roams around a barren 1970s landscape. ” - jonabbott56
 
11.
Nuda per Satana (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Italian Gothic horror that tells the tale of a man who stops at a remote castle hoping to get medical help for an injured woman, only to find the inhabitants mirror the darker sides of the woman and himself. (82 mins.)
Director: Paolo Solvay
“ Better known as Nude for Satan, a shamelessly brazen come-on title that usually means nobody gets nude for Satan (Jon's first rule of DVD consumer advice: if it has Naked in the title, nobody gets naked). But as it happens, quite a few people get nude for Satan in this ridiculous but enjoyable Twilight Zone-ish gothic fantasy. Daft but fun. ” - jonabbott56
 
12.
Vampyres (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Larraz
“ Despite two stunningly attractive leading ladies, somebody in marketing thought the face on the left would sell more discs. A bleak typically '70s British horror, saved by a European director who puts the emphasis on the vampire girls but still delivers the requisite gore and horror. Doesn't quite work, but enough of it does. A recognised cult classic. ” - jonabbott56
 
13.
L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death. (95 mins.)
“ This is actually Jess Franco's Exorcism, although it is known under several other titles as well, including Sexorcism, Demoniac, and The Sadist of Notre Dame. Lots of unintentional laughs to be had. Just ensure you obtain the longest cut available, as it's all about Lina Romay and the other girls who get their kit off. ” - jonabbott56
 
14.
Lips of Blood (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Frederick sees a photograph of a ruined seaside castle, which triggers a strange childhood memory. He then goes on a strange quest, aided by four female vampires, to find the castle and the beautiful woman who lives there. (88 mins.)
Director: Jean Rollin
“ Better known as Lips of Blood. The fifth and final of Jean Rollin's erotic vampire fantasies of the 1970s. Ignore yet another inappropriate sleeve design, there are several others to choose from including the bells and whistles Encore addition. ” - jonabbott56
 
15.
Carrie (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie White, a shy and outcast 17 year-old girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ A borderline entry, as this classic template for every shock ending of the next thirty years is more about sex than showing anything. A tour-de-force from Brian De Palma, who never did anything anywhere near as good again. Sissy Spacek is quite extraordinary in what amounts to three different roles--mouse, prom queen, and demonic monster. Much copied but never bettered. ” - jonabbott56
 
16.
Seven Women for Satan (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Michael plays a descendant of the original count Zaroff who leaves his Paris flat every weekend to hunt humans on his isolated estate. (82 mins.)
Director: Michel Lemoine
“ Better known as Seven Women for Satan. Absolutely mental. ” - jonabbott56
 
17.
Satan's Blood (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young couple are tricked into going into a sinister house where a coven of devil-worshipers waits for them. (82 mins.)
Director: Carlos Puerto
“ Better--and more sensibly--known as Satan's Blood. The clue is often in the cover art, IMDB. More bleak discomfiting Twilight Zone-y weirdness from the '70's, with the usual pleasingly ambivalent attitude towards sex and nudity, of which there is plenty. ” - jonabbott56
 
18.
La bimba di Satana (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
In the crypt of the remote castle of the Aguilars lies the recently-deceased body of Maria. Her husband Antonio is a jealous bully... (75 mins.)
Director: Alan W. Cools
“ Translated to the deliciously trashy Satan's Baby Doll. A sleaze-fest. ” - jonabbott56
 
19.
La mansión de los muertos vivientes (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A group of vacationing waitresses visit a resort hotel on the Canary Islands, only to find that the former monastery's monks nearby have returned as living blind dead. (97 mins.)
Director: Jess Franco
“ Better known as Mansion of the Living Dead. A hopeless effort from Jess Franco, who--being completely incapable of delivering anything remotely resembling a horror film at this dreary and deserted run-down tourist trap he's chosen to film in--fortunately concentrates on getting the clothes off his four sexpot leads. ” - jonabbott56
 
20.
Breeders (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
The Manhattan General Hospital has admitted a string of young women who have been raped by something otherworldly... (77 mins.)
Director: Tim Kincaid
“ What could potentially have been a low-budget classic to accompany other '80's sleaze and cheese like The Terminator, Trancers, etc. etc. is botched by appalling acting from the leads and a total lack of help from script or director. Fortunately, a fair number of girl-next-door types take their clothes off for as long as possible. Good save. ” - jonabbott56
 
21.
Flesh for the Beast (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Six parapsychologists investigate a reputed haunted mansion and are set upon by three flesh-eating succubus ladies under the control of the sinister warlock owner bent on finding a mysterious amulet to give himself more power. (89 mins.)
Director: Terry M. West
“ A few camera angles short of being a classic, this fannish fantasy divided the audience right down the love it or hate it middle. Gory, with a fair bit of nudity. But it could have been better. By the way, the plot synopsis above is a spoiler. Nuffin' to do wiv me, guv. ” - jonabbott56
 
22.
Demon's Claw (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
(97 mins.)
“ Early appearances from Bound Heat beauties Lucie Haluzikova, Eva Nemeth, and Marie Vecek in this vampire castle yarn featuring Sexcetera's Kira Reed as a Countess Bathory type. Fun. ” - jonabbott56
 
23.
When Evil Calls (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
When Evil Calls centres around the mysterious appearance of a text message that grants the students of at Wilburn High School their wildest desires.
“ "I know, let's make a horror film and cut it up into chunks for people to watch on their mobile 'phones. What could possibly go wrong?". Based on vintage chestnut The Monkey's Paw, one segment has a guy wishing for x-ray glasses and watching the girls in the gym play basketball naked. Fun as it is, you'll see even more on the Making of... ” - jonabbott56
 
24.
Blood Countess (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Countess Bathory sends her young cousin Nora to locate for her sexual pleasures noble maidens and pays her handsomely... (86 mins.)
“ Bound Heat's take on the Countess Bathory legend. It doesn't surpass Borowczyk's Immoral Tales for eroticism, but it's not bad. ” - jonabbott56
 
25.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Or, as the rest of the world knows it, Piranha 3D. What could be more fun than a CGI octodinosharktopus cheese-o-rama? One with loads of skin and a lengthy skinny dipping session, of course. Having got this one so right, there was no way to screw up the sequel, right? Wrong...


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Obsessed with the popular culture of the 1960s and surrounding decades, Jon Abbott has been writing about film and TV for over thirty years in around two dozen different publications, trade, populist, and specialist. He is the author of several books, including

Irwin Allen Television Productions 1964-1970,
Stephen J. Cannell Television Productions: A History of All Series and Pilots,
The Elvis Films,
Cool TV of the 1960s: Three Shows That Changed the World,
and Strange New World: Sex Films of the 1970s.

See his Amazon author's page, and his other lists on the IMDB, all under the pre-fix DISCOVER. ” - jonabbott56