Lists by pinch_of_hope
The more twisted, perverted and obsessive the better.
One of the most important and bizarre movies stars of all time. Her delirious 50s melodramas are particular loves of mine. This is Joan Crawford's films ranked (from favourite to least favourite).
Eternal horror icons & pulp heroes. Rules for this list: literary/mythical origins with a long impact on genre film, television and pop culture.
Films based on Italian or French comic books, usually full of sex, sadism and violence.
The boldest, weirdest, sexiest stars of all time.
Early gothic horror and monsters, pulp crime, technicolor exotica & action/adventures serials.
Trash videos (mostly from the VHS era) featured in the '2 minute movie' recaps on 'Everything is Terrible'.
The urban jungle of America: a vision of hell.
Famous monster icons, extraordinary beings and gifted humans from horror franchises from 1970s onwards.
The era of Irwin Allen, Jennings Lang etc.
Soldiers in jungles, small town vigilantes, ninjas on warpaths, killer cyborgs and pulpy, comic-book sci-fi. A barrage of guns, knives, blood, abs, war paint and homoeroticism.
"Monsters are born too tall, too strong, too heavy—that is their tragedy" - Ishiro Honda
50s atomic age, Japanese monster movies, 'when creatures attack'.
The influences of the great early queer auteurs.... Kenneth Anger, Fassbinder, George Kuchar, Jack Smith, Steven Arnold, José Rodriguez-Soltero, James Bidgood.
A guide to seasonal slashers to watch on your favourite holidays.
Real life female murderers, sociopaths and outlaws, from the Hollywood big screen to b-grade thrillers to made-for-tv trash.
The darkest, most fetid reaches of underground film.
The weirdest after school specials and TV movies that inspired the best show of all time... 'Strangers With Candy'.
All the films from the three big 80s horror franchises, ranked from best to worst. (Work in progress).
90s Lifetime TV = trash heaven.
90s Lifetime TV = trash heaven.
LGBT films with an 'exploitation' film vibe.
Druggy, sexual fever dreams, European excess, blood, breasts, hippie witches, vampiric libertines, bizarre mysteries.
Emmanuelle-related adventures and rip-offs, in ideal viewing order.
Films featured in the book by Paul Cooke and David Zuzelo.
Films mentioned in the Pete Tombs book IMMORAL TALES.
Films mentioned in Pete Tombs' book 'Mondo Macabro'.
The lower depths of humanity and abuses of authority: sadistic 'social experiments', nazis, dictators, government-approved torture.
Dreamy, sudsy Hollywood. Douglas Sirk, Delmer Daves, Lana Turner, Joan Crawford, Susan Hayward and their later influences.
Mostly shot in stark black and white, early visions of "urban hell", southern trash and wretched sleaze.
The weirder side of the Christmas season.
Survival in the jungle, outback, backwoods, deep south and isolated wilderness. Human hunting, rednecks, tribes of cannibals.
Reality television is a landscape of starry-eyed teen girls, mentally ill alcoholics and sadistic judges or people in authority all coming together to reveal their grotesqueries to a hungry audience. Mostly worthless, however, the shows on this list elevate 'trash tv' to a strange level of lush, Sadean art. I genuinely love everything on this list.
Original movies only, not including sequels or remakes.
The stories of the FAMOUS and NOTORIOUS acted out by D-grade celebs in bad wigs and make-up in dingy sets and props from a 2 dollar store. Prepare to cringe!
Hot bros, sexy uglies, guilty pleasures. Some present, some back in the day.
The most bizarre and/or groundbreaking shows of all time.