Films reviewed by The Cinema Snob

by SpeedyEric | created - 16 Jun 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

Look at what's happend to me. I can't believe it myself. Suddenly, I'm upon top of the world. Should have been somebody else. Believe it or not, I'm walking on air. I never thought I could feel so free. Flying away on a wing and a prayer. Who could it be? Believe it or not, it's just me.

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1. Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror (1981)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli, Antonella Antinori

Votes: 4,128

2. Porno Holocaust (1981)

113 min | Adult, Horror

A group of castaways wash ashore on a deserted island in this Italian sex/gore movie. They are unaware that a sex-crazed radioactive monster is also on the island. He attacks and rapes ... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Dirce Funari, Annj Goren, Mark Shannon

Votes: 1,005

3. The Sadistic Hypnotist (1969)

69 min | Comedy, Horror

Following his car crash, Wanda and Greta kidnap the semi-conscious Sylvester into their place. He is then tied up to a bed, hypnotized, whipped and raped by Wanda's women. Can an escaped mental patient break in and even the odds?

Director: Greg Corarito | Stars: Katharine Shubeck, Richard Compton, Janine Sweet, Patty Roberts

Votes: 115

Aka "Wanda, the Sadistic Hypnotist."

4. Criminally Insane 2 (1987)

70 min | Horror

A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house. Ethel is psychotic, delusional and has a hefty appetite. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane Lambert, Robert Copple

Votes: 374

Aka "Crazy Fat Ethel 2."

5. Hellhole Women (1981)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face the fearsome warden Magda Urtado's cruel reality.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 793

Aka "Sadomania." From the director of "Ilsa, the Wicked Warden."

6. Los ritos sexuales del diablo (1982)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young woman travels with her partner to England on the unexpected death of her brother. Staying with her sister-in-law, she finds her companion soon drawn into a satanic cult based in the... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Helga Liné, Vanessa Hidalgo, Jeffrey Healey, Alfred Lucchetti

Votes: 565

7. Zero in and Scream (1971)

X | Action, Crime

A lonely man, tired of being rejected by women, gets ahold of a rifle and prowls the Hollywood hills, picking off rich couples.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Michael Stearns, Donna Young, David Kelley, Sherill Thomas

Votes: 118

"This movie, it doesn't even turn up on the main search engine of IMDB.com, as if IMDB is saying to you, 'You know, uh, you uh, you, you really don't wanna know anything about this. So, uh, we're, we're gonna make it a little harder for you to find its page.'"

8. Brutes and Savages (1978)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

Fascinated by forbidden rituals and ceremonies, world explorer Arthur Davis takes a crew with hidden cameras to Africa and South America to secretly record the beauty and horror of the "law... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis | Stars: Arthur Davis, Richard Johnson

Votes: 123

9. Impulse (1974)

PG | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an ... See full summary »

Director: William Grefé | Stars: William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Jennifer Bishop, Kim Nicholas

Votes: 387

10. Video Violence (1987 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er", and make their own snuff videos.

Director: Gary P. Cohen | Stars: Gary Schwartz, Chick Kaplan, Robin Leeds, Paige Price

Votes: 531

11. Holocaust parte seconda: i ricordi, i deliri, la vendetta (1980)

76 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A secret group of Jewish activists locates and murders the Nazi doctors and soldiers who tortured and murdered their relatives in a notorious extermination camp.

Director: Angelo Pannacciò | Stars: William Berger, Tina Aumont, Elisabeth Tulin, Kai Fischer

Votes: 89

12. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

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?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini

Votes: 2,221

13. Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

R | 80 min | Horror

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes | Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor, Barbara Monker

Votes: 621

Co-starring "Crackers Phinn."

14. Savage Vengance (1993 Video)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman is brutally raped by four men, and she seeks vengeance. After five years, she is still planning her retaliation, but her friend and her are again raped by four men. This time, she tracks them down and finally has her revenge.

Director: Donald Farmer | Stars: Camille Keaton, Nikki Riggins, James Cochran, Bill Gatson

Votes: 415

15. Unhinged (1982)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Director: Don Gronquist | Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley, Virginia Settle

Votes: 1,201

16. Satan's Children (1975)

87 min | Horror

Runaway teen Bobby is given shelter by a cult of Satanists, but his presence and questionable sexuality leads to conflicts within Satan's Children,

Director: Joe Wiezycki | Stars: Stephen White, Eldon Mecham, Joyce Molloy, Kathleen Marie Archer

Votes: 285

For the finale of Season 1.

17. The Beast in Heat (1977)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, War

This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Batzella | Stars: Macha Magall, Gino Turini, Edilio Kim, Xiro Papas

Votes: 1,216

Aka "Horrifying Experiments of the SS Last Days."

For the beginning of "The Floor Season."

18. After Death (Oltre la morte) (1989)

Unrated | 84 min | Action, Horror

A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly, Massimo Vanni, Jim Gaines

Votes: 1,763

Aka "Zombie 4: After Death." From the director of "Troll 2."

19. Tian huang ju xing (1976)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This martial arts movie tries to explain the strange death of the international movie star and kung fu master Bruce Lee. Most of the story centers on a former disciple of Lee who launches a... See full summary »

Director: Tso Nam Lee | Stars: Bruce Li, Yi Chang, Kang Chin, Shao Chun Chao

Votes: 224

20. Blood Freak (1972)

X | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes | Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan, Randy Grinter, Heather Hughes

Votes: 1,219

For Thanksgiving 2007.

21. Evil Come Evil Go (1972)

66 min | Horror

A religious fanatic murders people who are engaging in sex.

Director: Walt Davis | Stars: Cleo O'Hara, Sandra Henderson, Jane Tsentas, Rick Cassidy

Votes: 257

For the Sexploitation Triple Feature.

22. Terror at Orgy Castle (1972)

63 min | Fantasy, Horror

A young couple on a European vacation get mixed up with a countess and a hunchbacked servant at a castle where black masses are held.

Director: Zoltan G. Spencer | Stars: Bambi Allen, Ron Darby, John Dullaghan, William Howard

Votes: 230

For the Sexploitation Triple Feature.

23. The Hand of Pleasure (1971)

62 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist named Dr. Dreadful leads a terrorist organization called the Hand of Pleasure.

Director: Zoltan G. Spencer | Stars: Maria Arnold, Roxanne Brewer, Ron Darby, William Howard

Votes: 139

For the Sexploitation Triple Feature. From the director of "Terror at Orgy Castle."

24. Zombie Lake (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

Directors: Jean Rollin, Julian de Laserna | Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 2,655

Co-written by the director of "Sadomania."

Aka "Ninja Untouchables."

"What a useless guy."

26. Snuff (1975)

X | 80 min | Horror

A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro, Brian Cary

Votes: 1,311

"You will summit to me. Here. Now. Like an animal to its mate."

27. Zombie 5: Killing Birds (1987)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living.

Directors: Claudio Lattanzi, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Lara Wendel, Robert Vaughn, Timothy W. Watts, Leslie Cumming

Votes: 1,022

Aka "Zombie 5: Killing Birds."

28. Psycho à Go-Go (1967)

GP | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Kent Taylor, Tommy Kirk, Regina Carrol

Votes: 460

Aka "Blood of Ghastly Horror."

29. Woodchipper Massacre (1988 Video)

Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

While their father is away, his children begin killing people via a woodchipper.

Director: Jon McBride | Stars: Jon McBride, Denice Edeal, Tom Casiello, Patricia McBride

Votes: 358

31. Enter the Devil (1974)

R | 92 min | Horror

The story in this horror movie revolves around a strange religious icon and the demonic sexual influence it exerts on a young art student. After a gory dream sequence in which the woman ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Stella Carnacina, Chris Avram, Lucretia Love, Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 385

Aka "The Eerie Midnight Horror Show."

32. The Black 6 (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama

A black high school student is caught dating a white girl by the girl's brother. He and his biker gang beat the boy to death. The boy's brother, who is a member of a black biker gang, hears... See full summary »

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Robert Howard, Cindy Daly, Mikel Angel, John Isenbarger

Votes: 428

From the director of "Black is Beautiful."

33. Mother's Day (1980)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

Two brothers kidnap and brutalize three women for the pleasure of their demented mother.

Director: Charles Kaufman | Stars: Tiana Pierce, Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Frederick Coffin

Votes: 3,693

For Mother's Day 2008

34. Captive Women 4 (1977)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

To improve the morale of the German officers, a train with beautiful girls is arranged to entertain them when on leave.

Director: Patrice Rhomm | Stars: Malisa Longo, Olivier Mathot, Patrizia Gori, Pamela Stanford

Votes: 378

Aka "Elsa Fraulein SS."

For the beginning of "The Dark Season."

35. Frankenstein Island (1981)

PG | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

Director: Jerry Warren | Stars: Robert Clarke, Steve Brodie, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Christopher

Votes: 749

36. Savage Weekend (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby | Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale, Devin Goldenberg

Votes: 1,050

37. Day of the Panther (1988)

84 min | Action

A martial-arts expert goes after a criminal gang and its boss, who were responsible for the death of his partner.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward John Stazak, John Stanton, James Richards, Michael Carman

Votes: 285

From the director of Leprechaun 3 & 4.

38. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 1,984

39. Black Devil Doll from Hell (1984 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

A woman buys a doll at a magic shop. Unbeknownst to her, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, and it proceeds to take her over.

Director: Chester Novell Turner | Stars: Shirley L. Jones, Gladys Ames, Bernard Brown, Jacqueline Coats

Votes: 560

40. Italian Stallion (1970)

X | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

Kitty and Stud are lovers. They enjoy a robust sex-life, which includes fellatio and light S&M, specifically, Stud belt-whipping Kitty. Three women come over for a party and Stud services them, one after the other.

Director: Morton M. Lewis | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henrietta Holm, Jodi Van Prang, Nicholas Warren

Votes: 1,921

The trailer to the movie is featured in "42nd Street Forever, Volume 1."

41. The Refrigerator (1991)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Jacobs | Stars: Julia McNeal, Dave Simonds, Phyllis Salaberrios, Angel Caban

Votes: 478

"I am the waffle maker!"

42. Slugs (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Alicia Moro

Votes: 3,162

From the director of "Pieces" and "The Pod Poeple."

"You ain't got the authority to declare Happy Birthday!"

43. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 44,508

44. Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987 Video)

62 min | Horror

Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Novell Turner | Stars: W.J. Rider, Doug Daverport, Johnnie Tanguy, Chris Calloway

Votes: 212

From the director of "Black Devil Doll from Hell."

45. The Galaxy Invader (1985 Video)

PG | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien is hunted by a gang of drunken hillbillies who saw him crash-land his spaceship.

Director: Don Dohler | Stars: Richard Ruxton, Faye Tilles, George Stover, Greg Dohler

Votes: 929

46. The Stewardesses (1969)

X | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

A single eventful night in the lives of a crew of Los Angeles-based, trans-Pacific stewardesses, as they experiment with drugs and engage in various sexual encounters.

Director: Al Silliman Jr. | Stars: Christina Hart, Ronald South, William Condos, Anita de Moulin

Votes: 204 | Gross: $13.50M

The anaglyph 3D transfered version.

47. Cruel Jaws (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria, Kirsten Urso

Votes: 528

Aka "Jaws 5: Cruel Jaws."

The little crippled girl falling into the water with the shark is in the #8 spot of the Top 10 Best Cinema Snob Moments of 2009.

48. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 26,532 | Gross: $21.93M

For the release of "Friday the 13th" (2009).

49. Strike of the Panther (1988)

90 min | Action

Jason Blade is a man who can't bring himself to commit fully to his woman, and who spends all his time with a special crime task force taking on assignments to fight crime and right wrong ... See full synopsis »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward John Stazak, John Stanton, Rowena Wallace, James Richards

Votes: 121

The action montage is in the #1 spot of the Top 10 Best Cinema Snob Moments of 2009.

50. Zombie vs. Ninja (1989)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ethan, a young man, is beaten while his father is killed by a group of thieves. With the help of an undertaker, Ethan trains in kung fu by fighting the dead. Meanwhile, an American Ninja, ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Pierre Kirby, Edowan Bersmea, Dewey Bosworth, Thomas Hartham

Votes: 456

For Pierre Kirby Week. From the director of "Ninja Untouchables."

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