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1. Il miele del diavolo (1986)
Unrated | 78 min | Thriller
A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.
You know how you get jaded and say, "I've seen everything?" Well, I'm here to tell you that you haven't until you watch The Devil's Honey.
2. The New York Ripper (1982)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.
It's like Fulci watched William Lustig's Maniac and said, "This movie is for pussies."
3. Logan's Run (1976)
PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi
An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.
Votes: 45,668 | Gross: $25.00M
1970's science fiction -- pre-Star Wars is intellectual, overthought and sometimes, really slow. That's my best explanation of this film. If you're expecting an action-packed rollercoaster of a film, you're not going to get it. You will get Peter Ustinov and a lot of cats.
4. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)
R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Votes: 62,392 | Gross: $30.58M
It's more stylish and somewhat better than you'd expect, which has led to frequent rewatching in the B and S About Movies household. That says volumes, as most modern horror is barely mentioned in this homestead!
5. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror
During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.
There's a really off juxtaposition in the film where the girls use their sexuality to be adults and when men take it too far, they instantly appear to be what they are -- really young girls. It's disquieting and upsetting in a way that no movie I've ever seen has pictured -- before or since.
6. Never Too Young to Die (1986)
R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A top secret Agent is murdered, so his estranged son, a high school gymnast, teams up with his dad's attractive female partner to stop the psychopathic hermaphroditic gang leader who killed him, and now plans a major terrorist attack.
Because this movie was made in the 1980's, Robert Englund contractually has to be in it.
7. Megaforce (1982)
PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Action
Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.
Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $5.68M
I cannot stress how completely dumb this film is. No one is ever in danger. No one ever appears to be a real human being. Therefore, it is wonderful and I also recommend that you seek it out. Deeds not words!
8. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
G | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Doc and the Amazing Five battle Captain Seas and "the green death" for control of a fabulous resource.
I have a spot in my heart for this film and dreamed of having a shirt like Doc's that would be all ripped and cling to me when I sprung to action. However, I was a chubby six year old and had no villains to battle outside of the bullies who routinely kicked my ass. That said, as I grew older, I gave them all acupuncture, forgiveness and education, just like Doc Savage taught me!
9. Necromancy (1972)
PG | 83 min | Horror
Orson Welles plays the head of a witches' coven in the town of Lilith, where he needs the powers of Pamela Franklin to raise his son from the dead.
What is surprising is that for a movie promising rituals and raising the dead, Necromancy isn't all that exciting.
10. In the Eye of the Hurricane (1971)
100 min | Romance, Thriller
Ruth and Michel separate after Ruth finds another man, Paul. Ruth and Paul go to her sunny, idyllic beach side villa to spend summer. They are having a great time together, and then things ... See full summary »
I've read that this film steals a lot from Umberto Lenzi's Orgasmo and A Quiet Place to Kill, which I need to find and watch. That said -- there are some moments of interest here and once you get past the slow opening, it all gets rather exciting.
11. Abby (1974)
R | 89 min | Horror
A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »
Warner Brothers' lawyers must have had the best holiday season ever in 1974, thanks to all of the work they were getting shutting down ripoffs like this!
12. Beyond the Door (1974)
R | 99 min | Horror
Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?
Beyond the Door is a $40 million worldwide gross meant that this film would a film draw the ire and call of that most Satanic of all monsters, the suits and the lawyers.
13. 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?
Alucarda is: A 1977 nunspolitation/vampire/Mexican horror/Exorcist inspired film about two girls who become possessed by Satan. The source of many My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult samples, specifically the song "And This Is What the Devil Does." A movie filled with so much screaming, it upset my dog. All of the above and so much more.
14. The Legacy (1978)
R | 102 min | Horror
A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie ... See full summary »
The rich. The powerful. The satanic. And a white cat. Yes, The Legacy really has it all. As Bill Van Ryn of Groovy Doom says, "It's Suspiria and The Omen in a blender."
15. Cathy's Curse (1977)
R | 82 min | Horror
A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her dead aunt, who died in a car accident. Soon members of her family begin to mysteriously die off.
The fact that a seven-year-old girl has glowing eyes and a filthy mouth and is out to kill people makes me filled with joy.
16. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)
PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror
A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.
I'd compare this film -- subtitled "A Child's Tale of the Supernatural" with Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. It's richly dark, both in lighting and subject matter. It feels more like a dream or a children's fable than a movie and is worth multiple viewings. It's such a shame that this movie has been lost and forgotten for so long!
17. 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 »
This movie is literally the center of the Venn Diagram that would be made of the movies that I love the most. It's also "based on a true story."
18. Evilspeak (1981)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror
An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.
Post-Carrie, we've seen so many films where people turn to the Devil to help them fit in or fight back against bullies. But let's face it -- when you dress up Carrie White or Sissy Spacek or Chloë Grace Moretz, they end up being attractive. But Clint Howard? There's really no dressing up Clint.
19. Fright House (1989 Video)
Not Rated | 110 min | Horror
Two stories about witches getting ready to meet with the Devil, and a schoolteacher who never ages.
Fright House, I watched Spookies. I knew Spookies. I have a Spookies poster on my wall. Fright House, you're no Spookies.
20. Queen Kong (1976)
Not Rated | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.
I’ve been devoted to studying everything Kong related in celebration of the big gorilla’s return to the big screen. But 1976’s Queen Kong nearly broke me.
21. Son of Dracula (1974)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
Due to be crowned King of the Netherworld by his mentor Merlin the Magician at a monster's convention Count Downe, the son of Count Dracula, falls in love with the beautiful but human Amber... See full summary »
There are lost movies because pieces of them have been lost, such as the original ending of Hammer’s Horror of Dracula, and lost movies because they should remain lost. Such is the case with Son of Dracula.
22. Ape (1976)
PG | 86 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
A newly discovered 36-foot gorilla escapes from a freighter off the coast of Korea. At the same time an American actress is filming a movie in the country. Chaos ensues as the ape kidnaps her and rampages through Seoul.
I’ve always seen the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis produced King Kong as a big budget rip-off of the original instead of a remake. Therefore, that makes South Korea’s The Great Counterattack of King Kong an inferior copy of a poor copy. Released in the United States as A*P*E*, Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla and Hideous Mutant, this is one schlocky piece of business.
23. King Kong Escapes (1967)
G | 96 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
This is a pretty entertaining film. Don’t expect CGI quality. In fact, don’t expect any quality. Expect to be entertained and with a runtime of a little over 80 minutes, you honestly won’t waste much time.
24. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.
Votes: 5,425 | Gross: $20.38M
In 1978, a movie version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Band — starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton — probably made all the sense in the world. But it isn't.
25. Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.
Votes: 2,378 | Gross: $2.81M
The first time I saw the trailer for this movie, – at the long-lost to a tornado Spotlite 88 Drive-In in 1983 – I exclaimed to my father, “We have to see this movie. It has to be the best movie ever.”
He replied, “It looks like a piece of *beep*
34 years later, I am here to tell you that my father was completely correct. He also couldn’t be more wrong.
26. The Sentinel (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably cheap Brooklyn Heights apartment, where weird occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.
My teachers and guidance counselors in high school told me, explained to me, screamed at me: “You’ll never learn anything being obsessed with all of these horror movies!”
I would argue that I have learned plenty — and 1977’s The Sentinel would be my doctoral thesis in “I Live My Life by What I Learned from 1970s Satanic Horror Movies.”
27. The Intruder Within (1981 TV Movie)
Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.
The Intruder Within got to the party early, but it’s not the best of movies — filled with blocked off TV movie direction, too dark camerawork and a short running time. That said — it still has some charm and you can find worse ways to spend 100 minutes.
28. Xtro (1982)
R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.
1982s Xtro, on the other hand, is truly a movie that has something for everyone: if everyone includes folks who want to see movie about a father reconnecting with his son, as well as a film where Maryam d’Abo is repeatedly naked, a kid discovers his psychic powers with a weird clown, an Alien-style birth scene of a fully-grown man being born out of a pregnant woman (“What is it with all the alien rape and birth scenes in these movies? What is wrong with people?” asked my wife), toys coming to life, a child hunting down people like The Omen…truly Xtro is about ten movies worth of ideas in one scuzzy, scummy exploitation fever dream.
29. Forbidden World (1982)
R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In the distant future, a federation marshal arrives at a research lab on a remote planet where a genetic experiment has gotten loose and begins feeding on the dwindling scientific group.
Forbidden World is a fast, cheap and weird little picture. It’s 77-minute running time flies by, the effects are fun and the story is, well, there isn’t much of one. But there’s a lot of fun to be had and this is a film well worthy of discovery.
30. Bad Dreams (1988)
R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller
The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.
Votes: 2,813 | Gross: $9.80M
My armchair psychoanalysis of this film? It’s OK to fall in love with a hot cult survivor, as long as you don’t drug her and make her see visions because, in the movie world, there is no law that protects the patient from amorous analysts. And you can just shove evil doctors to their doom and get away with it, as long as it seems like you have a good reason. Ah, movie world, where decisions are made so much simpler.
31. Batman & Robin (1997)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Votes: 212,507 | Gross: $107.33M
I wish that I could find some joy in this film beyond making fun of it. But the best allegory I can find for it is a very true story. It took forever to take off the complicated Batman suit, so George Clooney would just piss inside it — on more than one occasion. That says just about all you can say about Batman and Robin.
32. Meteor (1979)
PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
The USA must join forces with the USSR in order to destroy a gigantic asteroid heading straight for Earth.
If it wasn’t for Meteor, we wouldn’t have Armageddon. At least we now know whom to blame.
33. Prophecy (1979)
PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.
Votes: 3,523 | Gross: $18.39M
If you’re looking for a message film — Native Americans good! Pollution bad! — you could do a lot worse than Prophecy. Through no fault of it own it remains a somewhat forgotten classic. The good news for you is that you can easily find it, making this one less film that needs a blu ray megabuck reissue that will further burden your wallet and/or credit card.
34. Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)
R | 91 min | Horror, Romance
A guy called Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the ... See full summary »
Young folks — you are the reason why 25% of all the malls are closing in the US in the next five years and I’ll never be able to physically go into an FYI store again. It’s enough to make me want to emulate Eric, but I’d have nowhere to go. What could I do, send Snapchats of my burned up forehead and threaten you with cyber bullying?
35. Uncle Sam (1996 Video)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror
Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.
Let’s face facts. Uncle Sam isn’t very good. And unlike two of the examples I listed at the start, this film does nothing to set up why Sam has risen from the dead, what keeps him alive and what his motivations are. I’m not expecting to need to know everything, but this film just barrels along from set piece to set piece without ever giving us a real reason to care. It also feels like a movie from 1985, yet it was made over a decade later.
36. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach resort, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Votes: 493,808 | Gross: $260.00M
Whether or not it destroyed the early 70s artistic Hollywood or invented the modern day blockbuster — this is a film to be celebrated.
37. Sorority House Massacre (1986)
R | 74 min | Horror
College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.
The trailer for this film had appeared in a few compilations and every time Becca and I saw it, we thought, “That movie looks so much better than the title.” Well, we were sort of right.
38. Pieces (1982)
Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Young co-eds are being dismembered by a mysterious murderer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.
Votes: 6,857 | Gross: $2.03M
When the general public thinks of a slasher film with no redeeming value whatsoever, chances are they’re thinking about this movie. It is at the same time the best and worst film you’ve ever watched. But more importantly, it is never ever boring.
39. Shock (1977)
R | 93 min | Horror
A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.
It seems kind of strange against Bava’s old school direction, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love it. It’s a styish and scary film that’s way better than any Exorcist clone, despite it’s U.S title.
40. StageFright (1987)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.
There was a moment two minutes into this movie, when a slasher like scene turned into a Cats-like play, that my mind was blown. And there was a moment halfway through where a body was torn in two that I jumped off my couch, screaming, “Soavi, I love you!”
41. Wild Zero (1999)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
Only legendary Japanese garage rock band Guitar Wolf can stand between a race of aliens from destroying earth with an army of zombies.
Wild Zero is not a movie. It is an experience, an in your face, melt your brain piece of pure crazy. The kind that makes my wife say, “Do we really own this?”
42. Trick or Treats (1982)
R | 91 min | Horror
A baby sitter is stuck watching over a young brat on Halloween night who keeps playing vicious pranks on her. To add to her trouble the boy's deranged father has escaped from an asylum and is planning on making a visit.
There is not a single likable person in this film. I wanted the kid to die literally from the minute he appeared on screen. The killer isn’t particularly fearsome. And the tagline “…when Halloween night stopped being fun!” doesn’t promise much.
43. Fascination (1979)
Not Rated | 80 min | Horror
A runaway criminal breaks into an eerie chateau, taking it's two frightened chambermaids hostage. As night falls, a group of mysterious aristocratic women arrive, and he begins to realize the girls are hiding a sinister secret.
This is a film that’s literally brimming with dread, doom and otherworldliness. It starts slow, but by the end it really gets going. I hate to admit it, but this is my introduction to Rollin’s work and I plan on it being only the first.
44. Amuck (1972)
R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller
A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.
Director Silvio Amadio crafts a film that takes some time to get going and has flashes of mood, but may not rank amongst the best in giallo. That said, he has an attractive cast to work with, an interesting story and there’s a well shot sequence of a boatman taking a dead body down a river that aspires to art.
45. Fear No Evil (1981)
R | 99 min | Horror