The Book of Lists - Horror: Richard Stanley's Ten Favorite Italian Horror Movies (plus Three Borderline Cases)by MinaGrentham | created - 06 Sep 2014 | updated - 06 Sep 2014 | Public
Richard Stanley's films include the visionary science fiction thriller Hardware (1990) and the mystical Africa-based horror film Dust Devil (1992). He was the original writer/director of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) before departing the production after a few days. He cowrote the screenplay for The Abandoned (2006), directed music videos, penned articles, and made documentaries on such diverse topics as Afghan freedom fighters, Haitian voodoo, and Nazi occultism. He is also a trained anthropologist and a voodoo houngon.
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1. Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966)
GP | 83 min | Horror, Mystery
A Carpathian village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl, prompting a coroner and a medical student to uncover her secrets while a witch attempts to protect the villagers.
2. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?
3. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.
4. Lisa and the Devil (1973)
Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery
A tourist spends the night in a derelict Spanish villa seemingly held in the supernatural grip of an eccentric butler, who resembles a depiction of the Devil she had seen on an ancient fresco.
5. Deep Red (1975)
R | 127 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.
6. Suspiria (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
7. Zombie (1979)
R | 91 min | Horror
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
8. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
9. Inferno (1980)
R | 106 min | Horror
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.
10. The Beyond (1981)
R | 87 min | Horror
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
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11. Danger: Diabolik (1968)
Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.
12. Flavia, the Heretic (1974)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror
After a cult besieges her convent, a young nun goes with an army of Muslims to destroy the convent and kill who wronged her.
13. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.
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