city of the living dead (1980)

In celebration of Halloween, I’ve compiled a list of horror films from several different sub-genres along with links to their respective IMDB pages. Please note that the films listed below may contain scenes that some find triggering, disturbing, or upsetting; if you have any concerns over a film’s content, I highly encourage you to research it prior to watching in order to make as informed a choice as possible. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL HORROR: films that inspire fear and tension by creating an unsettling atmosphere.

FEMALE-CENTRIC FILMS: horror movies featuring women in starring roles outside of the “final girl” trope.

GRAPHIC HORROR: films containing depictions of extreme acts, like heavy violence, body horror, and gore. Not recommended for those offended or disturbed by explicit, potentially-upsetting media.

HORROR ANTHOLOGIES: also known as “portmanteau films”, these movies contain multiple short segments that are sometimes connected by a main plot.

THRILLERS: scary stories with a suspenseful plot.

MOVIE MONSTERS: horror films starring a variety of creatures, from vampires and werewolves to Lovecraft monsters and evil clowns.

HORROR CLASSICS: definitive movies from the pre-1970’s horror era.

SUPERNATURAL HORROR: all things paranormal, ghosts and ghouls.

OCCULT AND POSSESSION: movies with rituals, demons, and possessed souls.

ZOMBIES: a category encompassing everything from Romero’s undead to the living infected.

FOUND FOOTAGE: movies comprised of camera footage filmed by hapless characters.

HAVE FUN WATCHING, AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

theotakux  asked:

I just bought a DVD of Memorial Valley Massacre that uses the 'Son of Sleepaway Camp' title, and it got me wondering about horror movies getting retitled for VHS back in the day (usually to cash in on other, more popular movies). Do you know of a list of movies that did that? I'm really curious about it but haven't found much online.

Oh, gosh.  Now this is a subject that I know much about, as it’s something that was pretty common throughout horror during the 80′s–particularly Italian horror, as Italian filmmakers realized that there was a greater market for horror films in Italy if the public there believed them to be American-made (this trend actually plays a MAJOR part in jump-starting the film career of horror maestro Mario Bava–and the rise of horror and sci-fi films in Italy–but that’s a story for another day).

For example, let’s start with the late George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (1978).  In Italy, it was known as Zombi.  Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1979) was created to profit off of the popularity of Romero’s film, and was marketed overseas as Zombi 2Zombi 3 later came about in 1988, and was co-directed by Lucio Fulci and Bruno Mattei.

Here’s where it gets weird: 

  • Sometimes Umberto Lenzi’s Nightmare City (1980) is credited as being Zombi 3 (it was also sometimes marketed as Cannibal Holocaust 2 to ride the success of Ruggero Deodato’s “found footage” horror), as is Andrea Bianchi’s controversial Burial Ground (1981).  Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) and Zombie Holocaust (aka Dr. Butcher, M.D.) (1980) have both been marketed at some point as being Zombi 3.
  • Jean Rollin’s A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) is often referred to as Zombi 4, as is the 1988 film After Death (which many consider the “real” sequel).  Panic (1982) is known as Zombi 4 in Greece.
  • Jess Franco’s Revenge in the House of Usher (1982) has been marketed as Zombi 5 in America, but it’s Joe D’Amato’s Killing Birds (1988) that’s widely considered to be Zombi 5.
  • Joe D’Amato’s Absurd (1981) has previously been marketed as Zombi 6, when–in actuality–it is the sequel to D’Amato’s own Anthropophagus (1980).
  • And, it is Anthropophagus that has been marketed as Zombi 7, even though it came before Absurd.  Andreas Schnaas’ Zombie ‘90: Extreme Pestilence (1991) has also occasionally been sold as Zombi 7.

Confused yet?  Let’s try an easier one.

Let’s talk about House (1986):

  • Not to be confused with the Japanese House, later renamed Hausu (1977).
  • House was followed by House II: The Second Story (1987), which did not follow the previous film’s storyline whatsoever.  It was also known as La Casa 6 in Italy, but I’ll get to that…
  • Overseas, the supernatural slasher The Horror Show (1989) was sold as House III (and La Casa 7).
  • House IV (1992) is the official third entry in the series, as it actually shares a character with the original film.

So what’s La Casa?  Hmm…I guess this one wasn’t much “easier” to understand after all:

  • La Casa is what Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) was titled in Italy.
  • La Casa 2 is Raimi’s sequel, Evil Dead II (1987).
  • La Casa 3 is actually an Umberto Lenzi film, originally titled Ghosthouse.
  • La Casa 4 is the sequel to Ghosthouse, and originally known as Witchery (1988).  Neither have anything to do with Raimi’s films.
  • La Casa 5 is really just a film called Beyond Darkness (not to be confused with Joe D’Amato’s controversial Beyond the Darkness (1979), also known as Buio Omega and Blue Holocaust), and was directed by Claudio Fragrasso, who brought the world Troll II (which was originally titled Goblin, and also has nothing whatsoever to do with the movie it’s allegedly a sequel for!).
  • As mentioned before, La Casa 6 is what we know as House II: The Second Story (still no relation to The Evil Dead).
  • La Casa 7 is just The Horror Show.  I guess House IV wasn’t good enough to be La Casa 8.

Ever heard of the Curse series?  Well…it isn’t a series:  The Curse (1987), Curse II: The Bite (1989), Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (1991), and Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice (1993) are four films that have absolutely nothing to do with each other. 

  • The original film is an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Colour Out of Space (this same story was the inspiration for 1965′s Die, Monster, Die!, and partially inspired “The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill” from the 1982 horror anthology Creepshow).
  • Curse II: The Bite is about a man being bitten by a radioactive snake, and spawning other snakelike creatures.
  • Curse III: Blood Sacrifice was originally called Panga, and is about a tribal magician in Africa summoning a demon.
  • Curse IV: The Ultimate Sacrifice is actually a film from 1988 called Catacombs that’s about a monastery haunted by a demon.  The film wasn’t released for five years after its completion due to the financial downfall and seizure of Charles Band’s Empire Pictures by a credit company (which later led to Band forming Full Moon Features).  Columbia TriStar slapped the new title on it to try to pass it off as another entry in a series that was never a series to begin with.

How about Demons (aka Dèmoni)?

  • Lamberto Bava (with Dario Argento producing) brought the original film to the world in 1985, with great commercial success.
  • Dèmoni 2 (1986) is a legitimate sequel from the same people.
  • Dèmoni 3?  Well, that could be a few films, including Lamberto’s own The Ogre (1988), Michele Soavi’s The Church (1989) (coincidentally, Soavi played a part in the original Demons), or Umberto Lenzi’s Black Demons (1991) (which is commonly considered the “official” third installment).
  • Soavi’s The Devil’s Daughter (1991) was marketed as Demons 4: The Sect.
  • Bava’s La maschera del demonio (1989) was marketed as Demons 5: The Devil’s Veil.
  • Luigi Cozzi’s adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Black Cat” was retitled to Demons 6: De Profundis (1989).
  • Soavi’s Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore) (1994) was occasionally marketed as Demons ‘95.

Only the first two were intentionally linked.  The rest were renamed when convenient for the sake of sales.  Did anyone notice the frequency with which certain names have been appearing here?  The Italian filmmaking industry was some wild shit.

Other examples that I can think of (at least at the moment):

  • Meng Hua Ho’s supernatural shocker The Rape After (1986) is sometimes re-titled Devil Fetus 2, after the original film by Hung-Chuen Lau.
  • Izô Hashimoto’s Lucky Sky Diamond (1990) is occasionally falsely associated with the infamous Japanese Guinea Pig film franchise (due to sharing similar themes of cruel experimentation), but is a separate, unrelated v-cinema release.

Sometimes it’s just the packaging that tries to pass something off as something it’s not.  Check out this Japanese box art for Andreas Schnaas’ Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom (1999).

If this titling nonsense isn’t bad enough, poster artists also ripped each other off right and left during the 80′s.

Someday, I also want to post about parodies and rip-offs in horror, because some of them (such as India’s Mahakaal) are so blatant that they’re honestly endearing.

bee-cake-deactivated20150916  asked:

Hello again Tena! Would you happen to have more creepy lists or movies, short horror films, etc? I loved your last one!

Oh, gosh, this’ll be a tough one, I think.  I’ll try to include lots of movies that can be viewed in full on Youtube.

Movies:

  1. Philosophy of a Knife (2008) - WARNING:  This is very strong material, and not for the squeamish.  It is based on real experiments conducted during World War II.  It is broken up into parts, and it is also a very long film.  I previously went over it in this post.
  2. Begotten (1990) - WARNING: I gave a little background on this film here.  This is a surreal, experimental film.  It is strange, disturbing, and not recommended for the squeamish.
  3. Faces of Death (1978) - WARNING:  While there is content in this film that was hoaxed, it also contains real footage from slaughterhouses, surgical procedures, and other scenes of real death.  It is absolutely not for the squeamish, and to view it is entirely at your own discretion.  There are links for a few of the sequels in this post.
  4. The Troma Youtube Channel - Troma has graced the internet with many of their cult classic films in full on Youtube.  They tend to get cheesy and goofy, but there’s also a lot of gore and grossouts galore!
  5. Hammer Horror - Assorted titles from the famed British studio.
  6. Scanners (1981)
  7. Re-Animator (1985)
  8. The Omen (1976)
  9. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
  10. Suspiria (1977)
  11. Tenebre (1982)
  12. Cemetery Man (1994)
  13. Stage Fright (aka Stage Fright: Aquarius) (1987)
  14. The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)
  15. The Stepfather (1987)
  16. Pin (1988)
  17. Hellraiser (1987)
  18. Sick Girl (2007)
  19. The Hitcher (1986)
  20. Crawlspace (1986)
  21. Threads (1984)
  22. Death Warmed Up (1984)
  23. Bad Taste (1987) - Peter Jackson’s first movie.
  24. Meet the Feebles (1989) - Peter Jackson’s second movie.
  25. Dead Alive (1992) - Worth it if you can put up with the subtitles.  Yes, folks, these movies are what horror fans remember Peter Jackson for.  This was long before he would go on to make The Lord of the Rings.
  26. Stephen King’s IT (1990)
  27. Children of the Corn (1984)
  28. Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher, M.D.) (1980)
  29. The Evil Dead (1981)
  30. Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Colorized.
  31. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  32. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  33. Day of the Dead (1985)
  34. Day of the Dead 2: Contagion (2005)
  35. Children of the Living Dead (2001)
  36. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  37. The Dead Next Door (1989)
  38. Dead Snow (2009) - English.
  39. Jack Frost (1997)
  40. The Deadly Spawn (1983)
  41. Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (aka The Deadly Spawn 2)(1990)
  42. The Abomination (1986)
  43. Ozone (aka Street Zombies) (1995)
  44. Slime City (1988)
  45. BioZombie (1998) - Japanese with English subtitles.
  46. Hardware (1990)
  47. Brainscan (1994)
  48. TerrorVision (1986)
  49. Class of 1984 (1982)
  50. Class of 1999 (1990)
  51. Ice Cream Man (1995)
  52. Dr. Giggles (1992)
  53. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  54. Prom Night (1980)
  55. The House on Sorority Row (1983)
  56. The Mutilator (1985)
  57. The Prowler (1981)
  58. The Burning (1981)
  59. Alone in the Dark (1982)
  60. Burnt Offerings (1976)
  61. Tales from the Crypt (1972)
  62. Tales from the Hood (1995)
  63. Deadtime Stories (1986)
  64. Night of the Comet (1984)
  65. Trick Or Treat (1986)
  66. Spookies (1986)
  67. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
  68. John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
  69. Body Bags (1993)
  70. Anthropophagus (aka Antropophagus) (1980)
  71. Buio Omega (aka Blue Holocaust; Beyond the Darkness) (1979)
  72. Phenomena (1985)
  73. Demons (1985)
  74. Demons 2 (1986)
  75. Night of the Demons (1988)
  76. Witchboard (1986)
  77. Dolls (1987)
  78. Dolly Dearest (1991)
  79. Dog Soldiers (2002) - Found it!
  80. The Being (1983)
  81. XTRO (1983)
  82. Mutant (1984)
  83. Critters (1986)
  84. Society (1989)
  85. Freakshow (1989)
  86. Asylum (1972)
  87. Evil Ed (1997)
  88. Pledge Night (1990)
  89. Don’t Go In the Woods…Alone! (1981)
  90. Don’t Go In the House (1980)
  91. Horror Express (1972)
  92. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
  93. Mosquito (1995)
  94. Prophecy (1979)
  95. The Nest (1988)
  96. Progeny (1998)
  97. The Other (1972)
  98. Beyond the Door (1974)
  99. The Guardian (1990)
  100. Ginger Snaps (2000)


Misc. Videos:

  1. The Anneliese Michel Exorcism Audio Tapes
  2. Crooked Rot
  3. Perihelion
  4. The Pig Farmer
  5. Shaye Saint John


Websites:

  1. Creepypasta.com
  2. The NES Godzilla Creepypasta
  3. Cracked: The Top 5 Serial Killers (Who Were Animals)
  4. Cracked: Five Horrific Serial Killers (Who Are Free Right Now)

Not as many misc. videos or websites, but well over 100 movies, totally free to watch. :3

modottirecap  asked:

Sup. Whats good on Netflix and is vital that I add to my queue? I figured I'd hit up the Queen of Horror Films on this. Stay badass. With love and gore, Robs.

Well, let’s see…I think it would be best to break them all up into categories (ones I consider to be absolute “must-see” films will be in bold).

1920’s-1960’s:

  • Nosferatu (1929)
  • White Zombie (1932)
  • The House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • Black Sunday (1960)
  • Black Sabbath (1964)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

1970’s:

  • Bay of Blood (1971)
  • The Baby (1973)
  • The Legend of Hell House (1973)
  • Madhouse (1974)
  • The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
  • Barracuda (1978)
  • Piranha (1978)

1980’s:

  • Nightmare City (1980)
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • C.H.U.D. (1984)
  • Children of the Corn (1984)
  • The Stuff (1985)
  • Day of the Dead (1985)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
  • Dead End Drive-In (1986)
  • Nomads (1986)
  • House (1986)
  • Vamp (1986)
  • Maximum Overdrive (1986)
  • Howling III: The Marsupials (1987)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
  • Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)
  • The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
  • Dead Heat (1988)
  • Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988)

1990’s:

  • Night of the Living Dead (1990)
  • Hardware (1990)
  • The People Under the Stairs (1991)
  • Candyman (1992)
  • Leprechaun (1993)
  • Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  • The Prophecy (1995)
  • Stephen King’s The Langoliers (1995)
  • The Frighteners (1996)
  • From Dusk ‘Till Dawn (1996)
  • Scream (1996)
  • Curdled (1996)
  • Jack Frost (1997)
  • Office Killer (1997)
  • Wishmaster (1997)
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
  • Funny Games (1997)
  • The Blair Witch Project (1999)

2000’s+:

  • Darkness Falls (2003)
  • Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
  • Severed: Forest of the Dead (2005)
  • Fido (2006)
  • The House of the Devil (2009)
  • Dead Snow (2009)
  • The Human Centipede (2009)
  • Antichrist (2009)
  • FDR: American Badass (2012)
  • Citadel (2012)
  • V/H/S/ (2012)
  • V/H/S/2 (2013)


Troma Movies:

  • The Toxic Avenger (1985)
  • The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)
  • The Toxic Avenger Part III (1989)
  • Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2002)
  • Class of Nuke ‘Em High (1986)
  • Surf Nazis Must Die (1987)
  • Tromeo & Juliet (1995)
  • Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D. (1996) (not horror, but it’s worth seeing)
  • Cannibal! The Musical (1996)
  • Poultrygeist (2006)

Kaiju:

  • Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (1956)
  • Rodan (1956)
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
  • Ghidorah: The Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  • Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965)
  • Godzilla’s Revenge (1969)
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

Foreign Language:

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
  • Battle Royale (2000)
  • Ichi the Killer (2001)
  • Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • The Host (2006)
  • Let the Right One In (2008)
  • Helldriver (2010)
  • Tormented (2011)
  • White (2011)

Documentaries/Trailer Compilations:

  • Mad Ron’s Prevues from Hell (1987)
  • Kingdom of Shadows (1998)
  • Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue (2009)
  • Best Worst Movie (2009)
  • Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
  • The Truth Behind Zombies (2010)
  • Nightmare Factory (2011)
  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
  • Celluloid Bloodbath (2012)

Haven’t seen yet, but I’ve heard good things:

  • The Keep (1983)
  • Dust Devil (1992)
  • G-Men from Hell (2000)
  • Dorororo (2008)
  • I Sell the Dead (2008)
  • Pontypool (2008)
  • Rubber (2010)
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
  • Stake Land (2010)
  • Devil (2010)
  • Hypothermia (2010)
  • Troll Hunter (2010)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011)
  • I Saw the Devil (2011)
  • Chillerama (2011)
  • John Dies at the End (2012)
  • Cockneys vs. Zombies (2012)
  • The Devil’s Carnival (2012)
  • Antiviral (2012)
  • Bad Milo! (2013)

With Netflix, there’s no guarantee on how long any movie will remain available for streaming, so watch ‘em while you still can! :D