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Kwaidan (1964)

Kwaidan , literally “ghost stories” is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is based on stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales, mainly Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, for which it is named. The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. Kwaidan is an archaic […]

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma), commonly referred to as Salò, is a controversial 1975 Italian drama film written and directed by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini with uncredited writing contributions by Pupi Avati. It is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the […]

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Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter is a low-budget western/horror hybrid film filmed in 1966, in which a fictionalized version of the real-life western outlaw Jesse James encounters the fictional granddaughter (the movie’s title notwithstanding) of the famous Dr. Frankenstein. The film was originally released as part of a double feature with Billy the Kid vs. […]

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Nightmare Castle (1965)

Nightmare Castle (Italian title:Gli Amanti d’oltretomba) is a 1965 Italian gothic horror film directed by Mario Caiano. The film stars Barbara Steele in dual lead roles, and its music was composed by Ennio Morricone. The film has several variations in the title and is also known as Night of the Doomed in the United Kingdom, […]

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The Holy Mountain (1973)

La Montaña Sagrada (The Holy Mountain, reissued as The Sacred Mountain) is a 1973 cult classic directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky who also participated as actor, composer, set designer, and costume designer. The film was produced by The Beatles manager Allen Klein of ABKCO after Jodorowsky scored an underground phenomenon with El Topo and the acclaim […]

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El Topo (1970)

El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 Spanish language allegorical, cult western movie and underground film, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character – a violent, black-clad […]

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Daisies (1966)

Daisies (Czech: Sedmikrásky) is a 1966 Czech film directed by Věra Chytilová considered a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement and the modern surrealist cinema. Made with the support of the state-sponsored film studio, it follows two teenage girls, both named Marie, played by Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová; throughout the film they engage in […]

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The Devils (1971)

The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. It is based partially on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partially on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a dramatised […]

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a 1972 British musical film based on the Lewis Carroll novel of the same name. It had an all star cast, and John Barry composed the score. In 1973, the film won the BAFTA Film Award at the BAFTA Awards Ceremony for Best Cinematography, won by Geoffrey Unsworth, and Best […]

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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (Emanuelle E Gli Ultimi Cannibali; a.k.a. Trap Them and Kill Them) is a 1977 Italian sexploitation film by Joe D’Amato. It is notable for its scenes of gore, which include rape, castration, cannibalism and disembowelment, and for being a mix of erotic and horror, something on which the director would […]

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Beach Girls And The Monster (1965)

The Beach Girls and the Monster (aka Monster from the Surf) is a horror film in the beach party style. Unlike most beach party films, it was shot in black & white. For some release prints, the surfing footage was printed in color. The onscreen copyright is 1964, although the film was not released until […]

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The Trip (1967)

The Trip was directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles in 1966. Peter Fonda stars as a young television commercial director, Paul Groves who takes his first dose of LSD.