Name your favourite Eurohorror movie.
I’ll probably lose a chunk of B-film cred by declaring that I’m really not a fan of Eurohorror films, which tend to be a little too decadent and loosely scripted for my tastes. I do make an exception for the Blind Dead series, however, especially Return of the Blind Dead, as well as Franju’s excellent Eyes Without a Face, both of which manage to be wonderfully macabre without sacrificing plot logic.
Ohh that’s a tough one…
It’s probably, for me, a toss up between TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD and DARIO ARGENTO’S OPERA.
JA - My New Plaid Pants
Tough, tough question, but I guess I’d have to go with something by Argento, and my fave of his will always and forever be Suspiria. Not exactly the most mindblowing answer, but there it is.
Just one warning to those of you plan on watching this movie for the first or 20th time: if you have roommates, warn them first that you’re watching this, or they will - I speak from experience - think you’re murdering someone. So much screaming!
Sean T. Collins - Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat
Della’morte Dell’amore, without question. It’s like a splatstick Lost Highway.
Good grief!!! I had trouble enough narrowing it down to ten!
I’m currently compiling a list of ten myself, but I will say House By The Cemetery for straight up horror. It usually gets overlooked in favor of The Beyond or even Gates of Hell-but for my pure eurohorror satisfaction this gorefest satisfies. The final tour of the Freudstein slaughterhouse is one of the great monster reveals of eurohorror-if not THE best.
Alex de la Iglesia’s hilariously dark EL DIA DE LA BESTIA. I’d make a pact with Satan for that to get a proper DVD release, uncut and in Spanish. Maybe with ACCION MUTANTE as a bonus film on a second disc. That would be super.
But then again, if I could really make a pact with Satan, should it be for a special edition DVD?
Hyper sexed lesbian vampires who are cute to boot. Need I say more?
This may seem like a throw-away answer, but truly, it has to be SUSPIRIA. For me that flick was the gateway drug of choice into Eurohorror and the realiziation that outside of the the states there were some brilliant flicks to be seen.
Thanks to all the contributors, especially David Z., whose Eurotrash Film Pinnacle Project was the inspiration for this week’s Roundtable. Make sure you check it out for gobs of trashy delight!