I like 'Blood orgy of the She Devils,' and a movie called 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls." I also love the old Seven Arts Hammer Films. They're the ones with Vincent Price and giant mansions made overseas. I also live movies by Stanley Kubric, John Waters, Dino De Laurentiis, And Franco Zeffirelli. Also modern wacky ones like 'Snakes on a Plane,' and Tarantino flicks.

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I like all those movies. Last night I watched 'Mountain of the Cannibal God' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077945/) which apparently is a fine specimen of the sub-genre of 'cannibal horror.' I thought I would be laughing my ass off but it went for quite a while without anything happening, except Ursula Andress looking retro-sexy and Stacy Keach pre-Keanuing Keanu. Then they all got tied up and I can't remember who ate who but it was gross.

Lately I'm really into the 70s drive-in stuff - You can order these massive collections of DVDs from Amazon for next to nothing, with titles like 'Malibu High' and 'The Van' and lots more in the cheerleader genre (LOL).
That sounds awesome. Wal Mart gets some cool stuff in their one dollar movie bin, like really old Flash Gordons. But it's not remastered or whatever you call it. I bet you like Gamra and Mothra and Ultraman too. tee-hee. Cannibals are usually good for a few larfs. Basically, I think modern TV is so crummy that B movies at least have some entertainment value just because they're neat, old and vintage. I also like stuff like "Arsenic and Old Lace'' or 'It's A Wonderful life.' P.S. I love when they hack up cheerleaders!
Have you ever seen 'Parents' with Randy Quaid? How about 'Ed Gein?' Those are both cannibal movies. Parents is hilarious. Ed Gein has funny parts, based on a real serial killer and the true story obviously influenced Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas chainsaw Massacre.
Yeah, I've seen both of those. 'Ed Gein' wasn't quite as funny to me, maybe because it actually happened. But it reminded me a bit of 'Of Mice And Men' for some reason.

I spend a lot of time in Japan, and know what's funny? The Japanese are so immersed in kitsch that they don't understand the concept - kind of like that parable about the fish (told by David Foster Wallace in his Kenyon graduation speech: There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?"). I bring this up because they're still way into those monster movies and Ultra-Man isn't funny to them at all.

I was looking through this: http://www.indiefilm.com/cookbook/encyclopedia/encyclopedia.html and it's funny how all the cannibal movies have to have a sex symbol in them, like there's some tie-in with erotica and eating people...? I wonder if Jeffrey Dahmer saw any of those movies.

How about 'Bloodsucking Freaks?'

If you think Jap cinema is "cutesy", try Takashi Miike, specifically Ichi the Killer and Audition. And Battle Royale is simply jaw-dropping. They're the tip of the iceberg.

Japanese exploitation is alive and kicking. They have taken over when the Italo-splatter scene died.
Italo-splatter of the 70's and 80's - its a genre effectively killed by the VCR. My benchmarks are Buio Omega and Cannibal Holocaust. Works of art. Franchises like Saw and Hostel don't even come close. Nothing ever will - that era is gone forever.
You know, I thought I had seen Cannibal Holocaust but then I realized I might be thinking of Zombie Holocaust. Ever think the word 'holocaust' is thrown about a bit too loosely?

Oddly, both of these titles are available on Netflix. Thanks for the recommendations.
Troma ? One of their lesser known efforts, Street Trash, is pure gold. I believe it has the only cinematic instance of a street wino flushing himself down a toilet as his bowels melt from a bad batch of liquor.

Another unknown Troma flick (one they picked up from the UK, not produced themselves) is The Imitators. Its actually one of my all time favourite movies - a keeper that holds up to a lot of repeat viewing,
There is one i just found out about phantom of the paradise .It has some killer music in and it's like a cross between phantom of the opera and rocky horror. And blood sucking freaks you can't go wrong with that one.
I just watched Mars Attacks.
Dude! It's days later and I still see Sarah Jessica Parker's head on the body of a dog when I'm trying to fall asleep.




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