Audition: This film does a very effective job of creeping out the viewer. Slow build-up with a payoff that delivers.
Cannibal Holocaust: The most influential of all the Italian cannibal films. Uses the “Found Footage” sub genre to create a very disturbing movie. A group of documentary filmmakers disappear while filming in the Amazon. A year later their footage is found. Not for the squeamish.
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Night Watch: Russian horror with an action twist. Supernatural beings exist. The forces of good and evil have a truce and the Night Watch enforces it. Very entertaining.
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Battle Royale: In order to deal with an over population problem in the near future Japan’s government creates a game show. each year a high school class is chosen at random, taken too a remote island and forced to compete. One one contestant may survive the game.
Inside: Interesting take on the slasher film from France. A 9 months pregnant woman is attacked in her house by a psychopathic woman. The woman is after her baby and will do anything to get it.
Demons: Fun film from Italy. Over the top gore effects and a heavy metal soundtrack. A group of unsuspecting people arrive at a theatre for a sneak peek at a new film. The film opens the door to an invasion by demons and quickly the slaughter begins.
Kichiku Dai Enkai: A student protest group in Japan in the 70s self destructs after their leader has been arrested. Art house horror best describes this film. Slow build but once the violence begins it doesn’t let up.
Zombi 2 aka Zombie aka Zombie Flesh Eaters: Italian gore master Lucio Fulchi’s unofficial sequel to Dawn of the Dead (released as Zombi in Europe). If you enjoy gore effects check this film out.