Italian horror and exploitation films are like Marmite – you either enter into the spirit of things and love them or you think they are the trashiest films on the planet. I am firmly in the former camp. I acknowledge that Italian horror/exploitation can be very derivative – essentially copying ideas from other more accomplished horror movies in a clumsy and inept fashion.
However when you get to the core of Italian exploitation there are many rare and wonderful jewels to be found and a serious amount of talent to boot. Argento, Bava, Fulci, Dallamano, D’Amato, Martino to name but a few. Italian horror and exploitation cinema has a wider audience than its native Italy, garnering fans from all around the world who love these little gems.
I have written the Top 10 best things about Italian horror and exploitation and I would love some feedback from you.
This article was first posted on August 28, 2013