Time to grab a shot of rye and turn on grindhouse cinema until the clock reads 3:00 AM. Here are the Top 10 flicks we are digging right now on Netflix Instant, click the poster to queue this good shit up. Hopefully you can find something here to punch your eyeballs with.
10. SOLDIER BLUE (1970)
9. THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980)
Bob Hoskins has always been a bit of a missed opportunity here in the states. Directors never seem to tap into his true skills. He has a danger about him, an explosive energy that when used correctly produces a truly epic performance. THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY gives us Hoskins unhinged. It is raw, powerful and about as dangerous as you can get on celluloid. This film is a shot of whiskey and a punch in the face kind of tough. Director John Mackenzie would never come close to making another film this good, and would never use meat hooks in quite the same way.
8. ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979)
Adults are assholes, that’s the moral of this sassy piece of pie. A Roger Corman classic that makes you want to sneak a joint and turn the radio up. This isn’t brilliant filmmaking, but it’s perfectly poppy and The Ramones give this the edge it needs.
7. HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP (1980)
Half man… half fish… ALL CORMAN! Boobs, blood, and mutations, whats not to love?
6. DOUBLE DARE (2004)
Because Zoe Bell could kick your ass six ways to Sunday.
NOW IT’S TIME TO GET A LITTLE BLOODY
5. THE GATE (1987)
This is a cool as fuck flick that never got the audience it deserved. Tibor Takács was never one of my favorite directors but between this and I, MADMAN he’s solid in my book.
4. THE HOWLING (1981)
We should never try to deny the beast – the animal within us. – Dr. George Waggner
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF ended up with the better film and the better effects (thanks to Landis stealing Rick Baker from this flick), but Rob Bottin and Joe Dante both stamped there names on the werewolf mythos and created a horror classic.
3. AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Little boy: A naked American man stole my balloons.
And a classic was born.
2. HELLRAISER (1987)
Clive Barker made his feature film debut with a twisted ode to S&M, oddballs, and outcasts. Though Barker has come close to reaching this same level of greatness he has still yet to make a film that works as well this does. This has some of the more impressive set pieces from a horror film and a way of slowly building the intensity of the story until the audience is at the breaking point. This is Barker at his best.
1. HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988)
I have always dug this flick. Sure it lacks the creativity of the first one but you finally get to see Pinhead and the Cenobites go bat-shit crazy and that is worth the price of admission in my book. The other sequels though are full on crap.
Is your soul prepared? Good. Time to play.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEKEND,
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