January 29, 2010

THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1974) - bloody Italian zombie horror!


THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE
(1974, Italy/Spain, aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti)
 
Slow-moving undead, outbursts of graphic gore, gothic atmosphere... the next step forward from Night of the Living Dead in the evolution of zombie movies!
 
For years, Italian movies were seen as thinly-disguised remakes of popular US hits. Certainly the intention here was to remake Night of the Living Dead, (according to an interview in the DVD extras), but the result is a very different zombie movie, mostly because director Jorge Frau wanted something more original.

The result is similar in setting to Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead (1980) and is at times as violent as Dawn, or even Day of the Dead. But crucially Manchester Morgue predates these films by several years. This is one of the first high-strength zombie films made in colour. Only Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971) comes close for creepy and gory action, but there the undead are more skeletal than zombie.

It begins with a young man riding a bike into the British countryside for a weekend trip. Looking for directions,
he encounters a farmer experimenting with machinery designed to eliminate pests from his crops. The huge gadget amplifies the insects' desire to destroy each other... Soon after a young woman wrecks his bike, and together they meet more trouble in the form of a corpse roaming the countryside...
 
 
I was very aware of the film when it was released in the UK in 1975, because of the spread in World of Horror magazine (issue 7), which made it look rather fierce! But I only got to see it years later when it appeared on VHS, and then it didn't look so essential, with all the gore missing, a cropped aspect and a murky transfer. Since then, the film kept re-emerging in different countries, in various formats, under different titles with different amounts of uncensored gore.

 
Seeing the new Blue Underground Special Edition has really opened my eyes to this movie. It's now not only a great zombie movie to watch, it's really early in the 'modern zombie' timeline, that started with Night of the Living Dead. The explicit brightly-coloured gut-ripping took zombie cinema to a new level, making it essential viewing. This was notably released halfway between Night and Dawn of the Dead, stealing some of Romero's thunder, not to mention leading the Italian zombie movie genre by several years. Dare I say, I might have been less impressed with Dawn of the Dead, if I'd seen Manchester Morgue when it was released.


 
Instead of Night of the Living Dead's Vietnam subtext and the underlying racial conflict, the main theme of Manchester Morgue is the very wide generation gap of the seventies, where the young (well, youngish) people mistrusted authority, especially the police, and the feeling was mutual. Here the detective in charge of the murder case (Arthur Kennedy)suspects the young couple for committing Manson-style black magic ritual killings. Certainly a more plausible theory than reanimated corpses...


One of the most distracting things about Italian horrors is usually the dubbing. Here is a rare case where the revoicing improves the film. Ray Lovelock's Italian accent is replaced with a London one with a sarcastic tone that would feel at home in Shaun of the Dead. I'd really like to know who the voice actor is who dubbed him, he really helps the character. Like Al Cliver in Zombie Flesh Eaters, Lovelock (who can be seen beardless in The Cassandra Crossing) looks the part, acts the part more than convincingly, but their new voices seal the illusion that they're actually English-speaking! The combination results in a uniquely short-tempered, anti-establishment zombie fighter!


The other unusual aspect that I really love is the use of the British countryside and the city of Manchester. It's always a thrill to see classic European horror films shot in England, an honour really! The key locations of the hospital and the church are made to look like the scariest places on Earth.
I'd always thought that the interiors were filmed in real buildings until I saw the DVD extras, which confirm they were actually shot in Italy.
 

A whole disc of DVD extras includes very watchable interviews about the making of the film and the make-up effects. There's an extensive tour of the original locations with the director himself. It's also great to finally have the film with the original UK title that I know and love (I already have the Anchor Bay edition called Let Sleeping Corpses Lie - here's a DVD Active review comparing the two releases). Blue Underground have also now released this new special edition on Blu-Ray.

An original trailer is here on youTube...




January 26, 2010

TIMESLIP (1955) aka THE ATOMIC MAN - British B-movie still packs a punch!


TIMESLIP
(1955, UK, aka THE ATOMIC MAN)

The best reason to watch this is for leading starlet Faith Domergue at her most delectable, here proving she's also good at light comedy. She starred in Timeslip in the same busy year she also headlined in two absolute classics - the incredible, must-see This Island Earth (alien-abduction, bug-eyed monsters) and Ray Harryhausen's giant octopus rampage It Came From Beneath the Sea.


Timeslip isn't as spectacular as either of those, but compensates for its B-movie budget with a snappy story full of new-fangled ideas, for the time: nuclear radiation, atomic terrorism, plastic surgery and even a far-fetched sci-fi concept... The various twists are easy to see coming now, but are realistically handled and sprung on the audience as a series of surprises.


A man with no memory is fished out of the Thames. He seems confused and certainly doesn't think he's the nuclear scientist which ace reporter Mike Delaney thinks he resembles. Despite being told to lay off the case, Mike and his photographer/girlfriend investigate further this dangerous, possibly catastrophic plot...

The nuclear sub-plot still preys on our paranoia today, and is dealt with as a realistic thriller, rather than the giant monster mutations in Tarantula or Quatermass.
It's low-budget, but never looks as tatty as its B-movie status, helped by an A-list cast taking it seriously. I actually found the climax exciting...


Like the Quatermass films, the story of Timeslip had previously been produced on TV (in 1953), but was nothing to do with the 1970 children's series of the same name. The original story was written by Charles Eric Maine, who also wrote the sci-fi novel that was later adapted as The Mind of Mr Soames (1970) starring Terence Stamp.

Admittedly I watched this because it was made at Merton Park Studios, but it's more tightly made than many of their later horror films. No surprise that the director Ken Hughes went on to helm such huge productions as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Cromwell (1970). He was also one of the five directors on the zany Casino Royale (1968) and ended his career with a horror - Terror Eyes (1981).


Faith Domergue gels effortlessly with co-star and love interest Gene Nelson, who plays a renegade reporter (and wannabe detective action hero). There's certainly one careless and unintentionally funny moment - after Nelson has been carefully nursing a wounded arm for scene after scene, his stunt double suddenly leaps into a fight with both fists flailing! Nelson stayed with acting for decades, mainly on US TV, but also directed episodes of many classic shows, including the classic Star Trek episode 'The Gamesters of Triskelion'!

Peter Arne is one of the most recognisable faces, (Straw Dogs, The Oblong Box, Return of the Pink Panther) here in a pivotal dual role as the mysterious 'Isotope Man'. Arne gets some great showcase scenes and his scarred, scared face reminded me strongly of Leslie Banks as Count Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game.

Another actor surprised me by just opening his mouth. Out came the distinguished voice of Colonel White, from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)! Donald Gray also voiced the eerie Captain Black in this special effects heavy TV series. I'd listened to his voice for 40 years but never seen his face in action before! The series was rebooted recently using CGI motion-capture rather than 'Supermarionation' puppets, and with an all-new voice cast.

Brit-com fans may delight in seeing a pre-'Carry On' Charles Hawtrey providing a couple of moments of very loud, scene-stealing comedy relief.


I thought it would be hard to find Timeslip nowadays, but Turner Classic Movies (in the US) have it for sale, and hopefully even show it occasionally. (The frame-grabs you see here are from an old TV broadcast, and not the DVD).

But beware, there's also a Sonny Chiba film being sold in the US under the title Timeslip, though it was called G.I. Samurai in a previous DVD release. The UK children's TV series Timeslip is also out there on DVD - which certainly caught my attention in the 1970s, though the method of time travel was a little primitive - crawling between two posts! Rather like Phantasm, now I come to think of it...


For more films shot at Merton Park Studios - see my recent article...


January 25, 2010

A to Z INDEX of all BLACK HOLE REVIEWS

INDEX UPDATED ON 18TH JULY, 2014
This is a regularly updated list of links to all the reviews in the BLACK HOLE. Just click on each title below.


These films are also listed down the right-hand sidebar of the blog, listed by country, decade or subject.

4BIA (2008)
20TH CENTURY BOYS - CHAPTER 1

The ABOMINABLE DR PHIBES (UK, 1971) 
ABSENTIA (2011) 
AFTERSHOCK (China, 2010)
AIRPORT (US, 1969)
AIRPORT 75 (1975)
AKIRA (anime, 1988)
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1972) 
ALIEN (1979) 
ALL THIS AND WORLD WAR II (1976) 
ALLIGATOR (1980)
ALTERED STATES (1980)
AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY (2009)
AMICUS: THE HOUSE OF HORRORS (2012)
The AMITYVILLE HORROR
ANATOMIE (Germany, 2000)
ANATOMIE 2 (Germany, 2003)
AND SOON THE DARKNESS (1970)
ANIMA MUNDI (1992)
ANTARCTICA (Japan, 1983)
The ANTICHRIST (Italy, 1974)
ANTIVIRAL (2012)
APARTMENT 1303 (Japan, 2007) 
APOLLO 18 (2011) 
APPLESEED: EX MACHINA (2007)
APPROPRIATE ADULT (TV, 2011) 
APT./APARTMENT (South Korea, 2006)
ARABESQUE (1966)
ARAHAN (2004) 
ART OF THE DEVIL (Thailand, 2004)
ASTRO BOY - REBIRTH (TV, 2003)
ASTRO BOY (the movie, 2009)
The ATOMIC MAN (1955)

ATOMIK CIRCUS (2004)
AZUMI 2 (2005)


The BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (2008) 

BAREFOOT GEN (anime, 1983)
BARBARELLA (1968)
BASKET CASE (1982)
BASKET CASE 2 (1990)
BASKET CASE 3: THE PROGENY (1992)

BASTARDS (Russia, 2006)
BATMAN (1943)
BATMAN AND ROBIN (1949)
 

BATMAN (TV, 1966)
BATTLE ROYALE (2000)
The BEAST OF MOROCCO (1966) 

The BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS (1946)
BEAUTIFUL BOXER (2003)
BEN (1972)
BERSERK! (1967)
BEWARE THE MOON - REMEMBERING 'AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON'
BIG MAN JAPAN (2008)
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967) 

The BIRDS (1963)
BLACK DYNAMITE (2009)
The BLACK HOLE (1979)
BLACK LIZARD (Japan, 1968) 
BLACK SUN: THE NANKING MASSACRE (1994)
BLACK SUNDAY (1977) 

BLACK ZOO (1963) 
BLADE RUNNER (1982) 
BLADE RUNNER - THE FINAL CUT (2007)
BLIND TERROR (1971) 

BLOOD-C (Japan TV, 2011) 
BLOOD - THE LAST VAMPIRE (2000)
BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE (1958)
BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW (1971)
BLOOD SIMPLE (1984)
BODY PARTS (1991) 

The BODY SNATCHER (1945)
BOMBER & PAGANINI (Germany, 1976)
BRAIN DAMAGE (1988) 

BREAKING GLASS (1980)
The BRIDE FROM HELL (Hong Kong, 1972) 
The BRIDGE (2006) 
BRUTAL RIVER (2005)
BUBBLE FICTION (Japan)
The BULLET TRAIN (1975)
BURN WITCH, BURN (1962)
BURNT OFFERINGS (1976)




The CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (Germany, 1920) 
The CALAMARI WRESTLER (2004)
CALTIKI - THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959)
CAPOTE (2005)
CAPRICORN ONE (1978)
CAPTAIN CLEGG (1962)
The CAR (1977)
CARAVAN OF COURAGE - AN EWOK ADVENTURE (1984)
CARVED (Japan, 2006)
The CASE FILES OF KINDAICHI (TV)
The CASE FILES OF YOUNG KINDAICHI (TV)
The CASE OF THE MUKKINESE BATTLE-HORN (1956)
The CASSANDRA CROSSING (1976) 

The CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (1979)
CATCH-22 (1970)
CELLO (2005)
The CHAIRMAN (1969)
CHAKUSHIN ARI (TV, 2005)
The CHANGES (TV, 1975) The CHASER (2008)
The CHASING WORLD (2008)

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1964)
CHOSEN SURVIVORS (1974) 
CHUSHINGURA (Japan, 1958)
CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (Hong Kong, 2009)

CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD (1975)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
COMPULSION (1959)
CORMAN'S WORLD (Documentary, 2011)
CRACK IN THE WORLD (1965)
CURSE, DEATH & SPIRIT 
CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968)
CURSE OF THE FLY (UK, 1965)
CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (2006)
CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)
CUTIE HONEY - THE LIVE (2007)
CUTIE HONEY - THE MOVIE (2004)



The DAM BUSTERS (1955)
DAMNATION ALLEY (1977)  
DANTE'S INFERNO (1911, 1924 and 1935)
DARK WATER (Japan, 2002)

DARKNESS (USA, 2004)
The DAUGHTER (Thailand, 2004)
DAY OF THE ANIMALS (1978)
DAY OF THE DEAD (1986)
DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1967)
The DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (1961)
DAY WATCH (2006)
DEAD DAUGHTERS (Russia, 2007) 
DEADFALL (UK, 1968)
DEATH NOTE (2006) 

DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)
DEATH WEEKEND (1976)
The DEEP (1977)
The DEMON (Italy, 1963)
DESTINATION INNER SPACE (1966)
The DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (1944)
The DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)
DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1954)
The DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (Australia, 1976)
The DEVIL'S RAIN (1975)

The DEVILS (1971)
DIAMONDS (1975)
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)
DIE MONSTER DIE (1965)
DINOCROC (2005)
DOC SAVAGE - THE MAN OF BRONZE (1975)
DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN (1961)
DOCTOR WHO - THE INVASION (TV, 1968)
The DOLL MASTER (South Korea, 2004) 

DON'T LOOK UP (Japan, 1996)
DON'T TORTURE A DUCKLING (1971)

DORM (Thailand, 2006)
DOUGAL AND THE BLUE CAT (1965)
DOWNFALL (Germany, 2004)
DR BLACK, MR HYDE (1976)
DRACULA (1958)
DRAGON WARS (2007)
DRAGONHEAD (Japan, 2003)
The DRIFTING CLASSROOM (Japan, 1987) 
The DRIVER (1978) 
The DUNWICH HORROR (1969)



THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING (1965)
EARTHQUAKE (1974)

ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE (1973)
The EMPEROR'S BAKER (1951)
EMPIRE OF THE WOLVES (France, 2005)
ENCHANTING SHADOW (1960)

EWOKS - BATTLE FOR ENDOR (1985)
EWOKS - CARAVAN OF COURAGE (1984)
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (1977)
EXORCIST III: LEGION (1990)
EXTE - HAIR EXTENSIONS (Japan, 2007)

The EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC (France, 2010)
The EYE 2 (2004)
The EYE 3 / The EYE 10 / The EYE INFINITY (2005)
EYE OF THE CAT (1969)

The FALL (2006) 

FANTASTIC VOYAGE (TV, 1968) 
FEAR IS THE KEY (1972)
FIDO (2006)
The FINAL COUNTDOWN (1980) 
The FINAL PROGRAMME (1973) 
FIRE IN THE SKY (1993)
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964) 
FLAG (anime, 2006)
The FLY (1958)
FORBIDDEN SIREN (2006)
The FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974) 
FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965) 
FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED (1969)
FRANKENSTEIN - THE TRUE STORY (US, 1973)
FRANKENWEENIE (Short film, 1984)
FREEDOM (2007)
FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980)

FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (1969)
FUNNY GAMES U.S. (2008)
The FURY (1978)



GAMERA THE BRAVE (2006)
GARUDA (2004) 
The GATHERING (UK, 2002)
The GAUNTLET (1977)
GEGEGE NO KITARO (anime overview)
GEGEGE NO KITARO (live action, 2007)
GEGEGE NO KITARO 2: KITARO AND THE MILLENNIUM CURSE (live action, 2008)

GEGEGE NO KITARO: NIPPON BAKURETSU (anime feature, 2008)
GEMINI (Japan, 1999)
GHOST ACTRESS (1996)
GHOST GAME (Thailand, 2006)

GHOST HOUND (anime, 2007)
GHOST HUNT (TV, Japan)
GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX
The GHOST OF YOTSUYA (1959)
GHOST STORY (UK, 1974)
GHOST STORIES (anime, 2000)
GHOST TRAIN (Japan, 2006) 
The GHOUL (1975)
GIANT ROBO MIKAZUKI (TV, 2000)
GIRL FROM HELL (TV, Japan)
The GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (2006)
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (2002) 
GODZILLA FINAL WARS (2004)
GOHATTO (1999)
GOING TO PIECES: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SLASHER FILM (2006)
GOLD (UK, 1974)
The GOLEM (1920) 

The GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966) 
GORGO (1961)
GRABBERS (2012)
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Japan)

The GREAT HORROR FAMILY (Japan TV, 2004)
The GREAT YOKAI WAR (2005)
The GREEN SLIME (1968)
GRIZZLY (1976)

The GRUDGE (Japan, 2003)
The GRUDGE: Extended Director's Cut (USA, 2004)
The GRUDGE 2 (Japan, 2003)
GUARD POST: GP506 (2008)
GU-GU THE CAT (2008)
GUNHED (1989)
GUYANA - CRIME OF THE CENTURY (1979)
GUYANA TRAGEDY: THE JIM JONES STORY (1980)
 
GYO: TOKYO FISH ATTACK! (anime, 2012) 



HAAN (S Korea, 2005)
HAKABA KITARO (anime, 2008) 
The HAND OF NIGHT (1966)
The HANDS OF ORLAC (Germany, 1924)
HANSEL & GRETEL (South Korea, 2007)
HANUMAN vs 7 ULTRAMANS (Thailand, 1974)
The HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR (1969)
The HAUNTED PALACE (US, 1963)
HAUNTED SCHOOL (1995)
HAUNTED SCHOOL 3 (1997) 

HAUNTED SCHOOL 4 (1999)
HAUNTED SCHOOL (Hong Kong, 2007)
HAZE (Japan, 2005)
HELL (Thailand, 2005)
HELL GIRL (anime)

HELTER SKELTER (1976) 
The HIDDEN BLADE (2004)
HINOKIO (2005) 

The HITCHER (1986) 
THE HITCHER II (2003)
THE HITCHER (2007) 
HOLOCAUST 2000 (1977)
HORROR HOUSE (1969)
HORROR OF DRACULA (1958)

HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN (1969) 
The HOST (Korea, 2006)
HOTEL (Germany, 2004)
The HOUSE BY THE LAKE (1976)
The HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (Spain, 1969)
HOW TO DESTROY THE REPUTATION OF THE GREATEST SECRET AGENT
The HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (1939)





I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958)
I, MONSTER (1971) 

I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK (2006)
IMPRINT (TV, 2006)
IMPULSE (1974)
IN COLD BLOOD (1967)
INFAMOUS (2006)

INFECTION (2004)
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)

INITIAL D - THE MOVIE (Hong Kong, 2005) 
INCIDENT AT OWL CREEK (1962)  
INNOCENCE (France/Belgium, 2004) 

INNOCENT BLOOD (1992)
INTO THE MIRROR (2003) 
INVASION (UK, 1965)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
IP MAN (2008) 

The IPCRESS FILE (1965) 

The ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD (1974)
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932)
ISLAND OF TERROR (UK, 1966) 

ISLAND OF THE DAMNED (Spain, 1975)
IT! (1967) 

IT'S ALIVE (1974)


J'ACCUSE (1919 and 1938) 
JACK THE RIPPER (UK, 1959)
JAWS (1976) 
JAWS 2 (1978)
JIGOKU (1960)

JIN-ROH: WOLF BRIGADE (1999)
JOINT SECURITY AREA (2000)
JOUBACHI (TV, 2006)

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1959) 
JOYUREI (1996)
JU-ON: THE CURSE (2000)
JU-ON: THE CURSE 2 (2000)
JU-ON: THE GRUDGE (2003)
JU-ON: THE GRUDGE 2 (2003)

JU-ON: BLACK GHOST, WHITE GHOST (2009)
JUGGERNAUT (UK, 1974)
JUNK (2000)

KAIDAN (Japan, 2007) 
KAKASHI (2001) 

KAKURENBO - HIDE AND SEEK (2005)
KAMEN GAKUEN (2000)
 

KAMEN RIDER KABUTO (TV, 2006)
KAMIKAZE GIRLS (2004)
KARIYUSHI IN AUGUST (2003)

KANSEN (2004)
KARAOKE TERROR (2003)

KAZUO UMEZU's HORROR THEATER - VOLUME 1 (2005)
KAZUO UMEZU's HORROR THEATER - VOLUME 2 (2005)
KAZUO UMEZU's HORROR THEATER - VOLUME 3 (2005) 

The KEEP (1983) 
KIDAN (2005)
KING KONG (1976)
KING NARESUAN - PART 1 (2007)
KING NARESUAN - PART 2 (2007)
 

KINDAICHI SHONEN NO JIKEMBO (TV)
KOKKURI (1997) 

KONGA (1961)
KONTROLL (Hungary, 2003) 

KOYAANISQATSI (1983)
KRAKATOA - EAST OF JAVA (1969)
KURAU - PHANTOM MEMORY (2004)

LADY VAMPIRE (Japan, 1959) 

LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (1989)
LAST EXILE (anime, 2004)

LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972)
LAST QUARTER (Japan, 2004)
LEGACY OF DRACULA (Japan, 1970)

LEGEND OF DINOSAURS AND MONSTER BIRDS (1977)
The LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973)
The LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976)

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)
The LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1974)

LIVING SKELETON (Japan, 1968)
The LOCKER (Japan, 2003) 

The LODGER (UK, 1927)
LOFT (Japan, 2006) 
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927)
LONG DREAM (2000) 
The LOST WORLD (1925) 

The LOST WORLD (1962) 
LOVE DEATH (Japan, 2006)
The LOYAL 47 RONIN (1958) 

LUCKY LUKE (2009)

MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)
MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1958)
The MAGIC ROUNDABOUT (TV, 1965)
The MAGICIAN (1926)
Le MAGNIFIQUE (1973)
MAIL (Japan, 2004)
The MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG (1939)
MANIAC COP
MANIAC COP 2
MANIAC COP 3

The MANITOU (1978)
MANSON (TV, 2009) 

The MANUAL (Japan, 2003)
MARINE BOY (TV, 1966)
The MASK (1961)

The MASK OF FU MANCHU (1932)  
The MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964) 
The MATRIMONY (2007)
The MAXX (TV, 1996)
The MAZE (1953)
MEKHONG FULL MOON PARTY (2002)

MEMENTO MORI (1999) 

MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003)
METROPOLIS (1927)
MILK (2008)
The MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN (2008)

MISHIMA - A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (1985) 

MISSING (1982)
MODESTY BLAISE (1966)
MONSTER OF TERROR (1965)

MOON ZERO TWO (1969)
The MOST DANGEROUS GAME (1933)

MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)
MUSHISHI (anime, 2005) 

MUSHISHI (live-action, 2006)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981) 

MY AMITYVILLE HORROR (documentary, 2012) 
MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1932)

NARAKA 19 (Hong Kong, 2007)

NEGADON - MONSTER FROM MARS (2005)
NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER (1960) 

NEXT OF KIN (Australia, 1982)
The NIGHT CALLER FROM OUTER SPACE (1965)
NIGHT CREATURES (1962) 

NIGHT OF THE EAGLE (1962)
The NIGHT WALKER (1964)

NIGHTMARE DETECTIVE (Japan, 2006)
The NORLISS TAPES (TV movie, 1973) 

NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (1973) 

OCTANE (2003)
ONE MILLION B.C. (1940)
ON THE BEACH (1959)
ONE MISSED CALL (2004) 

ONE MISSED CALL (TV, 2005)
ONE MISSED CALL 2 (2005)
ONE MISSED CALL 3 (2006) 

ONLY GOD FORGIVES (2013)
ORANG MINYAK (2007)

OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES (2006)
OSS 117: LOST IN RIO (2009)
OTAKUS IN LOVE (2004)
OTOSHIMONO (2006) 
OUT OF THE BLUE (New Zealand, 2006) 
THE OUTER LIMITS (TV, 1963)

OUTLAND (1981)

PAPRIKA (Japan, 2006)
PARANOIA AGENT (anime, 2004)

PAURA: LUCIO FULCI REMEMBERED (2008)
PERSONA (Japan, 2000)
PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) 

PLANETA BUR (Russia, 1961)
POLICE SQUAD! (TV, 1982) 

The POSSESSED (TV movie, 1977)
PREMONITION (Japan, 2004)
PRINCESS AURORA (S. Korea, 2005)
PROJECT U.F.O. (TV series, 1978) 

The PSYCHOPATH (1966)
PUFNSTUF - THE MOVIE (1970)
PULGASARI (1985)

PUPPET ON A CHAIN (1971)

The QUATERMASS CONCLUSION (TV, 1979)

QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (1967)
QUIEN PUEDE MATAR A UN NINO? (Spain, 1975)
The QUIET FAMILY (S Korea, 1998)
QUEEN BEE (TV, 2006)

RAUMPATROUILLE ORION (TV, 1966) 

REC, REC 2, REC 3
RED SHADOW (2001)
REIGO: DEEP SEA MONSTER VS THE BATTLESHIP YAMATO (2008)

REINCARNATION (Japan, 2005)
The REINCARNATION OF PETER PROUD (1975)

REPTILICUS (1961) 
La RESIDENCIA (1969)
RETRIBUTION/SAKEBI (2006) 

The RETURNED (TV, 2012)
Les REVENANTS (2004/2012)
RING (1998, Japan)
RING 2 (1999, Japan) 
RETURN OF THE FLY (1959)
RING 0: BIRTHDAY

RING: KANZENBAN - THE COMPLETE EDITION (TV movie, 1995)
RING: THE FINAL CHAPTER (TV series, 1999)
The RING VIRUS (South Korea, 1999)

RINNE (2005)
ROAR (1981)
ROBOGEISHA (2009) 

ROLLERBALL (1975)
ROUGE (Hong Kong, 1987)
RUSSIAN ROULETTE (1975)

 
SAMSARA (2009)
SAMURAI FICTION (1998)
The SATAN BUG (1965) 
SATURN 3 (1980)
SATELLITE IN THE SKY (1956)

SCARED (Thailand, 2005)
SCHOOLGIRL COMMANDO IZUMI (TV, 1987)
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (1969)

SEE NO EVIL (1971)
SERIAL EXPERIMENTS LAIN (anime, 1998)
SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN (1929)

SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)
SF Episode One - SAMURAI FICTION (1998) 

SHANKS (1974)
SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL (1998)
SHIBUYA KAIDAN (2003)

SHINJUKU INCIDENT (2009)
SHIVER (HK, 2003) 

The SHUTTERED ROOM (1967) 
SILVER STREAK (USA, 1976)
The SINKING OF JAPAN (2006)
SIREN (S Korea, 2001)
The SKY CRAWLERS (2008) 

SKY RIDERS (1976) 
SLAP SHOT (1977) 

SLEEP TIGHT (2011)
The SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (1957) 
The SNAKE-GIRL AND THE SILVER-HAIRED WITCH (1968)
SOLDIER BLUE (1970)

SOLITUDE OF BLOOD (2002, Russia)
SORCERER (1977) 

The SORCERERS (UK, 1967)
SPACE AMOEBA (1970) 
The SPACE CHILDREN (1958) 
SOYLENT GREEN (1973) 
SPACE PATROL (German TV, 1966)
SPECTREMAN (TV, 1971)
SPEED RACER (USA, 2008)
SPIRAL / RASEN (Japan, 1998) 

SQUIRM (1976)
STARCRASH (1978)
STORM (Sweden, 2005)

STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING (1972)
STREET HAWK (1985, TV) 
The STUDENT OF PRAGUE 
The SUBMERSION OF JAPAN (1973) 
SUCKER PUNCH (2011) 
SUICIDE MANUAL (2003)
SUICIDE MANUAL 2: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (2003)
SUKEBAN DEKA (anime, 1991)
SUKEBAN DEKA (TV, 1985)
SUKEBAN DEKA - THE MOVIE (1988)
SUKEBAN DEKA - THE MOVIE 2 (1989)
SUMMER WARS (anime, 2009)
SUMPAH ORANG MINYAK (1957)

SURVIVE! (Mexico/USA, 1976)
The SURVIVOR (1980)
SWAY (Japan, 2006)
SWING GIRLS (Japan, 2004)
SWORDS OF VENGEANCE (1978)

TABOO (Japan, 1999) 
The TAKING OF PELHAM ONE-TWO-THREE (1974) 
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (UK, 1972) 
TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) on blu-ray 
TALES OF TERROR 1 (Japan, TV, 2005) 
TAMAMI: THE BABY'S CURSE (2008) 
TARZAN (1966, TV)
TAXI 4 (France, 2007) 
The TENDERNESS OF WOLVES (Germany, 1973) 
TENTACLES (1977)
TETSU NO TSUME (1951)
TETSUJIN 28 - THE MOVIE (2005)
TETSUJIN 28 – Volume 1 (TV, 2004)

The TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
THEM (France, 2006) 
THEY CAME BACK (2004)
THREE: EXTREMES (2004) 

The THREE MUSKETEERS (1973) 
THUNDERBIRDS (TV, 1965) 

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO (UK, 1966)
TIMESLIP (1955)
TINTIN AND THE BLUE ORANGES (1964)
TINTIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE (1961)
TINTIN ET LE MYSTERE DE LA TOISON D'OR (1961) 

TO THE DEVIL... A DAUGHTER (1976)
TOKYO ZOMBIE (Japan, 2006)

TOMIE (1998)
TOMIE - ANOTHER FACE (1999)
TOMIE - REPLAY (2000)
TOMIE - REBIRTH (2001)
TOMIE - FORBIDDEN FRUIT (2002)
TOMIE - REVENGE (2005)
TOMIE - BEGINNING (2005)

TOMIE VS TOMIE (2007) 
TOMIE UNLIMITED (2011)
TOWER OF EVIL (UK, 1972)

The TOWERING INFERNO (1974) 
The TRACK (1974, France)
TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL (1935)
TREASURE ISLAND (1950)

TRON: LEGACY (2010) 

TUBE (S Korea, 2003)
The TUNNEL (UK, 1935) 

TWISTED NERVE (UK, 1968)

ULTRA-Q (TV, 1966) 
ULTRAMAN (1966) 
ULTRAMAN COSMOS (TV, 2001)
ULTRAMAN COSMOS: FIRST CONTACT (2001)
ULTRAMAN COSMOS 2: BLUE PLANET (2002)
ULTRAMAN COSMOS 3: FINAL BATTLE (2003)
ULTRAMAN MAX (TV, 2005)
ULTRAMAN MEBIUS (TV, 2006)
ULTRAMAN NEXT (2004)
ULTRAMAN NEXUS (TV, 2004)
UMIZARU (2004)
The UNINVITED (USA, 1944)
The UNINVITED (S Korea, 2003)
UZUMAKI (2000)

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (1970) 
VAMPIRE DOLL (Japan, 1970)
The VANISHED (Japan, 2006)

VANISHING POINT (1971)
VAULT OF HORROR (1973) 
VENGEANCE (Thailand, 2006)
The VICTIM (Thailand, 2006)
VIDEO NASTIES - THE DEFINITE GUIDE (2011, DTV)
VIJ: SPIRIT OF EVIL (Russia, 1967)
VILLAGE OF EIGHT GRAVESTONES (Japan, 1977)
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (UK, 1960)
The VIRGIN SPRING (1960)
VIRUS (1980)
VOICE (S Korea, 2005)

The WAGES OF FEAR (1977)
The WARRIORS (1979)
WATCH OUT, WE'RE MAD (1974)

WENT THE DAY WELL? (1942)
WESTWORLD (1973) 
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? (1965)
WHISPERING CORRIDORS
WHISPERING CORRIDORS 2 
WHISPERING CORRIDORS 3
WHISPERING CORRIDORS 4 

The WHITE BUS (UK, 1967)
WHO? (1973)

WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? (1975)
The WIG (S Korea, 2005)
WILLARD (1971)
WIRED (1989)
WISHING STAIRS
WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968)
WOLFEN (1981) 

The WOMAN IN BLACK (1989) 
WOODSTOCK (1970)
The WORLD SINKS EXCEPT JAPAN (2006)

WOULD YOU KILL A CHILD? (1975)
WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1970)

The X FROM OUTER SPACE (1967)

YAJI & KITA: THE MIDNIGHT PILGRIMS (2005)

YESTERDAY (South Korea, 2002)
YO-YO GIRL COP (2006)

YOG - MONSTER FROM SPACE (1970)
YOKAI DAISENSO (2005)
YOKAI TENGOKU - GHOST HERO (1990)
YONGARY MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (1967)
YOU CAN'T STOP THE MURDERS (2003)
YURERU (Japan, 2006)

ZARDOZ (1973)
ZEBRAMAN (2004)
ZEE OUI (Thailand, 2004) 
ZERO HOUR! (1957) 
ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS (1979) 
ZOO (Japan, 2005)