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European "trash" cinema

Parents: Euro horror - European comics - European exploitation - trash

Related: Amarcord magazine - Euro chic - "Euro girls" - giallo - Hammer studios - horrotica - Glittering Images (publisher) - Italian cinema - Italian erotica - Italian horror - Midi Minuit Fantastique (magazine) - nazi exploitation cinema - nunsploitation - sleaze

Euro trash is a epithet given by fans of the genre to the cinematic manifestation of European exploitation culture. [Mar 2006]

Directors: Mac Ahlberg - Joe D'Amato - Dario Argento - Mario Bava - Jose Benazeraf - Walerian Borowczyk - Tinto Brass - Jess Franco - Hofbauer - Just Jaeckin - Francis Leroi - Bigas Luna - Jose Larraz - Claude Mulot - Max Pecas - Jean Rollin

European Trash Cinema (magazine) issue 16
image sourced here.

Barbara Steele, photocredit unidentified

Eurotrash paradise

Description
If you've got a taste for sleazier, not-so-classic movies, you've come to the right place to discuss Eurotrash cinema on DVD, laserdisc, and videocassette.
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Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Paul Naschy, Lucio Fulci, Joe D'Amato, Jess Franco, Jean Rollin, Ruggero Deodato, Michele Soavi, Antonio Margheriti, Bruno Mattei, Sergio Leone. . .
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Ghost stories, giallos, Italian James Bond ripoffs, sexploitation films, cannibal flicks, German Edgar Wallace thrillers, spaghetti westerns, Mafia movies, postnukers. . .
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Rosalba Neri, Barbara Bouchet, Erika Blanc, Christina Lindberg, Klaus Kinski, Jack Taylor, Lina Romay, Howard Vernon, Marisa Mell, Eddie Constantine, Barbara Steele. . .
--------------- --http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/eurotrashparadise/ [May 2005]

Craig Ledbetter and Robert Monell

This is dedicated to my friend, mentor and editor, Craig Ledbetter: the Godfather of ETC. He originated the term and it's a bit different from the more refined "Euro cult" moniker. Eurotrash has to be, first and foremost, trashy. That can mean Robbe Grillet, Polselli, Franco or D'Amato. It can be art or just plain junk. Here are my 10 favorite EUROTRASH films:

SUCCUBUS
FURY OF THE WOLFMAN [IMDB]
TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS [IMDB]
AMUCK [IMDB]
EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980) - Amazon.com
L'AMANTE DEL VAMPIRO [IMDB]
ZOMBIE LAKE (1981) Amazon.com
VAMPYRES [Josť Larraz]
BLOOD AND BLACK LACE [Mario Bava]
THE HORRIBLE DR HICHCOCK [IMDB]

I like KILL BABY KILL better than BLOOD AND BLACK LACE, but it lacks that trashy edge that of scantily clad models getting offed. CRIMSON is a perfect example of EUROPEAN TRASH CINEMA and PORNO HOLOCAUST qualifies by title alone as does EUGENIE...HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION. ANY film by Sergio Bergonzelli is automatically ETC. --Robert Monell via http://p210.ezboard.com/fthelatarniaforumsfrm10.showMessage?topicID=55.topic [Aug 2005]

See the website that was started by the editors of the magazine at http://www.eurotrashcinema.com/ [Aug 2005]

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