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1. Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed (2014)

78 min | Documentary

Scream Queens: Horror Heroines Exposed features, in a change of pace for horror documentaries, an all-female line-up, discussing horror movies from their perspective.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Michelle Bauer, Sybil Danning, Danielle Harris, Adrienne King

Votes: 17

88 Films - Graduation Day Blu-Ray

2. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 19,138 | Gross: $0.65M

3. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

Votes: 3,133

4. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,398

5. Remo, Rambo, Reagan and Reds: The Eighties Action Movie Explosion (2014 Video)

67 min | Documentary, Action

This feature-length documentary takes a close look at some of the most popular action movies from the '80s and the different political overtones in them.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Howard S. Berger, Donald P. Borchers, Garrick Dion, Sam Firstenberg

Votes: 7

Arrow Video - Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… Blu-Ray

6. Aliens, Cannibals and Zombies: A Trilogy of Italian Terror (2012 Video)

46 min | Documentary

Actor Ian McCulloch reflects upon making Zombi 2 and his other Italian horror epics - Zombi Holocaust and Contamination.

Director: Calum Waddell | Star: Ian McCulloch

Votes: 17

Arrow Video - Zombie Flesh Eaters Blu-Ray

7. From Romero to Rome: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Zombie Movie (2012)

60 min | Documentary

The history of Italian zombie cinema, beginning with the breakout worldwide influence and success of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead and continuing through to Lucio Fulci's ... See full summary »

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Alex Chandon, Luigi Cozzi, Ruggero Deodato, David McGillivray

Votes: 92

Arrow Video - Zombie Flesh Eaters Blu-Ray

8. Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)

75 min | Documentary

A celebration of slasher cinema - from PSYCHO to the present day, with a focus on highlighting many of the genre's forgotten cult classics, deconstructing how to survive a slice and dice ... See full summary »

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Emily Booth, Tom Holland, Fred Olen Ray, Mick Garris

Votes: 156

88 Films - Stand alone DVD

9. The Many Lives and Deaths of Giovanni Lombardo Radice (2010 Video)

51 min | Documentary

Actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice talks about his film career in this documentary.

Director: Calum Waddell | Star: Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Arrow Video - City of the Living Dead Blu-Ray

10. Yellow Fever: The Rise and Fall of the Giallo (2016 Video)

89 min | Documentary

Feature-length documentary about the Giallo films, spotlighting its roots as the "yellow" crime novels up to its later influences on the modern slasher films.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Dario Argento, Luigi Cozzi, Ruggero Deodato, Umberto Lenzi

Votes: 30

Synapse Films - Tenebrae Blu-Ray

11. Blood, Boobs & Beast (2007)

75 min | Documentary

Blood, Boobs and Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from oddly brilliant to some of the worst films of all time. Despite his critics, ... See full summary »

Director: John Kinhart | Stars: Don Dohler, J.J. Abrams, Robert Long II, Mitch Klein

Votes: 241

12. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Director: Ray Greene | Stars: F.X. Feeney, Maila Nurmi, Michael Copner, Samuel Z. Arkoff

Votes: 520

13. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,356

14. Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005 Video)

R | 52 min | Documentary

An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Norman Abbott, Barrie Gold, Bill Best

Votes: 252

15. Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006 Video)

R | 46 min | Documentary

An investigation of UK video censorship after the video recordings act was introduced.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Chris Theobald, Mary Whitehouse, Graham Bright, Ken Penry

Votes: 144

16. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 1,074

17. Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British ... See full summary »

Director: Jake West | Stars: Sian Barber, Martin Barker, Graham Bright, Lavinia Carey

Votes: 226

18. You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night (2016)

Not Rated | 217 min | Documentary

An extensive look at the making of Fright Night (1985) and Fright Night Part 2 (1988) featuring exclusive interviews with cast and crew members, rare photographs, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

Director: Chris Griffiths | Stars: Jon Gries, Brian Thompson, Chris Sarandon, Tom Holland

Votes: 212

19. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure

A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Richard Stanley, Kier-La Janisse, Michael Gingold, Graham Humphreys

Votes: 2,784

20. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,669

21. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,718 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,455

23. Adjust Your Tracking (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

A documentary capturing the modern day VHS culture and VHS collectors.

Directors: Dan M. Kinem, Levi Peretic | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Anthony Timpone, Keith J. Crocker, Fred Vogel

Votes: 598

24. Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's the Fantastic Four (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

A documentary that tells the history of The Fantastic Four (1994), which was executive produced by Roger Corman.

Director: Marty Langford | Stars: Carl Ciarfalio, Roger Corman, Joseph Culp, Jonathan Fernandez

Votes: 645

25. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,203 | Gross: $0.10M

26. Rewind This! (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape.

Director: Josh Johnson | Stars: Ben Jousan, David Gregory, Micah Matthews, Mike Vraney

Votes: 1,743

27. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,037

28. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 16,904 | Gross: $1.32M

29. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,567

30. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,758

31. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,611

32. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 543

33. 42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street (2015)

82 min | Documentary, History

The story behind the rise and fall of New York's 42nd Street. The cinemas, the films, the people, the crime and the rebirth of the block as "New 42nd Street" - this is the document of the world's most notorious movie strip.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Matt Cimber, Joe Dante, Roy Frumkes, Buddy Giovinazzo

Votes: 88

34. Eaten Alive! The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary on the short-lived craze of Italian cannibal films in the '70s and '80s,

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Antonio Climati, Luigi Cozzi, Joe Dante, Ruggero Deodato

Votes: 131

35. The Last Supper: The Final Days of the Italian Cannibal Film (2018)

51 min | Documentary

Follow-up to "Eaten Alive: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film", this documentary was produced for the 88 Films UK Blu-Ray release of "Amazonia: The Catherine Miles Story" and ... See full summary »

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Ruggero Deodato, Mikel Koven, John Martin, Michael Sopkiw

36. Mark of the Devil: Mark of the Times (2014 Video)

48 min | Documentary

A documentary about the 'new wave' of British horror directors and their films in the 1960s and 1970s.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Michael Armstrong, Johannes Buzalski, Günter Clemens, Gaby Fuchs

37. Garuda Power: The Spirit Within (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Action, History

The docu-fiction GARUDA POWER is the final result of many years of research about Indonesian Action Movies - or what's still left of it. It focuses on Action Movies from the first ... See full summary »

Director: Bastian Meiresonne | Stars: Billy Chong, Avent Cristy, Budi Nugroho, Barry Prima

Votes: 13

38. Category III: The Untold Story of Hong Kong Exploitation Cinema (2018)

84 min | Documentary

The rise and fall of Hong Kong's notorious Category III cinema which reached a peak during the years 1988 and the lead-up to the Handover in 1997.

Director: Calum Waddell | Stars: Daniel Yee Heng Chan, Kwok-Leung Gan, Godfrey Ho, Josie Ho

Votes: 33

39. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Video)

68 min | Documentary, History

The genre of Film Noir gets an in-depth examination. Through a multitude of interviews with industry enthusiasts and film clips, every aspect of what makes a Noir is touched upon.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Alton, Drew Casper, Roger Deakins, John Debney

Votes: 234



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