Help me find trash cinema.
January 16, 2009 1:18 PM   Subscribe

Help me find trash cinema.

I wish to see the trashiest cinema there is.
Note that a lot of what is called trash or B or Z-movies are monster flicks and/or horror/giallo/splatter/scifi/porn. Surely there are other kinds, perhaps a combination of these?

Here's what I know of:

Astrozombie's list
Bad Movies
This lovely trailer for Beez

But most of these seem to focus on English/Western trash. How about Bollywood/Lollywood? Nigeria? What is the trashiest movie from Bolivia, for example? Links please.

Merci merci.
posted by whiterussian to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: To clarify: English/Western trash recommendations are encouraged and appreciated.
posted by whiterussian at 1:35 PM on January 16, 2009

Well, it's American-focused, but still, you can't go wrong with the Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film.
posted by adamrice at 1:54 PM on January 16, 2009

Can't really help you, but I know people that may be able to. Search/Ask around on Cinemaggeddon, "home of the finest (ahem) rare, obscure and of course trashy horror, martial arts, gore, exploitation and action flicks".
posted by parilous at 2:05 PM on January 16, 2009

This guy will help you out.

Turkish version of Spiderman where Spidey knife fights? In there. Chinese movies where Bruce Lee (or Li, or Lie, etc.) teams up with Popeye (yes, the Sailor Man) to defeat the Godfather (yep, the mob leader) and Emmanuel (star of many Cinemax classics)? Oh yeah, it's in there.

Even if you don't order DVDs from him, the catalog descriptions alone are worth a read.
posted by iwhitney at 2:06 PM on January 16, 2009 [1 favorite]

You might appreciate this post on the blue.

And I will reiterate my giddy-puppy enthusiastic-flailing recommendation I gave in that post for the film BLOOD FREAK, which will utterly and completely reset the bar for you for bad cinema. Trust me.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:22 PM on January 16, 2009

Stomp Tokyo's pretty good.

Also, the Dusk to Dawn Drive-in Trash-o-Rama series (Vol. 5 reviewed here).
posted by cog_nate at 2:23 PM on January 16, 2009

This is my bible.
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 2:53 PM on January 16, 2009

I guess you could start here for Latin America: Alejandro Jodorowsky
posted by ezekieldas at 3:13 PM on January 16, 2009

It will probably take you a very long time to go through Franco's films.
posted by JJ86 at 3:46 PM on January 16, 2009

Sleazoid Express is an awesome book (and series of zines) about the trash cinema of New York's grindhouse scene, and many of these films were foreign imports.

Asian Trash Cinema is your essential guide to trash films from the Asian subcontinent.

Sometimes I like to just flip through the Something Weird catalog.

Seconding the Psychotronic Encyclopedia, and also the magazine. They changed my life.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:12 AM on January 17, 2009

Two words: John Waters

...but you probably already know that.
posted by ijoyner at 10:26 AM on January 17, 2009

Also Alternative Reel has a cult movie section where you may find some off-the-wall stuff.
posted by ijoyner at 10:27 AM on January 17, 2009

ooo sorry, but for more western/english trash, try this too:
the cool thing about this site is you download straight form the site :D :D
posted by muymuy at 9:47 PM on January 17, 2009

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