I love programming movie marathons, so for Junesploitation's Italian horror day I thought it would be fun to put together 24 hours of one of my favorite subgenres of horror. My love of Italian horror is well-documented on this site, so let's get right to the movies!
10 am - Caltiki the Immortal Monster (1958, dir. Riccardo Freda/Mario Bava)
Noon - A Blade in the Dark (1983, dir. Lamberto Bava)
2 pm - The Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971, Paolo Cavara)
4 pm - Cannibal Ferox (1981, dir. Umberto Lenzi)
6 pm - The Black Cat (1989, dir. Luigi Cozzi)
8 pm - Phenomena (1985, dir. Dario Argento)Top Gun: Maverick. Plus, Phenomena moves up in my Argento rankings every time I see it. There's just something about the hazy atmosphere of the whole thing that I deeply love. And that ending! So many Italian horror movies have holy shit endings, but this one ranks among the best.
10 pm - The Beyond (1981, dir. Lucio Fulci)
Midnight - Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975, dir. Andrea Bianchi)
2 am - Cemetery Man (1994, dir. Michele Soavi)
4 am - House on the Edge of the Park (1980, dir. Ruggero Deodato)
6 am - Black Sabbath (1963, dir. Mario Bava)
8 am - The Fifth Cord (1971, dir. Luigi Bazzoni)
10 am - Wild Beasts (1984, dir. Franco Prosperi)