Shlock maestro Eli Rhodes is most known for his gory horror films, such as Cabin Fever And DormitoryAnd for playing baseball bat-wielding Donny Donowitz in Inglourious Basterds. His upcoming projects include a woodcut called Thank youStarring by Addison Rae And Patrick DempseyLike the adaptation of the video game border.
Like most great filmmakers, Roth is also a serious film fan who has enjoyed countless films over the years, many of them obscure and low-budget. No doubt, fans of Roth’s work will get a kick out of his advice.
10 ‘Troll 2’ (1990)
Trolls 2 is a very infamous comedy about a boy named Joshua (Michael Stephenson) that his family started on vacation quickly turns into a nightmare. The town they visit is home to vegetarian goblins intent on converting unsuspecting travelers to a plant-based diet. Despite the title, the story has nothing to do with the 1986 film TrollWhich just makes it silier.
“It will take you hours to get through this gem because you’ll be pausing and replaying it over and over again. It was recently released on Blu-ray for you to enjoy in high-definition glory,” Roth said. The interview.
9 ‘Nightmare City’ (1980)
Nightmare City A useless zombie movie, meaning it breezes by only 90 minutes. An unidentified plane lands at an airport, unleashing bloodthirsty ghouls and radioactive demons on an unsuspecting city. Unlike the traditional slow-moving zombies of the era, these creatures were fast, intelligent, and armed.
While there was a panic, the TV news reporter, Mr. Dean Miller (Hugo Stiglitz – the name of Basterds character), finds himself in the middle of the chaos, fighting for survival alongside a group of thieves Desperate. “Nightmare City Roth said, “It’s a great thing Planet Terror Found 28 days later.”
8 ‘To Be Twenty’ (1978)
To Be Twenty A provocative Italian drama about youth rebellion and the consequences of breaking social norms. lick (Gloria Guida) and Tina (Lilli Carati) are two young women who decide to escape the confines of society and embrace a carefree lifestyle. They enjoy casual sex, parties, and experiments, but things take a dark turn when they meet a creepy old man.
Roth said To Be Twenty An important influence on his own films Dormitory II. “Critic (Director Fernando Di Leo) never got due, but this movie is his f—ing masterpiece. It’s very clever, but the ending is so violent and shocking, it’s the only thing people can take away from the movie,” Roth said.
7 ‘The Piece’ (1982)
pieces It’s a delightfully brutal carnage about a killer stalking a college campus. As the body count rises, Detective Bracken (Christopher George) was called to investigate. He and his brave student, Kendall (Ian Sera), began delving into the mind of the murderer in the hope of understanding – and thwarting – their reign of terror.
With its over-the-top acting, creative death scenes, and generous servings of 80s camp, pieces has become something of a cult classic. “pieces is my favorite slasher movie of all time, and it’s one that never fails to keep the audience entertained from start to finish,” Roth told the San Diego Tribune. you.”
6 “Murder on the Night Train” (1975)
“This film is the elimination of The last house is on the left, but located on the train. And it’s really scary. A lot of girls on the train and the creepiness Dormitory II Very influenced by The Night Train Murder” Roth said.
The film focuses on two college students, Margaret (Irene Miracle) and Lisa (Laura D’Angelo), who boarded the train to visit their families for Christmas. Unbeknownst to them, they are soon joined by a pair of sadistic criminals, Blackie (Flavio Bucci) and Curly (Gianfranco De Grassi). Margaret and Lisa must command all their strength and ingenuity to escape their captor and survive the night of terror.
5 ‘Sleeping Camp’ (1983)
Teen Introverted Angela (Felissa Rose) joins Camp Arawak with her co-guardian cousin, Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten). A mysterious killer begins taking out campers and counselors, and the survivors desperately try to solve the case. Sleepaway Camp has gathered a cult fan base thanks to its shocking twists, memorable kills, and jaw-dropping (but problematic) endings.
“(Sleepaway CampRoth said) is just a number, in the early 80s, a low-budget slasher flick set at summer camp, Roth said. Don’t read anything about it, just go rent it, turn it on, and watch your friends freak out. This will be the movie you talk about for weeks after.”
4 ‘Toso’ (1973)
Located in the beautiful city of Perugia, this Giallo – Considered by some to be the first ever to kill an animal – Followed by a group of students The university was hunted by the killer. Jane (Suzy Kendall) and her friends must resolve the links that bind each other if they hope to make it out alive. Body Characterized by cinematic style, atmospheric tension, and brutal violence, it pushes the boundaries of its genre.
“It’s incomprehensible but it’s actually an amazing movie and I You think it’s a bachelor. Alfred Hitchcock In terms of film making. It was very scary and stressful,” Roth said.
3 ‘Zombies’ (1979)
Zombie A whacky horror led by Lucio FulciItalian cult director behind the film such as: The Beyond And House by Cemetery. It focuses on a group of people who find themselves stranded on an isolated island infested by the walking dead. They soon learn that the zombie outbreak is related to voodoo rituals and cursed amulets.
“The gore scenes are amazing and terrifying, they still stand head and shoulders above any zombie movie made since then. Lucio Fulci is one of my favorite directors, and every time I shoot a particularly gory scene, we all close our eyes and try to channel him for inspiration,” said Roth.
2 ‘Creepshow’ (1982)
Creepshow is a comic book written by Stephen King and guided by George A. Romero, two giants of the genre. The film offers five hilarious twists that pay homage to classic horror comedies, from the return of a vengeful father’s ghost to an outbreak of food-eating cockroaches.
“The movie is designed to look like a comic book, but it’s scary and disgusting. Amazing acting, incredible script, gorgeous makeup effects and non-stop fun. A low-stakes horror movie that’s a guaranteed good time,” said Roth.
1 ‘Who can kill a child?’ (1976)
Tom (Lewis Fiander) and Evelyn (Prunella Ransome) is an English couple vacationing on a secluded island off the coast of Spain. However, their peaceful retreat turns sinister when they learn that the island’s children have risen up against the adult population and become brutal killers.
This is another film that Roth cites as an influence Dormitory. “It’s a good evil movie, but it’s one where kids run amok and you have to kill them, and how do you kill kids? That idea is awesome,” Roth said.
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