Another one of my favorite genres, if it is a genre. It sort of connects all genres that exploit some aspect, particularly in the 70's and early 80's (mainly but around then).
A while ago I complete my set of the Video Nasties. So let me see what my favorites are...
1. Cannibal Holocaust (Although killing animals is not cool).
2. Don't Look in the Basement
3. I Spit on you Grave
5. Brotherhood of Death
7. Zombie (Lucio Fulci, might be higher depending on the day).
8. The Big Birdcage
10. House at the Edge of the Cemetery
11. Last House on the Left
13. Cannibal Apocalypse.
14. Cannibal Ferox
15. Hercules vs Kung Fu
That seems like a good enough list for now. The tricky part is what counts or not in the grouping. As really every slasher film is an exploitation film so I tried to stick in the hot area. Loads of cannibal movies in my list. There are a ton of fun blackspoitation films in the group that I love to watch.
The fun loving homage to them is Black Dynamite that uses some scenes nearly frame for frame from other movies. Very funny.
It is also rough to tell where the line is with horror. Does a movie like Shiver's count, it fits the criteria. Does it need to be a grindhouse drive in sort of movie?
All sorts of classics in this grouping. Well, classics of a sort.
I've seen a couple of these: Last House On The Left, I Spit On Your Grave, Bloodfeast.
I'd give Blacula another viewing, as I really don't remember much of it, and Zombie, if I were in an Italian horror mood.