I think this deserves its own thread. Just from posting on the other film threads, I know there're a few aficionados around: Octopus?, Idlerich, Jim Clarke, to name some. Contemporary Hollywood is pretty dull and annoying and hateful, Bollywood has phenomenal looking actresses but the films aren't worth watching, arthouse and indie films are aesthetically and emotionally moribund as they always have been, and we all have DVDs now, and it seems that the most arresting and insane and sexy and stupid and entertaining and emotionally extreme and weirdly avant garde films were all made in the 60s, 70s and 80s in Europe (I mean, apart from Japan and Hong Kong, but someone else can start a thread about Samurai and Yakuza and Shaw Brothers flicks because I don't know enough about that stuff).

This is a thread for gialli and Poliziotteschi and spaghetti westerns. For the untouchable Mario Bava and the patchy but often brilliant Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci and Jess Franco. For zombie and cannibal and vampire films. Hammer Horror. Joe D'amato's disgusting, yet somehow noble, sexploiters. Other hacks who have their moments: Umberto Lenzi, Sergio Martino, Enzo G. Castellari, Bruno Mattei, Jean Rollin, Fernando de Leo etc. Off beat genius from Avati Pupi or Michel Soavi or Massimo Dallamano. Your favorite actors or actresses: Luigi Pistilli, Laura Gemser, Rosalba Neri, Mario Adorf, Edwige Fenech, Fabio Testi, Franco Nero, Ingrid Pitt, or whoever. Best soundtracks: Morricone, Nicolai, Goblin, etc. Reviews, lists, tips, stories, stupid comments.

There's enough material in this slice of culture, surely? Be proud of your good taste.