Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema

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These are the Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema

What are your limits?

Surely there are some types of horror movies that you will not watch.  Or are there?

There has always been an audience for the disturbing and unsettling image. And there’s an intimate relationship between the violence and sensationalism shown in Underground Movies and the anxieties of our culture.

In this episode I discuss Exploitation Films and Extreme Horror: its history starting with Thomas Edison’s first experiments with the movie camera through the Grindhouse Era to Modern Horror Cinema.

Extreme Horror Cinema

Exploitation Films

Splatter Films



Hardcore Horror

Video Nasties

Gonzo Horror

Torture Porn

Asian Extreme

French Extreme

Hong Kong CAT III Films

Snuff Films




Dead Girl

Friday the 13th

Last House on the Left

Fred Ott’s Sneeze

The Kiss

Charmion’s Trapeze Strip-Tease

The Execution of Czolgosz

Electrocuting an Elephant

Birth of a Nation


Maniac (1934)


Scum of the Earth


Faces of Death

Blood Feast

Mondo Cane


American Guinea Pig



Martyrs (2008)


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Cannibal Holocaust


Pink Flamingos

Last House on Dead End Street

My Sweet Satan

August Underground

Toe Tag Pictures



The Horror of It All: One Moviegoer’s Love Affair with Masked Maniacs, Frightened Virgins, and the Living Dead…  by Adam Rockoff

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