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Greek cult cinema???
Topic Started: Jul 18 2012, 08:36 PM (4,502 Views)
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I'm sorry for the late response but I was away for a few days.......

Greek exploitation films suffer from "simple" plots, this means you can easily understand the story even if you don't speak Greek. They mainly focus on sexploitation (usually covered by a "crime" plot) but you can find some interesting action or "mountain" westerns (action with horses and gunmen) from the 60s & 70s.

There were only a few horror films, the best one is EFIALTIS from the early 60s. But horror films are more difficult to follow the story.

As I said I just came in from a very short vacation. I will return with more details about specific titles :hello!:
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EFIALTIS (=NIGHTMARE) is a very scary horror film from the early 60s!
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No...Bill from Onar Films told me once he was his dream to release it as it was one of his favourites. It had a TV screening a couple of times many years ago.
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Yes, these was a series of "detective" video movies from the early 80s free based on Greek crime novels. All directed by Soulis Georgiadis and starring Giorgos Siskos as "Inspector Lekkas". Some of them were a full movie while others have 2-3 episodes (stories). I'm sorry I don't remember if yours is a whole story. There are many of these tapes and they are rather mediocre with a plot hard to follow even if you're a Greek :D
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Some action but no violence......
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Hm, mainly crime & sexploitation, not horror......
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Very nice...but you cannot call it horror.
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Aug 17 2012, 05:11 PM
Yes, but are there more horror titles than the Dracula of Exarcheia, Island of Death, Para Psychics, Devil's Men, Rape Killer and the elusive Efialtis?

ENOHES SHESEIS (O GIOS MOU O STEFANOS) superb!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0210707/

NIGHTMARE (EFIALTIS) one of the best!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0196523/

STA DIHTYA TOU TROMOU mediocre
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230808/

EGLIMA STO KOLONAKI one of my favourites!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236184/
You could read my review here: http://z9.invisionfree.com/THE_CINEHOUND_F...p?showtopic=201

EVIL (TO KAKO) zombies
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813129/

ELLINIKES ISTORIES MYSTIRIOU KAI FANTASIAS nice TV series
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1503034/

DRACULA KAI SIA horror comedy, 50s, cannot find IMDb info, VHS cover below

And you mentioned RAPE KILLER, DRACULA OF EXARHEIA horror comedy, ISLAND OF DEATH, DEVIL'S MEN already.

As for that PARA PSYCHICS is rather an action movie.
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Thanx for the link. Yes, of course, O THANATOS THA XANARTHI (translated as DEATH WILL COME AGAIN), a nice film too, one of Bill's favourites!
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Aug 21 2012, 01:03 AM
$1 weekly? :blink:

It is an Australian release for the Greeks who live there. So it is Aussie dollar actually :lol:

I guess it was from the last days of VHS when all videoclubs had DVDs mainly so VHS rental was really very cheap...especially for old titles.
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