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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Top Ten for 1979


Overview coming soon.
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1979
Top 5
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1. Alien
UK, USA / Ridley Scott / ★★
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(Fukushû suru wa ware ni ari)
Japan / Shôhei Imamura / ★★
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3. The Traveler (El caminante)
Spain / Paul Naschy / ★★1/2
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USA [TV] / Robert Day / ★★1/2
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5. Phantasm
USA / Don Coscarelli / ★★

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Rounding Out the Top 10:

6. Thirst / Australia / Rod Hardy / ★★
7. Schalcken the Painter / UK [TV] / Leslie Megahey / ★★
8. Star of David: Hunting for Beautiful Girls (Dabide no hoshi: Bishôjo-gari) / Japan / Noribumi Suzuki / ★★
9. Dead Mountaineer's Hotel ('Hukkunud Alpinisti' hotell) / Soviet Union / Grigori Kromanov / ★★
10. World of Dracula, The (The Curse of Dracula) / USA [TV] / Jeffrey Hayden, Kenneth Johnson and Sutton Roley / ★★

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Also seen:

- Amityville Horror, The / USA / Stuart Rosenberg / 1/2
Beyond the Darkness (Buio OmegaBuried Alive) / Italy / Joe D'Amato / ★★1/2
- Brood, The / Canada / David Cronenberg / ★★1/2
- Caligula (Caligola) / Italy, USA / Tinto Brass and Bob Guccione / ★★
- Capture of Bigfoot, The / USA / Bill Rebane / ★★
Dominique is Dead (Avenging Spirit; Dominique) / UK / Michael Anderson / ★★
Don't Go in the House (The Burning) / USA / Joseph Ellison / ★★
- Don't Go Near the Park (The Nightstalker) / USA / Lawrence D. Foldes / 1/2
- Driller Killer, The / USA / Abel Ferrara / ★★
Dumb Waiter, The / UK [short] / Robert Bierman / ★★
- Fascination / France / Jean Rollin / ★★
- Giallo in Venice (Giallo a Venezia) / Italy / Mario Landi / ★★
- Killer Nun, The (Suor Omicidi) / Italy / Giulio Berruti / ★★
- Malabimba (The Malicious Whore; Possession of a Teenager) / Italy / Andrea Bianchi / ★★
- Midnight Blue (Sexy Blue) / Italy / Raimondo Del Balzo / 1/2
Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht) / France, West Germany / Werner Herzog / ★★1/2
- Once Upon a Midnight Scary ("CBS Library" series) / USA [TV] / Nell Cox / 1/2
- Island of the Fishmen (L'isola degli uomini pesce) / Italy / Sergio Martino / ★★1/2
- Rat in the Darkness, A (Una rata en la oscuridad) / Mexico / Alfredo Salazar / ★★1/2
Return of the Dead (Xiao hun yu) / Hong Kong / Han Hsiang Li / ★★1/2
- Savage Weekend (The Killer Behind the Mask) / USA / David Paulsen / ★★ 
- Screamers (Something Waits in the Dark) / Italy, USA / Sergio Martino, Dan T. Miller / ★★1/2
- Silent Scream (The Silent Scream) / USA / Denny Harris / ★★1/2
Special Silencers / Indonesia / Arizal / ★★
- Terror Express (La ragazza del vagone letto) / Italy / Ferdinando Baldi / ★★
Tourist Trap / USA / David Schmoeller / ★★
- Visitor, The (Stridulum; The Visitors) / Italy, USA / Giulio Paradisi / SBIG
- Zombie (Zombi 2; Zombie Flesh Eaters) / Italy / Lucio Fulci / ★★1/2

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2 comments:

CavedogRob said...

Another good year! There's a couple here I've never seen. I'm making a note about them!

The Bloody Pit of Horror said...

Yeah, it's a pretty interesting year. Most years of the 60s & 70s are full of great films. And there are plenty other good ones from this year I don't have on here. I remember really liking Murder by Decree, Thirst, The Plumber and some others but it's been so long since I saw any of those that I need to rewatch them before I throw any on. I haven't even seen Salem's Lot yet and a few others (La tía Alejandra from Mexico, Fascination from France, etc.) look like they might be pretty good.

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