My Spaghetti Western Movie Collection

Ace High
Adios Gringo
Adios Sabata
Acquasanta Joe
And God Said to Cain
Another Man, Another Chance
Awkward Hands
Bad Man's River
Belle Starr Story
Beyond the Law
Big Gundown
Black Killer
Blood and Guns
Blood for a Silver Dollar
Boot Hill
Bounty Hunter in Trinity
Brother Outlaw
Bullet for Sandoval
Bullet for the General
Bury Them Deep
Captain Apache
Cemetery Without Crosses
China 9, Liberty 37
Comin' at Ya
Cost of Dying
Cut Throats Nine
Day of Anger
Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears
Death Played the Flute
Death Rides a Horse
Death at Owell Rock
Death Walks in Laredo
Dig Your Grave Friend ... Sabata's Coming
Django Challenges Sartana
Django Kill
Django Kills Softly
Django Shoots First
Django Strikes Again
Django the Bastard
Do Not Touch the White Woman
Don't Turn the Other Cheek
Don't Wait Django ... Shoot!
Drummer of Vengeance
Duck You Sucker
Duel in the Eclipse
Dust in the Sun
Eagle's Wing
El Condor
Even Django Has His Price
Face to Face
Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe
Find a Place to Die
Fistful of Dollars
Five Giants From Texas
Five Man Army
For a Few Dollars More
For $100,000 per Killing
Forgotten Pistolero
Fort Yuma Gold
Four of the Apocalypse
Gatling Gun
Gentleman Killer
Get the Coffin Ready
Get Mean
Grand Duel
Go Kill and Come Back
God Forgives, I Don't
God In Heaven ... Arizona on Earth
God's Gun
Good the Bad and the Ugly
Great Silence
Greatest Robbery in the West
Guns for San Sebastian
Hannie Caulder
Hate for Hate
Hate Thy Neighbour
Have a Good Funeral My Friend ... Sartana Will Pay
Head You Die ... Tails I Kill You
Hills Run Red
His Name Was Holy Ghost
His Name Was Sam Walbash, But They Call Him Amen
Hunting Party
I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin
I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death
I Came, I Saw, I Shot
I Want Him Dead
If You Meet Sartana ... Pray for Your Death
If You Want to Live ... Shoot!
I'll Forgive You Before I'll Kill You
In a Colt's Shadow
Jesse and Lester, Two Brothers in a Place Called Trinity
John the Bastard
Jonathon of the Bears
Kid Vengeance
Killer Calibre .32
Land Raiders
Law of Violence
Light the Fuse, Sartana is Coming
Long Days of Vengeance
Macho Killers
Man Called Amen
Man Called Blade
Man Called Django
Man Called Noon
Man Called Sledge
Man of the East
Man, His Pride and His Vengeance
Massacre at Fort Holman
Massacre Time
Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
Moment to Kill
More Dollars for the MacGregors
Mutiny at Fort Sharp
My Name is Nobody
Navajo Joe
Ned Kelly
No Room to Die
On the Third Day Arrived the Crow
Once Upon a Time in the West
One After Another
One Damned Day at Dawn, Django Meets Sartana
One Thousand Dollars on the Black
Outlaw of Red River
Pancho Villa
Pan Handle Calibre .38
Payment in Blood
Pistol for a Hundred Coffins
Pistol for Ringo
Price of Death
Price of Power
Professional Gun
Raise Your Hand's Dead Man ... You're Under Arrest
Red Coat
Red Sun
Return of Ringo
Return of Sabata
Return of Shanghai Joe
Ringo and His Golden Pistol
Ringo's Big Night
Roy Colt and Winchester Jack
Ruthless Four
Run Man Run
Quinta : Fighting Proud
Sabata the Killer
Sartana in the Valley of Death
Seven Dollars on the Red
Seven Guns for the MacGregors
Shoot Gringo Shoot
Shoot the Living ... Pray for the Dead
Silver Saddle
Sky Full of Stars for a Roof
Son of a Gunfighter
Sonny and Jed
Sting of the West
Stranger and the Gunfighter
Stranger in Town
Stranger in Japan
Stranger in Sacramento
Stranger Returns
Take a Hard Ride
Taste for Killing
Ten Thousand Dollars Blood Money
Texas, Addio
They Call Him Cemetery
They Call Me Trinity
Thirty Winchesters for El Diablo
This Man Can't Die
Those Dirty Dogs
Three Bullets for a Long Gun
Time of Vultures
Today It's Me ... Tomorrow You !
To Hell and Back
Too Much Gold For One Gringo
Town Called Hell
Train for Durango
Trinity is Still My Name
Twilight Avengers
Ugly Ones
Valdez Horses
Vengeance is a Dish Served Cold
White, the Yellow and the Black

Other Italian Cult Cinema

Mario Bava (1914-1980)

The 'Maestro of the Macabre' is finally being recognised as a major talent - long after his death typically. As well as directing he had a genius for extremely creative special effects on a tight budget. Bava dabbled with the Spaghetti Western but is mostly associated with the horror film. He is credited with starting the 'Giallo' genre (see below) with 'Evil Eye' and 'Blood and Black Lace'. Some scenes from 'Bay of Blood' were plagiarized by 'Friday the 13th, Part II', and Ridley Scott's 'Alien' owes a great debt to 'Planet of the Vampires'. Bava was truly a director ahead of his time. My favourite Bava films are 'Danger Diabolik' - an uncharacteristic movie featuring super-thief Diabolik from the popular Italian comic strip (this is pure sixties groove with a Morricone score to die for) - and 'Five Dolls for an August Moon' - a take on Agatha Christie's 'Ten Little Indians' but done with Italian flair (not generally considered one of his best achievements, but Bava saves a poor script with pure style and technique).
Baron Blood
Bay of Blood
Black Sabbath
Black Sunday
Blood and Black Lace
Danger Diabolik
Five Dolls for an August Moon
Kill, Baby ... Kill!
Lisa and the Devil
Planet of the Vampires
Whip and the Body

Dario Argento (1940- )

Dario Argento cut his teeth as a script writer on several Spaghetti Westerns, most notably Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West'. Often described as the Italian Hitchcock, Argento is to the 'Giallo' as Leone is to the 'Spaghetti Western'. Not the first director to experiment with the genre, but his directorial debut 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' was such a success that it brought a flood of imitations. Argento is often accused of misogyny, but he really just has an unhealthy fascination with the aesthetics of death. His use of the camera is pioneering. His most accomplished movie is 'Suspiria'. Here the use of saturated colours, unorthodox camera angles and a relentless soundtrack (one of several collaborations with Italian prog-rock band Goblin) combine to make for a unique and unnerving experience. Alice Cooper sites this as one of the scariest movies of all time - and what more of an endorsement do you need!
Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Cat O'Nine Tails
Deep Red
Four Flies on Grey Velvet
Phantom of the Opera
Stendhal Syndrome
Two Evil Eyes


Giallo is simply Italian for 'yellow'. The name comes from the colour used for the covers of thriller novels printed in Italy for many years by publisher Mondadori. It was not until the mid-sixties however that the Italian filmmakers started a prolific run of similarly minded movies and the name carried over. Giallos featured many of the same actors and crew as the Spaghetti Westerns. There are several common elements to a good giallo - a series of graphic murders which reveal only the killer's hands wearing black leather gloves; the murder weapon is usually a knife, but more unorthodox methods are common - guns are out of the question; the killers identity is only discovered at the very end by an amateur sleuth (usually the person suspected by the authorities) and never the police. Giallos are violent affairs, sometimes sleazy, mostly incoherent, and generally good entertainment.
All the Colours of the Dark
Black Belly of the Tarantula
Bloodstained Butterfly
Bloodstained Shadow
Case of the Scorpion's Tail
Cat's Victims
Cold Eyes of Fear
Crazy Desires of a Murderer
Death Laid an Egg
Don't Torture a Duckling
Dragonfly for Each Corpse
Fifth Cord
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion
House with the Windows that Laugh
In the Folds of the Flesh
Lady in Red Kills Seven Times
Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Murder to the Tune of Seven Black Notes
My Dear Killer
Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave
Nothing Underneath
One On Top of the Other
Pyjama Girl Case
Scorpion with Two Tales
Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye
Short Night of the Glass Dolls
What Are Those Strange Drops of Blood Doing On Jennifer's Body?
What Have You Done to Solange?
What Have You Done to Your Daughters?
Who Saw Her Die?