๐ŸŽƒ A Month of Halloween: Week of Euro Horror


As the leaves fall and the days get shorter, it's that time of year when things start to radiate an eerie enchantment. With October comes Halloween, the ultimate spooky celebration, and
one of the best ways of honoring the fear-filled holiday is by watching scary movies. Among all the creepy films out there, 1970s Euro-horror movies are hidden gems that fit perfectly with the chill and thrill of October.

The 1970s were a golden era for European horror movies, offering a diverse range of chilling tales that continue to be considered classics. This decade was a treasure trove of cinematic creativity, with vampires, cannibals, zombies, witches, and more gracing the silver screen.


Euro Horror movies have a distinctive quality that sets them apart from their Hollywood counterparts. They often revel in a sense of gothic allure. Euro Horror movies from different decades offer a time-traveling experience for Halloween fans. You can journey back to the atmospheric black-and-white classics of the 1930s and '40s or immerse yourself in the psychedelic horrors of the '60s and '70s. Exploring these cinematic eras adds a layer of nostalgia and historical intrigue to your Halloween celebrations. 


The 1970s European horror scene was undoubtedly a cinematic goldmine. Directors from various countries contributed their unique visions, shaping the genre and captivating audiences with tales of terror. Whether you're a seasoned Euro horror enthusiast or a newcomer, here are some films to get started with, all available here on TheArchive!




The Cannibal Man 

Marcos, a young man working in a meat factory, accidentally kills a taxi driver. When his girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police, he has to kill her as well. Gradually, Marcos begins to kill other people close to him who have become suspicious, in order to cover up his original crime. When the corpses start to pile up in his bedroom, he has to find a way to get rid of them. The Cannibal Man hails from Spain and was directed by Eloy de la Iglesia and stars Vincente Para as Marcos.






Castle of the Creeping Flesh 

In an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by way of an operation. However, there are certain body parts he needs that he is unable to get. Fortunately for the scientist, his problem is solved when a group of unfortunate and drunken party-goers stumble into his castle. Castle of the Creeping Flesh is a German film directed by Adrian Hoven and features Janine Reynaud as Vera Lagrange





Kiss Me Monster

On an island somewhere in the Caribbean, a professor is experimenting with mankind. Meanwhile, The Red Lips are moonlighting on a striptease world tour, but as soon as they hit the stage, the girls are up to their pasties in stiffs, Satanists and Sapphic sadists, all after the professor's secret formula for human clones! Kiss Me Monster is a German/Spanish co-production also starring Janine Reynaud.  





Mark of the Devil

Count Christian von Meruh is a witch hunter apprentice to Lord Cumberland. He believes strongly in his mentor and the ways of the church, but loses faith when he catches Cumberlund committing a crime. He slowly begins to see for himself that the witch trials are nothing but a scam of the church to rob people of their land, money, and other personal belongings of value and seduce beautiful women. This controversial German film stars Udo Kier (Ace Ventura, Swan Song, Hunters, Nymphomaniac) as Count Christian Von Meruh. 


While Hollywood has given us its fair share of Halloween classics, don't overlook the wealth of Euro Horror waiting to be discovered. These films infuse your spooky season with an international twist, making Halloween a time to not only enjoy the familiar, but also embrace the unexpected. So, as the nights grow longer and Halloween approaches, consider making Euro Horror movies a new and thrilling tradition in your celebration of this spooky holiday.


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