A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge...

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Producer: Claudio Argento
Writter: Alejandro Jodorowsky (story), Roberto Leoni (adaptation)
Starring: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Sabrina Dennison, Adan Jodorowsky, Guy Stockwell
Running time: 123 min.
Country: Italy-Mexico

Mark (played by Sam Neill) returns home to Berlin to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani) is leaving him for unclear reasons. He initially suspects an affair and hires detectives to track her, but gradually discovers clues that something far stranger is afoot. Instead, his wife leaves him and her lover, Heinrich (Heinz Bennent). What follows is a series of horrific, compelling and surreal events.

Director: Andrzej Żuławski
Producer: Marie-Laure Reyre
Writter: Frederic Tuten, Andrzej Żuławski
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill
Running time: 97 min. (edited version), 123 min. (original cut)
Country: France

Two Thousand Maniacs! is the second part of what the director's fans have dubbed "The Blood Trilogy," including Blood Feast (1963) and Color Me Blood Red (1965). The film has since become known as a classic of the drive-in theater era. The film is known for its scenes of full color gore and torture, as well as for B-movie type direction and acting. The film and its director attracted a cult following, largely due to the over the top quality of the violence and the villains. The film starred 1963 Playboy Playmate Connie Mason. It was remade in 2005 as 2001 Maniacs, starring film actor Robert Englund.

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Producer: David F. Friedman
Writter: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Starring: William Kerwin, Connie Mason, Jeffrey Allen
Running time: 87 min. (edited version)
Country: United States

BAD TASTE (1987)
Bad Taste is a cult science fiction comedy horror film. Produced on a low budget, it is one of the first films directed by Peter Jackson. The film features Jackson and his friends taking a number of key roles, both on and off-screen. The plotline sees aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise, where they face off against a four-manparamilitary force, of which at least one member appears to have gone insane.

Director: Peter Jackson
Producer: Peter Jackson
Writter: Ken Hammon, Tony Hiles, Peter Jackson
Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Peter Jackson, Mike Minett, Craig Smith
Running time: 91 min
Country: New Zealand

NEKRomantik is a 1987 German horror film directed by Jörg Buttgereit. This frequently controversial movie, banned in a number of countries, has become a cult film over the years due to its transgressive subject matter (including necrophilia) and audacious imagery. The film centers on Rob Schmadtke, the tragic hero, who works for “Joe’s Cleaning Agency”, a company that removes bodies from public areas. This job leaves him the perfect opportunity to pursue his full-time hobby: necrophilia. He returns home from his job to his apartment and girlfriend, Betty. He plays with his assortment of preserved human remains and watches television while Betty takes a bath in blood laden water. Rob then enters a daydream of a young lop rabbit being caught on a farm and graphically slaughtered. He then returns to work and discovers his new obsession, a whole rotting corpse...

Director: Jörg Buttgereit
Producer: Manfred O. Jelinski
Writter: Jörg Buttgereit, Franz Rodenkirchen
Starring: Daktari Lorenz, Beatrice Manowski, Harald Lundt
Running time: 75 min.
Country: Germany