A big part of the charm of the Italian Horror films of old, was their lack in quality. Many of the plots made no sense; the acting was not very good at all; the dubbed English voices were more humorous than they were ever meant to be; and a great many Italian Horror movies had endings that involved freeze-frames that made absolutely no sense.
But damn, were they ever enjoyable on every other front.
If you're looking for a proper introduction to the world of Italian Horror, then any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. We'd urge you to start with Deep Red, Suspiria, and The Beyond, as they are probably the "best" of them, but most of the movies below represent Italian Horror very well, each in their own way, so why not enjoy them all!
Also, be sure to check out our Women of Italian Horror post HERE.
*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.