TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974): Tobe Hooper’s grim and grimy grindhouse classic has spawned a multitude of sequels, prequels, spin-offs and remakes, and given rise to a whole sub-genre of backwoods hillbilly cannibal movies, but the 1974 original remains the bloodiest and best.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972)
Wes Craven’s much-maligned, oft-banned, truly infamous horror classic was finally passed uncut in the UK in 2008; thirty-six years after it was made. Apparently, the BBFC objected to the “overall tone”. Bleak, brutal, and utterly remorseless, it remains a truly disturbing piece of cinema.