Whos your favourite exploitation B movie director?


#1

Mine is Jack hill… He directed 2 of the absolute classics of exploitation cinema, Foxy Brown and Coffy!


#2

I always give to those who were able to spread themselves nicely within many genres. Jack Hill certainly did it.

WiP (Big Doll House,Big Bird Cage)

Blaxploitation (Coffy,Foxy)

Car flick (Pit Stop)

Girl-Gang (Switchblade Sisters)

Horror (Spider Baby)

sexploitation (Swinging Cheerleaders)



Jess Franco and Joe D’Amato are big candidates. But D’Amato’s work can be too extreme for some and Franco’s stuff tends to bore the hell out of me.



And just by looking at Al Adamson’s body of work, you would expect to have a clear winner. I mean, just look at these titles:

Angels’ Wild Women

Doctor Dracula

The Possession of Nurse Sherri

Five Bloody Graves

Psycho a Go-Go

The Dynamite Brothers

I Spit on Your Corpse

Mean Mother

The Naughty Stewardesses




But the only 2 movies of his that I’ve seen (Hell’s Bloody Devils and Black Samurai) were some of the worst pieces of crap I’ve ever witnessed. Too scared to see anything else by him!


#3

Roger Corman


#4

Gotta be Jack Hill.

And George A. Romero in a close second. He’s definitely a B-movie genre director.

Although, I’m not really sure if he’s considered an exploitation director.


#5

Roger Corman. That guy was a genius with low budgets and he worked in all kinds of genres. Plus he was a mentor to Jack Hill (my 2nd fave), Coppola, Johnathan Demme, and a bunch of other directors.


#6

[quote=“Spiros Vondas”]
And George A. Romero in a close second. He’s definitely a B-movie genre director.
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Easy killer, I know a lot of people who’d cut you for saying that…:wink:


#7

[quote=“PopeyePete”]
Roger Corman. That guy was a genius with low budgets and he worked in all kinds of genres. Plus he was a mentor to Jack Hill (my 2nd fave), Coppola, Johnathan Demme, and a bunch of other directors.
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#8

[quote=“ThaDuke”]
Easy killer, I know a lot of people who’d cut you for saying that…:wink:
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Yeah I bite my own tongue for saying that. It was late, and I wasn’t sure what I was typing


#9

I would have to say Jack Hill.


#10

al adamson is one of the worst director ever



roger corman as a director or producer is clearly the king of exploitation.


#11

[quote=“Toothpick_Vic_Vega”]
Roger Corman. That guy was a genius with low budgets and he worked in all kinds of genres. Plus he was a mentor to Jack Hill (my 2nd fave), Coppola, Johnathan Demme, and a bunch of other directors.
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I feel the same. Roger Corman is THE man of B-movies exploitation in term of directing, production, helping and influencing new talents.


#12

if we have to talk about pure B movies (pre 1955) i would have to say some early fuller, jacques tourneur, allan dwan or hugo fregonese


#13

Bruno Mattei tops my list.



D’Amato, HGL and Umberto Lenzi - though Lenzi has produced some films with shreds of decency.


#14

bruno mattei is the worst…no kidding…


#15

[quote=“tonyanthony”]
bruno mattei is the worst…no kidding…
[/quote]Exactamundo ;D Hell of the Living Dead is my favorite comedy :wink:


#16

Not exploitation directors, but definitely Mark L. Lester and Craig R. Baxley.


#17

Nice new article about Jack Hill with some (not new) interview quotes :slight_smile:

https://www.grindhousedatabase.com/index.php/Jack_Hill:_Exploitation_Cinema_Auteur