10 Trash Cinema Masterpieces

Devil dolls from hell, mutant babies, pervy puppets, and more trash for your viewing pleasure.

The next time someone criticizes your love of Dolemite, Galaxy of Terror, Ninja III: The Domination, and Burial Ground, show them this study published by the journal Poetics earlier this week — which links a love of trash films to high intelligence. And as if right on cue, John Waters underground masterpiece Multiple Maniacs, about a deranged sideshow act, has been restored by the Criterion Collection/Janus Films and is being given a theatrical run. We collected ten other trash film favorites to bookmark for viewing — sleazy, silly, and (occasionally) surprisingly sophisticated despite their low-budget antics.