The '70s will always be considered the 'golden era' of the cult/exploitation era (at least of the pure sleaze grindhouse variety) and a fellow blogger has sent out a call for a list of essential titles.
And I love lists. This kinda thing is always subjective but here is my very own 'desert island' selection:
1970: El Topo & Gimme Shelter. Probably played together at some point.
1971: Daughters Of Darkness. Or maybe Two Lane Blacktop. Depends on the mood.
1972: Last House On The Left or Pink Flamingos
1973: Flesh For Frankenstein
1974: It's a tie between Let Sleeping Corpses Lie & Phantom Of The Paradise.
1975: Deep Red
1978: Dawn Of The Dead.
1979: Mad Max & The Warriors
Wheew! That wasn't easy! Anyone else have others to share..?