Posts Tagged ‘Video Nasties series’

Video Nasties: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

Video Nasties: Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)

A doctor attempts a risky cure for his son’s Leukemia: Transplanting a gorilla heart into his chest. What results is an “Orgy of Terror!”




Video Nasties: Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)

Video Nasties: Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)

Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.




Video Nasties: Women Behind Bars (1975)

Video Nasties: Women Behind Bars (1975)

Tweet Jesus Franco, commonly referred to as Jess Franco, has the honor of being tied with Lucio Fulci for having the most films to originally appear on the DPP created “Video Nasties” list. Franco, as well as Fulci, created three films deemed to incite potential “moral panic” in the viewing public. Franco’s, unlike Fulci’s, contributions […]




Video Nasties: Antropophagus (1980)

Video Nasties: Antropophagus (1980)

Tweet “I love you, I need you, I’ll get you, I’ll eat you, Hungry like a wolf, excited as you hit the floor… Antropophagus.” -Anna & The Psychomen Antropophagus: The Beast (aka The Grim Reaper) is an 80s Italian horror film by the infamous Joe D’Amato. D’Amato, whose directorial credits include other cult horror films […]




Video Nasties: Rosso sangue AKA Absurd AKA Horrible

Video Nasties: Rosso sangue AKA Absurd AKA Horrible

Tweet A priest is experimenting on a large wily man and gives him the ability to regenerate damaged cells. I know, right? Absurd is basically Joe D’Amato’s take on “Halloween”. Though, “Absurd” is much more mean spirited, and littered with nasty practical gore effects. This film made it’s carved it’s path to the infamous video […]




Video Nasties: Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)

Video Nasties: Twitch of the Death Nerve (1971)

Tweet Often cited as the film with the most alternate titles, Twitch of the Death Nerve (AKA: A Bay of Blood, AKA: Chain Reaction, AKA: A Million Other Titles) remains one of maestro Mario Bava’s disputed classics. This film ended up on the Video Nasty list, partially thanks to Carlo Rambaldi’s special effects work, and also […]




Video Nasties: Evilspeak (1981)

Video Nasties: Evilspeak (1981)

Tweet Warning: this review contains scenes of nudity. In a decade full of computer-obsessed films like WarGames, Deadly Friend, and Tron; director Eric Weston’s Evilspeak has seemingly become one of the less remembered (except by genre fans) due in no small part to the overbearing mass censorship of the British Board of Film Censors early […]




Video Nasties: Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

Video Nasties: Mardi Gras Massacre (1978)

When she said, “Gimmie something, Mister!” what she didn’t mean was DEATH!




Video Nasties: The Toolbox Murders

Video Nasties: The Toolbox Murders

The latest entry into our ongoing Video Nasties retrospective series!




Video Nasties: The Burning (1981)

Video Nasties: The Burning (1981)

A legend of terror isn’t a campfire story anymore!




Video Nasties: The Last House On The Left (1972)

Video Nasties: The Last House On The Left (1972)

Tweet “The Last House On The Left” is an important film to me. Though I was still young the first time I had viewed it, I was already versed in the horror universe. My first taste of horror came at the age of 3, watching the original Friday the 13th on home video. I quickly […]




Video Nasties: CONTAMINATION (1980)

Video Nasties: CONTAMINATION (1980)

“Excessive” slow-motion sequences of exploding torsos (no such thing, I say) landed this film on the UK’s infamous “Video Nasty” list, and with it we kick off an ongoing series showcasing these “Sadist Videos.”