Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Video Nasties #32 – Exposé (1975, James Kenelm Clarke)

‘You really look good y’know. Yes, really good. You look very good. You look very, very good indeed.’ As if you couldn’t tell from the Salvation Army brass band, the rain and the 30-something thugs on bmx’s, Exposé is the … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #31 – Deep Red (1974, Dario Argento)

‘Have it your own way, stupid. I’ll carry out my own investigation and we’ll see who comes out on top.’ Part murder mystery, part screwball battle of the sexes comedy, Deep Red is one of the high points of director … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #30 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)

‘I just can’t take no pleasure in killing.’ Well, what do you want me to say? It’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, isn’t it? If you’re reading a blog on the Video Nasties and you’ve never seen it I’d be … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #29 – The Living Dead (1975, Jorge Grau)

‘You’re all the same the lot of you, with your long hair and faggot clothes.’ In 1968, George Romero released Night of the Living Dead, the first modern zombie film and one of the most influential horror films of all … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #28 – Late Night Trains (1975, Aldo Lado)

‘You’re such a silly girl, you’re asking to be beaten up. We just want to have some fun.’ The pitch, I imagine, went something like this – ‘It’s like Last House on the Left…but on a train!’ And back in … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #27 – Foxy Brown (1974, Jack Hill)

‘That’s my sister baby, And she’s a whole lotta woman.’ The Video Nasties aren’t exactly known for their strong female characters. They’re also not renowned for their progressive portrayal of people of colour. If you’re looking for an example of … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #26 – The Executioner (1974, Duke Mitchell)

‘A small army of guts, balls and trust, invading Hollywood.’ Duke Mitchell hates The Godfather. That’s fine, we all have movies we hate for whatever reason. I hate Transformers: Age of Extinction and Scott Pilgrim vs The World, and I’’m … Continue reading

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