Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Video Nasties #58 – Brutes and Savages (1978, Arthur Davis)

‘Who are the brutes…and who are the savages?’ Here we go, guys. The pits. Rock bottom. As bad as any Nasty will get, save perhaps the similar Faces of Death. A laughable mockumentary that seems to exist solely to titillate … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #57 – Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento)

‘It’s useless to try and explain it to you. You wouldn’t understand. It all seems so absurd, so fantastic.’ I was tempted to review Suspiria by just printing the above quote and leaving it at that. It’s the perfect summation … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #56 – Street Killers (1977, Sergio Grieco)

‘Don’t worry…there will be no bloodshed.’ Street Killers is part of a genre of Italian crime films known as the poliziotteschi, and you’re damn right I had to Google that spelling. The genre is known for it’s crazy stunts, great … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #55 – Rabid (1977, David Cronenberg)

‘Shooting down the victims is  as good a way of handling them as we’ve got.’ You want another example of just how arbitrary the Nasties were? Well then, I ask you this – why is David Cronenberg’s Rabid featured, yet … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #54 – Prey (1977, Norman J Warren)

‘I think you should know that Jessica and I are lovers.’ Prey starts with an alien crash landing on Earth and ends with an act of extreme violence and a hair-pulling lesbian catfight. You might as well stop reading now … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #53 – Martin (1977, George A Romero)

‘Nosferatu. Vampire! First I will save your soul. Then I will destroy you. I will show you your room.’ Just how good is George Romero’s Martin? Well, what if I told you that it is the only Video Nasty that … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #52 – The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Wes Craven)

‘Do ya always try to stop trespassers by hanging yourself?’ Poor old Wes Craven could do no right in the eyes of the DPP. His first film, Last House on the Left, was one of the most high profile titles … Continue reading

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