Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Video Nasties #100 – Shogun Assassin (1980, Robert Houston, Kenji Misumi)

‘Wherever you go, you cannot escape the shogun.’ Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way first. Shogun Assassin is a re-edit of two Japanese samurai movies from the six-film Lone Wolf and Cub series – Sword of Vengeance … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #99 – Scream for Vengeance (1980, Bob Bliss)

‘Jenny? That’s short for Jennifer?’ Scream For Vengeance is full of surprises, not all of them unpleasant. A rape-revenge/crime hybrid, it initially feels like a typical Last House on the Left clone before veering off in a weird direction and … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #98 – Savage Terror (1980, Sisworo Guatama)

‘We could make ethnological history!’ The opening title card of Savage Terror says – THIS IS A TRUE ADVENTURE and thanks the Indonesian government for allowing the story to be told. They should probably be thanking Umberto Lenzi, seeing as … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #97 – Prom Night (1980, Paul Lynch)

‘For a guy so fast on the disco floor, you are the slowest!’ I never went to my school prom, because I just didn’t want to. In addition to that, I grew up in Scotland, where the theme for any … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #96 – Night of the Demon (1980, James C Wasson)

‘Something huge…like an elephant.’ We all come to the Video Nasties for different reasons. Some come to be shocked, others come for the sex and nudity. Some come for the catharsis, others for the thrill. And then there are those … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #95 – Nightmare City (1980, Umberto Lenzi)

‘It’s not the fault of science or technology, but of man!’ I know it doesn’t seem long since we watched Eaten Alive, but Nightmare City finds us back in the hands of Umberto Lenzi, this time tackling the zombie genre … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #94 – The Last Hunter (1980, Antonio Margheriti)

‘Fucking mosquitoes. Goddamn jungle. Fucking war!’ The Last Hunter – despite its hopelessly generic title – is one of the most exciting movies you’ll find amongst the Nasties. Of course, it has the advantage of being an action/war movie, but … Continue reading

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