Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Video Nasties #135 – Blood Song (1982, Alan J Levi)

‘Don’t you like my music?’ Blood Song is the kind of slasher film that tries to class itself up by opening with a Tennyson quote, but somehow ends up with 60s heart-throb Frankie Avalon strangling a nude woman. Part stalker … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #134 – The Black Room (1982, Elly Kenner and Norman Thaddeus Vane)

‘The most beautiful thing in the world is to be killed by someone you love.’ The Black Room is one of those rare Nasties that I watched and then realised I had forgotten to take any notes, so mesmerised was … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #133 – The Aftermath (1982, Steve Barkett)

‘Look pal, it’s been no big secret to me. You’ve hated the world in general for a long time.’ The Aftermath is another one of those odd duck movies that crop up from time to time on the Nasties. It’s … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #132 – Zombie Lake (1981, Jean Rollin)

‘Why of all things, are you interested, precisely, in the Lake of the Damned?’ This one really hurts. A Eurocine film that started out with Jess Franco at the helm, then became a Jean Rollin film when Franco vanished; what should … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #131 – Terror Eyes (1981, Kenneth Hughes)

‘Our friend really has a taste for the bizarre – the old head in a fish tank routine.’ Terror Eyes, a title that is hopelessly irrelevant to the movie, is brought to you by the director of beloved children’s classic … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #130 – Scanners (1981, David Cronenberg)

‘We’re gonna do it the scanner way.  I’m gonna suck your brain dry.’ Telepathy was a big deal in the late 70s/early 80s, and Scanners joins Carrie as one of the most well known films to tackle the subject. It’s … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #129 – Rosemary’s Killer (1981, Joseph Zito)

‘I’m here for my date, Rose.’ Joseph Zito directed possibly the greatest slasher movie of the 80s in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, and Rosemary’s Killer is the film that landed him the gig. At times, it’s very easy … Continue reading

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