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2019

Hello everyone! I have neglected the blog for almost a year now, because I have focused all my time on writing. My first two novels, The Forgotten Island and Night Shoot, are available on Amazon worldwide (see the My Books … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #154 – Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983, Ulli Lommel)

‘Mickey, Mickey, you don’t understand. In America, exploitation is a genre.’ When I was a little kid, I used to get some friends round and we’d make our own home movies, riffing on whatever horror/action flick we’d enjoyed that week. … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #153 – Mausoleum (1983, Michael Dugan)

‘God can’t help you now.’ Watching these Video Nasties has forced me to develop my own mantra, which I repeat over and over under my breath for the first 10 minutes of every film. It goes, ‘Thou shalt not judge … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #152 – G.B.H (1983, David Kent-Watson)

‘Bleedin’ women. No wonder there’s so many queers!’ G.B.H. is the sort of film that assumes the audience doesn’t know what GBH stands for, and so helpfully explains it underneath the title card using state of the art video graphics. … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #151 – Xtro (1982, Harry Bromley Davenport)

‘Think of that foot as your face and smile.’ It’s our first British Nasty since Inseminoid back in 1981, and guess what – it’s an Alien rip-off with weird extraterrestrial rape scenes. What was with the Brits in the early … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #150 – Visiting Hours (1982, Jean-Claude Lord)

‘Christ, you really blast them all, don’t you? Blacks, Jews, Mexicans. You want the whole  goddamn world to yourself?’ Say what you like about the Video Nasties, but they have it all – sex, horror and William Shatner. It’s true, … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #149 – Unhinged (1982, Don Gronquist)

‘What is the proper wine for a public execution?’ Unhinged is the cinematic equivalent of taking ketamine and then falling down a well. It begins as it means to carry on – with a vast chasm of nothingness. After the … Continue reading

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