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The Video Nasties #3 – Night of the Living Dead (1968, George A Romero)

‘They’re coming to get you, Barbra.’ Only in early 1980s Britain could Night Of The Living Dead have been considered as a possibility for the Video Nasties list. It’s been almost fifty years since the film was released, and has … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #2 – Blood Rites (1968, Andy Milligan)

‘My God, it’s so gloomy out there.’ Blood Rites was one of at least five films made by Staten Island gore auteur Andy Milligan in 1968 alone, and is a period piece in which Milligan falls back on that hoariest … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #1 – Blood Feast (1963, HG Lewis)

‘Have you ever had an…Egyptian feast?’ *NOTE* For this epic video nasty marathon, I will be covering not only the Section 1 and 2 Nasties (those that were actually taken to court), but also the Section 3 titles, which were … Continue reading

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Love Massacre (1981, Patrick Tam)

Love Massacre is a bizarre psycho-drama that was part of the glorious Hong Kong New Wave that lasted from about 1978 to 1982. This was the era when several Hong Kong directors who had studied film overseas returned to their … Continue reading

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Worst censorship ever?

You know how sometimes an old memory just pops into your head apropos of nothing? It recently happened to me regarding perhaps the lamest, most pathetic piece of horror movie censorship in UK history. First of all, take a look … Continue reading

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Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell + my Home Video Horrors

Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder From Hell is a 62 minute, shot on 8mm Japanese remake of The Evil Dead trilogy that has inexplicably found its way onto DVD here in the UK. It’s bonkers, a lovingly crafted homage to 80s splatter comedies … Continue reading

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2017 Horror Movies: Part 1

Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) 2016 was such a total dud for horror movies, but this year has at least gotten off to a strong start. Get Out is The Little Horror Film That Could, breaking into the mainstream whilst … Continue reading

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