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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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The Video Nasties #93 – Inferno (1980, Dario Argento)

‘The only true mystery is that  our very lives are governed by dead people.’ Classy is not a word I’d use to describe many of the Nasties, or many horror films in general for that matter. But it’s appropriate for … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #92 – House on the Edge of the Park (1980, Ruggero Deodato)

‘Are we gonna boogie?’ House On The Edge Of The Park feels like some kind of Video Nasty All-Stars. Behind that dreadful, unwieldy name we’ve got a movie from the director of Cannibal Holocaust and the stars of Last House … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #91 – Hell Prison (1980, Edoardo Mulargia)

‘The world is putrid.’ Where would the Video Nasties be without jungles? At least Hell Prison isn’t another damn cannibal movie. Instead, it combines the aesthetics of the cannibal genre with the cheesy tropes of a woman in prison movie, … Continue reading

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