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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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The Video Nasties #128 – Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)

‘I know a man who loved everything and he died in a flood of shit.’ A few minutes into Possession, I had to turn the volume down for fear that my neighbours were going to call the police. By the … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #127 – Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981, Romano Scavolini)

‘Nanny-nanny noo-noo, stick your head in doo-doo.’ Children are just awful. From their crappy bowl haircuts and naff colourful clothes to their whiny, high-pitched voices and complete lack of moral compass, kids are just the worst. But few can hold … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #126 – The Nesting (1981, Armand Weston)

‘I may be sick, but I am not retarded.’ Two words, guys. Haunted Brothel. That’s all it takes, I’m in, 100%. It would take a pretty slow, talky movie to not live up to that surefire premise. Oh. On paper, … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #125 – Naked Fist (1981, Cirio H Santiago)

‘It’s not everyday a fox like you comes into town.’ Do you like fighting? Do you like watching people fighting? Well, you’d better if you plan on sitting through Naked Fist, which is approximately 60% people beating each other up. … Continue reading

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