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A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own. (96 mins.)
“ Absurd (also known as Rosso Sangue, Anthropophagus 2, Horrible, The Grim Reaper 2) is a 1981 Italian horror film, an unofficial sequel to Antropophagus. It was directed by Joe D'Amato and written by George Eastman.
Absurd was one of the infamous Video Nasties of the United Kingdom, and became one of 39 titles to be successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act in 1984. Originally released in both a cut and uncut version with identical sleeve design by Medusa Home Video in 1981. The original tape is a sought after and expensive collectable among fans.
It was released in 1980s in the US as "Monster Hunter" by Wizard Video, with a rather inaccurate synopsis on the back of the old-style "big box." To add to its questionable fame, this movie inspired the name for German black metal act Absurd, whose members later switched their interest from gore movies to extreme right wing politics and committed murder in 1993. ” - lankalion
A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents. (90 mins.)
“ Antropophagus, released in the UK as Anthropophagous: The Beast and in the US as Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper, is a 1980 Italian language horror film, directed by Joe D'Amato and co-written by D'Amato and George Eastman, who also starred in the film.
The film also starred Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Margaret Donnelly, Vanessa Steiger, Mark Bodin, Bob Larsen, Simone Baker, Mark Logan, Rubina Rey and Zora Kerova.
Anthropophagous: The Beast was released in the United Kingdom in 1980 uncut by VFP. It soon became one of the infamous titles to feature on the government's Department of Public Prosecutions list (DPP), better known to the tabloid press as the "Video Nasty" list. It was later successfully prosecuted under the obscene publications act in 1984. Anthropophagous: The Beast also saw another release in the UK, prior to its banning from a very small video company known as Videoshack. This release, although cut, is highly collectible among fans today due to its extremely scarce existence.
A highly cut version was sold in the US as simply The Grim Reaper. ” - lankalion
Three criminals on a murder spree arrives at a farmhouse, where a girl is living with her paralyzed grandfather. (65 mins.)
“ Lisa, Lisa (released theatrically as California Axe Massacre, also known as Axe)is an American exploitation horror film film, it was written and directed by Frederick R. Friedel and stars Leslie Lee as Lisa of the title. ” - lankalion
The Beast in Heat
This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities... (86 mins.)
“ La Bestia in Calore (also known as SS Hell Camp, SS Experiment Part 2, The Beast in Heat and Horrifying Experiments of the S.S. Last Days) is an Italian exploitation film released in 1977. Directed by Luigi Batzella and written by Batzella and Lorenzo Artale, it gained notoriety when it was banned in the UK as a video nasty. This is one of many so-called video nasties about fictionalized World War II Nazi POW camp atrocities. ” - lankalion
A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell. (87 mins.)
“ The Beyond (Italian: ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà, also known as Seven Doors of Death) is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is considered by some horror film fans to be one of the best movies made by the Italian director. The second film in Fulci's unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy (along with City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery), The Beyond has gained a cult following over the decades, in part because of the film's gore-filled murder sequences, which had been heavily censored when the film was originally released in the United States in 1983. ” - lankalion
An Egyptian caterer kills various women in suburban Miami to use their body parts to bring to life a dormant Egyptian goddess, while an inept police detective tries to track him down. (67 mins.)
“ Blood Feast (also known as Egyptian Blood Feast and Feast of Flesh) is a 1963 American horror film directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, often considered the first "splatter film". It was produced by David F. Friedman. The screenplay was written by Alison Louise Downe, who had previously appeared in several of Lewis's other films. Lewis also wrote the film's score. ” - lankalion
The Ghastly Ones
Three married couples are forced to spend the night in a Victorian-era house where they start getting killed off by a deranged psycho who's bent on claiming an inheritence they are all entitled to. (81 mins.)
“ Blood Rites (also known as The Ghastly Ones) is a 1968 horror film directed by Andy Milligan. ” - lankalion
Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain. (90 mins.)
“ Bloody Moon, also known as, The Bloody Moon Murders (German: Die Säge des Todes, lit. "The Saw of Death"), is a German horror film directed by Jesus Franco and released in 1981. This film can be considered a typical slasher film.
The DVD is available, for the first time in the United States, with the gore scenes restored. Scenes included the infamous circular saw, beheading scene. ” - lankalion
The Boogey Man
Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder. (82 mins.)
“ The Boogeyman is a 1980 horror film directed by Ulli Lommel. ” - lankalion
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. (91 mins.)
“ The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam, with music by Rick Wakeman. It tells the story of a cruel, alcoholic caretaker at a summer camp (nicknamed Cropsy, after the huge garden shears he carries) who falls victim to a prank that went out of control and leaves him horribly burned and disfigured. Following his release from hospital, he returns to his old stomping ground and begins a murder spree. ” - lankalion
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten. (96 mins.)
“ Cannibal Apocalypse (also known as Apocalypse domani) is a 1980 horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti, written by Margheriti and Dardano Sacchetti, and starring John Saxon. ” - lankalion
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge. (93 mins.)
“ "Make Them Die Slowly" redirects here. For the White Zombie album, see Make Them Die Slowly.(album)
Cannibal Ferox, also known as Make Them Die Slowly, is a 1981 Italian exploitation film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi. Upon its release, the film made claims to being "The most violent film ever made". Claims were also made in promotional material that Cannibal Ferox was banned in 31 countries, though the official list of countries that have banned it has never been released. This figure has been quoted in the Guinness Book of Records. ” - lankalion
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
“ Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici. Filmed in the Amazon Rainforest and dealing with indigenous tribes, it was cast mostly with United States actors and filmed in English to achieve wider distribution. Francesca Ciardi and Luca Barbareschi were among the leads as native Italian speakers to qualify the film as European for distribution on the Continent. ” - lankalion
The Cannibal Man
A young man, Marco, working as a butcher, accidentally kills a taxi driver. His girlfriend Paula wants to go to the police so he has to kill her too... (94 mins.)
“ The Cannibal Man (Spanish La Semana del asesino) is a 1972 horror film, directed by Eloy de la Iglesia, and written by de la Iglesia and Antonio Fos. ” - lankalion
After botching a kidnapping, two criminals hide with their victim in a friends house in the jungle. After one of them rapes the friend's wife, they're left to be eaten by a nearby cannibal tribe. (93 mins.)
“ Cannibal Terror (French title: Terreur Cannibale) is a 1981 Cannibal film. It was directed by Alain Deruelle and written by Julio Pérez Tabernero and H.L. Rostaine. Released at the end of the "cannibal boom", this film is French, instead of Italian, like most films of the genre. ” - lankalion
A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones. (95 mins.)
“ Contamination (also known as Alien Contamination, Contamination: Alien on Earth and Toxic Spawn) is a 1980 science fiction horror film directed by Lewis Coates and starring Ian McCulloch. ” - lankalion
Dead & Buried
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
“ Dead & Buried is a 1981 horror film directed by Gary Sherman, starring Melody Anderson and James Farentino. The screenplay was written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. The movie was initially banned as a "Video Nasty" in the UK in the early 80s, but was later acquitted of the obscenity charge and removed from the DPP's list.
It was Jack Albertson's final theatrical film; he died six months after the film's US release.
The movie was novelized by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. ” - lankalion
A psychotic redneck who owns a dilapidated hotel in rural East Texas kills various people who upset him or his business, and he feeds their bodies to a large crocodile that he keeps as a pet in the swamp beside his hotel. (91 mins.)
“ Eaten Alive (known under various pseudonyms in alternate regions, adopting such titles as Death Trap (UK), Horror Hotel, Horror Hotel Massacre, Legend of the Bayou, Murder on the Bayou, Le crocodile de la mort (France) and Starlight Slaughter) is a 1977 horror film directed by Tobe Hooper, featuring Robert Englund, Neville Brand, William Finley, and actress Marilyn Burns of Texas Chainsaw Massacre fame. ” - lankalion
After a photographer is captured by a native tribe and put through several trials, he must fight to protect the village and his new love interest, the chief's daughter. (93 mins.)
“ Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972), better known as The Man from the Deep River in North America or Deep River Savages in Europe, is an Italian exploitation film directed by Umberto Lenzi. It is perhaps best known for popularizing the cannibal genre of Italian exploitation cinema during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ” - lankalion
This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine... (94 mins.)
“ Delirium, also known as Photo of Gioia and Delirium: Photo of Gioia (Italian: Le foto di Gioia) is a 1980 Italian giallo film directed by Lamberto Bava and starring Serena Grandi. ” - lankalion
A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god. (102 mins.)
Don't Go in the House
A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower. (82 mins.)
“ Don't Go in the House (also known as Pyromaniac in France) is a low budget slasher film emulating Psycho that gained notoriety as a video nasty and remains banned in some countries. It focuses on the main character's abuse-driven psychoticism and paranoia/schizophrenic hallucinations, mostly unnoticed to those around him. ” - lankalion
“ Don't Go In The Woods (the title on the print is 'Don't Go In The Woods...Alone') is a 1980 American B grade-slasher film directed by James Bryan. This film has generally been poorly reviewed, though it has gained something of a cult following over the years; Deron Miller, lead guitarist and vocalist of the band CKY is a notorious fan of the film, and writer and director Hayao Miyazaki, director of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, is a known fan of the film; he quotes (This is a film that lived up to its name.[attribution needed]) and provided a commentary on the film's US DVD release. The movie was shot in 1980 outside Salt Lake City, Utah and in surrounding rural locations. ” - lankalion
“ Don't Go Near the Park (also known as Curse of the Living Dead, Nightstalker and Sanctuary for Evil) is a 1981 American horror film directed by Lawrence D. Foldes. The film gained notoriety when it was successfully prosecuted in the UK and placed on the video nasty list. ” - lankalion
A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients. (89 mins.)
The Dorm That Dripped Blood
Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished. (88 mins.)
“ The Dorm That Dripped Blood is a 1982 American horror movie, directed by Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow, and written by Carpenter and Stacey Giachino. ” - lankalion
The Driller Killer
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. (96 mins.)
“ The Driller Killer is a 1979 slasher film directed by and starring Abel Ferrara. It is notable for being one of the first video nasties in the United Kingdom. The film is in public domain. ” - lankalion
The Evil Dead
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
“ The Evil Dead (also known as: Evil Dead, The Book of the Dead, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead and The Evil Dead, the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror) is a 1981 horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Betsy Baker. The film is a story of five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a wooded area. Their vacation becomes gruesome when they find an audiotape that releases evil spirits.
The film was extremely controversial for its graphic terror, violence, and gore, being initially turned down by almost all U.S. film distributors until a European company finally bought it in the Cannes Film Festival marketplace. It was finally released into theaters on October 15, 1981. Although its budget was just $375,000, the film was a moderate success at the box office, grossing a total of $2,400,000 in the U.S. upon its initial release. Despite getting mixed reviews by critics at the time, it now has a dedicated cult following. The film has spawned two sequels, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, and a stage musical; work on a script for a further film has started. ” - lankalion
An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer. (97 mins.)
“ Evilspeak (also known as Evilspeaks and Computer Murders) is a 1981 horror film written by Eric Weston and Joseph Garofalo, and directed by Weston. ” - lankalion
A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin. (84 mins.)
“ Exposé is a 1976 video nasty starring Udo Kier, Linda Hayden and 1970s sex symbol Fiona Richmond. On release, it sparked controversy due to graphic scenes of sex and violence, resulting in a re-release in 2006, with around 30 cuts. ” - lankalion
Faces of Death
A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means. (105 mins.)
“ Faces of Death (1978), also released under the title The Original Faces of Death, is a mondo film which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a variety of ways to die and violent acts. It is often billed as Banned in 40+ Countries. The film has been banned (at least temporarily) in Australia, Norway, Finland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Although several of the "human death" scenes are obvious fakes (with Allan A. Apone, make-up and special effects artists for the film saying that about 40% of it is fake), some of the footage is genuine. Famous scenes of death from the media are included, such as stock footage of a napalm bombing in Vietnam, various newsreel footage, and wartime footage of Adolf Hitler. Also featured are the actual on-camera deaths of a variety of animals, including seals being clubbed to death and animals being killed on the slaughterhouse line. The nadir of the film is the inclusion of an extreme fatal accident; the shattered remains of a cyclist are seen under a semi tractor trailer, the camera pans long enough to capture paramedics scooping up blood clots, brain matter and clumps of hair from the tarmac - this incident is authentic and culled from newsreels. ” - lankalion
Fight for Your Life
This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean... (82 mins.)
“ Fight for Your Life is a 1977 action film starring William Sanderson (of Blade Runner fame). ” - lankalion
Flesh for Frankenstein
In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race... (95 mins.)
“ Andy Warhol's Frankenstein or Flesh for Frankenstein is a 1973 horror film directed by Paul Morrissey and produced by Andy Warhol, Andrew Braunsberg, Louis Peraino, and Carlo Ponti. Starring Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Monique van Vooren and Arno Juerging, and filmed in the famous Cinecittà by a crew of Italian master filmmakers, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein is suffused with the crumbling glamour of old Italian films, paying homage to (while simultaneously parodying) the earnest and stark visual and psychological beauty of the horror films on which it is based. Morrissey's sense of ironic detachment gives the film a gruesomely comic modernity and beauty all its own.
In the United States, the film was marketed as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, and was presented in the Space-Vision 3-D process in premiere engagements. It was rated X by the MPAA, due to its explicit sexuality and violence. A 3-D version also played in Australia in 1986, along with Blood for Dracula, an obvious pairing. In the seventies a 3-D version played in Stockholm, Sweden. In subsequent US DVD releases, the film was retitled Flesh for Frankenstein, while the original title was used in other regions.
The film was later cut to 93 minutes for an R-rating, thereby increasing its viability for wider distribution. The U.S. DVD releases have utilized the full uncut version, which is now unrated. The film had its television premiere in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2009 and was broadcast in 3D as part of Channel 4's 3D Week. ” - lankalion
After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned... (89 mins.)
“ Toxic Zombies, also known as Bloodeaters and Forest of Fear, is a 1980 Horror Film. The film was directed by Charles McCrann, who also acted in the film. It was classified as a Video Nasty in the UK during the 1980s. ” - lankalion
Mad scientists turn people into frozen zombies and the zombies wreak havoc and kill people. (85 mins.)
“ Frozen Scream is a 1975 horror film directed by Frank Roach. It was a title banned in the UK under the Video Nasties laws during the 1980s and remains restricted as of 2010. ” - lankalion
Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask. (96 mins.)
“ The Funhouse is a 1981 horror film where four teenagers are trapped in a darkride and stalked by a deformed killer. The film was directed by Tobe Hooper, and the screenplay written by Larry Block. The cast includes Kevin Conway, William Finley, Southern Mississippi University football star Cooper Huckabee, and two-time Academy Award-nominee Sylvia Miles. ” - lankalion
The Gestapo's Last Orgy
Lise Cohen is taken to a special prisoner-of-war camp for female Jews, a camp run as a bordello to entertain... (92 mins.)
“ Last Orgy of the Third Reich (Italian: L'ultima orgia del III Reich) is a 1977 Italian Nazi exploitation film directed by Cesare Canevari. ” - lankalion
The House by the Cemetery
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement. (86 mins.)
“ The House by the Cemetery (Italian: Quella villa accanto al cimitero) is a 1981 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. Its plot revolves around a series of murders taking place in a New England home - a home which happens to be hiding a particularly gruesome secret within its basement walls. Themes and motifs from popular horror films such as The Shining, The Amityville Horror and Frankenstein are readily on display.
The film stars Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza, Silvia Collatina and Dagmar Lassander. Dr. Jacob Freudstein is played by Giovanni De Nava, who appears in the Fulci film The Beyond as 'Joe the plumber'.
This movie was declared a video nasty. ” - lankalion
House on the Edge of the Park
Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem. (91 mins.)
“ The House on the Edge of the Park (Italian: La casa sperduta nel parco) is a 1980 crime/horror/thriller film from the Italian director Ruggero Deodato. It stars David Hess from Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left (playing a similar character), and Giovanni Lombardo Radice.
The entire film was shot in only three weeks, under a very limited budget. ” - lankalion
I Spit on Your Grave
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
“ Day of the Woman (better known by its re-release title, I Spit on Your Grave) is a controversial rape revenge film. The film was produced in 1978 and received a limited release, with a wider release in 1980 and later remake released in 2010. Prominent film critics condemned the film for its graphic violence and lengthy depictions of gang rape, and the picture remains controversial to this day. The film was named in 2010 one of TIME's Top 10 Ridiculously Violent Movies . ” - lankalion
An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches. (107 mins.)
“ nferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, and Alida Valli. The cinematography was by Romano Albani, and Keith Emerson composed the film's thunderous musical score. The story concerns a young man's investigation into the disappearance of his sister, who had been living in a New York City apartment building that also served as a home for a powerful, centuries-old witch.
A thematic sequel to Suspiria (1977), the film is the second part of Argento's "The Three Mothers Trilogy". The long-delayed concluding entry, The Mother of Tears, was released in 2007. All three films are partially derived from the concept of "Our Ladies of Sorrow" (Mater Lachrymarum, Mater Suspiriorum, and Mater Tenebrarum) originally devised by Thomas de Quincey in his book Suspiria de Profundis (1845).
Unlike Suspiria, Inferno received a very limited theatrical release and the film was unable to match the box-office success of its predecessor. While the initial critical response to the film was mostly negative, its reputation has improved considerably over the years. Kim Newman has called it "...perhaps the most underrated horror movie of the 1980’s.” In 2005, the magazine Total Film named Inferno one of the 50 greatest horror films of all time ” - lankalion
Island of Death
A couple of perverted and maniac killers get loose on a Greek island. (108 mins.)
“ Island of Death (original title: Ta Pedhia tou dhiavolou — released uncut September, 2010) ” - lankalion
The Killer Nun
A demented nun sliding through morphine addiction into madness, whilst presiding over a regime of lesbianism... (85 mins.)
“ Killer Nun (also known as Suor Omicidi, or Deadly Habits) (1978) is an Italian nunsploitation film directed/co-written by Giulio Berruti and co-written by Alberto Tarallo. The film was originally banned in Britain in 1983, but was subsequently re-released in DVD format there in 2006, after changes in British censorship policy. ” - lankalion
The Last House on the Left
A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts. (84 mins.)
“ The Last House on the Left is a 1972 horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham.
The story is based on the 13th century Swedish ballad "Töres dotter i Wänge", which was also adapted into the 1960 Swedish film The Virgin Spring, directed by Ingmar Bergman. ” - lankalion
Last Stop on the Night Train
A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy. (94 mins.)
“ L'ultimo treno della notte (also known as Night Train Murders, The New House on The Left, Second House on The Left, Don't Ride on Late Night Trains, Last Stop on the Night Train, Late Night Trains, Last House Part II and Xmas Massacre) is a 1975 Italian revenge thriller. It was directed by Aldo Lado, scored by Ennio Morricone and stars Flavio Bucci, Macha Meril and Irene Miracle. It gained notoriety when it was banned in the UK as a video nasty in the 1980s. ” - lankalion
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers. (95 mins.)
“ Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (Italian title: Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti), also known as The Living Dead at The Manchester Morgue is a 1974 horror film written and directed by Jorge Grau and starring Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy and Cristina Galbó. ” - lankalion
Love Camp 7
Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there. (96 mins.)
“ Love Camp 7 is a 1969 U.S. women-in-prison B-movie directed by Lee Frost and written by Wes Bishop and Bob Cresse, the latter of whom also acts as a sadistic camp commandant. ” - lankalion
And When She Was Bad
Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideously deformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin... (92 mins.)
“ There Was a Little Girl (aka Madhouse, And When She Was Bad, Party des Schreckens) is a 1981 Italian horror film directed by prolific Egyptian filmmaker Ovidio G. Assonitis. It stars Trish Everly, Dennis Robertson, Allison Biggers, Michael Macrae, Morgan Hart, Edith Ivey, and Jerry Fujikawa. It was one of the many films on the "video nasty" list, a list of horror/exploitation films banned by the BBFC for violence and obscenity. The film features a musical score by Riz Ortolani (Cannibal Holocaust, Mondo cane) and cinematography by Assonitis regular Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli. The film's title refers to the poem "There Was a Little Girl" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
There Was A Little Girl, Who Had A Little Curl, Right In the Middle Of Her Forehead. When She Was Good, She Was Very, Very Good. And When She Was Bad, She Was Horrid. ” - lankalion
Mardi Gras Massacre
Police try to capture someone who is commiting ritual murders of women during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. (97 mins.)
“ The Mardi Gras Massacre is a 1978 horror film written and directed by Jack Weiss. It is a semi-remake of the 1963 film Blood Feast. It was on the UK Government's list of Video Nasties in the 1980s and has not been resubmitted to the BBFC for a certificate since. ” - lankalion
Night of the Bloody Apes
This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage... (81 mins.)
Night of the Demon
Professor Nugget and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work. (92 mins.)
“ Night of the Demon is a 1980 low-budget horror movie directed by James C. Wasson and written by Mike Williams, presenting a gory take on the Bigfoot legend. ” - lankalion
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution. (97 mins.)
“ Nightmare (also known as Nightmares in a Damaged Brain and Blood Splash) is a 1981 horror film directed by Romano Scavolini. ” - lankalion
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
“ Possession is a 1981 cult movie directed by Andrzej Żuławski. ” - lankalion
The Mountain of the Cannibal God
A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle. (99 mins.)
“ The Mountain of the Cannibal God (Italian title: La montagna del dio cannibale) is an Italian cult movie starring Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach with English dialogue. The film was also widely released as Slave of the Cannibal God and released in the UK as Prisoner of the Cannibal God. The film was banned in the UK until 2001 for its graphic violence and considered a "video nasty". ” - lankalion
Revenge of the Boogeyman
Lacey travels to Hollywood, to the home of a film director, where she brings along the last surviving haunted mirror shard from the end of the first movie as proof to her horrifying experiences. (79 mins.)
“ Revenge of the Bogey Man (original title: Boogeyman II — released with additional footage in 2003) ” - lankalion
Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings. (80 mins.)
“ The Slayer (also known as Nightmare Island) is a horror film that gained notoriety and was classified in the UK as a video nasty and consequently was unavailable for a number of years until passed uncut by the BBFC in 2001. Before then it had been edited by 14 secs for violence. ” - lankalion
A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film. (80 mins.)
“ Snuff is a 1976 splatter film most notorious for being marketed as if it were an actual snuff film. This picture contributed to the urban legend of snuff films, although the concept did not originate with it. ” - lankalion
SS Experiment Camp
Near the end of WW2, prisoners of war are used in experiments to perfect the Arian race. (94 mins.)
“ SS Experiment Camp (original release title: Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur) is a 1976 Nazi exploitation film directed by Sergio Garrone. The plot concerns a Nazi officer who has been castrated. It gained infamy in the 1980s for its bad-taste sexual and violent content involving, as the title suggests, Nazi human experimentation. The film was banned in some countries, including the United Kingdom, where the film was subject to prosecution as one of the films known as "video nasties", a title used in the press and by campaigners that came to be used for a list of films that could be found obscene under the Obscene Publications Act.
Bizarre Magazine, in a 2004 overview of the Naziploitation genre, said the following: "Its advertising campaign, an image of a semi-naked woman hanging upside-down from a crucifix, was instrumental in bringing unwanted attention to the Nasties, although, beyond that, its infamy is unwarranted".
A similar view of it was taken by the British Board of Film Classification, who passed it uncut the next year, noting "Despite the questionable taste of basing an exploitation film in a concentration camp, the sexual activity itself was consensual and the level of potentially eroticised violence sufficiently limited". However, in 2008, it was denounced by the Sunday Times and Sunday Express at the time of Holocaust Memorial Day, and cited by MPs Julian Brazier and Keith Vaz as part of their attempts to tighten the film banning system. ” - lankalion
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (101 mins.)
“ enebrae (also known as Tenebre) is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon, and Daria Nicolodi. After having experimented with two exercises in pure supernatural horror, Suspiria (1977) and Inferno (1980), Tenebrae represented Argento's return to the giallo form, a sub-genre he had helped popularize in the 1970s. The story concerns an American writer promoting his latest murder-mystery novel in Rome, only to get embroiled in the search for a serial-killer who has apparently been inspired to kill by the novel.
The film was released in Italy and throughout most of Europe without experiencing any reported censorship problems, but was classified, prosecuted, and banned as a "video nasty" in the United Kingdom. Its theatrical distribution in the United States was delayed until 1984, when it was released in a heavily censored version under the title Unsane. In its cut form, Tenebrae received a mostly negative critical reception, but the original, fully restored version later became widely available for reappraisal. It has been described by Maitland McDonagh as "the finest film that Argento has ever made." ” - lankalion
Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled. (88 mins.)
“ Night School is a slasher film released in 1981 directed by Ken Hughes and starring English actress Rachel Ward in her feature film debut. The plot revolves around a series of gruesome decapitation murders happening among college coeds in Boston, Massachusetts. The film was originally to be directed by Alfred Sole but Sole passed on the project. Ken Hughes was ultimately brought in to direct, this would be his final film. The music score was composed by Brad Fiedel and is among the best of the composer's early work. Though the film is less graphic in its violence than many films of the slasher genre, Night School was still denounced by critics upon release. In England it was known as Terror Eyes and was a Video Nasty. The film has developed a small following among slasher fans though, however as of 2009 the film has yet to see a DVD release. ” - lankalion
The Toolbox Murders
A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox. (93 mins.)
“ The Toolbox Murders is a 1978 slasher film starring Cameron Mitchell, Tim Donnelly, Pamelyn Ferdin, and Wesley Eure. It is notorious for its reputation as a video nasty due to its violent murder scenes in the film's first act. The film was marketed as being based on a true story, though it has no connection to any real-life murders. ” - lankalion
A Bay of Blood
An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out... (84 mins.)
“ Twitch of the Death Nerve (Italian: Ecologia del delitto) is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava. Bava cowrote the screenplay with Giuseppe Zaccariello, Filippo Ottoni and Sergio Canevari, with story credit given to Dardano Sacchetti and Franco Barberi. The film stars Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, and Laura Betti. Carlo Rambaldi created the gruesome special makeup effects.
The story details the simultaneous murderous activities of several different characters as they each attempt to remove any human obstacles that stand in the way of an inheritance. Easily Bava’s most intensely violent film, its emphasis on graphically bloody murder set pieces was hugely influential on the slasher and splatter films that would follow a decade later. In 2005, the magazine Total Film named Twitch of the Death Nerve one of the 50 greatest horror films of all time. ” - lankalion
Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret. (79 mins.)
“ Unhinged is a 1982 low budget American slasher film directed by Don Gronquist. It was filmed on location at the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Because of violence and nudity, the film was banned in the UK until 2002. ” - lankalion
A deranged, misogynistic killer attacks a journalist. When he discovers that she survived the attack, he follows her to the hospital to finish her off. (105 mins.)
“ Visiting Hours (also known as Get Well Soon and The Fright) is a 1982 horror film starring Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner and Lenore Zann. It was directed by Jean-Claude Lord and written by Brian Taggert. ” - lankalion
Night of the Howling Beast
Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains... (94 mins.)
“ La Maldicion de la Bestia (also known as Hall of the Mountain King, The Werewolf and the Yeti, Horror of the Werewolf and Night of the Howling Beast), is a 1975 Spanish horror film that is the eighth in a long series about the werewolf Count Waldemar Daninsky, played by Paul Naschy. ” - lankalion
“ The Witch Who Came From the Sea is a 1976 American horror film directed by Matt Cimber and shot by cinematographer Dean Cundey. The film concerns a dysfunctional and disturbed woman called Molly (played by Academy Award nominee Millie Perkins) who, after suffering repeated sexual abuse at the hands of her alcoholic father, embarks on a spree of gruesome sexual encounters with men who she meets during her job as a waitress in a seaside bar. ” - lankalion
Women Behind Bars
A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things... (75 mins.)
Hell of the Living Dead
A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle whom are fighting flesh-eating zombies. (101 mins.)
“ Virus: Hell of the Living Dead (Italian: Virus - l'inferno dei morti viventi) is a 1980 horror film, specifically a zombie movie, directed by Bruno Mattei.
The film is also known as Virus (which is the original Italian title of the film), as well as Night of the Zombies and Zombie Creeping Flesh. ” - lankalion
Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
“ Zombi 2 (also known as Zombie, Island of the Living Dead, Zombie Island, Zombie Flesh Eaters and Woodoo) is a 1979 zombie horror film directed by Lucio Fulci. It is the best-known of Fulci's films and made him a horror icon. Though the title suggests this is a sequel to Zombi (the Italian title of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead), the films are unrelated. When the film was released in 1979 it was scorned for its extremely bloody content, notably by the Conservative British Parliament. ” - lankalion