The dpp 39 video nasties"by mungflesh | created - 26 May 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The infamous 39 VHS video movies that gained notoriety through successful prosecution for obscenity
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1. Absurd (1981)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror
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.
Not too bad and with some OK gore sequences
2. Antropophagus (1980)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Dire. Really, really boring.
3. Die Säge des Todes (1981)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Girls are killed at a language-school in Spain.
Average. A bit dull.
5. Zombie (1979)
R | 91 min | Horror
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.
Some creepy sequences and decent gore but weaker than any in Romero's original trilogy
6. Evilspeak (1981)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror
An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.
An above average revenge flick - with pigs
7. The Beast in Heat (1977)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, War
This is one of many so called Video Nasties about fictionalized World War 2 Nazi POW camp atrocities. A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor (Magall) creates a genetic, ... See full summary »
8. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)
R | 82 min | Horror
A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.
A "So bad it's good" kind of movie
9. The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.
Not one of Fulci's better movies
10. The Driller Killer (1979)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
Verbose and talky. Not an action or suspense movie
11. Fight for Your Life (1977)
R | 82 min | Crime, Thriller
A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister. There are a few nasty scenes where the minister's family is being ... See full summary »
Drags on a bit.
12. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror
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.
Weaker than Holocaust - not very good
13. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
Aside from the animal cruelty, the movie does have one or two artistic merits
14. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 28,909 | Gross: $3.10M
Decent and harrowing
15. Blood Feast (1963)
Not Rated | 67 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 4,961 | Gross: $4.00M
Laughable acting but pretty gruesome for it's age
16. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
Not Rated | 81 min | Horror
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 inheritance they are all entitled to.
17. Night of the Howling Beast (1975)
R | 87 min | Adventure, Horror
Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »
18. Tenebre (1982)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
A good Argento movie with one or two great kills and some sexy women
19. La semana del asesino (1972)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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. He then has to kill his brother, his ... See full summary »
21. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Giovanni Lambardo Radice and John Saxon are Vietman vets that bring back contagious virus that turn people into cannibals when bitten.
Action movie with some gore. Only remarkable because Quentin Tarantino nods to the director in Inglourious Basterds
22. El caníbal (1980)
Not Rated | 102 min | Horror
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.
23. The Burning (1981)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
The infamous raft sequence makes the movie legendary. Without it, it'd be half the film
24. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Nasty rape and revenge flick. Still unpleasant to watch today.
25. Faces of Death (1978)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror
A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.
Votes: 5,529 | Gross: $35.00M
26. A Bay of Blood (1971)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The murder of a wealthy heiress by her husband triggers a series of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area.
Gives birth to the slasher formula. Pretty good.
27. Snuff (1975)
X | 80 min | Horror
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.
29. Island of Death (1976)
Not Rated | 108 min | Horror
A couple of perverted and maniac killers get loose on a Greek island.
Bizarre and perverse story
30. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Well made and gripping, if a bit over-sleazy
31. Nightmare (1981)
R | 97 min | Horror
A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.
One of the best on this list. Well made and quite graphic. Worth watching.
32. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969)
R | 81 min | Horror
This cheap Mexican horror film is a remake of Cardona's Doctor of Doom (1962), spiced with nudity, medical footage, women wrestling, and cheap gore shots. Female masked wrestler Lucy (who ... See full summary »
Hilarious for the most part; some great naked females and a couple of stomach churning open-heart surgery scenes
34. Toxic Zombies (1980)
R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.
Almost so bad it's good but mostly bad
36. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, War
Lise Cohen is taken to a special prisoner-of-war camp for female Jews, a camp run as a bordello to entertain the German officers and troops going in to battle. The camp is run with an iron ... See full summary »
37. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
R | 95 min | Horror
Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.
39. Madhouse (1981)
Not Rated | 92 min | Horror
A woman is pursued by her murderous, psychopathic twin sister in the days leading up to their birthday.
Glossy and polished but a bit dull. Not at all scary and lacks gore for the most part