Video Nasties Podcast

Looking at all 72 films from the Video Nasties List


Video Nasties Podcast is a fan site dedicated to celebrating the films of the Video Nasties. Our aim is to cover and celebrate this ragtag selection of films.

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  1. I’m from the States and first heard about the whole Video Nasties kerfluffle from the classic episode of The Young Ones. Vyvyan was desperate to get that video nasty on the set, but it had a bloody infomercial in the middle of it! That aside, I want to thank you for a highly entertaining podcast! You really put an impressive amount of time and effort into the research, not just a list of kills and nude scenes like some other ridiculous horror podcasts. Another great horror podcast worth your time is the Canadian Horroretc Podcast, just as intelligent as your podcast. Take care and keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for reading my comment on the Delirium episode! Always a thrill for us Americans to hear our names pronounced with a Liverpudlian accent. I promise not to ever ask if you know a Beatle. Great episode on “Last House on the Left!” I like how you kept it UK-centric, concentrating on the controversy that I had not known much about here over the Atlantic. I also have a question. I’m a huge fan of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, especially the infamous Derek and Clive records. Their documentary film, “Derek and Clive Get the Horn” was banned on video in the UK for years. Though it’s not on the official list or a horror film, could this be considered a Video Nasty? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, sir. Take care and keep up the high quality, that was the best episode so far.

  3. Good question that Scott. Technically it isn’t a video nasty because it didn’t feature on the DPP guidance list. But Derek and Clive Get The Horn was banned for cinema release and several hundred were impounded in the early 80s during the furore. I’ll go into a little more detail about it in the next podcast.

  4. Wow, the Cannibal Ferox trailers were so salacious… and hilarious!

  5. Ferox may be the only film that uses castration as a selling point in the trailer. “Call the babysitter! There’s a castration movie playing NOW!”

  6. Hi Chris.

    I’ve always been fascinated by the infamous ‘nasties’ since the 1980s, and it’s great to find so many of the previously banned films now available to watch with all their gore and violence intact. My only issue is not wanting to see real animal cruelty. I’ve kept a wide berth of Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox for this reason, but are there any others in the list of 72?

    Martin (@doubleagent73)

  7. One of the best podcasts out there. I’d say this is close to a public service for video nasty fans. However, given the release of the two video nasties dvds from Jake West/Marc Morris this feels like a series that should run on r4 to give a real cultural outlook of a time in our recent past when censorship of what people watched in the UK was governed by a few and fuelled by hysteria whipped up in the tabloids.

  8. This podcast should be a r4 series – such is the cultural significance to the UK. Great piece of journalism all round and a welcome addition to a subject area all too dominated by gore hungry fanboys whining about not seeing certain kill scenes. This show really gets to the heart of the issue of censorship and picks its targets carefully. Like the David Kerekes book, See No Evil, points out most of these films were just dire. However, some of them are hidden gems of cinema and should be appraised as such. Much admiration to the host for having the patience and stomach to watch all these movies.

  9. Well, mate, it’s the end of the road and it has been such a great trip. My Monday morning drive won’t be the same without your Liverpudlian musings about some of the most brutal films of all time. It only whets my appetite for the History of Horror podcast, I’m already on board. Thank you for the many weeks of fun and knowledge, plus for reading my occasional rambling comments! I’ll miss the show, Chris, it’s been a blast. (Quick thought, if Whitehead didn’t see the films VISUALLY, as she says, how did she take them in? Rectally?) Good luck with the next one and I’ll sign off the best way I know how: Take care and I’ll speak to you soon, goodbye.

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