Video Nasties Podcast

Looking at all 72 films from the Video Nasties List

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Video Nasties Podcast Screening Of The Evil Dead

01-the-evil-deadDo you want to see The Evil Dead on the big screen? The Video Nasties Podcast is teaming up with Picturehouse At FACT in Liverpool and Ourscreen to offer you the chance to see Sam Raimi’s classic on April 30th.

Ourscreen lets you pick a film and, if you get enough people to reserve a ticket, host your own screening. For The Evil Dead event to happen 40 people need to reserve a ticket  by April 20th.

Check the Video Nasties Podcast and the website to see further announcements about extra events happening around the screening.

Go to the Ourscreen site to reserve your tickets now at the low cost of £9

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Certificate X Presents Night of the Bloody Tapes

certificatexProviders of quality exploitation and horror nights Certificate X in Manchester has announced its annual Halloween celebration. Certificate X Presents Night of the Bloody Tapes is a horror triple bill with a video nasties theme.

The list of movies from Certificate X Cult Film Screenings include Sam Raimi’s legendary The Evil Dead (1981). The under-rated psycho-slasher Nightmare Maker, a lost classic that is still awaiting a re-release in the UK. (And in my mind the one film not on DVD from the last that really should be) And a secret, as yet unannounced, director’s cut of a classic from the list. Continue reading

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One Way Static Records Releases Last House On The Left Soundtrack

lasthousevinylAdding to the boom in soundtracks being given a loving reissue on CD, cassette and vinyl One Way Static Records has released the wonderfully moving and eclectic soundtrack by David Alexander Hess for Last House On The Left.

As varied in tone as Wes Craven’s notorious nasty from 1972 Hess, who plays to brutal Krug in the film, created a real gem. Unlike many other companies that release they albums just on vinyl this release has also been made available on CD and digital download. Continue reading

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Video Nasties Podcast Launches Redbubble Shop

shopLike many podcasts that have gone before and many that, no doubt, will come again, Video Nasties Podcast has opened its own shop. At the moment I’m offering T-Shirts, Hoodies and stickers with more to come in the future.

It’s not just logos but also horror posters and other designs in the pipeline. Show your support and get a shirt. The store is now open here 

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Possession (1981) Blu Ray Review

Possession 1981With its arthouse stylings, BAFTA and Palme d‘Or nominations, as well as a thoughtful, but bizarre, delivery Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 Possession was an unfortunate film to end up on the video nasties list.

Much maligned, it was banned in the UK and, when released in the US, faced more than 30 minutes of cuts. The film has more in common with Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, rather than The Omen, but the movie was re-edited to ramp up its horror themes losing much of the its power and sense. Continue reading

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Ban This Sick Filth – Internet Censorship And The Video Nasties

the-controversy-00-630-75It was a with a wry smile I read the transcript of David Cameron’s speech today. History is repeating itself.

With the news that the Government is aiming to censor the internet it’s worth the Video Nasties Podcast taking a little look at what’s happening and drawing a few parallels between today’s announcement and what happened 30 years ago.

David Cameron’s speech can be split into three aspects; Continue reading

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Chris is interviewed by Complete Sentences Podcast about Night Gallery

rjEC0IaBefore the Video Nasties Podcast Chris spent two and a half years writing The Night Gallery Podcast about Rod Serling’s 1970s show. Here he speaks to Ty and Rocky from the Complete Sentences Podcast about the programme and his feelings on it before discussing a little about the Video Nasties.

For the first time Chris goes into detail about his favourite Night Gallery episodes and and how the podcast came into being in the first place.

Click here to take a listen.

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Some new promo pictures for the website

Here’s a few promo images I’ve made for the website.

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Video Nasty reviews from Monster Monthly magazine which were published back in 1982

Massive thanks to Jim Moon from the Hypnobobs Podcast and Hypnogoria website for these reviews from the Monster Monthly magazine back in 1982, which he managed to rummage out from his impressive library.

The journalist Phil Edwards reviews a host of Video Nasties on these scans including  The Beyond, House By The Cemetery, Possession, Visiting Hours and Nightmares In A Damaged Brain.