Revenge of the Bogeyman
AKA: Revenge of the Boogeyman, Bogeyman 2, Boogeymen 2.
Set 6 months after the original, Suzanne Love has moved to LA, but a
broken shard of glass from the evil mirror from the first film continues to cause mayhem.
Original director Ulli Lommel turns up as a Hollywood director that wants to make a film about the events of the first film, but ends up as one of the Bogeyman's
victims along with his production crew and cast.
Despite Uli Lommel being heavily involved, this follow up was directed by Bruce Starr (in what appears to be his sole director's credit) Although Most of the film
is made up of flasback footage from the first, which is probably why it was included on the DPP's list.
As with the original, the film was dropped from the DPP list and not prosecuted. A version of the film, known as a Directors Cut/Redux Version,
was passed uncut in 2004, but this was a completely different version of the film, with brand new footage and even MORE flashback scenes from the
first as the original elements to the film apparently could not be found. An Austrian DVD with the original and redux versions has been released,
but the original cut appears to have been transferred from a video master tape.
Low budget supernatural slasher from J.S Cardone (Shadowzone),
in which 4 people holidaying on an island off the coast of Georgia are attacked by an unseen killer, summoned up from the imagination of one of the
A sort of cross between the Id creature from "Forbidden Planet" and Freddy Kruger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street". It was
probably the films title that got this one listed as this isn't a particularly graphic movie when compared to others of its ilk.
There are a couple of interesting gory moments though, which includes a fisherman having his scalp whacked off with an oar and a woman
being impaled through her back by a pitch fork, which exits through her breasts.
The film was eventually dropped from the DPP list and not prosecuted. The pre-cert video was uncut, but when re-released
in 1995 the BBFC cut 14s from it, shortening the fisherman's death and removing the breast impalement. The film was finally
passed uncut in the UK in 2001.
AKA:The Slaughter, American Cannibal, Big Snuff.
Do not be deceived by the films title, or the rumours surrounding its release.
This is NOT an actual snuff film. This started life as a low budget South American flick entitled "The Slaughter" about a Manson style gang
of cycle sluts, lead by a chap called Sa-Tan, who go around killing people.
The film did a brief tour of South America, then sat on the shelf for many years before being snapped up by a New York distributor who tagged on an
additional 5 minute ending, in which we see the film crew supposedly killing one of the cast members from the final scene.
Despite the unconvincing effects, which includes cutting off a plastic finger (which is magically reattached in the next shot) and pulling some offal
out from under her T-shirt, many still believe this to be a genuine snuff film to this day, and was another one of the movies responsible for starting the
The video case bears no indication of who the distributor might be, although it is widely believed that it was released by Astra video, who had breifly
put this out under their label. Copies of which are rarer than rare.
Despite its lack of real gore, it was still successfully prosecuted and banned under the OPA. The BBFC passed the film uncut in 2003, but a
release never materialised. Available uncut on disc in the US and mainland Europe.
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SS Experiment Camp
AKA: SS Experiment Love Camp, Lager SS adis kastrat kommandantur, Horreur Nazis, Les champs des filles perdues, Captive Women II: Orgies of the Damned.
A group of female POW's are taken to a German prison camp to 'service' the
front line soldiers, whilst a select few are subjected to all sorts of bizarre experiments and tortures at the hands of the cheif commandant.
The women subsequently get raped and groped by all and sundry, but in an amusing comic twist the commandant decides he wants a new pair of testicles to replace
the ones he had blown off in an air raid, so transplants them from one of the hunky guards, who doesn't seem to realise until he goes to bonk one of the French
prisoners. At which point he goes storming into the commandant's office with a machine gun and says "You Bastard. what have you done with my Balls?".
One of many sleazy Nazi films, filmed to cash in on the success of"Salon Kitty" and "The Night Porter" , the film is far from shocking and is
so ridiculous it plays more like a black comedy (it should have been called "Carry On up the Kaiser").
Just a pity the humour was lost on the DPP who subsequently blacklisted it. This was one of the films, along with "Driller Killer" and "Cannibal Holocaust"
that kick started the Nasties furore by the media. Incidentally, this film was shot back-to-back with the film "SS Camp 5 :Women's Hell", on the same sets with the same
cast in similar roles, though that film has never been released in the UK.
Another one of the 39 films that was successfully prosecuted and banned under the OPA. The film was eventually passed fully uncut in the UK in 2005.
AKA: Tenebre, Unsane, Shadow, Sotto Gli Occhi del Assasino.
Italian Director Dario Argento's second entry on the list. This interesting
stalk-and-slash thriller stars Anthony Franciosa as a an American novelist who travels to Rome to promote his new detective novel, only to find himself
embroiled in a series of grizzly murders, as one of his readers starts to imitate the killings from his book.
The unfortunate author is then bombarded with threats and sent pictures from the murders, which include axeings, stabbings, garrotings and razor
slashings. One particularly memorable scene has actress Veronica Lario (who was at one time married to Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi) getting har arm
hacked off with an axe, which subsequently showers the room with blood, before being struck in the back of the head (this killing was cut from many
Italian TV showings whilst her husband was in office).
Definitely one of Argento's better films, horror veteran John Saxon turns up in a co-starring role, along with Italian regular John Steiner and
Argento regular Daria Nicoladi.
The film had been cut by 4s by the BBFC for a UK cinema release, which shortened the axe murder scene. The pre-cert video here was of the cut cinema
version, however the film was still succesfully prosecuted and banned under the OPA. The 1999 release suffered 5s of cuts to this same scene. However
the BBFC finally passed it fully uncut in 2003. SEE MAIN REVIEW.
A somewhat lacklustre slasher pic about a killer, who wears motorbike
leathers and a crash helmet, stalking the pupils of a college in Boston Massachussettes.Wielding a Ghurka knife, he cheerfully goes around decapitating
his victims in a ritualistic fashion and depositing their heads in buckets, ditches, toilets and even in a pot full of stew!
British actress Rachael Ward, who played Meg in "The Thorn Birds", stars in one of the lead roles whilst B-movie actor Leonard Mann
("Cut & Run") plays the detective who's trying to solve the murders
Its hard to believe that this film was by British director Kenneth Hughes, who directed kids favourite "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
Whilst the film has it's moments, its not overly gory and is a bit on the slow side. Probably got added to the list because of it's graphic box
The film had been cut by the BBFC for a cinema release, but the pre-cert video here was uncut. The video was later dropped from
the DPP's Nasties list and not prosecuted. The 1987 video release was only passed after 1:16s of BBFC cuts. Would probably pass
uncut today, but has not been re-issued to date. Warner Bros released the film to disc in the US in 2011 through Amazon, under the
title "Night School", as part of their Archive collection.
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The Toolbox Murders
AKA: On the Path of Crime, The Bloody Drill, The Ripper of Los Angeles, Deadly Tools, The Drill Killer.
The caretaker of an apartment block, played by the guy who was Uncle
Buck in "The High Chapperal", goes around killing the female inhabitants that he believes need a lesson in morality.
A variety of different hand and power tools are used in the murders, including a hammer, screwdriver, and portable drill. Though the most notable death
(in the uncut version anyway) is where former porn star Kelly Nichols is chased naked out of her bathtub and around her apartment, before being shot in the
head with a nail gun.
Whilst there's some fairly gory moments to begin with, the film runs out of steam half way through as it concentrates instead on a female victim he's kidnapped,
and it becomes rather dull.
The film is supposedly based on a true story (don't believe it). This probably got added to the list owing to its apparent similarities to "The Driller Killer".
The film was remade in 2003 by Tobe Hooper, though that version owed very little to the original here.
The film was cut by several minutes for a UK cinema release. The video was of the same cut video version, so was dropped from the
list and not prosecuted. The film was cut by 1:45s by the BBFC for its re-release in 2000. Finally passed uncut in 2017.
Three teenage girls crash their car in the Oregon woodlands whilst on the
way to a rock concert. They seek refuge in a dilapidated mansion house, inhabited by a demented old lady and her middle aged daughter, and find themselves
being forced to spend the night there.
The trio subsequently end up getting picked off by the demented family, one of which seems to like dressing as the grim reaper, as they get axed, shot
and hacked to death by a scythe, in an ending that tries to be like "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" but fails miserably, along with the rest of the film.
Also borrowing heavily from the likes of "The Last House on the Left" and "Psycho", the film is a bit of a chore to sit through, though
it is interesting to note that clips from this were actually used by the BBC news whilst the whole nasties furore was gong on, which is probably what got
The film had been passed uncut for a UK cinema release. The video was similarly uncut, but was eventually dropped from the list.
The film was passed uncut for a DVD release in 2005.
AKA: The Fright, Get Well Soon, Terreur à l'hôpital central.
Screen baddie Micheal Ironside, in an early role, plays a psycopath who's
taken to stalking News Reporter Lee Grant. Having attacked her, she's taken to the hospital where he duly follows.
He then goes around stabbing nurses, beating up patients and unplugging life support machines as he goes looking for her. Then starts stalking her friends and
even her babysitter whilst sending her threatening phone calls.
More of a thriller, than a slasher. It's inclusion on the nasties list was something of a surprise, given that this release was the same as the BBFC approved
cut cinema version, and included Star Trek's William Shatner in the cast, as Lee Grant's boss.
Most people will probably remember the trailer to this film, which appeared on a number of CBS/Fox videos back in the day, showing the front of a hospital at night,
with the lights from the wards forming a skull image.
The film had been passed for a cinema release in 1982 with 1:10s of cuts. The pre-cert video was of the same cut version, so was
dropped from the nasties list soon after. The BBFC passed the cut cinema version for a post-VRA release in 1986. ITV showed
the full uncut version on their channel and were subsequently censured by the TV watchdog's for doing so. Finally passed
uncut in 2017.
The Werewolf and the Yeti
AKA: La Maldiconde la Bestia, Night of the Howling Beast,
Hall of the Mountain King, Horror of the Werewolf.
This film is more abominable than the actual yeti itself. In this
peculiar tale, where a group of Sherpas encounter a couple of vampire lovers, then get captured by by a load of Tartar roughnecks, before one of them turns
into a werewolf and ends up fighting with a yeti over the girl in the group.
This was actually the eighth film in a series about wolfman Waldemar Danisky, played by Spanish horror star Paul Naschy.
One that can only be recommended to die hard cult movie fans. This films inclusion was probably because of the tartar leader who enjoys skinning young girls
alive, though the film is not particularly bloody.
The pre-cert video was uncut in terms of gore, but a couple of dialogue scenes were apparently shorter in this, compared to the
foreign language releases. The film was one of the 39 titles that were successfully prosecuted by the DPP and subsequently
banned, which was surprising given the film was not much worse than your average Hammer horror film. It has never been submitted
for a re-release in the UK, but an uncut Spanish language DVD of this has been released in Spain. The film is available in the US,
in English language, on a 5 film Blu-Ray collection of Paul Naschy films
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The Witch Who Came from the Sea
Millie Perkins plays a barmaid, who was abused as a child by her sea-captain
father. Still dealing with the trauma of those events, she subsequently goes around seducing some of the 'hunkier' male patrons at her bar, then castrating them with a razor.
Whilst George 'Buck' Flower (a regular in John Carpenter films) plays a police detective who's trying to catch her.
Not as graphic as it sounds, the gore is more implied than shown. Directed by Matt Cimber, who also directed the 1982 clunker "Butterfly"which starred Stacey Keach
and Pia Zadore. Scriptwriter Robert Thom, who was married to Perkins at the time, apparently based some of the story on parts of her life and is really more of a drama about a
woman's descent into madness than a slasher movie.
The film probably got noticed because of the text on the video sleeve which said "A young women's nightmares of incest and castration...molly has a way with razors".
The film was eventually removed from the DPP list and not prosecuted. The film was passed uncut for a UK release in 2006, but so far has only been released
in a couple of box sets with other movies. An uncut DVD was released in the US in 2004.
Women Behind Bars
AKA: Des Diamants pour L'Enfer, Visa pour Mourir, Prison Sado pour Femmes, Punition Cell, Caged Women, Femmes en cage,
Spanish director Jess Franco's THIRD entry on the DPPs Nasties list proves just as ghastly as his others, in which Lina Romay (a regular
in his films, being his wife) murders her criminal husband so she can steal his stash of diamonds, only to get banged up inside a
Central American prison.
There she is subjected to all manner of unpleasantries at the hands of the sadistic guards, who want to know where the stolen diamonds are,
as she is hung up naked, whipped and given electric shocks to her nether regions.
Director Franco turns up at the end of the film and shoots the evil warden when Romay manages to escape. Lots of gratuitous nudity, along
with the aforementioned sadistic prison treatment got this one noticed by the DPP, although its more rubbish than nasty.
The film only featured on the list breifly, as it was quickly dropped and not prosecuted. The film was finally re-released
in the UK in 2017 fully uncut.
Zombie Creeping Flesh
AKA: Inferno del morti viventi, Virus, Apocalypsis Canibal, Hell
of the Living Dead, Night of the Zombies, Cannibal Virus, Virus,
Zombie of the Savanna.
A hilariously bad zombie action film from infamous Italian B-movie
director Bruno Mattei. In which an explosion at a remote chemical plant in South America turns the workers into murderous zombies, who then proceed to munch
on the people living in the nearby villages.
A commando team is sent in to sort out the ensuing mess, but end up becoming the zombies next meal. This really does fall into the "so bad its good"
category, the South-American 'jungle' is obviously just a forest in Italy, there's a heated UN meeting filmed in a college lecture hall featuring all
of 12 people. Ridiculous action scenes, where the commandos keep forgetting you have to shoot these things in the head, plus a hilarious scene where they
check out a house and one of them decides to do some cross dressing, before getting eaten as the zombies move in.
The version released on video had most of the goriest scenes cut out, most notably where the heroine Margrit Evelyn Newton gets her eyeballs pulled
out through her mouth, but it still got included on the DPP's hit list. A film that really deserves to be seen in it's full uncut form, it is highly
enjoyable on a trash level due to it's awful acting and naff plot lines. The soundtrack by "The Goblins" was ripped off directly from "Dawn of the Dead"
The distributors cut about 1m from this before submitting it to the BBFC for a cinema release in 1982, which was passed
without further cuts. For the video however the distributors decided to shorten it and cut a total of 14:32s which removed
most of the gore and a lot of the SWAT footage. The film probably got listed because it had the word Zombie in the title,
however despite some successful prosecutions not all the courts agreed and the film was eventually dropped from the list.
The film was passed fully uncut in 2002.
AKA: Zombie, Zombie 2, Zombies 2, Island of the Living Dead,
Island of the Flesh-Eaters, Gli Ultimi Zombie, L'enfer Des Zombies,
Another Lucio Fulci zombie gut cruncher (his third entry on the list), in
which Tisa Farrow (sister of Mia), Ian McCollough, Al Cliver and Aurietta Gay set sail for the Caribbean island of Matool looking for Farrows father, who's been
working there as a medical missionary
They arrive, only to be chased around the island by a bunch of very slow moving, crusty looking zombies who've been risen by the natives voodoo magic,
who think the white doctors on their island are responsible for a disease which has been killing them off.
They are aided by the last remaining medical missionary Richard Johnson, who's been trying to find a logical reason for why the dead are rising from their graves,
and a battle with the undead ensues.
Released to cash-in on the success of "Dawn of the Dead", this one ties with "The Beyond" (another entry on the list) as Fulci's best zombie film.
Ian McCollough and some of the other cast members from this went on to star in the similarly gory "Zombie Holocaust", which was filmed at the same locations,
though surprisingly escaped inclusion from the DPP's nasties list.
Heavily censored by 1:41s for its original UK cinema release, it was released on video in both the cut cinema version and original uncut version.
The latter having the words "Strong Uncut Version" printed on the sleeve. The uncut version was successfully prosecuted and banned under the OPA.
The cut cinema version was later passed for a video release in 1992. A more complete version was passed in 1999, which also restored the missing
pre-credits sequence absent from earlier releases due to print damage, but was still missing 23s of blood spurts and the infamous 'eye splinter'
scene. Finally passed fully uncut in 2005.
of Nucleus films has put togethor a couple of interesting
documentaries on the Nasties phenomenon, which are required viewing
for anyone with an interest on the subject of video censorship in
the UK. Part 1 includes trailers for all 72 Nasty titles and part 3
contains trailers for all 82 "Section 3" titles. Click below to buy