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Thexperiment: Category III: A Serbian Film & Video Nasties

Posted 17th September 2010 at 09:43 AM by truckturner
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First off, thanks again to all our listeners and the following people who have helped make this happen: Thanks to Stefan for making this all possible- you should all thank him for allowing our waffling rants internet space; and finally Sarah for the lovely comments and future promotion in her wonderful newsletters.

Now back to business. This edition is the shortest of all our episodes- clocking in a 51 minutes. You scream: What happened to the 2 hour rants? Well this edition is a...
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Possession

Posted 23rd May 2009 at 07:05 AM by Sam@Cult Labs
Updated 23rd June 2010 at 12:19 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

From the Annals of DVDisgo (RIP) and DVDresurrections


Possession








Another film caught up in the UK's draconian Video Nasty clampdown of the early ‘80s, Possession is in fact more of an extreme art house movie than the exploitative hard gore horror films it was lumped in with on the Department of Public Prosecutions banned list.

First of all, a word of caution - viewers expecting bloody thrills...
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Xtro

Posted 4th May 2009 at 03:37 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

The Xtro Franchise





Sold as an adult version of ET on it's release in 1983, the first of the series is a British made cheapy about a family man who is returned to Earth by his alien abductors after three years. The unfortunate man is now in possession of ungodly powers...

Appearing briefly on the Nasties list back in the 80s, Xtro has a few shocking scenes such as a pregnant woman who dies giving birth to an adult male, a trick Takashi...
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Madmen & Maniacs

Posted 24th April 2009 at 04:59 PM by Sam@Cult Labs

Madman





"Deep In The Woods, Lurks A Hideous Evil... Don't Even Whisper His Name!"

A minor classic of the stalk 'n' slash movie explosion that followed in the wake of Halloween and Friday the 13th, Madman plays to every cliché in the slasher movie book but pulls it off thanks to it's streak of nasty gore, a suspense filled atmosphere and a fast pace, a must when your dealing with illogical horror movies. So many films of the era suffered...
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Zombi 2 (Zombie Flesh Eaters)

Posted 23rd April 2009 at 10:49 AM by Philleh

God bless George A. Romero and Dario Argento!

You may be asking yourself “Phill, what the **** are you talking about? You’re reviewing a Lucio Fulci movie!” – And you’d be right? What the **** am I talking about? When Romero and Argento teamed up to create the legendary Dawn of the Dead, not many industry people could foresee the onslaught of imitators that would follow in its wake: due to the fact that most of them believed it would flop! The short sighted, dick-faces!

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New York Ripper

Posted 22nd April 2009 at 06:25 PM by Philleh

So, how do you review a film as controversial as Lucio Fulci’s The New York Ripper? A film that was infamously ordered out of the British Isles by the (at the time) head of the BBFC (British equivalent of the MPAA), James Ferman. He was worried that the content of this movie would push the unstable (read: poor and uneducated) into committing acts of hideous violence, of course it’s all a pile of shit, he just didn’t like the film. Much like he didn’t like The Exorcist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre,...
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1984 The Video Recording Act and How it Empowered a Generation!

Posted 7th April 2009 at 02:51 PM by Sam@Cult Labs
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The Video Recording Act and How it Empowered a Generation!

Jaded horror fans like myself will sit through endless permutations of the genre, looking for new twists or artfully presented cliches. But why? Ever ask yourself what makes you seek out all this strange, sick stuff?

For me, a lifetime of cult viewing started in the early 80s when a vast and unwieldy top loading VCR landed like an alien presence in the family living room.

My Dad had brought two...
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