Revenge of the Bogeyman
AKA: Revenge of the Boogeyman, Bogeyman 2, Boogeymen 2.
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 Uli 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 team and cast.
Despite Uli Lommel being heavily involved, this follow up was
directed by Bruce Starr (in what appears to be his sole
directors 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
apparently the original elements to the film 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.
budget supernatural slasher from J.S Cardone (Shadowzone),
in which 4
people holidaying on an island of the coast of Georgia are attacked by an unseen
killer, summoned up from the imagination of one of the holidaymakers.
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.
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
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 Nasties
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 poor 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.
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somewhat lacklustre slasher pic about a killer, who wears motorbike
leathers and a crash helmet, stalking the pupils of a college in
Wielding a Ghurka knife, he cheerfully goes around decapitating
his victims in a ritualistic fashion and depositing their heads
in buckets, ditches, toilets and 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". Though 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 a 'burn on demand' remastered DVDr through Amazon
in the US in 2011 under the title "Night School".
The Toolbox Murders
AKA: On the Path of Crime, The Bloody Drill, The Ripper of Los
Angeles, Deadly Tools, The Drill Killer.
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
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
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. Would probably pass uncut if
resubmitted today. Available uncut on US DVD.
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 try's 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
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.
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 supports as he goes looking for her. Then starts
stalking her friends and 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
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. Would undoubtedly
pass uncut today. Currently available uncut on US DVD.
The Werewolf and the Yeti
AKA: La Maldiconde la Bestia, Night of the Howling Beast,
Hall of the Mountain King, Horror of the Werewolf.
film is more abominable than the actually yeti itself. In this
peculiar tale, a group of Sherpas encounter a couple of vampire
lover bimbo's, 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.
Directed by Miguel Bonns, this was actually the eighth film in a
series of features 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
The pre-cert video was uncut in terms of gore, but a couple of
dialogue scenes were apparently shorter in this version than in
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 and currently languishes in
obscurity. An uncut Spanish language DVD of this has been
released in Spain. Bootleg discs of which, that have the English
soundtrack from the video dubbed over it, can be found online.
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The Witch Who Came from the Sea
Perkins plays a barmaid, who was abused as a child by her seacaptain
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
Not as graphic as it sounds, the gore is more implied than
shown. Directed by Matt Cimber, who also directed the 1982
clunker "Butterfly" starring 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 Franco's 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 instead.
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
The film only featured on the list breifly as it was quickly
dropped and not prosecuted. The film has never been re-released
in the UK. An uncut DVD has been released in Austria under the
title "Women Behind Bars 3/
Frauengefangnis 3". An uncut US DVD is also available.
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.
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 commandoes 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
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 in 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" and "Contamination".
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,
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 happens to be working there as a medical
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
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
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 on the DPP
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
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
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