UK TV viewers, prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more as Horror Channel broadcasts a season of films that defines the Video Nasties phenomenon - one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film.
Headlining this ground-breaking series is the world TV premiere of VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE, which will be broadcast on November 4th @ 10.55pm
Directed by renowned filmmaker Jake West (Doghouse, Evil Aliens) and produced by Marc Morris, (co-author of ‘Art of the Nasty’), this era-defining documentary features reflective interviews with filmmakers Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Black Death) as well as charting the heroic stand taken by journalist/author Martin Barker, who single-handedly came out in protest against what he saw as the erosion of civil liberties.
Season Of The Banned – The Films
4th Nov @ 00:20 - THE EVIL DEAD (1981)
Sam Raimi’s masterpiece, starring Bruce Campbell, sees five twenty-something friends holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead, which unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods.
11TH Nov Double Bill – THE EXTERMINATOR and THE BEYOND
10.55pm - THE EXTERMINATOR (UK Premiere) (1980)
This exploitation revenge classic can finally be seen (uncut) on UK TV. James Glickenhaus' explosive story sees Vietnam vet John Eastland (Robert Ginty), go on a bloody vendetta against the New York underworld when his best friend is brutally beaten by a street gang.
00:50 - THE BEYOND (1981)
Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece of face chewing Spider action, milky eyed psychics, face melting embalming fluid and rotted, flesh-crazed Zombies returns in all its blood splattered, surreal and grossly disturbing glory for a new generation of horror fans.
18TH Nov Double Bill – ISLAND OF DEATH and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD
10.55pm – ISLAND OF DEATH (1972)
Greece is transformed into a bloodbath of sex, death and sadism by director Nico Mastorakis in a notorious film that only got the blessing from the BBFC to be distributed uncut in Sept 2010..
00:55 - CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (1980)
The king of Euro-Terror, LUCIO FULCI, throws open the gates of Hell, unleashing a plague of Zombies, in this notorious shock and gore masterpiece.
25TH Nov Double Bill – THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and TENEBRAE
10.55pm – THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974)
Tobe Hoopers classic. It has been called the “movie that defined horror”. It was attacked by churches, banned by governments, and acclaimed by only the bravest of critics.
00:40 - TENEBRAE (1982)
This infamous video nasty updated the classic Giallo blueprint for the gorified 80s, courting controversy and drenching the viewer in crimson arterial spray.
Horror channel is available to UK viewers on Sky 319/Freesat 138/Virgin 149.