The Burning (1981)
Film / Horror

The Burning (1981)

Sometimes, a film found its way onto the Director of Public Prosecution’s notorious hit list of proscribed titles and became a “video nasty” for the silliest of reasons. Tony Maylam’s summer camp slasher The Burning fell foul of the law over a paltry 16 seconds of footage accidentally left in the first UK video release, 16 … Continue reading

Antefatto (1971)
Film / Horror

Antefatto (1971)

Mario Bava’s influential proto-slasher has turned up under a bewildering array of alternative titles, everything from Ecologia del delitto to Reazione a catena, Carnage to Blood Bath, Last House on the Left Part II to New House on the Left and the more familiar Bay of Blood to the unforgettable Twitch of the Death Nerve. … Continue reading

Madhouse (1981)
Film / Horror

Madhouse (1981)

Ovidio G. Assonitis’s rather innocuous film (he directed it under one of his usual pseudonym, Oliver Hellman) is precisely the sort of film tat attained a certain cult status when the British authorities inexplicably took a dislike to it and prosecuted it for obscenity in November 1983. Video distributors Medusa reacted swiftly, attempting to replace … Continue reading