Video Nasties VN1 - The 72 Banned films in UK by DPP for BBFC. Sparking the term Video Nasty.

Video Nasties DPP List - The complete list of 72 banned in the UK by the BBFC, the first 39 where prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act, the remaining 33 still banned and removed from video shops but never received a prosecution.

The movies, with a few exceptions like Possession '80 aren't likely to feature in many peoples faves lists here on Letterboxd, but they remain an interesting time piece on how tastes change. They're either so mild by todays standards people will be shocked they got banned, or contain themes not accepted by our standards today like animals being killed on film (e.g. Cannibal Holocaust) or excessive racial discrimination (e.g. Gestapo's Last Orgy).

For me they're a reminder of…

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  • Monster Hunter
  • Antropophagus
  • Lisa, Lisa
  • The Beast in Heat
  • A Bay of Blood
  • Blood Feast
  • The Ghastly Ones
  • Bloody Moon
  • The Burning
  • Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
  • Cannibal Ferox
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The Cannibal Man
  • Devil Hunter
  • Don't Go In the Woods
  • The Driller Killer
  • Evilspeak
  • Exposé
  • Faces of Death
  • Fight for Your Life
  • Bloodeaters
  • Flesh for Frankenstein
  • Gestapo's Last Orgy
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • House on the Edge of the Park
  • Island of Death
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Love Camp 7
  • Madhouse
  • Mardi Gras Massacre
  • Night of the Bloody Apes
  • Night of the Demon
  • Nightmare
  • Snuff
  • SS Experiment Love Camp
  • Tenebre
  • The Werewolf and the Yeti
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters
  • The Beyond
  • The Boogey Man
  • Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
  • Cannibal Terror
  • Contamination
  • Dead & Buried
  • Delirium
  • Don't Go in the House
  • Don't Go Near the Park
  • Don't Look in the Basement
  • Eaten Alive
  • The Evil Dead
  • Frozen Scream
  • The Funhouse
  • Human Experiments
  • I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses
  • Inferno
  • Killer Nun
  • Man from Deep River
  • Late Night Trains
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood
  • Possession
  • Boogeyman II
  • The Slayer
  • Night School
  • The Toolbox Murders
  • Unhinged
  • Visiting Hours
  • The Witch Who Came from the Sea
  • Women Behind Bars
  • Hell of the Living Dead