video nasty


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video nasty

a film, usually specially made for video, that is explicitly horrific, brutal, and pornographic
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Whereas violent horror films were widely available and were popular with British audiences, this article, by closely analyzing original advertisements, catalogues, and articles in the trade and consumer press, shows how Britain's earliest video distributors--many of which are now solely remembered for their "highly infamous" video nasty marketing campaigns (Egan 47)--were most often concerned with targeting a broader audience than otherwise suggested.
This is the latest video nasty shot in the North East to be posted on the internet.
The video nasty was played to the city's licensing committee.
Reid made the City players sit through a video nasty of their humbling at the Walkers Stadium and hopes that the sight of them being embarrassed by their local rivals will jolt them from their apparent torpitude.
Everyone is disappointed with what happened, but we've got the video nasty and I think we will get the selection right.
Based on Rosalie Ham's novel, this is leaden, almost supernaturally unfunny stuff that raises about as many chuckles as a video nasty.
Instead of the video nasty they were hoping to find, the young men stumble upon a series of outrageous and outlandish comic sketches peppered with strong sex references and incendiary language.
It's been described both as the most original horror film of the year, and a monstrous video nasty.
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (18, 110 mins) ANOTHER REMAKE hits our screens as Wes Craven's infamous video nasty has a family striking back at the psychos who target them.
The video nasty shows a baying mob gleefully laughing as they throw their victim from the quayside.
The video nasty of a young mum traumatised by debt, reveals the full horror of falling foul of debt.
Meanwhile, Hibs manager Bobby Williamson made his side sit through a video nasty of that match so they will never forget it.