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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', [[EvilInc Pentex]] owns a movie subsidiary, Slaughterhouse Videos, that it infests with evil spirits to infect viewers. Relatively little is said about the movies directly, but what is said always seems to be a reflection of the "worst" horror movies of the era in which the book was written, with the original BookOfTheWyrm implying they make VideoNasties, and later books describing movies which span VideoNasties, low budget gore fest slasher films, and "true events" videos of things like hostage situations, mass killings, car crashes, etc.

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* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', [[EvilInc Pentex]] owns a movie subsidiary, Slaughterhouse Videos, that it infests with evil spirits to infect viewers. Relatively little is said about the movies directly, but what is said always seems to be a reflection of the "worst" horror movies of the era in which the book was written, with the original BookOfTheWyrm implying they make VideoNasties, Video Nasties, and later books describing movies which span VideoNasties, Video Nasties, low budget gore fest slasher films, and "true events" videos of things like hostage situations, mass killings, car crashes, etc.


* ''Film/TheBeyond''



* ''Film/TheBoogeyman''



* ''Film/CannibalTerror''
* ''Film/{{Contamination}}''
* ''Film/DeadAndBuried''
* ''[[Film/EatenAlive Death Trap]]''
* ''Film/DeepRiverSavages''
* ''Film/{{Delirium|1979}}''



* ''Film/DontGoInTheHouse''



* ''Film/DontGoNearThePark''
* ''Film/DontLookInTheBasement''
* ''Film/TheDormThatDrippedBlood''



* ''Film/DropDeadDearest''
* ''Film/TheEvilDead1981''



* ''Film/FrozenScream''
* ''Film/TheFunhouse''



* ''Film/HumanExperiments''



* ''Film/{{Inferno}}''



* ''Film/KillerNun''



* ''Film/LateNightTrains''
* ''Film/TheLivingDeadAtManchesterMorgue''



* ''Film/TheMountainOfTheCannibalGod''



* ''[[Film/ButcherBakerNightmareMaker Nightmare Maker]]''



* ''Film/{{Possession}}''
* ''[[Film/TheBoogeyman Revenge of the Boogeyman]]''



* ''[[Film/NightSChool1981 Terror Eyes]]''
* ''Film/TheToolboxMurders''



* ''Film/{{Unhinged}}''
* ''Film/VisitingHours''



* ''Film/TheWitchWhoCameFromTheSea''
* ''Film/WomenBehindBars''
* ''[[Film/HellOfTheLivingDead Zombie Creeping Flesh]]''


As time has gone by and society become more liberal about horror movies, many films from the list have been resubmitted to the BBFC. In some cases they were passed with no difficulties, but a few of the more extreme cases were passed only with cuts, only for them to resubmitted again a few years later and released completely uncut in the present day (the most notorious and high-profile case of this being ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft''). Only a handful of films from the list still remain banned, but usually because they remain so obscure that nobody has bothered to resubmit them. If you are able to find and view these films (most used to be incredibly rare and obscure; what were once considered holy-grails amongst collectors are now widely available in this age of DVD) you will probably be shocked at how tame ''some'' of them are compared to today's standards what with films the likes of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and ''Film/{{Hostel}}''. In many cases, some films would have been tame even by ''those'' days' standards; often films were convicted of obscenity based on the ContemptibleCover[[note]]eg. the notorious cover of ''SS Experiment Camp'' showing a topless woman crucified head-down[[/note]] or the GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath alone. The featuring of the words "[[CannibalFilm Cannibal]]", "[[ZombieApocalypse Zombie]]" or anything associated with [[{{Nazisploitation}} Nazis]] in the title of a film almost guaranteed inclusion on the list. Other films though, such as ''Cannibal Holocaust'', retain the power to shock and horrify.

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As time has gone by and society become more liberal about horror movies, many films from the list have been resubmitted to the BBFC. In some cases they were passed with no difficulties, but a few of the more extreme cases were passed only with cuts, only for them to resubmitted again a few years later and released completely uncut in the present day (the most notorious and high-profile case of this being ''Film/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft''). Only a handful of films from the list still remain banned, but usually because they remain so obscure that nobody has bothered to resubmit them. If you are able to find and view these films (most used to be incredibly rare and obscure; what were once considered holy-grails amongst collectors are now widely available in this age of DVD) you will probably be shocked at how tame ''some'' of them are compared to today's standards what with films the likes of ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and ''Film/{{Hostel}}''. In many cases, some films would have been tame even by ''those'' days' standards; often films were convicted of obscenity based on the ContemptibleCover[[note]]eg. the notorious cover of ''SS Experiment Camp'' ''Film/TheDrillerKiller'' showing a topless woman crucified head-down[[/note]] man being drilled to death[[/note]] or the GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath alone. The featuring of the words "[[CannibalFilm Cannibal]]", "[[ZombieApocalypse Zombie]]" or anything associated with [[{{Nazisploitation}} Nazis]] in the title of a film almost guaranteed inclusion on the list. Other films though, such as ''Cannibal Holocaust'', retain the power to shock and horrify.

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* The trend was also referenced in a Radio Rentals commercial featuring actor Matt Frewer in character as Series/MaxHeadroom, wherein Max at first appears to warn the viewer to beware of video nasties, but then [[BaitAndSwitch turns out to be talking about malfunctioning VHS tapes]]. After all, as Max puts it, "what could be nastier than your video going on the blink?"


* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Vengeance on Varos" was intended as [[RippedFromTheHeadlines a satire of the Nasty craze]]. Due to its unusually dark tone (it was originally written with lots of comedy sequences, but they were all cut, and one scene originally PlayedForLaughs was rewritten to play it straight), relatively explicit sequences of torture and violence, and elements of {{Gorn}}, it was accused of [[ParodyRetcon being what it claimed to parody]]. The controversy over the level of violence in the story (and of several other stories from Seasons 21-22, especially "Resurrection of the Daleks", "Attack of the Cybermen" and "The Two Doctors") was among the reasons given for the cancellation of the original Season 23, and contributed to the general decline in popularity of the show in the mid-to-late 80s.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos" Varos"]] was intended as [[RippedFromTheHeadlines a satire of the Nasty craze]]. Due to its unusually dark tone (it was originally written with lots of comedy sequences, but they were all cut, and one scene originally PlayedForLaughs was rewritten to play it straight), relatively explicit sequences of torture and violence, and elements of {{Gorn}}, it was accused of [[ParodyRetcon being what it claimed to parody]]. The controversy over the level of violence in the story (and of several other stories from Seasons 21-22, especially [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E4ResurrectionOfTheDaleks "Resurrection of the Daleks", Daleks"]], [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E1AttackOfTheCybermen "Attack of the Cybermen" Cybermen"]], and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors "The Two Doctors") Doctors"]]) was among the reasons given for the cancellation of the original Season 23, and contributed to the general decline in popularity of the show in the mid-to-late 80s.


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* ''Series/SpittingImage'' parodied the trend in a sketch advertising a low-budget, TastesLikeDiabetes [[SpiritualAntithesis "video nicie"]].
* Neil Innes' song "My New School" references the trend with the lyrics, "It's got all the charm of a video nasty/I've never been anywhere so ghastly, my new school".


* ''Film/TerrorEyes''

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* ''Film/TerrorEyes''''[[Film/NightSChool1981 Terror Eyes]]''

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* The comic book ''Video Nasty'' is set in 1983, and concerns a series of gruesome murders occurring in a rural English town that the media and the authorities are convinced are somehow connected to the Video Nasties. [[spoiler:The murderer turns out to be a demon who is emulating the Nasties because it finds the hysteria surrounding them to be hilarious, and it enjoys exacerbating it]].


* In WerewolfTheApocalypse, [[EvilInc Pentex]] owns a movie subsidiary, Slaughterhouse Videos, that it infests with evil spirits to infect viewers. Relatively little is said about the movies directly, but what is said always seems to be a reflection of the "worst" horror movies of the era in which the book was written, with the original BookOfTheWyrm implying they make VideoNasties, and later books describing movies which span VideoNasties, low budget gore fest slasher films, and "true events" videos of things like hostage situations, mass killings, car crashes, etc.

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* In WerewolfTheApocalypse, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', [[EvilInc Pentex]] owns a movie subsidiary, Slaughterhouse Videos, that it infests with evil spirits to infect viewers. Relatively little is said about the movies directly, but what is said always seems to be a reflection of the "worst" horror movies of the era in which the book was written, with the original BookOfTheWyrm implying they make VideoNasties, and later books describing movies which span VideoNasties, low budget gore fest slasher films, and "true events" videos of things like hostage situations, mass killings, car crashes, etc.

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* In WerewolfTheApocalypse, [[EvilInc Pentex]] owns a movie subsidiary, Slaughterhouse Videos, that it infests with evil spirits to infect viewers. Relatively little is said about the movies directly, but what is said always seems to be a reflection of the "worst" horror movies of the era in which the book was written, with the original BookOfTheWyrm implying they make VideoNasties, and later books describing movies which span VideoNasties, low budget gore fest slasher films, and "true events" videos of things like hostage situations, mass killings, car crashes, etc.


* ''Film/NightmareMaker''

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* ''Film/NightmareMaker''''[[Film/ButcherBakerNightmareMaker Nightmare Maker]]''


It really doesn't take a genius to know what the result of Mary's hissy-fits and the bans were; people wanted to see these films. [[BileFascination Naughty little boys, spurred by the media's allegations that these were reprehensible, disgusting, Gorntastic shlockfests that were corrupting the youth]] [[ForbiddenFruit and which had been banned for the good of the nation]], flocked to video stores in hopes of getting their grubby hands on a copy before the police buried them in landfills. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Their infamy instead took on a nearly legendary status]]; many would have faded into obscurity as generic money-sucking horror drivel and nowadays nobody would know they had ever existed (however, several of them were already wildly successful in their countries of origin and beyond, such as the legendary ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' and the Creator/DarioArgento films included on the list).

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It really doesn't take a genius to know what the result of Mary's hissy-fits and the bans were; [[StreisandEffect people wanted to see these films. films.]] [[BileFascination Naughty little boys, spurred by the media's allegations that these were reprehensible, disgusting, Gorntastic shlockfests that were corrupting the youth]] [[ForbiddenFruit and which had been banned for the good of the nation]], flocked to video stores in hopes of getting their grubby hands on a copy before the police buried them in landfills. [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity Their infamy instead took on a nearly legendary status]]; many would have faded into obscurity as generic money-sucking horror drivel and nowadays nobody would know they had ever existed (however, several of them were already wildly successful in their countries of origin and beyond, such as the legendary ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' and the Creator/DarioArgento films included on the list).


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You can see how [[Creator/RogerEbert Siskel and Ebert]] reacted to this trend in [[http://siskelandebert.org/video/2MW8BASYDOAM/The-Untouchables--The-Witches-of-Eastwick--Video-Nasties-1987 this video]], starting at about 12:20. In addition, a review series of every film on the list can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvwJA-p_h1w&list=PLBZXkOVkOn1mZzO96Rg3VqoX6a1IreCk_ here]].

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You can see how [[Creator/RogerEbert Siskel and Ebert]] reacted to this trend in [[http://siskelandebert.org/video/2MW8BASYDOAM/The-Untouchables--The-Witches-of-Eastwick--Video-Nasties-1987 this video]], starting at about 12:20. In addition, a review series of every film on the list can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvwJA-p_h1w&list=PLBZXkOVkOn1mZzO96Rg3VqoX6a1IreCk_ here]].
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