Episode 235 – Video Nasties Update

It’s a return to the infamous Video Nasties this week. Some time back a bold declaration was made to carry out a plan to watch the entire list of 72 “Nasties” as an extended marathon. Our promised Bergman spotlight was postponed as a result of unexpected schedule conflicts so we took the opportunity to share our thoughts on a variety of titles we have been catching along the way.

Entries include Death Trap (the correct version of Eaten Alive this time), Don’t Go In The Woods, Andy Warhol’s Flesh For Frankenstein, Forest of Fear (aka Toxic Zombies), Night of the Bloody Apes, Possession, and of course The Werewolf and the Yeti. Along the way we also spend time looking at some oft-discussed entries in the context of what made them nasty (such as Evil Dead, I Spit on Your Grave, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, etc). It’s a long road but there is definite progress as we near the halfway point of the list.

Some non-nasty movies were covered as well to help round out the menu such as the recent UK thriller A Lonely Place to Die, the purely Canadian hockey flick Goon, and a long overdue discussion of Martyrs and the debate over ambiguity in film endings. Toss in Wrestlemaniac, Hostel 3 and a conversation about whether Bigfoot really exists and you’ve got yourself an episode.

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3 Responses to Episode 235 – Video Nasties Update

  1. Alfredo Medina says:

    Hey guys

    just stopping by to recommend a movie, if you are to do a Bergman episode you should check out Persona (1966). Certainly one of my favourites from the Bergman catalog. A very weird a well told tale about two melding personalities with some bizarre images. Anyway I really am looking forward for the episode and what you think of this films that I’ve been discovering for some time now.

    Saludos desde Sinaloa México.

    • Doug says:

      Alfredo, I’ve already checked out Persona, and I think Ted has too… I’m sure it’ll lead to quite the discussion when we get around to it.

  2. i thoroughly enjoyed the past few episodes. There was a ton of stuff offered up that i had to go check out. Possession sounded intriguing and it was, i loved it. The scene in the station when the wife goes all batty with that seizure… wow!!! It was odd though

    I also checked out The Hour Of The Wolf and Persona and really enjoyed them as well. I am working my way through some others. There are quite a few Bergman films on north american netflix FYI to any listeners who have that.

    ok, thanks guys, great stuff.