Nightmare City: A Video Nasties Celebration

The Burning - banned in Britain
The Burning - one of the "video nasties" banned in Britain

Dates & Hours: October 1-31, midnights
Location: The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Description: The Cinefamily presents this series devoted to the infamous period in British history - back in the 1980s - when government censors deemed certain films (predominantly though not exclusively horror) unsuitable for release in Great Britain. The series kicks off with a free screening of VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL pANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE, a documentary about the phenomenon, on Monday October 1 at 10pm.All other films screen at midnight.

The Cinefamily is still in the process of adding titles Here is the current schedule:

Night Warning (1982) on October 1
Susan Tyrell commits deranged acts of murder

Hell of the Living Dead (1980)
Italian cannibal zombie mayhem, with music cribbed from Goblin

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) on October 3
Artsy psychological disintegration

Axe (1977) on October 4
Razors, rape, and revenge

Evilspeak (1981) on October 5
Clint Howard goes Satantic on a military academy

Inferno (1980) on October 6
Dario Argento's gem, with music by Keith Emerson

Dead & Buried (1981)
The dead don't die, even after a spate of mass suicide.

Visiting Hours (1982) on October 8
Michael Ironside goes slasher crazy on Lee Grant

The Funhouse (1981) on October 9
Tobe Hooper delivers slasher horror

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) on October 10
John Saxon in Italian exploitation

The Burning (1981) on October 11
Sleazy slasher movie enlivened by Rick Wakeman's superlative score

Xtro (1982) on October 12

Possession (1981) on October 14 (Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neil in a fascinating weird-fest involving monster sex and political overtones - or something)

Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) on October 15

The Toolbox Murders (1978) on October 16

Driller Killer (1979) on October October 17

Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) on October 18

Sleep Tight on October 19

The Beyond (1981) on October 19

Blood Feast (1963) on October 20

Anthropophagus (198) on October 21

Snuff (1976) on October 22

Fight for Your Life (1977) on October 23

House on the Edge of the Park (1980) on October 24

Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981) on October 25

Faces of Death (1978) on October 26

Cannibal Ferox (1981) on October 28

The Last House on the Left (1972) on October 29

I Spit on Your Grave (1978) on October 30

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) on October 31

For an up-t0-date list of screenings, Click here

More in this series: 

  1. Nightmare City: A Video Nasties Celebration
  2. A Video Nasties Celebration: Inferno (1980)
  3. Video Nasties Celebration: Possession (1981)