In your opinion what films do you consider to be the modern day video nasties.....?
Ah, now this is a great question. I still plan on touching upon the areas of extreme cinema that I haven’t yet covered, but I feel like this narrows it down even further to those which would certainly be the modern equivalent of yesteryear’s “Video Nasties”.
I want to say that “modern” would equate to after the
Video Recordings Act
of 2001, but I may sneak in a couple from the mid to late 90′s just for the hell of it (note: I won’t be adding any films that were previously covered here under New French Extremity, Tokyo Gore Style (which is really too comedic for consideration anyway), CAT III horror, or avante-garde/surreal/experimental/short format, as the list would become far too long). I will, however, be including a couple of choice films from the list of shot-on-video horror. Some films will be grouped together by director, as some directors push the envelope with most of their work.
In no particular order:
A Serbian Film (2010)
August Underground (2001), August Underground’s Mordum (2003), and August Underground’s Penance (2007)
Green Elephant (1999)
Funny Games (1997)
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
Cannibal (2006), Meloncholie der Engel (2009), and
Reise nach Agatis
Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006),
ReGOREgitated Sacrifice (2008), Slow Torture Puke Chamber (2010), and Black Mass of the Nazi Sex Wizard (2015)
The Burning Moon (1992), Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997), and Dard Divorce (2007)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
Schizophreniac: The Whore Mangler (1997)
The Necro Files (1997)
The Bunny Game (2010)
Family Portraits: A Trilogy of America
Snuff 102 (2007)
Burglar from Hell (1993)
Red Spirit Lake (1993)
Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom (1999)
Urban Flesh (1999)
Lastly, I don’t think they can be considered “movies” as much as video mixtapes, but I think I’d be remiss not to mention
Most Disturbed Person On Planet Earth (aka MDPOPE: The Movie), and its sequel.
I feel as though this should be a lot longer, but there are honestly several notebook pages filled with potential entries that I haven’t even researched yet, plus many more from earlier decades that could have easily fit the bill as well (not to mention non-horror films based around disturbing subject matter), so there’s still quite a bit of soil for me to till in the realm of extreme cinema.