Extreme Video Nasties: Movies 1 to 5Our Countdown of Movies "Unfit for Domestic Viewing".
The Last House on the Left (released with 31s cut in 2003)
The story takes place in a quiet suburban town where Mari Collingwood (Sandra Cassel) is celebrating her birthday, with a friend (Lucy Grantham), by going to a rock concert in New York. While trying to score some dope the two girls are kidnapped by a group of escaped felons and led into the woods for rape, torture, humiliation and finally murder. After leaving the girls for dead the criminals seek shelter for the night with a hospitable couple who just happen to be the parents of Mari. Mari's Mother (Cynthia Carr) becomes suspicious and exacts her revenge on the felons.
The Driller Killer (re-released uncut in 1999)
The story centres around Reno Miller (Abel Ferrara), an artist struggling to make ends meet. He shares an apartment with his girlfriend Carol (Carolyn Marz) and her friend Pamela (Baybi Day) with a punk rock band living upstairs. The noise of the band and his failing relationship with Carol exacerbates his already apparent madness, until he finally snaps and begins using an electric drill to murder the homeless. After the rejection of his masterpiece by the head of an art gallery he soon starts putting his drill to work on the people in his life.
The Evil Dead (re-released uncut in 2001)
Five college students venture into the woods to spend a weekend in a cabin. Instead, they find horror in the form of the Book of the Dead. They find and play a tape recording of demonic incantations from the book, resurrecting the demons hell bent revenge. One by one the students are possessed by the evil force in horrific and gory ways. The movie is then focussed on the last survivor, Ash (Bruce Campbell) as he is tortured by the evil spirits.
Don't Look in the Basement (original title: The Forgotten - released uncut in 2005 with a 15 rating)
The new nurse Charlotte (Rosie Holotik) arrives at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium for her first day of work only to find that Dr Stepehen's has been murdered by a patient. The unorthodox practises put in place by Dr. Stephens, the strange behaviour of Dr. Masters and the increasingly violent behaviour of the patients soon drives Charlotte to probe deeper into the workings of the sanitarium and she soon discovers why she can't leave and no outsiders can come in!
Zombie Flesh Eaters (original title: Zombi 2 - re-released uncut in 2005)
A young woman named Anne Bowles (Tisa Farrow) is questioned by the police when it is discovered that a boat that floated into New York harbour, belonged to her father (Ugo Bologna). She knows that her father left for a tropical island to do research and decides to investigate with the help of a reporter named Peter West (Ian McCulloch). Anne and Peter find a note from her father on the boat saying that he is on the island of Matool and that he has come down with a strange disease. Anne and Peter enlist the aid of a seafaring couple, Brian Hull (Pier Luigi Conti) and Susan Barrett (Auretta Giannone), to help find Matool.They soon discover Matool is a cursed place where the dead rise to attack the living. When Anne, Peter, Brian, and Susan reach Matool, the island itself seems to come alive with the dead buried on the island.