10 Horror Films That Will Make You Nostalgic For The 1980s
Dario Argento at the top of his game: a demented giallo full of arresting
camerawork (by Luciano Tovoli, who also shot The Passenger) with an equally
memorable synth-heavy music score composed by several former members of Goblin.
In order to keep it from corrupting British viewers, it was unavailable in its
uncut form until 2003.
1984, the film was cited as one of the most offensive Video Nasties in the UK
and subsequently banned. The major bone of contention was a 4-second shot
where, after losing an arm to the killer’s axe, a woman’s bloody stump
continues to spray crimson across her apartment.
movie finally returned to British screens in its original form, it arrived on
DVD before the far more explicit Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake (which was
backed by Michael Bay and New Line Cinema) played uncut in UK cinemas. But
that’s probably just a coincidence.