Shock! Horror!

Shock Horror Between and British video companies competed for shelf space with increasingly outrageous cover designs until a legal crackdown removed them from rental shops forever From a private collect

  • Title: Shock! Horror!
  • Author: Harvey Fenton
  • ISBN: 9781903254325
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Between 1980 and 1984, British video companies competed for shelf space with increasingly outrageous cover designs until a legal crackdown removed them from rental shops forever From a private collection of rarities, this documents those outlaw years of malevolent art with 200 of the greatest horror video covers from the British video nasty era full page, full color rBetween 1980 and 1984, British video companies competed for shelf space with increasingly outrageous cover designs until a legal crackdown removed them from rental shops forever From a private collection of rarities, this documents those outlaw years of malevolent art with 200 of the greatest horror video covers from the British video nasty era full page, full color reproductions banned or suppressed video covers cover for Evil Dead, Last House on the Left, Werewolves on the Wheels, and Zombie Creeping Flesh

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    1. Shock! Horror! Astounding Artwork From The Video Nasty Era by Francis Brewster, Harvey Fenton and Marc Morris is a wonderful British compendium of movie posters and VHS box covers. These are the titles that were demonized by overzealous British censors on a foolish mission to impose their own sense of morality on the horror loving public. During the 1980s, horror movies were seen as the root cause of corrupting youth, violence and pretty much all of society’s ills.The Conservative government p [...]

    2. A real treat, this fascinating collection of video covers from UK’s banned “nasties” shows the pungent, even genius, sophistication of crude capitalists marketing social trash by appealing to the dark inside each of us. The stories of what UK authorities did to some of these pioneering video retailers (incredible fines, jail sentences) shows just how far we’ve come. What passed for shock and horror in 1982 has been passé for quite some time. I’d love to own a copy of this simply as a [...]

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