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(Onion AV Club)   The moral hysteria of the 80s spawned an amoral horror genre   (avclub.com) divider line
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2021-06-08 10:58:33 AM  
Good god the 80s were awful. Moral panic and usually from the greediest, most prideful farkers who'd then turn around and demand all lawbreakers be met with furious wrath.

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2021-06-08 11:00:55 AM  
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2021-06-08 11:02:12 AM  
With the revisionist history Thatcher has gotten recently it's nice to see people reminding others just how awful a human being she was.
 
2021-06-08 11:07:36 AM  
I always loved good horror. I think Halloween and The Exorcist are some of the greatest movies ever made. But stuff like Cannibal Holocaust is just...it's like they were trying to too hard to be edgy. They need to take some clues about subtlety from John Carpenter or especially Alfred Hitchcock. Just showing something awful doesn't make it scary, just gross. You need context and a build-up of suspense.
 
2021-06-08 11:07:59 AM  
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2021-06-08 11:10:11 AM  
The Damned - Video Nasty
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YES WE'VE GOT A VIDEO!
 
2021-06-08 11:17:22 AM  

Flappyhead: With the revisionist history Thatcher has gotten recently it's nice to see people reminding others just how awful a human being she was.


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2021-06-08 11:45:01 AM  
Christians ruining another thing.

The 1950s-1960s american movies are even more ridiculous, all those white conservatives religious people having white supremacist/middle-class/rich people problems like its the end of the world.

White america 1950-1960-1970 was really full of itself. Hell, its still is to a large degree.
 
2021-06-08 11:46:48 AM  
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2021-06-08 12:36:18 PM  
Giallo was beautiful horror.
 
2021-06-08 12:51:38 PM  
The 80's were not good and Thatcher was not a nice person the rolling blackouts were not under her watch and the racism, sexism, homophobia etc was always there or even worse.

That and the manufacturing and mining industries were zombies, what Thatcher did was close them down/sell them off without a plan B to help the people who lost their jobs.
 
2021-06-08 2:34:16 PM  
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Video Nasties? More like Video Tasties! Amirite, Peter Jackson?
 
2021-06-08 4:03:45 PM  
Thatcher's Britain. Thatcher's bloody bloody Britain.
 
2021-06-08 8:40:16 PM  
"The deaths on screen were so convincing that many (including an Italian magistrate) believed it was an actual snuff film, to the point where the actors had to come forward to prove they were still alive after director Ruggero Deodato was arrested and charged with murder."

Ah, so the Italian court system being composed of superstitious idiots isn't a recent phenomenon but a longstanding tradition.  I'm surprised they haven't arrested any witches for casting the spells that caused Covid.
 
2021-06-09 5:14:47 PM  

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Video Nasties? More like Video Tasties! Amirite, Peter Jackson?


Aren't I lucky, I got a chunky bit!

/practically wore out that VHS
 
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