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Absurd is a 1981 Italy horror by Joe D'Amato (as Peter Newton).
Starring George Eastman, Annie Belle and Charles Borromel. Melon Farmers link  YouTube icon  BBFC link 2020  IMDb
BBFC cuts were required for an 18 rated 1983 cinema release. Later banned as a video nasty in 1983. The BBFC waived their cuts for an uncut 18 rated home video release in 2017. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US. There also exists an extended version in Belgium with additional dialogue and an extended scene.

Summary Review: Halloween-esque

Monster Hunter is the Halloween-esque 'sequel' to 1981's insomniac's dream Anthropophagous . This time around D'Amato brings to us a sense of pace, making Monster Hunter much more enjoyable.

The added gore (including an ultra-torturous scene involving an oven) and cool electronic music score is a nice bonus.

The story brings back George Eastman as our favorite cannibal, this time somewhere in the US being hunted by a priest.

A bit boring at times but Eastman's presence is over powering and the end involving a 'vegetable' overcoming her disabilities to face the beast is fairly ironic.

Extended Version

Extended Version
run: 102m
pal: 98m
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Belgium:   An Extended VHS Version contains additional dialogue dropped from other releases and also includes a longer scene of a homeless man being harangued by  bikers. This version is about 8 minutes longer than other releases.

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Original Version

run: 93:48s
pal: 90:03s

MPAA Unrated

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gore, violence after previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC cut
cut: 2:32s
run: 91:25s
pal: 87:46s
Video NastyUK: The cut cinema version was released for:
  • 1983 Medusa VHS

DPP 39When the cinema version was cut, the video distributors, Medusa, withdrew the uncut video and replaced it with the BBFC cut version. But the video was added to the list of banned video nasties in November 1983 anyway. It stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s.

BBFC cut
cut: 2:32s
run: 91:25s
pal: 87:46s
18UK: Passed 18 after 2:32s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1983 cinema release

Cuts details from IMDB:

  • Edits to the murder of the nurse with a drill
  • Edits to a man's forehead being sliced with a band saw
  • Edits to a woman's face being burnt off in an oven.
run: 93:51s
pal: 90:06s
Video NastyUK: Released uncut for:
  • 1982 Medusa VHS

Shortened Version

international There is an international versions that was shortened rather than censored by up to 2 minutes.
Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein is a 1973 Italian/French horror by Paul Morrissey.

See Flesh for Frankenstein

The Anthropophagous Beast

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  • Anthropophagous
  • Anthropophagous the Beast
  • Anthropophagus
  • Antropofago
  • The Beast Anthropophagous
  • The Grim Reaper
  • Man Eater
  • Man Beast
  • Savage Island
  • Gomia, Terror en el Mar Egeo
The Anthropophagous Beast is a 1980 Italian horror by Joe D'Amato.
With Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone and Serena Grandi. YouTube iconBBFC link IMDb
Famously banned in the UK as a video nasty. The US R rated version is heavily cut and was also distributed in the UK. Released uncut in the UK on DVD and then Blu-ray in 2015. The Unrated Version in the US is uncut.

Summary Review: Cult Classic

Gruesome killing & cannibalism including stomping on the bellies of pregnant women so as to snack on their fetuses. As a finale, the beast dies after eating his own intestines.

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

A cult film rated as a 'must have' for collectors of the genre. It is famous for a fetus eating scene that was cut for the US R Rated version.

A good scary movie with good atmosphere, decent acting and plenty of gore.


DPP 39An uncut VHS was released by Video Film Promotions in February 1983. It was listed as a video nasty in November 1983 and stayed listed throughout the scare, so became one of the collectable DPP39s.

A cut VHS version was then released on the Videoshack label to try and exploit the video nasty status, but it didn't sell well. However this did make it a rarity and therefore a challenge for collectors.

The heavily cut US R Rated version, The Grim Reaper was passed by the BBFC in 2002 .

Passed 18 uncut on DVD in 2015.

Current UK status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory violence, horror for:

  • 2017 88 Films [new 2k restoration] RB Blu-ray titled Anthropophagous at UK Amazon
  • 2015 88 Films RB Blu-ray titled Anthropophagous at UK Amazon
  • 2015 88 Films R2 DVD titled Anthropophagous at UK Amazon

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:


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  • California Axe Massacre
  • California Axe Murders
  • Lisa Lisa
  • the Axe Murders
  • The Virgin Slaughter
Axe is a 1977 US horror by Frederick R Friedel.
With Leslie Lee, Jack Canon and Ray Green. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Murderous gangsters on the run descend on isolated farm inhabited by girl & her paralysed father. The girl rejects amorous advances with the assistance of an axe and a razor.

Summary Review: Classic of its kind

A gang of three murderers escape the police, terrorize a salesgirl in a roadside grocery store, then proceed to hide-out in a seemingly deserted farmhouse. They soon discover that a young girl, Lisa, and her paralyzed grandfather live there. The gang attempt some sleazy deeds, but Lisa shows how she can work an axe in self defence.

Even though this movie is EXTREMELY low-budget and is only around 60 minutes long, it is still another example of how a low-budget can help a movie. The acting isn't always the best, but Leslie Lee is considerably creepy as Lisa the axe murderess.

The movie doesn't really go anywhere, but it is a classic of its kind.


The X rated cinema release was cut back in 1982 under the title of California Axe Massacre

DPP 39The uncut video was released as Axe by Video Releasing Organisation in 1982. It was listed as a video nasty in September 1984 and stayed on the list throughout the panic and so became one of the collectable DPP39s

Passed 18 after 19s of BBFC cuts in 1999 as California Axe Massacre

Passed 18 uncut when DVD resubmitted in 2005 by ILC as Axe

Current UK status: Passed 18 uncut

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence with BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

Thanks to Richard. US distributor Severin has announced a US Blu-ray release in 2014. This will be followed by a UK release.


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