In the mid-1980s there was a lot of fuss in parliament and the media about so-called “video nasties” and young people having unrestricted access to all sorts of gory and violent videos.

Film critic Kim Newman, Stefan Jaworzyn (editor of Shock Xpress) and I took part in a TV programme on the subject. We had to sit around pretending to watch Combat Shock and making sage comments. This is just a 90 second snippet.

<p><a href=”″>horror</a&gt; from <a href=”″>Anne Billson</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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