Contamination (1980) (Video Nasty review #11)

It is my intention to eventually watch and review all 72 movies on the ‘video nasties’ list released by the Director of Public Prosecutions in the UK in 1983. In a time before videos were… More

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) (Video Nasty review #8)

Cannibal Holocaust was eventually banned in numerous countries (the unofficial estimate is around 50, including the UK and its native Italy), and such was the realistic nature of the on-screen deaths that Deodato was actually arrested and held on trial under suspicion of murder of the four main actors.

The TWABM Hall Of Shame

The lovely chap you see above is not Jason Voorhees. He’s Trevor Moorhouse, the unofficial mascot of That Was A Bit Mental. Trevor is the killer in Scream Bloody Murder, an atrocious camp slasher film… More

The Proper Mental List

In the years since I started That Was A Bit Mental, the site’s remit has expanded. Now I no longer just review completely insane films, I also tend to cover standard horror and non-horror films:… More

Before they were famous: 40 big name actors and their horror film pasts

Here, in order of surname, is a handy list of major actors and actresses who found themselves in (usually extremely low budget) horror films early in their careers. Just to make sure they won’t be able to forget them.