Sleazy, Slasher, Grindhouse, Horror, Video Nasty, 80’s, Gore, Banned; Blu-ray, OOP – Ex Used condition
This is one of the most prominent films on the legendary video nasty list. For those who do not know, this was a list of videos that were considered obscenely violent by the establishment in early 80’s Britain. Nightmares in a Damaged Brain was one of the first to be tagged as problematic and it’s distributor even served six months in prison for releasing the thing. Even today, it still works pretty well as a sleazy grind-house slasher movie. The film’s primary notoriety comes from the very mean-spirited violence, which is very gory and brutal. Particularly nasty is a knife attack on a woman in her home, while the carnage inflicted by the little boy near the end is pretty intense. The film also has some scenes in New York where the psycho visits sex shows and starts to lose his fragile mind – these sequences resemble an exploitation version of Taxi Driver. So the film is essentially well served on the violence and sleaze fronts. Nightmares in a Damaged Brain is ultimately one of the better video nasties. Unlike many on the list it’s actually pretty nasty at times. And that is what you want really.