A case of nostalgia: The Evil Dead, Video Nasties and the gorehound in me

Cannibal FeroxI’ve not seen the recent remake of The Evil Dead yet, but nevertheless it prompted me to remember that this was the first ‘modern’ horror film that I saw back in the day. Up until then, I was content to watch all those fabulous old Hammer, Universal, Amicus and Tyburn frightfests: after all, I had been an avid collector of the Aurora Monster model kits when a youngster and I’d been eager to see the films they’d been based on (although, for many years I had been searching fruitlessly for the films from which The Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Mare and The Witch models had been taken – only to learn later that they were generic designs).

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