VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS
Dir. Jake West GB 2014 97 mins (18)
In 1984 the Video Recordings Act was introduced in the UK. It plunged the horror scene into a new dark age of ultra-restrictive censorship as self-appointed moral guardians sought to blame the horror film for society’s ills. Draconian Days employs fascinating interviews and shocking archive footage to examine the consequences of the VRA and the culture that rose up to subvert it.