Video Nasties – moral panic censorship and videotape

Sweden, December 1980. On a cold winter night a group of anxious politicians and parents gather in a TV studio in Stockholm to discuss a topic that has them profoundly worried. The title sequence for the debate programme Studio-S rolls, and a few minutes later host Göran Elwin offers a warning to sensitive viewers before a series of clips from films like The Boogeyman, Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Toolbox Murders are transmitted to the viewers. Minister of Education, Jan-Erik... Read More